Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Aug. 24
RIYL: Journey, Guns N' Roses, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Guns N' Roses, James Brown, RHCP, Jimi Hendrix, KC and the Sunshine Band, Joe Satriani
Inception: El Cajon, 2010
Influences: Van Halen, Guns N Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Journey, Santana, Ted Nuggent, Adele, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Megadeth, Bush, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, the Offspring, The Cult, Alanis Morrissette, Weezer, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Michael Jackson, Korn, Cameo, Joan Jett, Led Zepplin, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Bon Jovi, Alanah Miles, Mellisa Ethridge, Madonna, Evanescence, Heart, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Janis Joplin
Based in El Cajon, Studio 8 is a five-piece variety act playing top 40 hits from the past five decades, with players who are adept at rock, R&B, jazz, classical, metal, and funk. The group is fronted by singer Joanna Fluribus, aka Miss Jo-Z.
Says the band, “We aim to please the crowd and give them what they want, with a deep setlist and the ability to adjust on the fly.”