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)
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."