HOME GAMES Johnson and his band Shortwave launch their new album Saturday (January 19) at the El Mocambo (464 Spadina) with friends the Giant Baby and the Dunes. $7 (includes CD).
NICKNAME Rye. Fun to say, fun to drink.
POSITION Vocals, guitar, shaker of things.
TEAM MEMBERS Devin Jannetta (drums), Sager Johnson (guitar), Nic Oliverio (bass), Cary Parker (organ and such)
LEAGUE Infectious indie rock that makes you want to move.
ROOKIE YEAR At age 10, Johnson’s mother took him to see AC/DC. A year later, his first band rocked Dazed & Confused at a school assembly. By high school, he was opening for Big Sugar and drinking their rider.
STATS Shortwave (08), recorded in NYC with Grammy-winning producer Malcolm Burn; Breaker/Breaker (07); So Long Weekend Spirit (06).
SPECIAL TALENTS Grower of neck beards, master of the windmill, collector of lime-green sneakers.