Making art and playing music have a lot in common. Since the inception of rock music, numerous musicians and bands have emerged from the "art school" tradition. The Beatles, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Pete Townsend, Brian Ferry, Ronnie Wood, and Patti Smith are prime examples of art-school rockers. The Art Rockers band was formed by a group of visual artists/musicians in the art department at California State University Channel Islands. Their musical interest is in alternative and indie rock and Art Rockers originals. The Art Rockers reside and perform primarily in Ventura County and the Los Angeles area. Band members include Dani Kwan: vocals, Kevin Volkan: lead guitar, Jack Reilly: rhythm guitar and vocals, Aldo Figueroa-bass,and A.J. Matalon-drums.