Manual Scan Comic-Con Performance!

Pacific Records Recording Artists Manual Scan will perform at San Diego Comic-Con 2023 as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Sharknado movie franchise. Taking place in Room 6BCF on Friday, July 21 (7 p.m.), the special event is headlined by The Asylum stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo and director Anthony Ferrante, with more surprise guests tba! The night will include a Q&A, exclusive movie clips, info on upcoming releases, live performances and a chance to win exclusive prizes. Meanwhile, Manual Scan will be playing in advance of their forthcoming EP, Shooting Stars, due out August 29. If you are at this year’s SDCC, don’t miss out on the fun!

About Manual Scan

Manual Scan returns with, Shooting Stars (PAC 129), their first new studio work in more than three decades! Released by Pacific Records, the new recordings find the band in fine form, turning in five short sharp bursts of melodic rock ‘n’ roll energy. Founded in 1981, Manual Scan still features the frontline of Bart Mendoza (vocals, guitar), Kevin Ring (guitar, vocals) and David Fleminger (keyboards), alongside the ace rhythm section of Tim Blankenship (bass) and Jarrod Lucas (drums). 

Manual Scan started up after the demise of La Jolla High School based group, The Pedestrians, at the beginning of 1981. The band quickly became a California clubland favorite, gigging throughout the state, performing with the likes of The Bangles, The Plimsouls, No Doubt, The Romantics, The Untouchables, The Godfathers, General Public and many others. 

Manual Scan released its first EP, Plan of Action, in 1982, ultimately releasing records in England, The U.S., Sweden and Spain, and showing up on the playlists of radio DJ’s around the world, from Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ) to John Peel (BBC). In 1989 the band’s song “Nothing Can Be Everything” was included in the Sony Pictures crime drama, A Girl to Kill For, while the band has also toured frequently, with gigs at the 100 Club (London, England), Mabuhay Gardens (San Francisco), Purple Weekend (Leon, Spain) and Rancho Grande (Tijuana, Mexico) amongst the highlights.

The new EP’s five songs ably show off the band’s mod / powerpop roots and rock and roll spirit – Look for Manual Scan to also return to the live circuit this year as they ramp up for even more new music!