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San Diego, California, United States

San Diego, California, United States
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"91 X"

Steve West from 91X

Judging the music
Since I came to 91X eons ago the local music scene has always been a vibrant, thriving one. Thanks to people like Tim Mays, Jerry Herrera (Spirit Club now Brick By Brick) and countless others who have helped nurture and promote the swelling support for local artists. Thursday I was invited to be a judge in The Freedom Sessions at Canes, one in series of events to showcase some of the best talent in San Diego. (Next one is this Thursday.) Let me first point out that all 4 bands were better than average, however, the first band to play, was, as it turned out the best of the night in my opinion. I have seen countless bands over the years, most are average but every now and then one comes along that makes you sit up and pay attention. Circa Now had a presence that is rare, the bass player Scotty immediately made me think of Jack Black in Tenacious D.

The set was pretty much flawless, with great chemistry. Sometimes a three piece can be more cohesive than a four or five piece. But it was how they ended the session that really drew my attention. Josh the guitarist/vocalist started playing a riff that I know too well, the opening riff from "Paint it black" but what followed was the most creative interpretation of "Paint it black" that I have ever heard. The perfect end to the set. This brings me to another point. Josh came up to me much later in the evening to give me a copy of the CD, he was extremely courteous and polite, a fact that didn't get overlooked. "Kiss" and the title track "100 watts" are 2 stand out tracks on their CD. This is a band that is going to go way further.
- 91 X Rock radio San Diego


"press reviews"

page B6 of San Diego Downtown
Circa Now
May 3
San Diego's music scene never seems to have a shortage of young, brash rock bands. There are so many, in fact, that it's a surprise these groups can still thrill. And yet every few months a new contender steps forward ready to give an adrenaline rush. Currently creating a buzz is a hot new trio, Circa Now, performing at The Casbah on May 3. They take their name from the title of a Rocket from the Crypt, giving a clear indication of their mission: to play loud and aggressive, with guitar work and songs to match. Mission accomplished.

Saturday, August 02, 2008
100 WATTS is nominated for BEST ROCK ALBUM !!!!!!!
That’s right 100 Watts Circa Now’s debut album has not only been getting great reviews but to top that it's nominated for 2008 BEST ROCK ALBUM of the year. The San Diego Music Awards takes place in early September at Viejas Casino. Thanks to all our great San Diego ROCK n ROLL fans, See you in September.
- San Diego Downtown


Discography

100 WATTS 2008
nominated for Best Rock Album San Diego Music Awards 2008
STARING AT THE SUN compilation 2009
HOTTER THEN A PISTOL 2010
nominated for Best Rock Album San Diego Music Awards 2010
STARING AT THE SUN comilation 2010
Radio play on 94.9 rock radio San Diego
Full hour inteview on Art Rocks radio

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Bio

cvcvcvcvcvcvcvcvcvs first CD, 100 WATTS was nominated to the 2008 San Diego Music Awards for Best Rock Album. Our new record "Too Hot To Handle" also nominated for best rock album 2010 by the SDMA is produced by Alan Sanderson http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alan+Sanderson?sort=date%2Cdesc (Rolling Stones, Weezer, Switchfoot, Elvis Costello)
Josh Pann songs, lead guitar, Scotty Stover bass & backups, Dave Tye beats.