Nick Lopez of Ugly Winner

Nick Lopez of Ugly Winner

By Leslie Hampton Published August 20, 2009

Band: Ugly Winner

Venue: Gingerbread House, San Jose, CA (July 4th)

CA (July 8th)

Nick has the composure of an old school drummer, like a Max Weinberg, but with a modern flare. It is a common misnomer that to be a hard hitter, you have to raise your arms over your head and flail around like a gorilla. Anyone who has heard Nick play would say otherwise.


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.