The Skinny: “Mikey loves music!” …and wrestling. Who Knew? We didn’t either, but after a few short questions with lead singer Mikey Carvajal and guitarist J.R. Bareis of Victory Records hard rockers Islander, wrestling quickly became a topic we delved into.

Whether you are fan of wrestling or not, Islander is a band that should be on your must-hear list. Within the past year, they’ve made their presence known within the music community by playing major music festivals such as Rockstar Mayhem and the Aftershock Festival. Finishing up their current tour with Papa Roach and Seether, we met up with Mikey and J.R. on February 5th, 2015 in San Francisco, CA after their set at The Warfield.