Last year my friend and former co-worker Larry Chandler contacted me about doing a CD cover for his band The Skegs. Larry worked with me in the art department at ILM, doing incredible work with animatics and such--he's also an excellent guitar player! His band The Skegs are an excellent surf/rockabilly/lounge band.
I'm a big fan of the great surf guitar bands of the 50's/60's ( like Link Wray, Dick Dale, The Ventures ) and the neo-surf bands that came out of the 90's/2000's ( Man or Astroman?, Bomboras, Satan's Pilgrims ). The cover was a lot of fun to do and I like the way it turned out ( surf babes, noir--how can you go wrong? ).
Please check out The Skegs at a Bay Area venue near you. And pick up their CD ( contact them at their MySpace page linked above ) or download some tunes. Great music to draw or drive to!