Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: Big Toe, Claire Monsters, West Coast Iron Works, Stone Temple Pilots, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Little Feat, Jimi Hendrix
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Influences: Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Alice in Chains, Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dave Gilbert's late '70s Kiss tribute band once got a (friendly, but firm) cease and desist letter from Kiss mainman Gene Simmons. Guitarist Gilbert went on to play with Big Toe, whose bassist Mark Goffeney was born without arms and plays with his feet. They appeared as contestants on the TV show Star Tomorrow in 2006.
Gilbert has also played with Claire Monsters, and with West Coast Iron Works, one of the longest continuously-operating rock band in San Diego, having formed in the mid-1960s.