Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 18
RIYL: Shattered Hope, Silent Lune, the Random Folk, Foo Fighters, Silverchair, Lifehouse, Weatherbox, Matchbox Twenty Too, A Fistful of Dirt
- "The Time Scott Szikla Evaded Russian Arrest" · Dec. 20, 2017
- "Szikla's New Baby" · April 22, 2015
Ex-Band Members: Jeffrey Jackson, Vocals
Influences: Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Queen
Based in Poway, Cloudside is a four-piece alternative rock band originally fronted by Jeffrey Jackson (Emotion Sickness, Divided By Design), alongside singer/guitarist Scott Szikla, best known from Shattered Hope and Silent Lune. Szikla has also toured in various capacities with bands like L.A.’s Vain and Valor, San Jose’s Maya Over Eyes, and local bands Headway, Fourth and Coast, and Hello Highway.
The group has also featured bassist Obed Herrera (A Fistful of Dirt) and drummer Jason Dean (Silent Lune, Zone of the Interior).
A six-song EP was released in early 2015, followed in November by a full-length called Emerging Echoes, recorded and mixed by John Hobdy and mastered by Bobby Moore. Their sophomore album Iola was released in April 2017.
In late 2017, frontman Jeffrey Jackson announced "Due to schedule conflicts and other common hurdles bands face, Cloudside will be moving forward with a new lineup."