Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Nov. 14
RIYL: The Wrong Trousers, Joni Mitchell, Donna Summer
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Influences: Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Gloria Gaynor, Andrea True Connection, Donna Summer
Kelsea Rae Little started her San Diego music career with local teen folk-rock trio The Wrong Trousers in 2006. Their acoustic performance of the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” at Balboa Park went viral, gathering over 660,000 YouTube views.
In early 2011, Little announced “I got signed by a label...Look for my first professionally recorded solo album in summer of 2011.” The label, Aural Gravy Records, released her debut album Personal Myth on CD and via digital download in December 2011.
Her backup band The 78s has included drummer Jose Guerrero, with whom Little debuted a new band called Isaac & Rae (their middle names) in early 2016. Their first single "Hold Me Close" appeared on New Year's Day, featuring guest players Andre Flores and Oscar Fabian Carrion and previewing an upcoming EP.
"It's way different music than I've ever worked on before, and way more collaborative," says Little. "Jose really did all the leg work on these tracks. He wrote the music, arranged everything, mixed it all, and found people to play live. I wrote the lyrics and melody...it's a little disco revival-ish, something you can maybe dance to. I've always wanted to make fun music."