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Live Photos: Mini Mansions at Tin Can Alehouse, March 11, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Mini Mansions returned to the Tin Can Alehouse on Friday night, a scant three months after their previous show there. Not much has changed in that time, but in this band’s case, more of the same is a very, very good thing.

The LA trio tore through its fantastic debut album with wild abandon, nailing every intricate harmony with ease. Between songs, front man Michael Shuman gushed about the Tin Can and said they would never want to play anywhere else in San Diego. Sounds like a plan to us. Check out the photos.

Live Review: Mini Mansions at Tin Can Alehouse, November 29, 2010

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

MP3: Mini Mansions – “Heart of Glass” (Blondie Cover)

In rock and roll, the use of harmony has become a dying art. From the genre’s formative years onward, harmonies were a crucial part of its aesthetic, yet somewhere along the line, bands just stopped putting forth the effort. Today, harmonizing has become the infrequent exception rather than the rule. But whenever bands do make the effort — and have the chops to pull it off — it can be a powerful weapon that add leagues of depth to their sound. And that’s what made Mini Mansions‘ show at the Tin Can such a treat. Continue reading…

Mini Mansions Get Big

MP3: Mini Mansions Daytrotter Session

LA’s Mini Mansions, the side project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, will play the Tin Can Alehouse on Monday, November 29th.

The trio released its self-titled debut earlier this month on QOTSA front man Joshua Homme’s Rekords Rekords label, and it’s truly a stunning piece of work. The record fuses elements of Grizzly Bear’s psych-pop with Mike Patton’s sinister, cinematic tones, resulting in one of the year’s strongest and strangest releases. Continue reading…