9:30 a.m., March 16
RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mild High Club, Mac Demarco, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: T-Rex, David Bowie, World Party, XTC
Fronted by singer Ruben Agunundes, Minor Gems spent most of their first year releasing a series of singles online, including "Don't Wana," "In My Mind," "No Encuentro," "Keep Pretending," "Forbitten," and more.
The steady flow of releases built a loyal following that lead to recording with David Loca of Part Time.