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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…

Live Photos: Cuckoo Chaos, Gardens and Villa, & Shapes of Future Frames at Soda Bar, April 29, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

On Friday, two local acts and one visiting band had the crowd at Soda Bar shaking to some fine fine music. First, San Diego’s Shapes of Future Frames unleashed their Bowie-inspired space oddities on the crowd. The trio is currently putting the finishing touches on its debut album, which should see release in the next few months.

Next, Santa Barbara’s fast-rising Gardens and Villa dazzled with their worldly, Local Natives-inspired rock. The synth-heavy set was a big hit with the audience, whose pleas for an encore were answered in the best way possible — with a rollicking cover of Gary Numan’s “Cars.”

Finally, local headliners Cuckoo Chaos took to the stage with their off-kilter rock. With the exception of the set-capping mainstay “Jam Song,” the five-piece stuck to their newer material. The freshly hatched songs are set for inclusion on the band’s full-length debut, Woman, out in July on Lefse Records.

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The Casbah Drops the Ball

Photo credit: Tessa Angus

For San Diego’s music scene, 2010 has been a good year. Bands like Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls found national acclaim, Wavves made an unexpected comeback following their much-publicized 2009 meltdown, and upcoming acts like Cuckoo Chaos and Tape Deck Mountain are poised to make their own waves next year, thanks to some freshly inked deals with Lefse Records. It’s fitting, then, that the Casbah has lined up three of San Diego’s finest bands to help ring in the new year. Continue reading…

The Rumble Gives Thanks

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MP3: Raw Moans – “You’ve Got Mail” (Crypt Thing remix)
MP3: Ume – “The Conductor”
MP3: Shapes of Future Frames – “Gallows”

This Saturday at Bar Pink will be the last chance this year for San Diegans to gorge themselves on the Rumble’s smorgasbord of free music.

To mark the occasion, our friends at Future Sounds have cooked up a great lineup for Rumble-goers — including Shapes of Future Frames, Ute, and Raw Moans.

First, San Diego’s own Shapes of Future Frames will tantalize the crowd with their special brand of space rock. Featuring members of Scarlet Symphony and The Old In Out, Shapes of Future Frames fuse elements of prog and glam into something otherworldly and unique. The band released its debut seven-inch last year, and is currently at work on its debut full-length. For more information, check out our February 2010 interview with Shapes of Future Frames.
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Contest: Win Shapes of Future Frames’ New 7-Inch

Photo credit: James Norton

Don’t let the name fool you — Shapes of Future Frames are a band whose time is now, and interest should only grow after they throw their release party at the Tin Can Ale House on Saturday, July 10th. For your chance to win a copy of the new record, keep reading. Continue reading