Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
The Roman Spring
Genre: Blues & Soul
Sound description: Soulful western swing.
RIYL: The Secret Stolen, Silverchair, the Weather Underground, the Prayers, Fifty on Their Heels, Swim Party
- As I Hear It · Sept. 27, 2007
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: Emery Byrd, Louis XIV, Grand Ole Party, the Secret Stolen, the Weather Underground, Crash Encore, the Album Leaf, the Black Heart Procession
The Roman Spring -- who played their first gig in June 2006 -- includes two roadies for Louis XIV, Alex Albrecht and Jake Mclaughlin. They were signed to Louis XIV's label, Pineapple Recording Group, after producing demos at home with pirated software and less than $100 worth of equipment.
While recording an album in early 2009, drummer Joesef Gastelum was hit by a car and injured while walking near El Cajon Boulevard and Texas Street. He recovered and the album remained on schedule.