In a city with as much musical overlap as San Diego, the line between “group” and “supergroup” can become more than a little blurry. But goddamn if Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge don’t have one of the best rosters in town. Continue reading…
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Live Photos: Miss Erika Davies and Brian Karscig at 3rd Space, November 19, 2011
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…
Live Photos & Video: Miss Erika Davies at the Habitat House, July 17, 2011
The Habitat House proved an ideal setting for Miss Erika Davies‘ CD-release show on Sunday. The intimacy of the living room venue lent itself perfectly to the raw emotion of Davies’ incredible voice as she treated the crowd to songs from her SDMA-nominated Galaxy Lakes LP. Backed by a rotating cast of musicians that included regulars Gary Hankins and Chris Carroll, Tri Gadjo members Aaron Mahn and Jeremy Eikam, and her own sister Katy, Davies demonstrated once again why she’s one of San Diego’s brightest stars.
In addition to her SDMA nomination, Davies is currently competing to be one of five San Diegans to appear on NBC’s hit reality show The Voice. You can vote for her on Thursday, July 21 here. In the meantime, check out some photos and video of Sunday’s show below. Continue reading…
Contest: Win Shapes of Future Frames’ New 7-Inch
Don’t let the name fool you — Shapes of Future Frames are a band whose time is now, and interest should only grow after they throw their release party at the Tin Can Ale House on Saturday, July 10th. For your chance to win a copy of the new record, keep reading. Continue reading
Review: Bob Log III, Jail Weddings & The Glossines; May 15, 2010; Casbah, San Diego
If you go to a lot of concerts — as many of you do — a certain malaise begins to set in. Even if you’re discerning enough to attend only worthwhile shows, after a while they all start to feel the same. There are the lackluster opening acts, the wallet-draining drinks, and the way the tallest guy in the place inevitably decides to stand — or worse, sway — directly in front of you. After a while, the ringing in your ears and the joint pain from standing for three hours can threaten to drown out an otherwise fine music experience.
But then there are the shows that remind you why you go out — and they snap you out of your funk. Saturday’s show at the Casbah was just such an event, thanks to powerhouse performances by precocious punk divas The Glossines, L.A. Spector-pop ensemble Jail Weddings, and Arizona blues oddity Bob Log III. Continue reading…