WEATHER »
Kelp

Paul Wellman

Kelp


Get to Know Kelp

Surf Rock Trio Champions Old School Instrumental


Name: Kelp

Hometown: Santa Barbara

The breakdown: Todd Buranen (bass); Sam Frankeberger (drums); Paul Fritz (guitar)

First record you ever purchased? The Best of Buddy Holly

First concert you ever attended? I can’t remember the first, but the first that made an impression was Black Flag at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, CA, 1979

Last song that made you cry: I guess I feel like David Bowie about this one “aint there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?”

If we went through your music collection, the strangest thing we’d find is: Lots of Residents albums

Describe your band’s sound in three words: Modern prog surf

If you could write a song with anyone, living or dead, it would be: Lee Hazelwood

In five words or less, what should people expect from a Kelp show?: Frantic reverb with shtick

If you weren’t a musician you would be: A writer

Beatles or the Stones? Beatles

Listen now: “El Alacran”

Hear it online at kelpsurfband.com.

All answers provided by Paul Fritz.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production.