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Live Photos: The Silent Comedy and Hell on Heels Burlesque at the Lafayette Hotel, December 31, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Saturday night’s New Year’s Eve celebration at the Lafayette Hotel bid a fun farewell to 2011, thanks to the presence of some of San Diego’s best bands and plenty of hangover-inducing alcohol. The hotel’s Lafayette and Mississippi rooms served as dual stages for bands like Transfer, The Heavy Guilt, and The Creepy Creeps, one-man-band Low Volts played in the lobby, and the lovely ladies of Hell on Heels Burlesque strutted their stuff poolside. Headliners The Silent Comedy took to the stage just before midnight to make sure that the first thing attendees heard in 2012 was great music.

Because we love you, we put down our drinks long enough to snap some pictures of The Silent Comedy’s set, which you can see below. And, even though we’re technically a music site, we figured you’d want to see photos of Hell on Heels Burlesque too, so enjoy. Photos may be NSFW depending on how your boss feels about girls in pasties. Check out the photos…

The Silent Comedy’s New Year’s Resolutions

Photo credit: Rebecca Joelson

As we await the arrival of 2012 (and with it some always-amusing apocalypse paranoia), it’s time to bid adieu to the beautiful mess that was 2011. For San Diegans, there are plenty of fun New Year’s Eve options to choose from, but none glow with quite so much wattage as the gala event planned at the Lafayette Hotel. A whopping eight acts will be on hand to help you ring in the new year, including Transfer, The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Hell on Heels Burlesque, Creepxotica, Low Volts, and The Visual Underground.

That lineup would be pretty amazing on its own, but we haven’t even mentioned the headliner: San Diego’s own The Silent Comedy. We can’t think of a better way to count down to midnight than raising a glass to a sweat-soaked, super-charged set of folk from the charismatic four-piece. Tickets for the sure-to-be-awesome event can be purchased here.

In anticipation of the show, we asked The Silent Comedy for a list of their New Year’s resolutions for 2012. You can check it out below. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: The Silent Comedy – “Purple Heart”

The Silent Comedy have just created a video for their rare song, “Purple Heart,” and they were kind enough to give us the first look. The live session was shot during the band’s recent Summer Sweat tour at the Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg, OR, and the winery’s expansive acoustics lend the perfect backdrop to the song’s quiet power. Continue reading…

The Silent Comedy Join Edward Sharpe, Fruit Bats, Josh Ritter for Dave Matthews Band Caravan

San Diego favorites The Silent Comedy have just told us that they’ve been chosen to play the George, WA stop of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan.

The 3-day festival will be held from September 2-4 at the Gorge Ampitheatre, and boasts an impressive lineup that includes Gogol Bordello, The Roots, Devotchka, Fruit Bats, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, and the subtabularly dreaming Dave Matthews himself. Continue reading…