The Reds

Members: (from left) Jonathan Pugh, guitar; Greg Wilson, vocals/bass; Asher Simon, drums Style: An energy-driven, loud, fun mix of rock and skate punk Influences: Jawbreaker, Lagwagon, Glassjaw, NoFX, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Journey Prior Gigs: The Wildcat, Velvet Jones, The Hard to Find, The Barn, Zelo’s The Skinny: Formed in February 2005, The Reds say that they do take their music seriously, but that the goal at one of their shows is “to create music that is as equally exciting to play as it is to listen to,” said Wilson, the lead singer. “Anyone who has seen our shows before knows that the friendships and eclectic love of music shared by the members is the key to our chemistry on stage.” The Reds are all set to release their debut five-song EP, called Ripping, Shredding, and Thrashing, which they recorded here in drummer Asher Simon’s Santa Barbara garage and are releasing “on our own dime.” Next Gig: The Reds’ EP release party is Friday, April 29 at Rocks, with support from The Hero and The Victor and Le Meu Le Purr.

— Matt Kettmann

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