In a city with as much musical overlap as San Diego, the line between “group” and “supergroup” can become more than a little blurry. But goddamn if Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge don’t have one of the best rosters in town. Continue reading…
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The Paragraphs Turn the Page
MP3: The Paragraphs – “There Is Nothing You Can Do”
San Diego’s The Paragraphs have just released their debut LP, +/-, on iTunes and Bandcamp. Continue reading…
Video: Miss Erika Davies – “I Love You, I Do”
By now, most people with a television set or a YouTube account have seen the Subaru commercial graced with Miss Erika Davies‘ lovely voice. But 30 seconds isn’t really long enough to appreciate the San Diego singer’s plentiful talents, so it’s a good thing she went and made a video for the whole song. Continue reading…
Poetic Memory: Inspired and the Sleep (List)
MP3: Inspired and the Sleep – “Chops”
With bassist Max Greenhaulgh at the center of Inspired and the Sleep, rhythm and musicianship take first priority. The Carlsbad trio takes the indie aesthetic to an unexpected level by mixing dance elements with rock riffs and jazz-inspired twists and turns.
The band, originally Greenhaulgh’s project but now featuring Bryce Outcault on guitar and Hayden Stewart on drums, will celebrate the release of their debut EP, Kaleidoscope Years, at the Che Cafe on May 7.
In anticipation of the show, Greenhaulgh told us a little about his influences. Check out his Poetic Memory (below)…
Fluxx Live Returns
Last month’s inaugural Fluxx Live event was a bold addition to San Diego’s music scene. Presenters Daydream Nation used local ringers Scarlet Symphony and Dirty Sweet to lure indie fans out of their comfort zones and down the road less traveled — to Downtown’s glitzy Gaslamp district. Here’s what we said about it:
Overall, the night proved an unsuspected success, and a nice change of pace for the commingled Gaslamp and hipster crowds. The monthly event seems like just the type of shake up that San Diegoâ€™s music scene needs. If future Fluxx live events are handled as deftly as this one, weâ€™ll wonder how we ever got by without them.
People hungry for a second taste, or newcomers curious as to what the fuss is all about, can head down to Fluxx this Thursday, July 22nd, for the second installment of the monthly event. Mix Master Mike of The Beastie Boys is headlining, and groovy dance band Hyena will be on hand as well. DJ sets from Shark Attack and DJ Leif will keep the turntables dizzy, and Tim Pyles will MC over the proceedings.
As you can tell from the lineup, this month’s Fluxx Live event is decidedly more dancey than the previous installment. It will be interesting to see whether future iterations adhere to the indie-centric, fish-out-of-water vibe that worked so well at the first event, or veer toward the clubby, typically Downtown vibe of this week’s bash. Tickets for Thursday’s event can be purchased at the door, or online. There is no dress code for the festivities, so all you Comic Con attendees are encouraged to stay in your Slave Leia costumes.