Plus Mike Pinto, Chip & Tony Kinman, Switchfoot, Black Market III, Pathology, Little Hurricane, Nathan Joyner, NEIN
Jay Allen Sanford 1 p.m., June 13
RIYL: Louis XIV, Nformals, Creedpseed
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: Iggy and the Stooges, New York Dolls, MC5, the Seeds, the Sweet, Sonics, Humble Pie
Shady Francos, originally fronted by Joshua Kmak (aka Joshua Scott and Josh Duhs), evolved from an earlier band called Nformals, which began as Kmak's solo project. "In 2011," says Kmak, "I heard this lo-fi garage rock and I was completely taken over by it. That’s when I became who I am." He began writing the songs that would eventually fuel Shady Francos.
With Jerrica Ojeda on bass and Cameron Sisti drumming, their self-titled Shady Francos EP was released in early 2015.
Sisti was replaced by Jenny Merullo (the Heavy Guilt) in summer 2015, after which the band released their That’s Gabe EP. Joshua Kmak, the nephew of drummer Joel Kmak (the Penetrators, Manual Scan, the Farmers) and bassist/vocalist Jeff Kmak (Powerthud, Joey Harris and the Mentals), left the band to launch a new musical project called Creepseed.