Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band
Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., Nov. 14
Sound description: Locke n Load describes its sound as "riff rock."
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: The Wildhearts, Ramones, Butch Walker, System of a Down, Tool, Helmet
Locke n Load has played across the country for the last two years. They're signed to Gunite Records, and released their debut album entitled Celebrity Killing Spree in 2007. No one wanted to distribute the album in Los Angeles because their "cover is offensive to celebrities."
Locke n Load describes themselves as indie, since they're "not metal enough for some circles and not punk enough for others." They also say that "without compromise, we play what we like and our fans enjoy it. We're about the fans and not what asshole record rep who wants to rape yet another band of their dignity and creativity."
-- MySpace profile