Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 17
Sound description: Indie pop punk.
RIYL: The Queers, the Homeless Sexuals, Fifty on Their Heels, the Replacements, the Dead Milkmen
- "Mice Embrace the Weird" · June 8, 2016
Inception: San Diego, 1996
Influences: The Queers, the Homeless Sexuals, the Replacements, Fuzz-Huzzi, Life Crisis, the Wastrels, Fifty on Their Heels, the Swedish Models, the Vultures, Green Day, the Replacements, the Dead Milkmen
Three piece punk band the Mice formed in the mid-nineties as Billy Club. Explains singer/bassist Travis Poe, “Our lead singer Matt went away to rehab and never came back. We started saying, ‘When Matt’s away the Mice will play.’ He never came back.”
Poe, drummer Raul Campuzano, and singer/guitarist Rob Logic (Life Crisis) have also played together in the Homeless Sexuals. Logic and Poe both graduated from Granite Hills High
On their debut album, the Mice play fast indie punk that one Reader reviewer thought comes across as wannabe grunge.
In 2013, Logic took over Fanny’s in Spring Valley and renamed it the Bancroft Bar.