Local band’s sound plays well at SF festival
by Amber Hunt
Jul 26, 2014 | 1839 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Deadbeatz — Izzy Gomez (from left), Sergio Galvan, Stephen Capella,  and Shane Fansler — play at Love at First Slice in Fremont in January.   Courtesy of Ancilla Arnold
The Deadbeatz — Izzy Gomez (from left), Sergio Galvan, Stephen Capella, and Shane Fansler — play at Love at First Slice in Fremont in January. Courtesy of Ancilla Arnold
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Tracy band The Deadbeatz is a big part of a new music and art event in San Francisco called Love City Music Festival.

The members of the band — frontman Dylan Pakingan, drummer Shane Fansler, keyboarder Stephen Capella, guitarist and vocalist Izzy Gomez and Sergio Galvan on bass — originally met at Tracy High School and all shared one common interest: music.

The quintet, which has played more than 25 different shows across California this year, was first inspired by Smashmouth but slowly began to create a unique style of music.

“Our music is less of a genre, and more fun,” Capella said. “It’s out the window.”

The Tracy musicians said they want to have as much fun and create as much energy as they can. It’s why they wanted to be a part of the Love City Music Festival on July 27, because their music — like fan favorites “Wet” and “Surf Song” — promotes peace and unity. The band believes the event is a chance for people to witness how much fun The Deadbeatz can be.

“We like letting loose and doing things we wouldn’t normally do,” Capella said as the rest of the band agreed.

The Love City Music Festival is Sunday at Club X, 715 Harrison St., in San Francisco, and tickets cost $20. Nine bands, including The Deadbeatz, will perform from 7 p.m. to midnight. People can get more information at www.lovecitymusicfestival.com.

“If you want to be a part of it, then be a part of it,” Capella said, encouraging Tracy fans to come out.

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