The second of two Greg Johnston Summer Concerts is set for Thursday, Aug. 19 with Shred Factor 9 taking the stage. The concert begins at noon on Cornell Mall at the Betty Sabo Modern Art Sculpture, southeast of the SUB and south of the Student Health Center.
Shred Factor 9 features a distinct UNM connection with two band members working at the UNM Health Sciences Center and the third at the UNM Medical Group.
A classic rock band, Shred Factor 9 plays a wide variety of oldies and recent hits from bands including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, the Animals, the Kinks, Wings, Free and Tom Petty, to name a few.
The band features Valerie Darensburg on vocals and bass, Jason Darensburg on drums and Christopher Kallman on vocals and guitar.
Shred Factor 9 has been playing around the Duke City in various incarnations for nearly a decade. Recent gigs include the UNM Faculty Staff Club and last year's Greg Johnston Summer Concert.
The Greg Johnston Summer Concerts are presented to the UNM community with support from the UNM Foundation and the Division of Student Affairs.