Garrett (Gary) Schultz - Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
Dave Crawford - Drums, Backup Vocals
Thomas Sakoda - Lead Bass, Backup Vocals
Guitarist Garrett Schultz, and bassist Thomas Sakoda, were brought together by their mutual friend and drummer, David Crawford, in early 2010 at a shared rehearsal space in Santa Cruz, CA. Their eclectic sound is derived from each of their different musical influences and backgrounds. Garrett's heavy rock-rooted riffs peppered with spine-tingling blues leads and a thirst for blood intertwine with the gritty metal-funk fury arising from Thomas' unholy bass lines. All of these sounds become one when backed by Dave's explosive freestyle hip-hop influenced beats which can be dwarfed by nothing other than his own charisma. The psychedelic punk rock power trio's die-hard attitude, refusal of genre restrictions, and pledge to play only the pure music coupled with their willingness to play energetic live shows anywhere, anytime quickly garnished them a solid underground local fanbase. After the haze has finally cleared and the ears have stopped ringing their message becomes engrained in the mind of any who have bared witness:
We will take you through time and space - to Planet Plow
"The Blue Lagoon brings Santa Cruz power-punk psychedelic troupe Planet Plow to the stage next week. Skirting around the edges of oblivion is the obliterating prowess of guitarist Garrett Schultz, the bombastic booms of bassist Thomas Sakoda, and smash master drummer David Crawford. Avoiding any specific genre is Planet Plow’s forte—chunky chords, sonic exploration, and trippy metal caffeinated sludge exist at the edge of their universe. Expect to be happily disorientated with original rock from opener Drifting Compass and comrades-in-arms, Attik Door. | DNA"
- Good Times Santa Cruz 12/22/11
"Question: What do you get when you mix the skate-punk style of Santa Cruz with psychedelic jams, power riffs and spaced-out timing? Answer: The strange men of Planet Plow. By combining the styles of Hendrix and the Doors with NoFx (PP's singer is clearly a fan of Fat Mike), Planet Plow has managed to integrate two genres of music that normally just wouldn't mix. Songs range from the virtues of living a rebellious life to the search for redemption, taking the listener "through time and space," as their slogan says."
- santacruz.com 2011