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KVC-Arts 05/26/24 - Indie rock with SEPT, with Ben Ochoa and Caleb Ervin

David Fleming speaks with Ben Ochoa and Caleb Ervin of the indie rock band, SEPT. We'll hear about their self-titled rease and more, including a date at The Troubador in LA June 21st, along with Bed, and Boy Comma as special guests with The High Curbs. The High Curbs by the way also include Alberto Alvarenga, of Astronaut Samurais – guests on KVC-Arts in late 2023. More at their linktree, Linktr.ee/thebandsept.

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