Skolnick, drummer Matt "Zebar" Zebronski, and bassist Nathan Peck will perform Kiss and Scorpions covers at tonight's show. It's metal, but with a jazzy touch. Skolnick credits his bandmates for the sonic blend. "They're very deep musicians," he says. "They teach me rhythmic and improvisational concepts."
Skolnick says he keeps his guitar distortion at lower levels with the trio than he did when he was a member of San Francisco thrashers Testament. Still, he likes to turn it up to 11 occasionally. "There are times we switch to a full rock sound," he says. "But it's for peak moments."
Fri., May 26, 9 p.m.