Michael McGraw & the Butchers : 9:30-10:15 Diatribes: 10:30-11:15 Oh, Spirit: 11:30-12:30
A full night of awesome!
All day festival
Sounds Like: Stereophonics, Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pete Yorn, Noel Gallagher
Bio: In 2009, after years of countless home demos, Michael brought in a few musician friends to help flesh out some of his favorite tracks. These tracks would make up the songs found on his well received 2009 debut recording the HILLSIDE EP. Compared to acts like Tom Petty, Kings of Leon and Pete Yorn...See Full Bio
““I’m an East Coaster,” says Pennsylvania native Michael McGraw at the Alibi in Hillcrest. “I have a little moodiness and I’ve come to embrace it. The music we’re making now is true to that.” McGraw moved to San Diego in the summer of 1999 to pursue a music career, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he started playing out with his current line up of Chris Decatur (drums/vox) and Mark Lane (bass). “I have a very Brit rock background, so everything has a lot of fuzzy guitar,” says McGraw, a freelance illustrator who makes show posters for his and touring bands. “I tend to find a universal theme for each song. Nothing too blatant. I take a very Rolling Stones approach to songwriting, which is phonetic rather than going in with a preconceived theme. People have always told me my songs are very anthemic, like U2, which isn’t intentional. I try to write very straight songs. I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. If I take the songs we play now and make them acoustic, it sou”
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