By Leslie Hampton Published December 8, 2009
Drummer: Jesse Sotello
Band:The Record Winter
Venue:Kimo's Penthouse Lounge, San Francisco on October 18
Jesse Sotello anchors the five-piece band The Record Winter and is much too modest in assessing his unique timekeeping approach. "Drumming to me is a lot like playing with and inside of circles. Circles of 4s, 6s, 7s or what have you. And then you have circles within circles and when it gets fun, even circles within those circles. You never really run the risk of getting bored, even with the simplest beats."
When not designing web pages, plonking her rare guitars or banging on her eBay drums, Leslie Hampton haunts northern California clubs and house concerts photographing musicians.