The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
RIYL: Evan Dando, Matt Pond PA, Ryan Adams, Nada Surf, Nirvana, the Pixies, Josh Rouse, Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers
Inception: San Diego, 2002
Influences: Evan Dando, Matt Pond PA, Ryan Adams, Nada Surf, Nirvana, the Pixies, Josh Rouse, Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers
Gregg O’Connell, Bryan Difabio, and Erica Putis met in 2002 at an open mike, and they've been the Predicates ever since. A key factor in their distinct sound is that Putis and O'Connell both sing strong vocals with harmonies, while DJ Difabio adds a pumping dance beat feel to an otherwise acoustic sound.
The Predicates' 2008 album Wicked Smart is mostly acoustic, with electronic instruments mixed in.