Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Earthless, High Mountain Tempel, XTC, Brian Ellis Reflection, Dead Meadow, Eddie & the Earwigs, Goat, Faust, Radio Moscow, Joy, Volcano, Space Nature, Pharlee
- "Earthless and Harsh Toke" · May 25, 2016
Influences: Hawkwind, Acid Mothers Temple, Gong, Nektar, Amon Duul II, Focus, Comus, Can, Pink Floyd, XTC
Psychedelic rockers Harsh Toke released a split single in May 2016, "Acid Crusher" b/w "Mount Swan," issued via Tee Pee Records.
In 2017, Gabe Messer co-founded an afrobeat-inspired collective called Volcano, alongside Billy Ellsworth (Loom, Radio Moscow), Zachary Oakley (Joy, Space Nature), Matt Oakley, and Ake Arndt of the visual arts collective Operation Mindblow. A debut single dropped in early 2018, “10,000 Screaming Souls.”
As of 2019, Zachary Oakley was playing guitar with Pharlee.