Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., March 21
RIYL: Kitten With a Whip, Pharmacy, the Rosalyns, Benedictum, Roni Lee, Diana Death, Cathryn Beeks, Shakin' Street, Head East, Suzi Quatro, Paramore, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, the Cardigans, Garbage, Hole, Portishead, No Doubt, 4 Non Blondes, the Cranberries, Bikini Kill, L7
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: Ann Wilson, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, If These Trees Could Talk, Adele, Caspian, Circa Survive, Deftones
Female fronted Jovias plays rock, jazz, experimental, acid jazz, blues, reggae, and metal. Their demo We Don't Need Guidance was released in 2016.
An EP called Ghost of Giants dropped in early 2017, recorded with Sean Tolley at local Clarity Studios and sporting a cover designed by guitarist Julio Lara. "The cover represents the constant movement and evolution of man," says Lara, "whether it is destructive or creative, and the need to not feel alone in the universe."