Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
Dark Matter Turtles
Inception: San Diego, 2014
When UCSD graduate students Ashley Juavinett (guitar, vocals), Ethan McBride (trumpet), Miren Edelstein (violin), and Landon Klein (cajon) aren't studying brains, they can be found moonlighting as a soul/acoustic/pop/funk band called the Dark Matter Turtles. In addition to performing original songs (written by Juavinett), they have been known to cover songs in just about every genre, from soul classics to folk music and modern pop.
Since forming in June 2014, the group has played at a wide variety of San Diego events including the Salk Institute's SalkFest.