When we heard that Star Girls, a Star Wars-themed burlesque show, was coming to San Diego’s own Horton Grand Theater last weekend, we were obviously intrigued. We thought our faithful readers just might be interested in something like that too, so we took one for the team and took photos of the lovely performers for you. Continue reading…
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For the past three years, Santa Maria transplants Science Fiction have been gracing their adopted home of San Diego with a funky, sauntering brand of jazz.
Comprised of brothers Aaron and Allen de la Rosa on guitars, Antonio Bravo on drums, and Jacob Miranda on bass, the talented troupe excels at both improv and composition, layering catchy fretwork over danceable bass lines and percussion. The band applies those sonic layers only to tear them down, then rebuild them in unexpected and refreshing ways. Because of this, Science Fiction’s live shows are captivating events that always leave you wanting more.
When the band joins Paris-based experimentalists The Kandinsky Effect at the Office tonight (September 28), you’ll have a chance to see for yourself. In the meantime, Science Fiction were kind enough to send us their Poetic Memory. With influences ranging from George Benson to 8-bit Nintendo, it’s a revealing look at what makes this quartet tick. Check it out below…
If the weeks following Comic-Con have you suffering from cosplay withdrawal, don’t worry — we’ve got your methadone right here. The Star Wars-themed video for “Love and Leave,” by Chicago’s Scattered Trees, tells the story of the unlikely romance between a storm trooper and his captive princess.
The clever premise and twist ending make for an entertaining video, but the real star of the show is Scattered Trees’ slow-burning ballad. “Love and Leave” can be found on the band’s emotional debut album, Sympathy, now available for purchase.
You can also pick up a copy in person this Friday, August 5 at the Casbah, when Scattered Trees play with The Alternate Routes. Tickets for the show can be bought here. Slave Leia outfits are optional but, as always, highly recommended.