Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
Sound description: Psychedelic synth-heavy electro-space pop.
RIYL: Killer Pussy, Egyptian Lover, Chelsea Wolfe, Lana Del Rey, Emma Rundle, Cat Power
Inception: San Diego, 2005
Ex-Band Members: Diana Death, Keyboards, Vocals
Influences: Anxiety Annie, Gina X Performance, Afrika Bambaataa, Nina Hagen, Danielle Dax, Lene Lovich, Roxy Music, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Lords of the New Church, Ice Cube, Musical Youth, Marrs, Chris & Cosey, B-Movie, Grandmaster Flash, Time Zone, Psychic TV, Coil, the Nuns, the Screamers, Karen Finely, Diamanda Galas, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Thomas Dolby, Gary Numan, Julie Brown, Dead Kennedys, DEVO, Sisters of Mercy, Baditude, Dr. Dre, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tiny Tim, Death in June
Fronting a band formed in 2005 and based in Normal Heights, Erleen Nada (vocals, synths, lyrics, programing, editing) is your favorite girl from another planet. A chick lost at sea on an intergalactic space probe, she entertains with her out eccentric vocals, wild live performances, and addictive electronic beats. Her debut 7-inch was called Peachy Keen.
In 2012, San Diego CityBeat rated her song “Psychedelic Space Ship” among the top ten best of their annual Great Demo Review. She has also performed live with a wide variety of musicians such as Egyptian Lover, with whom she has collaborated, as well as for music events like Ladyfest, RAW Artists, and the Los Angeles Art Walk.
Online music videos Nada had produced and directed include “Psychedelic Space Ship,” “Shut the Fuck Up,” and “Situation.” She relocated to L.A. in early 2013, where she recorded new music and shot a music video featuring Jello Biafra (ex-Dead Kennedys), edited by Moon Room video productions. Her association with Biafra includes doing the layout design for posters, T-shirts, CDs, and LPs related to his album White People and the Damage Done.
A video for "Psychic Uterus" was released at the end of 2015.