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Review: The Nervous Wreckords – The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1)

The Nervous Wreckord Part 1

For those who ventured out to the KAABOO festival early enough on day two, they might have caught The Nervous Wreckords during the noon hour on the Tourmaline stage.

The indie-rock band with San Diego roots (frontman Brian Karscig was the guitarist and backing vocalist in Louis XIV) played an inspired set; unfortunately, only about a dozen souls (including this writer) braved the heat of the day to see the band play some old songs from 2013’s Let Them All Talk and 2011’s Valuminium.

The group — which also includes guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer (both from The Killers) and drummer Jake Najor (TV on the Radio) — also tried out some new material, which has just been released on the five-song EP, The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1). Continue reading…

Live Review: Neon Trees at KAABOO Del Mar, September 19, 2015

Neon Trees
Photo credit: WireImage via imageSPACE

As day two of KAABOO Del Mar heated up, alternative rock act Neon Trees took over the Zuma stage for a mid-afternoon set that offered festival-goers some welcome shade behind the racetrack’s grandstand. Charismatic frontman Tyler Glenn jabbed about the less-than-ideal timeslot, suggesting it deprived the sweaty throng of Neon Trees’ usual light show, but it didn’t seem to impact the band’s electrifying performance. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Kaaboo Del Mar 2015

No Doubt
Photos by Alex Matthews

The first annual KAABOO Del Mar festival was held on September 18-20 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. An absolute aural and visual spectacle, this brand new addition to San Diego’s vibrant musical landscape was an ambitious project to say the least. Continue reading…