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If a Peterbilt 18-wheeler hauling Superchunk's drums and guitars crashed into a Toyota Prius carrying the remains of the Minutemen’s D. Boon and some of the Dandy Warhols’ backstage furniture, what would be splashed out onto the highway is the Jet Black Popes. Their introspective, rough-around-the-edges song style is tempered with an on-stage satirical face, creating an underground yet accessible vibe. Self-described as the “non-thinking man’s Radiohead,” the band features vocalist/guitarist Kevin Johnson, bassist/vocalist Bryce Penney, guitarist/vocalist Tony Asbestos and drummer Carlos Damian. Originally formed as Whiskey Gentlemen in early 2008, the band has been played numerous Northern California Venues including the Friday Night Concert in the Park, Chalk it up Festival and been nominated for a 2011 Sammie award.