Alum Jesse 'Lemme' Adams Mixes Surf, Horns, Garage Rock

Thursday, September 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- If Kurt Weill had a baby with the Sonics, it would grow up to become Lemme Adams. The San Francisco band is a mix of surf, ’60s garage rock and groovy horns. Jesse “Lemme” Adams booked studio time after he graduated from San Francisco State. He recorded with his “best buds” without much preparation or any songs ready. Their first full-length, “Just Like Music,” came out in 2012. Since then, they have released another full-length record and a single and look forward to more releases. “(Our band name) started as a nickname people called me because I have a rugged mustache, and it later grew into a band name because it so well encapsulates our vibe,” he says. “There’s a Lemme Adams in all of us.”