BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK: Since 2006
FOR FANS OF: Sublime, 311, Pepper, and reggae-lite.
LATEST SPINS: The Head Change (album)
ON THE STAGE: The hard-touring Inhale play local venues like The Vibe, Lake Alice Trading Co., Downtown Street Jam (all in Riverside), Rock N Saddle (Redlands), Route 66 (Rancho Cucamonga), Dempsey’s (Corona), University of Redlands and The Barn at UCR.
THEIR TWO CENTS: “We started out homeless and couch surfin‘, and now we all live together in our own spot, have a brand new tour van and tour around the country spreading love through music,” says singer Mike Silva. “We’ve played shows for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and many other benefit concerts.”
ON THE WEB: myspace.com/inhale, www.sonicbids.com/inhale1.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Whatever you think of Inhale’s “life music”—a sunny fusion of reggae, punk, ska and rock—you have to admire their almost ridiculously positive ethos and tireless work ethic (over 700 shows in the past 3 years—do the math). This is truly music as a way of life rather than a way to get rich, and deserves respect accordingly.
THE IE’S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE ROCKS BECAUSE: the IE cares about its musicians and other local talents.”