Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Tool, Incubus, Rush
Influences: Tool, Incubus, Rush
This quartet manages to deliver a powerful sound and energetic stage presence without sacrificing texture or subtlety. Their songs are memorable for thoughtful lyrics, sung passionately in Nomi’s inimitable vocal style. Guitarist Derf plays catchy yet distinctive riffs that demand to be heard through his characteristic blend of effects. Bassist Matt Mollure brings grooving bass lines to the table, while drummer Mike Rubio’s dynamic, syncopated rhythms hold down the bottom.