This month’s Fluxx Live lineup is its best yet. Sure, this is only the fourth outing in the fledgling monthly event’s history, but that doesn’t make the bands any less formidable.
Fresh off their Best New Artist win at this year’s San Diego Music Awards, local duo Little Hurricane will open the show. They haven’t been around long, but their sweaty, ominous brand of blues has already made quite the splash around town, and they’ve got the award to prove it.
Next, Portland’s Jared Mees and The Grown Children will represent the Pacific Northwest with some sunny, acoustic ditties. Since they’re not from here, they obviously weren’t eligible for any San Diego Music Awards, but we’re sure they would have won a couple if they had been.
Then it’s back to the local acts with a set by homegrown heroes The Silent Comedy. The folky five-piece recently won some SDMA gold of their own — their LP, Common Faults, took away Best Pop Album honors. The nomination was a bit unexpected, considering that The Silent Comedy are about as close to being pop as they are to being polka, but that doesn’t make the recognition any less deserved. Continue reading…
Last month’s inaugural Fluxx Live event was a bold addition to San Diego’s music scene. Presenters Daydream Nation used local ringers Scarlet Symphony and Dirty Sweet to lure indie fans out of their comfort zones and down the road less traveled — to Downtown’s glitzy Gaslamp district. Here’s what we said about it:
Overall, the night proved an unsuspected success, and a nice change of pace for the commingled Gaslamp and hipster crowds. The monthly event seems like just the type of shake up that San Diego’s music scene needs. If future Fluxx live events are handled as deftly as this one, we’ll wonder how we ever got by without them.
People hungry for a second taste, or newcomers curious as to what the fuss is all about, can head down to Fluxx this Thursday, July 22nd, for the second installment of the monthly event. Mix Master Mike of The Beastie Boys is headlining, and groovy dance band Hyena will be on hand as well. DJ sets from Shark Attack and DJ Leif will keep the turntables dizzy, and Tim Pyles will MC over the proceedings.
As you can tell from the lineup, this month’s Fluxx Live event is decidedly more dancey than the previous installment. It will be interesting to see whether future iterations adhere to the indie-centric, fish-out-of-water vibe that worked so well at the first event, or veer toward the clubby, typically Downtown vibe of this week’s bash. Tickets for Thursday’s event can be purchased at the door, or online. There is no dress code for the festivities, so all you Comic Con attendees are encouraged to stay in your Slave Leia costumes.
FLUXX, downtown San Diego’s chic nightclub, held its first live event on Thursday, and it was a strange experiment. Instead of the typical DJs and dance music you might expect from the Gaslamp, they rounded up some ragtag indie bands to provide the night’s sounds. But it remained to be seen how the shiny shirt and hair gel crowd would respond to the fish out of water lineup. Continue reading…
Hey scenesters! Do you spend most of your time frequenting bars like the Casbah and the Whistle Stop, but long for something different? Do you wish you could dance to Flo Rida and Katy Perry un-ironically? Do you find your gaze drifting toward Downtown’s glittering club scene, but stay away for fear of sacrificing your hipster cred?
Well, on Thursday, June 24th, your American Apparel-clad heart will finally get what it desires when San Diego’s indie scene invades FLUXX, the chic downtown nightclub named for its ever-changing decor and layout. Continue reading…