RIYL: Relentless Nation, Savatage, Rob the Cartel, As Thick as Thieves, Dead Rabbits
- "More on the Midway" · June 25, 2014
Influences: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Dream Theater, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Sublime, Rush, Iron Maiden, Savatage
Half Moon Portrait, with guitarist/singers Ari Shiller and Kyle Ramirez, bassist/singer Daniel Martinez, and drummer Adam Garriott, bring their pop/rock/electronic/bossa nova thing to the fair. Martinez and Shiller were half of the prog-metal band Relentless Nation.
“Our musical influences span across a variety of genres,” explains Ramirez (a Del Norte alum), “which includes artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Dream Theater, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, and Sublime.”
The group's first singles were recorded and produced by Casey Sabol, former singer of the prog-metal outfit Periphery.