The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
Sound description: The Specials, Sublime, Reel Big Fish, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Skalites, the Wailers, Selecter, Madness, No Doubt, Sublime
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Influences: Los Kung Fu Monkeys, Go Jimmy Go, the Skalites, NOFX, Millencolin, Less than Jake, Screeching Weasel, Ten Foot Pole, MxPx, blink-182, Various Artists, Dance Hall Crashers, Aquabats, Sublime, Mustard Plug, Ataris, Goldfinger, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Skankin’ Pickle, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish
Glendale High alum Jon Pebsworth (Buck-O-Nine) spent 2001 to 2011 working for SideOneDummy Records, before funding his 2013 solo full-length Let It Sting, recorded with the Midnight Welders, via Kickstarter.
According to Pebsworth, “When I first joined [Buck-O-Nine], I was answering an ad in the Reader that said, ‘Ska band looking for punk singer.’ I loved ska, but I came from punk. When we started, most ska bands were traditional. We were more like Operation Ivy. I remember going to [the now defunct] Off the Record on El Cajon Boulevard and buying the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. That was exactly what I wanted — ska rhythms with a punk singer.”
As 2013 dawned, “We decided to go on a semiretirement program,” says Pebsworth. “Most of the guys have families and kids.”