After a decidedly eventful U.S. tour that included a van breakdown, a robbery, a police stop, and many colorful characters, Maren Parusel and her band will finally return to the West Coast tonight at the Casbah. According to Mario, the band’s manager,
30 shows in 35 days, a Vitamin Water commercial with Foster The People, a van breakdown in Texas, 100 degrees on the East Coast, stolen guitars and gear in NYC, a live performance on Sirius Radio with legendary rock critic Dave Marsh, a bar fight in D.C. It’s been one hell of a five weeks, and not your average tour for an indie pop band, but these four have survived, thrived, and won over audiences around the country.
Please welcome Maren, Eric, Kyle, and Ariel back from tour with a return show at The Casbah.
The set starts at 9pm; the band’s tour diary is below. Continue reading…
Despite a last-minute cancellation by Lykke Li, a sold-out crowd showed up Sunday for the FM94/9 Independence Jam in Oceanside. Several local bands on the Casbah stage traded sets with the main stage acts as the smell of kettle corn wafted through the air. The sun was out, the surf was near, and the music was top-notch as usual.
Photos of Everest, Heavy Hawaii, Surfer Blood, Band of Skulls, The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Peter Bjorn and John, The Silent Comedy, and Cold War Kids are below. Continue reading…
Lykke Li performed her single “Get Some,” from her terrific new album Wounded Rhymes, on Jimmy Kimmel last night. San Diegans will be able to catch the sultry Swedish songstress at the FM 94/9 Independence Jam this weekend, along with Cold War Kids, Peter Bjorn and John, Band of Skulls, Everest, The Silent Comedy, Crocodiles, Surfer Blood, The Soft Pack, and Heavy Hawaii.
UPDATE: FM 94/9 just announced on their Twitter page that, due to a lost voice, Lykke Li has cancelled her Independence Jam appearance. Anybody looking for a refund is being directed to their website.