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Sweet Tooth

Sound description

Indie alternative pop rock.

RIYL

Pinback, Soundgarden, Tool

Inception

San Diego , 2005

Influences

Soundgarden, Deadline Friday, the Black Crowes, the Beatles, Tool, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Buckwheat Zydeco, Fugazi, Slint, Kerosene 454, Hum, Steve Riley, Pinback, Injected
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"The great thing about San Diego is the musicians and their willingness to reach out to each other," says SweetTooth guitar player Matt Silvia. "There is a spirit of community here that I've not seen in other places." This seems to be a common refrain among local players: in other cities, musicians are cutthroat, competitive, and jealous -- but not here.

"My first band in San Diego was called 8 Ball Rack," said Silvia, "so named for its makeup of four guys and a girl. For a while, I had shifted focus from electric rock guitars and full-on drums to music driven by harmonies and acoustic guitars, but along the way I realized I really needed to make big rock noise again. There's just no substitute for the rush you get from banging on loud guitars and heavy drums. Hence the reason for my current rock band, SweetTooth. We've taken a break from performing to concentrate on trying to get our first full-length CD finished. It's been almost a year in the making."

Silvia sometimes lends a hand to other local artists. "I've been helping out Christopher Dale, and I've recently begun playing with the legendary Dave Howard in the Shamey Jays."

-- "Lists," 5-31-07

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