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 Schizophonics, a local band that's worth tuning into now. About the band Pat Beers: guitar, vocals Lety Beers: drums Brian Reilly: bass Established: 2008 Genre: Garage-rock ("but with more of a soul and R&B take") Label: Pig Baby and Sympathy for the Record Industry. Biggest hit: "Red Planet" Worst day job: "Working for a health insurance company and calling hospitals that overcharged. I got fired; I had a big exit." (Pat Beers) "I was the manager at a back-rehab facility. My staff was fine, but sh***y administrators ruined it." (Lety Beers) "When I drove a cab in North County; I was robbed several times." (Brian Reilly) If it weren't for music, we'd be: "Depressed." Next local gig: July 14 at the Casbah (2501 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy). Of note: When not performing on their own, The Schizophonics tour with El Vez (the Mexican Elvis) in the Little Richard tribute band The Little Richards. "We try to express ourselves freely on stage and make records we'd enjoy and would like to listen to, with music that makes people move. Music used to be about putting on a show, but a lot of bands now have lost that. We want to combine good music with a visually captivating show." (Pat Beers) How to follow the band Online: schizophonics.com Facebook: @ TheSchizophonics (3K followers) Twitter: @ SchizophonicsSD (1K followers) Instagram: @ TheSchizophonics (1K followers) More... Grab a brew with... The Schizophonics Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician Lee K Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego band The New Regime Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego band Elektric Voodoo Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician Julia Vari Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician Nena Anderson Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician Rob Stone Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego band Goldfish Tune town: A spotlight on San Diego musician Joshua White
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