San Diego Musician Doppelgangers

OK, we had some fun with this one: We take a look at a few San Diego musicians and their famous doppelgangers.

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Courtesy of Daniel Cervantes' Facebook page
While we're not in the doppelganger business (is there such a thing?), we've got a hunch that some local musicians have famous lookalikes: Daniel Cervantes (guitarist in Mrs. Henry, and Creature and the Woods; pictured right) could've passed as Neil Young's body double back in the '70s.
Photo courtesy of Nicky Venus' Facebook page
It doesn't take an ophthalmologist to see the similarity between Nick Venti (aka Nicky Venus, pictured left) and actor Zachary Quinto. Word on the street is that the new Nicky Venus album is right around the corner! Stoked.
OK, maybe the sunglasses or the hair has a little to do with this, but Mrs. Magician's Tommy Garcia has a certain "Crybaby"-era Johnny Depp thing goin' on, right? Right!?! Pick up the band's excellent new record, "Bermuda," on Swami Records now.
Courtesy of Hexa's Facebook page / Getty Images
We know there's a little leeway to this whole doppelganger business, but we think Hexa's Carrie Gillespie Feller (left) bears a certain resemblance to actress Amy Ryan. Either way, pick up Hexa's excellent new EP, "Bata Motel" now.
Courtesy of Daniel Crawford's Facebook page
This one was easy: Daniel Crawford (member of Blackout Party and others) posted a photo mashup of himself and Netflix's "Narcos" star Wagner Moura to his Facebook page with the caption, "Nailed it."
Courtesy of Lou Niles' Facebook page / Rolling Stone Magazine
Longtime local music supporter and 91x Loudspeaker co-host Lou Niles actually has plenty of doppelgangers, but the one that strikes our fancy the most? Ricky Gervais. Use your imagination and picture him as a blonde. You're welcome.
Courtesy of Mike Turi's Facebook Page / Getty Images
Just gonna leave this one here: Wild Wild Wets' Mike Turi and Charlie Cox from Netflix's "Daredevil" series. Eh? Eh? Either way, be sure to pick up "14th Floor," the Wets' 2015 critically acclaimed album.
Photo courtesy of Spero's Facebook page
Local blues-rock band Spero just released their new EP "Eclipse" (which you should pick up), and it got us thinking: Does actress Jena Malone moonlight as their keyboardist/co-singer Hillary Laughery? We'll never know for sure.
Photo courtesy of the Slashes' Facebook page
If Ride's lead singer, Mark Gardener (pictured right), performed in a San Diego post-punk band called the Slashes -- you'd know him by the name of Esteban Rene. OK, it might be the hat, but...
Facial hair can do a lot for a man -- and in this case, it makes Taken By Canadian frontman Ben Ambrosini resemble a similarly hairy-faced Shia LaBeouf. Grab the band's new record "We Eat You Like a Person" now!
Press photo courtesy of The Burning of Rome
The Burning of Rome's frontman Adam Traub (pictured, left) has a serious Marc Bolan thing going on.
Press photo courtesy of Hideout
Mrs. Magician, Cults and Hideout drummer (and Soda Bar Talent Buyer) Cory Stier has a craaaaazy resemblance to Neil Patrick Harris (pictured, right). You know it's true.
Courtesy of Nate Hess's Facebook page
You can try arguing, but there's no point: The Bad & the Ugly frontman Nate Hess is a dead ringer for Nirvana/Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl. Hess even admitted the resemblance on our recent SoundDiego Spotlight video session!
That'll be the day...when you convince us that New Kinetics guitarist Brian Reilly (pictured, left) doesn't look like good ol' Buddy Holly (RIP). Reilly's got a new band too: The Hiroshima Mockingbirds. Check 'em out!
Photo by Tim Fears / Courtesy of Danny King
Recently, the Palace Ballroom's drummer Danny King (pictured, left) posted a photo of him standing next to their guitarist, Jason Eric Manuel (pictured, middle), with the caption: "Running into Josh Homme at Casbah last night was a dream come true." A joke, sure, but hey -- ever seen 'em both in the same place at the same time?
Courtesy of The Midnight Pines' Facebook page
Before we get slammed, just know that Alfred Howard (of the Midnight Pine, Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, etc.) sent us this photo of soul/R&B/funk master Bobby Hutcherson (pictured, right) and said: "That dude might be my daddy."
Courtesy of Blood Ponies' Facebook page
Blood Ponies are a new post-punk/noise duo on the scene, fronted by San Diego CityBeat music editor Jeff Terich (pictured, left). Or is it Alt-J's Joe Newman? You be the judge.
Courtesy of Social Club's Facebook page
While we've heard a couple other comparisons, we're going with Matt Damon (pictured, right): Social Club's John Levan must be moonlighting as a guitarist/singer with the band when he's not busy kicking ass as Jason Bourne.
Carly Fisher
Holy San Diego, Batman: Thomas DiBenedetto (guitarist in Monarch and drummer in Joy) might be Frank Zappa (pictured, right) reincarnated, right?
Photo by John Audley
OK, this one's for fun -- but if you've ever seen the Verigolds' Craig Schreiber play drums, you'd definitely agree with us. Animal is totally his spirit...uh...animal!
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