Garrett Harris 11 a.m., Jan. 17
RIYL: Hot Water Music, the Menzingers, Guttermouth, the Flatliners, Iron Chic, Cobra Skulls, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Swingin' Utters
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- "Western Networkings" · March 4, 2015
Inception: San Diego, 2013
Influences: Hot Water Music, Fear, Black Flag, the Menzingers, Dead Kennedys, Jawbreaker, the Replacements
Melodic-punk band Western Settings played their first gig in October 2013. The group features vocalist/bassist Ricky Schmidt and drummer Adam Kissell (both from Man Eats Man), alongside guitarists Dylan Walters (Deadhorse) and Will Castro (Threefoot), who also owns La Escalera Records.
Their sophomore album Yes It Is was released in February 2015.