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Review: The Nervous Wreckords – The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1)

The Nervous Wreckord Part 1

For those who ventured out to the KAABOO festival early enough on day two, they might have caught The Nervous Wreckords during the noon hour on the Tourmaline stage.

The indie-rock band with San Diego roots (frontman Brian Karscig was the guitarist and backing vocalist in Louis XIV) played an inspired set; unfortunately, only about a dozen souls (including this writer) braved the heat of the day to see the band play some old songs from 2013’s Let Them All Talk and 2011’s Valuminium.

The group — which also includes guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer (both from The Killers) and drummer Jake Najor (TV on the Radio) — also tried out some new material, which has just been released on the five-song EP, The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1). Continue reading…

Live Photos: Miss Erika Davies and Brian Karscig at 3rd Space, November 19, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

The November installment of Sight and Sound went off on Saturday night at University Heights’ 3rd Space. As you might expect from the reliably classy event series, there was plenty to keep people entertained, including free massages, face painting, art, booze, and crepes. And because the night wouldn’t have been complete without music, a pair of local heavyweights were on hand to serve up some tunes.

Following a set by a beatboxer named Generik (probably not the type of lead-in she’s accustomed to), Miss Erika Davies took to the stage with her trustee band. Together, the trio — which included Gary Hankins on guitar and Christopher Carroll on drums — treated the crowd to songs from her gorgeous full-length, Galaxy Lakes.

Next, Nervous Wreckords frontman/Owl and Bear tee-shirt owner Brian Karscig unfurled some laid-back country ditties. The songs bore little resemblance to the rock-and-roll glitz of his normal band, but the intimate setting at 3rd Space proved an ideal setting for him to show off his twangy side. Check out the photos…