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…
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…
Fun as all that globetrotting sounds, Transfer have finally returned to America’s Finest City. You can welcome the boys home on Thursday, April 21, when they play the latest edition of Fluxx Live.
Transfer will be joined by Rafter, whose eccentric, dancey tunes can always be counted on to keep local butts shaking. In January, he released Quiet Storm, a surprise album that added black metal to his otherwise brightly colored palette of influences.
Rounding out the San Diego trifecta, Republic of Letters will open the night with their radio-friendly rock. If you miss them on Thursday, you can catch them on April 25 at Soda Bar, where they’ll play with the UK band Brother.
As usual, this month’s Fluxx Live event will be hosted by the omnipresent Tim Pyles. Ikah Love, who was recently voted the Commune’s Local of the Month, will handle DJ duties. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page, and tickets can be purchased here.