Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Oct. 18
The Plastic Revolution
Sound description: Electronic-centered pop-punk.
RIYL: Placebo, Muse, My Morning Jacket, My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco, the Used, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: The Used, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Panic! at the Disco, Green Day, Blink 182, Foo Fighters
Based in North Park and fronted by Jake Skolnick (vocals, electronics, guitar), the Plastic Revolution plays electronic-centered pop-punk. Former bassist Tommy Kelly and former singer/guitarist Justin Carey are 2008 graduates of San Diego State.
Their debut album Planning for Chaos was produced by Roland Lee Ware II (Rdub Recordings) and Jeff Forest (blink 182, Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Incubus, As I Lay Dying) at Doubletime Studios. The album includes the popular college-themed “Aztec Anthem,” a staple at countless local frat parties.
Jake Skolnick released an independent solo acoustic album in 2005, A Night at 54th Street, with a press run of around 2000 copies. The Plastic Revolution's Postmodern Medicine (Mannequin Vanity Records) was released in 2011.
After a lengthy period of inactivity, the band reunited August 1, 2018 for a performance at the Music Box in Little Italy.