Bottom of the Barrel
The Jts is a three-piece rock band from San Diego, CA. The band, started by two brothers in December of '99, is three years young, with only one line-up change since the beginning. In the summer of 2001 the brothers welcomed Darrin DiMichele, a 25 year-old drummer from Brooklyn, NY, into the group. With the brothers, Mark and Brian, up front and Darrin behind the drums, The Jts is a powerhouse trio that is bound to catch your attention. The three guys are very different when it comes to musical influences. Brian, 19, grew up on NOFX, MxPx and Goldfinger. Mark, 23, grew up listening to Nirvana, RHCP and Green Day. Darrin, 25, grew up with Motley Crue, Alice in Chains and NIN, just to name a few. Now, when you put all of those influences together, you get The Jts. The song writing is very Green Day-ish, simple, catchy riffs with lyrics pretty much everyone can relate to. When you add Darrin's hard-rock drumming style to the brother's song writing, it is an undeniable match. In the past year The Jts has concentrated a lot on recording. Being in the studio has kept the band from playing too many shows. Although, they still managed to cover some ground in Southern California and Nevada, & New York. Some venues include: 'Canes-San Diego, CA Casa Picante-Santee, CA The Palace-Hollywood, CA Gameworks-Las Vegas, NV College-San Louis Obispo Charlie Bullfrogs, NY The Whisky-Hollywood, CA The Galaxy Theatre-Costa Mesa, CA The Back Yard-Ocean Beach, CA These are just a few of the places that you might have seen The Jts in the past year or so. Once the recording is finished the band will hit the road to promote their first EP, Bottom Of the Barrel, due Out on 12/17/02. The full Length Album Intoxicated Daydream will be out in Spring 2003.