LIVE: Indie Jam 2015

FM 94/9 brought the heat to Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre for the 2015 Independence Jam with SIlversun Pickups, Metric, Meg Myers, Civil Twilight, the New Regime and more!

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A wildly energetic Independence Jam saw Silversun Pickups headline FM 94/9's massive annual summer concert at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre on September 12.
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Metric (lead singer Emily Haines, pictured), Houndmouth, Meg Myers, Civil Twilight, Bully and the New Regime played as well.
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The all-ages mini-fest featured two stages against the sunny backdrop of the Oceanside coast in North County.
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FM 94/9's Hilary (left) got an interview with and Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger early in the day.
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Silversun Pickups formed in L.A. more than 10 years ago.
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The band is set to release its fourth studio album, titled "Better Nature," at the end of September.
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The group's debut full-length effort, "Carnavas," was released in 2006 came with two successful hits.
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Both "Lazy Eye" and "Well Thought Out Twinkles" broke the top 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and the former was even used in the video game "Guitar Hero."
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Though the group formed under a different name -- A Couple of Couples, owing to the band members' romantic involvement.
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But after a quick change in both lineup and name, Silversun Pickups were born and have had the same members -- Brian Aubert (guitar, lead vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass, backing vocals), Chris Guanlao (drums) and Joe Lester (keyboards) -- since 2003.
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Metric, always popular in San Diego, brought an exceptionally high-energy performance to the beach.
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Metric, longstanding performers themselves, formed the band as a duo in 1998, with just multi-instrumentalists Emily Haines (pictured) and James Shaw dubbing themselves Mainstream.
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The Canadian synth/indie-pop took on the Metric moniker shortly after releasing their "Mainstream EP."
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The group expanded when Joshua Winstead (bass, synth) and Joules Scott-Key (drums) joined in 2001.
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Their fourth studio album, "Fantasies," received significant air play in the States.
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Two singles from that album specifically, "Gold Guns Girls" and "Help I'm Alive," were played regularly on San Diego radio.
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In July 2015, the band released a new single, "Too Bad, So Sad."
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The forthcoming record, "Pagans in Vegas," will be released September 18, 2015, as the sixth studio album from Metric.
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In addition to "Too Bad, So Sad," Metric has released two other singles from the record: "The Shade" and "Cascades."
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Alt-rocker Meg Myers got her start in L.A., though she's from Nashville originally.
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Relatively new to the scene, Myers released her debut EP, "Daughter in the Choir," in 2012.
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She generated enough interest to eventually open for the Pixies over a series of shows.
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She also has a new record coming out, titled "Sorry," with an expected release of September 18, 2015.
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