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Interview & Photos: The Paragraphs

Photos and interview by Sylvia Borgo

MP3: The Paragraphs – “There is Nothing You Can Do,”
MP3: O&B Interview – The Paragraphs


Tonight at the Casbah, North County’s the Paragraphs will showcase songs from their upcoming debut LP, +/-. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: The Burning of Rome – “Ballad of an Onion Sprout”

San Diego’s The Burning of Rome are set to release their new full-length, With Us, on September 18. We’ll have more on the adventurous album later, but for now suffice it to say that With Us is one of the best records to come out of San Diego in recent memory. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the premiere for the band’s new single, “Ballad of an Onion Sprout.” Continue reading…

Live Photos: Mini Mansions at the Casbah, December 29, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Working for San Diego’s most beloved animal-named music blog means seeing a lot of shows. Going to so many concerts, it’s easy to become jaded, and even the prospect of seeing bands you love more than once can feel like a chore. But no matter how many times they come to town, we never get tired of Mini Mansions.

The LA trio tackled their first headlining Casbah gig with style, wowing the crowd with the diabolical, harmonious sounds that made their 2010 debut such a treat. The band performed new songs from its in-progress sophomore album, as well as covers of Sparks’ “Sherlock Holmes” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” The set was yet another home run for Mini Mansions, and left us looking forward to seeing them again. Check out the photos…

Live Review: Mini Mansions at Tin Can Alehouse, November 29, 2010

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

MP3: Mini Mansions – “Heart of Glass” (Blondie Cover)

In rock and roll, the use of harmony has become a dying art. From the genre’s formative years onward, harmonies were a crucial part of its aesthetic, yet somewhere along the line, bands just stopped putting forth the effort. Today, harmonizing has become the infrequent exception rather than the rule. But whenever bands do make the effort — and have the chops to pull it off — it can be a powerful weapon that add leagues of depth to their sound. And that’s what made Mini Mansions‘ show at the Tin Can such a treat. Continue reading…