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“We’ve been gaining much momentum with every concert...we were featured on KUSI in the morning, and interviewed by Chrissy Russo for our Viejas Big Country Showdown Competition.”

Scratch is an acoustic covers trio featuring Simeon Flick, Mike Strawbridge, and Eric Oberschmidt.

Scratch is also an all-original hard rock band founded in 1995 by Jack Kaye (guitar, vocals), Chris Bonner (drums), and Alan Thwaites (bass, keys). They frequently played local venues like the Spirit Club in Morena Park (later known as Brick By Brick) and released one album, Baked from Scratch.

Hi-Five was a Cardiff-based covers band influenced by “All of the great rock bands that started in the 1960s,” extant for several years until around 2012.

An earlier Hi-Five was made up of actual Charger players who recorded a soul album at Studio West in Rancho Bernardo, for an album sporting a cover of the five jocks in tuxes outside their Mission Valley stadium. 1981’s The Other Side of Us by the Hi-Five — Chargers Kellen Winslow, Leroy Jones, Charles DeJurnett, John Jefferson, and Fred Dean — has been known to sell for upwards of $200 on the vinyl collector’s market.

Likewise, don’t confuse Free Mind with Free Minds, Groove Kitties with Groove Kitty, Otro with Otro Mundo, or Howls with Late Nite Howl.

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Chad Deal Dec. 4, 2013 @ 1:26 a.m.

Add SD beatmaker eLan to the list - the young producer got international recognition after being picked up by Modeselektor's Munkeytown Records a couple of years back, prompting a move to Berlin and a European tour.

Tasty jams.


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