I was very fortunate to be invited backstage by Silversun Pickups (SSPU) on their recent stop to the Fox Theater in Oakland. This is me with Nikki, bassist and vocalist, before the show started. SSPU is an incredibly talented band — I have their last 3 CDs, and getting into them deeper and deeper. They have a very unique sound that gracefully blends “distant emotions” with in your face heavy. Nikki’s solid, rolling bass lines and need for heavy textures, we have kindred spirits in bass playing and sound!