Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Harbinger, Flavor Snacks, Collage Menage, Zebra, Bachman Turner Overdrive, George Thorogood, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Leaders in the Clubhouse, Nemesis, Sledd, Psychotic Waltz, Serious Guise
- "That '70s Band" · March 22, 2017
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: Pat Travers, Cheap Trick, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Mountain, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Kings X, Bon Jovi, Johnny Lang, UFO, Grand Funk, Nazareth, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Kiss, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Bad Company, Fishbone
Original power trio Los Santos features drummer Brock Scott (Flavor Snacks, Collage Menage, Harbinger), along with Jeff Thomas (Harbinger) and John Cox. According to Scott, their collaboration began with "a three hour jam in a 102 degree sweat filled garage. The chemistry between the three of us was good and the music was even better. We decided soon after that to give it a go and put Los Santos together."
With originals created in a classic rock style, their debut performance took place December 27, 2015, at Navajo Live. Specializing in Bachman Turner Overdrive–style anthems, the band’s tracks (like “Viva Los Santos”) are decidedly local-centric, with an accompanying video shot around town as they show increasing enthusiasm for “flyin’ down the 805, with a bottle of Beam and a gun in the glovebox.”
Other original tunes like “She Was Sentimental” seem more informed by punk-leaning acts like Fishbone than the FM arena rock that supplies their usual go-to construct.
The band recorded their debut full-length at Scott's home studio in 2017.