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.
The Silent Comedy are on a roll. Thanks to their high-energy performances and whiskey-soaked songwriting, the San Diego band has amassed a passionate following, repeatedly selling out the Casbah as if it were their grandma’s basement. The stylish six-piece will return to the venue on April 2nd to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Common Faults. We sat down with verbose singer/keyboardist Jeremiah Zimmerman to discuss the album, the problems with consumerism, and the band’s love of mustaches. Continue reading