Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician The New Regime

 

San Diego can rock and roll with the best of them - and not just because of the earthquakes. From Jewel , Switchfoot and P.O.D. to Tom Waits, Rocket From The Crypt and Andra Day, this fair city has produced more than its fair share of top talent over the years.

Here's a look at The New Regime, a local musician that's worth tuning into now.

About the musician

Ilan Rubin: bandleader, drummer (and drummer in Nine Inch Nails)

Established: 2008

Genre: Alternative rock

Record label: Command Music

Biggest hit: "I wish I could answer that question. Let me get back to you on that one."

Worst day job: "The only job I ever had outside of playing music was giving drum and guitar lessons when I was in high school."

If it weren't for music, I'd be: "Having a really hard time figuring that out."

What's next: "I'm in the recording phase for my third solo album as The New Regime right now. I'm playing a July festival date with Nine Inch Nails in New York."

Of note: In addition to The New Regime and Nine Inch Nails, Ilan Rubin's other credits include albums and tours with Paramore and Angels & Airwaves.

"I want to take my music as far as I possibly can. I think my music is diverse, creative and smart, and there's something there for everybody. It can't be pigeonholed."

How to follow him

Online: thenewregime.com
Facebook: @TheNewRegime (11K followers)
Twitter: @IlanRubin (33K followers) / @TheNewRegime (1K followers)
Instagram: @IlanRubin (32K followers) / @TheNewRegime (6K followers)

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