Three acts put on great sets at the Casbah on July 22. 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.
For the second installment of our SoundDiego Sessions series, local songstress Maren Parusel and her band came into the NBC San Diego studio to record some songs from her upcoming album, Artificial Gardens.
Since moving to San Diego from Germany four years ago, Parusel has made a deep impression on the scene — first as front woman for defunct girl-punk trio Wild Weekend and now as a solo artist. In that time, her songwriting has matured into synth-infused, whimsical pop that sounds something like The Cure with Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino as lead singer.
You can see Maren Parusel in person on Tuesday, January 11, when she’ll open up for Everest and Writer at the Belly Up Tavern. Artificial Gardens, her debut full length, will be released in March. For a taste of what the album will hold, check out the video for the catchy “Sun Goes Down In Space,” above.