Mini Mansions’ Second Home

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

Mini Mansions sure do like San Diego. The LA trio has visited our fair city at least three times in the last year or so, including a pair of awesome shows at the Tin Can Alehouse and a high-profile gig opening up for The Kills last September.

What with all those local appearances, you’d think the darkly melodic band would be sick of us by now, but fortunately that’s not the case. In fact, Mini Mansions already miss us so much that they’re squeezing in one last San Diego show before the year’s end. On December 29, they’ll play their first-ever set at the Casbah, and the venue’s gloomy intimacy should provide the perfect backdrop to the band’s Beatles-go-to-hell aesthetic. They’ll be joined at the show by fellow LA acts Deap Vally and Dark Thirty.

Though first known as the side project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, Mini Mansions wasted no time stepping out of that band’s shadow. Their self-titled 2010 album was a remarkable debut, filled with stormy guitars and thundering piano and propelled by the group’s welcome use of 60s-style harmonies.

Tickets for the December 29 show can be purchased here, so don’t miss your chance to grab some. Though, if you do end up missing this show, chances are Mini Mansions will be back in town soon enough. And as long as they keep delivering such thrilling performances, they’ll always be welcome.



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