Fronted by Jesse Orlando, MDRN HSTRY started pushing live music and performance art back into San Diego's nightlife when they formed in 2017 at the Garage Mahal. With their growing community of followers, this psychedelic disco-punk five-piece aims to make live music an audio/visual experience with the use of stage props, tripped out video mashups, and old TV sets. Show-goers find themselves rubbing elbows with the bands singer, as he joins the crowd for large portions of the set. Their music has been described as Quentin Tarantino meets The Doors, with beachy elements nodding to the late Dick Dale.
Their 2020 album TV Talk was preceded by a single for “Strange Lover,” with a video for “Remance” shot at Bar Pink.
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