Clifford – Guitar, Vocals | CHRIS CRIM! – Drums, Vocals | mikelewismusic – Bass, Vocals.

NEIN to play at the 2017 San Diego County Fair

For the third year in a row, NEIN will grace the Coors Light Rock On stage at the San Diego County Fair.

Concert is free with paid admission to the fair.

When: Wednesday, June 14

Where: San Diego County Fair, Coors Light Rock On stage. Del Mar, CA.

Time: 1:30 PM

We hope to see you there!

NEIN Featured on Listen Local San Diego

In support of NEIN’s upcoming performance at Winston’s on May 17, the Listen Local San Diego podcast featured “Take That Girl” from the N2.0 album. Fast forward to 1:16:32 to hear the song, with host Cathryn Beeks announcing the song and upcoming gig directly after.  

NEIN to play Winston’s!

NEIN will perform at Winston’s in OB on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 PM as part of Jefferson Jay’s weekly Open Mic bash!  Come out and support the band and check out some great local talent as well.  

NEIN included on “Staring at the Sun XII”

NEIN’s single “(I Wanna Incite A) Riot” is one of many fine local (San Diego) songs featured on Blindspot Record’s “Staring at the Sun XII”, compiled and produced by Bart Mendoza.  On March 26, 2017, Clifford and mikelewismusic attended the CD release party held at the Casbah in San Diego.  Many fine bands performed that evening and Clifford and mikelewismusic received their copies of this great compilation.

More info about the release can be found here:

N2.0 reviewed in San Diego City Beat magazine 

Each year San Diego City Beat solicits local bands to submit their work via their “Great Demo Review”.  They in turn pledge to review each and every submission.  An arduous task that usually results in the majority of reviews being less than favorable.  So, under these conditions NEIN received a fairly favorable review for N2.0.   This excerpt is from this year’s review in the March 15, 2017 issue. Check it out:

Full article here:

2016 in Review

2016 once again proved to be a fruitful year in the journey of the second iteration of NEIN!  From a new album to triumphant performances, the band basked in the glow of a glorious year and look forward to capitalizing on this and moving onto bigger and better things.

One item to note is that since the band reunited in January of 2015, this version of the band, affectionately dubbed “NEIN 2.0” has been together twice as long as the original incarnation from 1985!  Here’s to many more fruitful years from everyone’s favorite aging punkers, NEIN!

June 2016 – The Debut Album is Released!

In May, NEIN entered the Grey Brick Recording Studio, under the helm of engineer Peter Duff, and laid down tracks for seven original songs.  Coupled with the single “(I Wanna Incite A) Riot” recorded in November of 2015 (also at Grey Brick), a full-length album titled “N2.0” (short for NEIN 2.0, a moniker coined by drummer CHRIS CRIM!), was released in July to rave reviews.  N2.0 was NEIN’s first full-length album and also the first material released by NEIN since the 1985 single “Upside Down” b/w “Who Breaks a Wheel on a Butterfly”.

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The Gigs:

San Diego County Fair

In June, NEIN once again played the San Diego County Fair to an appreciative crowd.  The gig preceded the release of N2.0 so the band was able to give the crowd a preview of the forthcoming album.

N2.0 Release Party at Winston’s

In August, NEIN had a rip-roaring CD release party held at Winston’s Beach Club in Ocean Beach CA.  The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the high-energy sets which (naturally) included selections from the album and also the single from 1985.  The band also debuted their special “WhiteOut” uniforms including the new NEIN N2.0 t-shirts (which are available on request).


In May and November, NEIN entered Time Warner Studios to tape an episode of the local San Diego Music Showcase “VV and Yourself Presents”.  It was a great experience, the episode is currently in production and we will announce (with trumpets and cornets singing!) as soon as it’s available on the air and YouTube.

NEIN on the Radio!

Selections from N2.0 were broadcast on the Internet Podcast “Listen Local San Diego”, a weekly radio program hosted by local artist Cathryn Beeks.

8/11/16: John Bonham Rules (forward to 1:28:15)


9/29/16: Is Anyone Wandering Around to Make it Rain? (forward to 34:17)


12/1/16: (I Wanna Incite a) Riot (forward to 13:05)

Christian Charities Tour

This year, NEIN had two dates on the Christian Charities Tour:

Holy Family Festival

On October 1, NEIN played at the Holy Family Festival to an appreciative crowd of fans, old and new.  Also on the bill were the local band (and our friends) A New High.


December Nights

On December 2, NEIN played at Balboa Park’s December Nights.  A video of the performance is currently in production, shot and edited by Alex Famous and will be available for viewing here once it is released.


The band would like to thank everyone who came out to the shows, bought the CDs and t-shirts, those of you who took the time to listen to them online, and everyone who follows us here or on our Facebook page.  We couldn’t do this without your love and support, we are grateful to everyone and here’s to a great 2017 from the guys in NEIN!

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NEIN to play Balboa Park December Nights

For the second consecutive year, NEIN is proud to announce they will be playing at San Diego’s annual premier holiday event, Balboa Park December Nights, on Friday, December 2, at 4:30 at the Palisades Stage (located near the Hall of Champions).

We hope to see all of our friends and fans there!