Aftershock 2015: Less Blistering Heat, More Blistering Rock
Aftershock 2014 introduced me to a number of great bands, none more spectacular than Dead Sara and Dig the Kid, both bands that have provided many nights of amazing live music in the past year. This year’s opening bands have an amazing amount of promise as well, and starting tomorrow, I will begin to introduce you to musicians you may not have heard of before who will be playing the Aftershock stages.
Dan Adler was raised in Southern California to a mom and dad, one of whom appreciated Creedence and left wing anti-war politics. By the teenage years, Dan became obsessed with Black Sabbath, listening to the same seven albums repeatedly for 5 years. During this time, his favorite concert experience was seeing Metallica open for a bunch of bands that no longer exist and winning the 1st ever Santa Cruz Air Guitar contest. After several years in Africa listening and dancing to Chimurenga music, Dan returned to have the two best children in the world, one of whom spends a lot of time at concerts with him. What a lucky dad!