SHARK PUNCH was formed in 2014 by guitarist Sergio Collazo and bassist Miguel Munoz. After knowing each other from high school they reunited at an Aquabats show and made a plan to start a ska punk band. After a few months they recruited Dylan Murphy on drums and Dustin Rose on vocals. The first brass member was the trumpet player Chris Kerner who was featured on early EP recordings. After a long search for more horn players the band posted flyers at a CSUEB saying "Tromboner wanted for skapunk band". Nick Rosario (trombone) and Noah Ortiz (bass trombone) responded quickly to the ad and joined the crew. A few months later Chris Kerner left the band so they were left to find a suitable replacement. A friend of Noah's and Nick's Michael Booker (saxophone) played a few shows with the guys and decided to become a permanent member. Sergio departed the band in September of 2016 and was replaced by Tommy "Fulltime" Blackard.
THE MORNING YELLS is a new Los Angeles-based band that evolved from the brother-sister duo Phil and Lu (Phil and Laura Stancil), which released its debut album Mood Rock (“True emotion and reminiscence,” said The Line of Best Fit) in late 2016. The siblings, who have been playing music together their entire lives, are now joined by fellow multi-instrumentalists Trevor Smith and Curran McDowell to form The Morning Yells.
TRIP WIRE is an indie rock band from San Francisco favoring tight harmonies and 3-minute songs with memorable hooks inspired by The Beatles, The Replacements, Guided By Voices and Teenage Fanclub among others. They have found a fan base in the resurgent Power Pop community and have had their songs included on the highly influential and widely regarded Power Pop compilations from Sweden’s ICE CREAM MAN and David Bash’s INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW (IPO).
TRIP WIRE was formed by Marty Schneider and Bill Hunt who have contributed to the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene for the past 20 years with bands Light Sleepers, The Midway Delta, The Campbell Apartment, Captain Fatass, and The Generous Grants. They recently replaced their rhythm section with Stu Shader (percussion) who has professionally gigged in the Bay Area music scene (On Broadway, Berkeley Square, Oasis, The Edge) for several years during the 1980's. At that time, he studied at Blue Bear School of Music where he had the opportunity to play with various members of Santana, Steve Miller, Chuck Prophet and Greg Kihn. He was also the drummer for John Hitchcock's big band. Jeff Shelton, the mastermind behind Power Pop stalwarts Spinning Jennies and The Well Wishers, joined the band on bass and guitar.