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Love Your Local Band: Spun

Spun plays Saturday, May 20 at Don Quixote’s

The members of Spun have been playing together since the late ’90s. But in the past couple of years, the band has played some incredible shows that they consider to be highlights. They played the Pleasure Point Bike Race three years in a row before it closed. Then last year, they got to play at Facebook, where they performed to some 700 people. And audiences have been loving them at bike and skate demos.

“The music really seems to fit the genre of skater, surfer, BMX mentality,” says guitarist/vocalist P-Bone.

Before starting Spun, the members played in several alternative rock bands, and Spun was conceived as a genre mashup group—the name refers to them “spinning all different styles of music.” Primarily playing covers, Spun audiences can hear songs from Bob Marley, Montrose, Van Halen, Sublime, James Brown, Poison, and many more.

“A lot of bands now are specialized. Like you’re the Led Zeppelin tribute band. You’re an AC/DC tribute band. Which we could do if we wanted to, but it’s nice to mix it up and throw those different vibes out,” says P-Bone.

They hope to work on more originals, while still maintaining the fun vibe of the shows.

“Life’s short,” says guitarist/vocalist T. Rollin. “We try to be as danceable as possible without getting cheesy with it. The classic rock songs that we do pull out are really good feel-good choices.”


INFO: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $10. 335-2800.

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Aaron is a hard-working freelance writer with a focus on music, art, food, culture and travel. In addition to Good Times, he's a regular contributor to Sacramento News & Review, VIA Magazine and Playboy. When he's not working, he's either backpacking, arguing about music or working on his book about ska. One thing's for sure—he knows more about ska than you.

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