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Live Photos: The Silent Comedy and Hell on Heels Burlesque at the Lafayette Hotel, December 31, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Saturday night’s New Year’s Eve celebration at the Lafayette Hotel bid a fun farewell to 2011, thanks to the presence of some of San Diego’s best bands and plenty of hangover-inducing alcohol. The hotel’s Lafayette and Mississippi rooms served as dual stages for bands like Transfer, The Heavy Guilt, and The Creepy Creeps, one-man-band Low Volts played in the lobby, and the lovely ladies of Hell on Heels Burlesque strutted their stuff poolside. Headliners The Silent Comedy took to the stage just before midnight to make sure that the first thing attendees heard in 2012 was great music.

Because we love you, we put down our drinks long enough to snap some pictures of The Silent Comedy’s set, which you can see below. And, even though we’re technically a music site, we figured you’d want to see photos of Hell on Heels Burlesque too, so enjoy. Photos may be NSFW depending on how your boss feels about girls in pasties. Check out the photos…

The Silent Comedy’s New Year’s Resolutions

Photo credit: Rebecca Joelson

As we await the arrival of 2012 (and with it some always-amusing apocalypse paranoia), it’s time to bid adieu to the beautiful mess that was 2011. For San Diegans, there are plenty of fun New Year’s Eve options to choose from, but none glow with quite so much wattage as the gala event planned at the Lafayette Hotel. A whopping eight acts will be on hand to help you ring in the new year, including Transfer, The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Hell on Heels Burlesque, Creepxotica, Low Volts, and The Visual Underground.

That lineup would be pretty amazing on its own, but we haven’t even mentioned the headliner: San Diego’s own The Silent Comedy. We can’t think of a better way to count down to midnight than raising a glass to a sweat-soaked, super-charged set of folk from the charismatic four-piece. Tickets for the sure-to-be-awesome event can be purchased here.

In anticipation of the show, we asked The Silent Comedy for a list of their New Year’s resolutions for 2012. You can check it out below. Continue reading…

North Park Music Thing is Upon Us

Writer (photo by Brad Swonetz)

If you’re a local musician, a friend of a local musician, or otherwise dipping your toes in the San Diego music scene, then you don’t need us to tell you about the North Park Music Thing. But if you haven’t heard of it, here’s what’s worth knowing: NPMT is a combined conference and music festival in the style of Austin’s South by Southwest, albeit on a much smaller scale. This year, the event starts on Friday, August 13 and continues all the way into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Non-industry folk won’t be too interested in the conference portion, which consists of lectures and panel discussions aimed at bringing budding musicians up to speed on the quirks and pitfalls of the industry, but for the rest of us there’s a huge lineup of local acts lighting up 14 music venues scattered across Midtown.

Personally, we’re stoked  — stoked enough to actually use the word stoked — that a ton of our favorite local bands, and lots that (we’re embarrassed to admit) we have yet to see, are all playing over the course of two nights. Here’s where you’ll find us, obvious schedule conflicts notwithstanding: Continue reading…