PICS: The Used at House of Blues San Diego

You might have been a little "Blue and Yellow" if you missed the Used at House of Blues on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with Buckfast Superbee.

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The Used are a post-hardcore and alternative rock outfit from Orem, Utah.
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Buckfast Superbee are an alternative rock band from San Diego.
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The Used formed in 2001 when drummer Branden Steineckert, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard and vocalist Bert McCracken started recording demos in a basement.
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In their early years, the band struggled with homelessness, drug use and poverty.
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At one point, they would have to panhandle just to buy food.
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After recording "Demos From the Basement," Goldfinger's John Feldmann helped them get a record deal.
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In January of 2002, The Used signed with Reprise Records.
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Their band name originated in the fact that their friends felt used once the group members started to immerse themselves more and more in the project.
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Since 2002, the band has released seven albums.
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Their latest is "The Canyon," released in October of this year.
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McCracken has called their genre, "gross pop."
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Buckfast Superbee formed in the late '90s and re-emerged in 2006.
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The band currently consists of Timothy Joseph on vocals and guitar, Derek Dutt on guitar,nKevin Stram on bass and Danny King on Drums.
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Joseph is also a host on FM 949's local show.
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He is also the co-owner of Phaser Control Studios.
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