With more than 40 bands playing at X-Fest on Saturday, it can be difficult to decide whom to see. Here's one schedule that would have you hitting some of the bigger names and hearing a variety of music, including R&B, classic rock and pop.
7 p.m., Budweiser-KHOP stage — Montell Jordan. Best known for his 1995 No. 1 hit single, "This Is How We Do It," the Los Angeles native was the second R&B artist to sign with Def Jam Recordings. His other hits are "Let's Ride," "Talk Show" and "Get It On Tonight."
8 p.m., Budweiser-KHOP stage — Moonshine Bandits. Based out of Los Banos, this outlaw country-rock-rap group has developed a huge local following. It has drawn some of the largest crowds at X-Fest in past years. The band's single "Super Goggles" is being played on radio station KHOP 95.1.
8:30 p.m., Modesto Toyota-The Hawk stage — The Tubes. San Francisco's The Tubes are best known for their 1970s-'80s rock hits "White Punks on Dope," "Talk to Ya Later" and "She's a Beauty." In 1977, the band played two shows a night for 30 days in a row at the Whiskey A Go Go nightclub in Hollywood.
9:15 p.m., Jackson Rancheria-KHOP stage — Warren G. Warren Griffin III, known by the stage name Warren G., recorded the 1994 hit single "Regulate" with Nate Dogg. It appeared on his Def Jam album "G Funk Era," which went triple platinum and sold nearly 5 million records worldwide. He is also known for the hit "This DJ."
10 p.m., Jackson Rancheria-KHOP Stage — J. Brazil. The pop artist is getting national radio play with his single "Girl I'm Tryin'," a male twist on Cyndi Lauper's 1980s hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Raised in a strict Orthodox Jewish home, where he wasn't allowed to watch TV, J. Brazil ran away from home at 14 and traveled the United States like a nomad before recording his first album.
10:45 p.m., Budweiser-KHOP stage — Pepper. Based in Southern California, this band is expected to draw the biggest crowd of the night. The group combines reggae, hip-hop and punk in a style similar to Sublime. Its songs include "Give It Up (Dirty Hot Sex)," "No Control" and "Wake Up."
11 p.m., Harland Jewelers-Talk of the Town stage — Mix Master Mike. If Pepper isn't your thing, you could check out Mix Master Mike, the resident DJ from The Beastie Boys. He has three crowns at the DMC (Disco Mix Club) World Championships and has collaborated with such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Rob Zombie, Fela Kuti and Joss Stone.
Bee arts writer Lisa Millegan Renner can be reached at email@example.com or 578-2313.