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
Matt Smith: Drums | Stephen Sly-Bari: Saxophone | Nick Isenhouer: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Wade Morris: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Alex Heath: Flute, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals | Kevin Rogers: Bass guitar | Lucas Moore: Trumpet | Scott Woods: Saxophone
Sound description: Ska/folk rock/two-step.
RIYL: The Specials, Streetlight Manifesto, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Buck-O-Nine, the Aquabats
Inception: San Diego, 2004
Influences: The Specials, RBF, Mustard Plug, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mad Caddies, Sublime, Streetlight Manifesto, Catch 22, Buck-O-Nine, the Aggrolites, Aquabats, the Toasters
The Skank Agents began as a teenage ska band whose members were all in high school, most of them graduating around 2007. A debut album, Something for Everyone, was released in 2008.
Members have been known to masquerade as a heavy metal band called Neon Lightning Storm.
In 2010, the seven-piece group played the Vans Warped Tour date in San Diego.