Members: Dave, Craig, Ken
In the mid 1990s, Craig Sala and Ken Hirasaki, the underage rhythm section of Joni's Butterfly, found themselves on tour with John Entwhistle of The Who, playing to sold out venues beyond their wildest dreams. When the band became lost in a shuffle of managers, contracts, and egos, the two picked up a new singer in Dave Harris and started over in 2000. Their shared love of Neil Diamond, the Descendants and worship of the great rock trios of the past inspired them to pull out all the stops to create a dynamic, catchy onslaught of rock n roll."
Planeside burned through 2000 copies of their first three song demo and went on to release the 7" single, "Split Ring," a song about a friend being burned by a heavily medicated ex-love, a self-titled EP, and their 1st full-length album "For Motion Discomfort". The album's 11 tracks launched the band's national presence through commercial radio airplay and constant touring, including opening spots for Queens of the Stone Age, Helmet, Army of Anyone, Pennywise, The Used, Steve Miller Band, Death From Above 1979, SUM 41, Burning Brides, Bad Wizard, Brant Bjork & the Bros., Pilot to Gunner, Bayside and the Strokes. In addition, ESPN has featured 4 original Planeside songs on it's Major League Baseball 2K5 video game. ("Most anticipated sports game of 2005"), as well as 5 songs on their National Hockey League 2K6 release.
Working in the studio with Grammy Award Winner engineer/producer John Seymour (Bouncing Souls, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Santana, Alice in Chains...), Planeside released their highly anticipated sophomore release, "MILK",in the Spring of 2006. Featuring a titillating range Iof subject matter from keeping up with an experienced woman's libido to grilling one's mind beyond on all recognition, "MILK" is guaranteed to do the body good.
This winter of 2008, PLANESIDE with give sonic birth to an EP produced by Jonathan Wyman (Ray LaMontagne, Rustic Overtones, Lost on Liftoff). , "Under the Circumstances, It's Not Such A Bad Idea", was recorded in Sept. 2007 just outside of Portland in Westbrook, ME. The new 6 song CD will be available In March 2008 and features a guest appearance by Dave Gutter (Rustic Overtones, Paranoid Social Club).
Keep your Eyes, Ears and MOUTH open as PLANESIDE is always touring...