9:30 a.m., March 16
Inception: San Diego, 1984
Influences: The Who, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dead Kennedys
NEIN is a power pop punk band formed in 1984 by guitarist Clifford and drummer Chris Crim. After recording a single -- “Upside Down” b/w “Who Breaks a Wheel on a Butterfly?” -- bassist Mike Lewis (aka mikelewismusic) joined, though the trio eventually split.
The band reunited in 2015 and began playing around town and on cable access TV's Yourself Presents, soon releasing an album called N2.0.