Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
RIYL: The Locust, Hot Nerds, Retox, Some Girls, Holy Molar, Swing Kids, Blue Note, All Leather, Leg Lifters, Ill Saint M, Head Wound City, Adam Gnade
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Planet B features Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City, etc.) with frequent collaborator Gabe Serbian (the Locust, Head Wound City, Dead Cross, Zu) and Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera, First Power Crew). Their debut 7-inch, tracked at Penguin Studio in San Diego, features “Wrong Utopia” b/w “Join a Cult.” Released via Three One G Records, a video was shot for “Join a Cult.”
Their song “Attractive Mammals” was featured in Asia Argento's film Incompresa, and another song from the soundtrack was remixed and released on a limited edition split 7-inch single collaboration with the Invisible Scratch Pickles.
The debut Planet B album includes collaborations with Martin Atkins (Ministry, PIL, etc.) and Brian Evans (Retox).
In 2017, Planet B collaborated with San Diego writer and performer Adam Gnade for Life Is the Meat Grinder That Sucks In All Things, a new prequel to Gnade's Locust House featuring minimalist jazz percussion and landscapes of sweeping, windy Eraserhead-esque ambience.