Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
Xavier Ramirez: Bass guitar, Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Evan Hanyak: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | G.L. Plumlee IV: Bass guitar, Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals
Inception: Oceanside, 2008
Influences: Radiohead, the Pixies, John Frusciante, the Clash, Miles Davis, the Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd
Growing up together in the small blue-collar beach towns of San Diego’s North County, the Gents were in the unique position to live in a world where trouble always had a sunset backdrop. They were influenced by all forms of rock, punk, reggae, world music, and blues.
Their debut album, self-released in 2009, includes songs that vary from happy yet haunting acoustic vibes, experiments in dub, and psychedelic journeys into space.
- The Gents