Check out the band Strix Vega. Currently based out of Arcata, California, the vocalist and guitar player, Colin Begell, is a local boy from Vacaville. They played at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival in March and have quite the mini-tour going on. They very recently played in Berkeley where they opened for Or, the Whale (who I love—they’re playing the Fillmore in San Francisco April 17). I was bummed to have missed ’em due to being down with the flu.
Their second CD, Estranged Meadow, just released March 7. Like I said, check ’em out.