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Live Photos: Mini Mansions at the Casbah, December 29, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Working for San Diego’s most beloved animal-named music blog means seeing a lot of shows. Going to so many concerts, it’s easy to become jaded, and even the prospect of seeing bands you love more than once can feel like a chore. But no matter how many times they come to town, we never get tired of Mini Mansions.

The LA trio tackled their first headlining Casbah gig with style, wowing the crowd with the diabolical, harmonious sounds that made their 2010 debut such a treat. The band performed new songs from its in-progress sophomore album, as well as covers of Sparks’ “Sherlock Holmes” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” The set was yet another home run for Mini Mansions, and left us looking forward to seeing them again. Check out the photos…

Live Photos: The Kills at House of Blues, September 11, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

No one puts on a show quite like The Kills. Following sets from the reliably awesome Mini Mansions and a sorely out-of-place Eleanor Friedberger, The Kills took to the stage at House of Blues on Sunday in a hailstorm of raw energy and unbridled sexuality.

The duo provided crackling renditions of songs from all of their albums, tearing through classics like “Fried My Little Brains,” “No Wow,” and “Sour Cherry.” And though the prospect of a band as carnal as The Kills performing for an all-ages crowd might seem only a step or two away from showing the kids porn, that didn’t stop Alison Mosshart from slithering, writhing, and moaning her way through the high-intensity set with seductive confidence.

You can check out photos of the steamy show below. Continue reading…

Video: The Kills – “Satellite” (Live on Radio 1)

Anyone who has seen The Kills before knows they put on a great show. But if you haven’t seen them, you might not know that. Luckily for you, though, the blues-rocking duo is coming to House of Blues on September 11 to impart some knowledge, and we’re giving away tickets. Continue reading…