Drew Andrews is a nice guy. Last month, when the Album Leaf member/solo artist was nominated for Best Electronic Act at the San Diego Music Awards, he issued a statement asking people to vote for the category’s other nominees instead. You see, Andrews won the honor last year, and wants to see the award go to one of the other local acts he admires. Continue reading…
La Jolla’s Athenaeum held its The A List: Alphabet Soup event last Thursday to spotlight Mexican poet Alberto Blanco. Affable singer/guitarist John Meeks and his band brought their country stylings to the proceedings. With its emphasis on art and music, the Athenaeum proved an apt setting for Meeks, who played to a rapt audience seated on couches and cross-legged on the floor. And, in a surprise appearance, local singer Joanie Mendenhall joined Meeks for a duet. Check out our photos of the show.
Up-and-coming San Diego band Black Mamba are set to release Golden Birthday, a 12-inch EP, at the end of the month on the illustrious Single Screen record label. To commemorate the event, the band will be playing a show at the Casbah on April 30th, with The Paddle Boat, Tape Deck Mountain, and Drew Andrews. Don’t miss out on what will clearly be an amazing show.
Speaking of amazing shows, San Diego blog extraordinaire Sezio has just published their review of Black Mamba’s Luce Loft performance from two weeks ago. If you weren’t at any of the five incredible Luce Loft performances—which showcased local heavies The Silent Comedy, Writer, Joel P. West, John Meeks, Calico Horse, and the ubiquitous Paddle Boat—be sure to read Sezio’s reviews so you can at least pretend you were.
Can’t read? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out the video of Black Mamba playing the dreamy “Smoke & Mirrors” after the jump.