Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
RIYL: Old Man Wizard, Get Back Loretta, Rockola, Four Eyes, the Strokes, Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: Oasis, the Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Smiths, Local H, Twin Peaks, the Velvet Underground
Based in Point Loma, the Hype is an indie/alternative rock band founded by guitarist/singer Blake Imperl and drummer Colin Croft, soon joined by guitarist/singer Adam Hakes in September 2015 and bassist Brett Kelly in February 2016. They played their first show in May of that year at the Go Lounge.
The group released their debut single "Take It Fake It" in August 2016.