The Music Box and Listen Local Radio present The All Access Fest. 10 amazing bands playing every half hour THIS THURSDAY. Free tickets from ME or any of the bands. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
7:00 Natalie Emmons: Natalie Emmons is an indie pop singer-songwriter. She is also a travel writer, commercial actress, trained dancer, full-time wanderer, and red panda adoptive parent. She recently spent three years in Osaka, Japan singing and dancing in several productions at Universal Studios. While in Japan, Natalie was asked to sing for three episodes of Nodojiman: Song For Japan on national television. Currently, she is appearing in a series of Trivago commercials speaking entirely in Japanese. After returning the United States in 2013, she recorded and released "Therapy," an EP of originals in English and Japanese. Her new single "Call of the Wild" was released on February 24, 2015 as a free download and she is currently working on her debut full-length album. A vagabond at heart, she hopes to travel the world, grow artistically, and consistently become more sensitive to the overwhelming beauty and poetry of the earth and its wonderfully diverse inhabitants... also she likes red pandas.
7:30 Jerry Olea and The 805 Drifters - The 805 Drifters are comprised of singer-songwriter Jerry Olea, bass player Chris Ledezma, guitarist/singer Manny Aguirre, and drummer Ian Oneal. Each member comes from a diverse musical upbringing; Jerry Olea began to sing and play guitar at the age of 13, Prior to forming The 805 Drifters, Jerry fronted blues band "The Jerry Olea Trio." Chris Ledezma and Manny Aguirre each with over 10 yrs playing bass and guitar, with a variety of musical influences ranging from jazz to rock. Ian Oneal was recruited from the local San Diego band "Adult Fiction" and brings his drumming style to the newly improved band.Together the band thrives off the energy of the music, driving bass, smooth tones and melodies. The 805 Drifters take every chance they get to play their music live and to connect with new audiences.
8:00 Morgan Leigh Band - Morgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s most sought after up and coming high energy country bands. Performing all of your favorite current country hits as well as their original debut album “Trouble”, they keep the party rocking all night long. Morgan Leigh was recently seen on American Idol S12 and S14, Texaco Country Showdown State Winner, American Country Star Finalist, and National Anthem performer for PBR Finals, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and PRCA Rodeo’s. The Morgan Leigh Band has been an opening act for Pat Benatar, Loverboy, Jamie O’Neal, Craig Wayne Boyd, James Otto, Sammy Kershaw, Phil Vassar, and Juice Newton.
9:00 Leave The Universe - Leave The Universe is a band based out of Southern California, with music that embraces pop sensibilities incorporated into a driving, theatrical approach to modern rock. We live in a world where limits have been defined. Leave The Universe is a symbol for breaking those limits. Here there is no center, no edge, and no boundaries. Here there are only dreams, awaiting the catalyst that can force them into existence, led by the simple idea that nothing is impossible.
9:30 - Ottopilot - Launched in 2009, as a rock-based acoustic brother duo, Ottopilot is rapidly becoming a lucrative act to follow. Their Dynamic, acoustic, Pop-rock feel, sets them apart from the typical garage jam band. The Brothers are enjoying moderate success at the moment by sharing
the stage with impressive acts such as Mat Kearney, Gavin Degraw, Michelle Branch, Sugar Ray and the list goes on. The name Ottopilot reflects their personal view on pure freedom. "The ability to believe and achieve full success while maintaining a clear and lucid, state of mind. In 2010, the brothers released a hit single "Streetlight". With the help of live shows, radio airplay, and word of mouth, the ripple effect began to take place. They were quoted that year by John Phillip Willie, writer/editor for San Diego Troubadour. "Of all the new artist leads that I have ever been given, Ottopilot by far, exudes the most talent.” Their new album is underway and with the help from their local support, Ottopilot is ready and eager to take off!
10:00 Bandalier - Bandalier is a group of very creative musicians willing to push the musical envelope, drawing from all styles to fashion new yet familiar sonic adventures.
10:30 The Lyrical Groove - The Lyrical Groove is a band that combines spoken word and live instrumentation, cohesively crafted to inspire and entertain. With a musical style that balances Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, RnB, Gospel and Soul, The Lyrical Groove infuse a potent message with social consciousness and a spiritual awareness that sings to your humanity and moves your soul.
11:00 Dani Bell and The Tarantist - There’s a driving haunt at the center of Dark West, antique reverbs ripple out around the edges of vocals. A scene is painted, escape, loss and longing for something more. The light at the end of the tunnel is not quite as important as the tunnel itself. This music is the journey through. Dani Bell sighs over every genre, tip toeing through the spooky diner blues of Crave, raising the dynamic for the soulful Motown strut of Nightfall and whispering mournful melodies over ethereally jarring atmosphere of Hired Hands. She composed the parts herself, playing bass, keys and guitar, but they were perfected in studio by a stellar cast of musicians that make up The Redwoods Music Collective. Cinematic in scope, eclectic in sound and focused in vision.
11:30 Headphone - Started by Morgan McRae and Philip Cullin, Headphone developed over the last 3 years in the San Diego music scene as players from various recording studios met and began playing together. Several members came and went in the first couple years as the group honed its sound, writing, and recording style. In the last year, the group solidified as a three piece when Darren Goldberg joined the group. The music itself blends their interests in everything from classical and jazz to electronic and independent rock. The lyrics look at the enigmatic space between connection and detachment, hopefulness and despair. Their intense live performance is fueled by sonic contrast, subtle moods and explosive dynamics.