Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Aug. 24
Chris Prescott: Drums, Electronics | Kenseth Thibideau: Bass guitar | Jim Weiss: Saxophone | Greg Friedman: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Carl Prescott: Trumpet | Chris Fulford-Brown: Piano | Julie Kitterman: Percussion, Vocals
RIYL: Pinback, No Knife, Sleeping People, the Jade Shader, Tanner
- "Indie Fertility: Five Local Bands to Listen To" · May 8, 2012
Inception: Encinitas, 2011
Influences: John Coltrane, Tinariwen, Tortoise, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, NOMO
Montalban Quintet is a jazzy rock band featuring members from Pinback, No Knife, Sleeping People, the Jade Shader, Tanner, and others. Bright tones, driving rhythms, mildly dark and pensive at times, descriptions of their sound have included post-punk, minimalism, jazz, new music, 1950s schmaltz, and field recordings. Suffice to say they play jazz, but disguised as rock.
Their self-titled full-length was released in 2011 on the Belly of the Whale label.