Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Digital Lizards of Doom
RIYL: Rush, Greenslade, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant
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Influences: Rush, Marillion, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gogol Bordello, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, the Knife, the Strokes
Digital Lizards of Doom is a comic book-inspired sci-fi rock band, whose songs tend to lean towards concept album-style prog. The band is fronted by Gabriel Valentin (Counter Launch) and Jack Grubb, backed by a rotating roster of guest players that has included Mr. Hahn (Linkin Park), Andy Schawtz (Pocketwatch Games), Gallie, and Jace Hall (Twin Galaxies).
Their album Shaka Brah Gypsy was released via Noize Cartel Records of Australia in October 2016. "The album features Las Vegas based violist Violin Girl, New York R&B singer Zachary Murdock of Smokey Robotic, and Flamenco Eddie Vazquez, along with modular synth producer Prettyhowtown. "They have all come together to help make this folk electro album that falls into the vein of Gogol Bordello meets Gorillaz," says Valentin. "The album also has a track called 'Betsey Johnson Style' that gives a major shout to progressive fashion designer Betsey Johnson."
According to Valentin, "Our worst gig ever was probably on this last tour in Australia  when we played at a Rave and it was a little too much rock for the poor EDM kiddos. But, for the most part, everyone had a good time!"
Their followup Dizzy Eko Makeover reached #12 on the UK independent charts, promoted with a music video for the track “I Don’t Know How To Dance.”