The Frets by the truest sense are a modern day Alternative Rock band. Guitarist Cody Seeger met frontman and Manchester, UK native, Liam Wilkes, through the reliable world of Craigslist as two San Diego transplants looking to form a band. As they shuffled through various players, The Frets were complete after they finally met Drummer John Martinez on Instagram, and bassist William Santana on Facebook. The Frets got their start at the beginning of 2018 when they met Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley. From there, they were invited to Nashville to record their debut EP at Dark Horse, and Castle Recording Studios. Their debut EP, titled 'The EP', was released in August of 2018. The Frets unique sound is a creation of the tech-centric age we live in, and a combination of hooky guitar riffs with catchy vocal melodies. Influences include: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, and Catfish and the Bottlemen. The Frets have played over 40 dates this past year and headlined Springboard West Music Festival. The Frets are currently working on a full length album and have sites set on a tour summer of 2019.
MDRN HSTRY started pushing live music and performance art back into San Diego's nightlife when they formed in 2017 at the Garage Mahal. With their growing community of followers, this Psychedelic Disco-Punk 5 piece aims to make live music an audio/visual experience with the use of stage props, tripped out video mashups, and old tv sets. Show-goers find themselves rubbing elbows with the bands singer, as he joins the crowd for large portions of the set. Their music has been described as Quentin Tarantino meets The Doors, with beachy elements nodding to the late Dick Dale.