Ken Leighton noon, Dec. 13
MAD Z and the Boones
RIYL: Atropal, Deny the Silents
Inception: San Diego, 2013
Ex-Band Members: Mitch Arbaugh, Drums
Influences: Atropal, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Rise Against, Jet, Beware of Darkness, Doobie Brothers, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Revoltaire, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix
MAD Z and the Boones was founded by four original members of Deny the Silents who have been making music together since 2004: Dan Sandor (formerly of Atropal), Adam Andres, Mitchell Arbaugh (Atropal), and Baxter Booth. With the addition of lead vocalist Zoe Stathis (married to Sandor in 2012) and backup vocalist Mary Hager, they began their career practicing in a garage on Boone Street.
Arbaugh was later replaced by David Versoza as their new drummer. A self-titled EP was released in 2015.