I was fifteen when Bright Eyes released 2005’s Iâ€™m Wide Awake its Morning, and the band’s albums helped guide me through my tumultuous teenage years. At Soma on September 21, as kids too young to remember life before the MP3 lined up to buy vinyl and CD’s, it felt like high school all over again. Continue reading…
Tori Roze has a big voice. With a set of pipes that powerful, she could crack safes, cause hurricanes, or devour Tokyo. But luckily for San Diego, she uses that voice as a force for good, tirelessly treating fans to her sultry mix of blues and soul.
Along with her backing band, The Hot Mess, Roze can be heard around town covering everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to MGMT, or wowing audiences with cuts from her own arsenal of swanky originals. Her talent hasn’t fallen on deaf ears — the song “Sweet Drank” was recently featured as a Tim Pyles Local Member of the Day selection and she was nominated for Best Acoustic Act at last year’s San Diego Music Awards.
Tori Roze and the Hot Mess have a slew of gigs lined up in the coming weeks — including an appearance at the San Diego Art Walk and Street Fair — and in September they’ll take their steamy stylings abroad for a European tour. Playing all those shows requires plenty of stamina and dedication, so we asked them for a list of the things that inspire them. Their Poetic Memory and a list of tour dates are below. Continue reading…
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.