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Friday Find – “Figure It Out” by Shake Before Us – 8/29/14

The first single, “Figure It Out”, off Shake Before Us’  sophomore effort, Radio Time Bomb is an absolute “must hear” that leads into a hook-filled record (that’s right you can actually get this on vinyl!!) that leaves you wanting more. And guess what? You’re in luck…the record release party for Shake Before Us is TONIGHT at Casbah (for more info check out the event page).

Joining Shake Before Us for tonight’s revelry are San Diego favorites, SchitzophonicsThe New Kinetics, and the newly reformed, The Stereotypes. Tickets are still available for a super low price of $7 here or the old fashioned way at the door.

Either way, make sure you make your way down to the Casbah tonight for an explosive night of new tunes and great times!   Doors @8:30 p.m.- don’t be late!

Follow Shake Before Us on twitter: @ShakeBeforeUs

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And take a lookie here! Shake Before Us are among some of our favorites (Don’t see your faves? Write ‘em in!) are nominated for a SDMA (voting is super tough this year).

Seeya tonight!!!!!

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Listen in: Blackout Party’s “Go Easy, Louise”

With perennial San Diego Music Award nominees Blackout Party set to drop a new album, “Float On Towards Our Doom,” this fall — the band has shared their second single from the upcoming full-length with us: “Go Easy, Louise.”

A different animal than the recently released title track, the band aims for heartstrings with this one rather than the jugular. Leaning into nostalgic sentiment about the impending death of a loved one, the group settles into an buoyant mid-tempo ramble while tackling a formidable subject which could weigh down even the savviest of songsmiths. Instead, it sounds more celebratory than mournful — pounding drums prop up soaring choruses and when the bridge hits, a ripping electric guitar splits time with an explosive slide lead.

According to lead singer/guitarist Brian Holwerda, “I wrote this one for my Grandma Louise right before she passed a while back. Most people can probably relate to this subject, dealing with a loved one trapped in their physical body — wishing they could be released and finally find peace. We were able to get a clip of her speaking to me on the phone and used it in the intro here; one of my favorites off the new record.”

The local quintet have also recently announced an IndieGoGo campaign to help them with mixing, mastering and pressing the new album. Please go here to lend a hand (and be sure to buy that swirly “swamp green, wizard purple” vinyl!).

Want to touch the vinyl... Aaaaaawooooo!

Want to touch the vinyl… Aaaaaawooooo!

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Friday Find – “Dirty Mirror” by the touchies – 7/25/14

Showing the sensitive side of their punk rock roots the Friday Find showcases the touchies’ “Dirty Mirror” from their latest record Mess With The Unicorn…Get The Horn has me from the first line:

“Makes me look ten years younger..”

LISTEN HERE!

HELL Yeah touchies!! Seriously,-if you’re here in San Diego, wanna have a great time and your heart can keep a beat, your toes will start tappin’ next thing you know you might end up dancing or moshing with Dino Touchie in his signature Luchador mask .

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Bottom line- you don’t wanna miss a single show that this terrific trio deliver every time. Frontman, Stanze Touchie, is charismatic and is as relentless with his Fender Jagstange as he his with his swift and witty lyrics, and from the first show you’ll ever see he’ll make you feel like an instant old friend. Bassist, Mishey Touchie, wails away while joking with the audience and sings harmony punk rock style, which is to say that she’s completely awesome. Drummer, Von Touchie, deliverers rhythm that just won’t quit at punishing speeds to his skins that holds this trio together. For another glimpse of what the touchies are like, I recommend “GO!” also found on their Reverbnation page http://www.reverbnation.com/thetouchies.

The Touchies are playing something akin to one of their dream-come-true-shows TOMORROW night at the Casbah  with The LoonsPleasure Fix, and the iconic pop punk powerhouse, The Muffs, tickets are actually still available for $12 but I’d get a scurry on it here.

Get there early this is one show you won’t wanna miss.

LOOK OUT HERE COME THE TOUCHIES!!!!

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Friday Find – “We’re Gonna Get You High” by Grand Tarantula

The long wait for new tunes by Grand Tarantula is (almost) over. Their Slime Times EP will be out at the end of July and to end June they’re playing a kick ass show hosted by our friends at OfShowsAndBurritos.com. This Saturday, June 28 at Ken Club with the likes of Teenage Exorcists (another Friday Find alum) and Trips.

Grand Tarantula livin' large. (Photo by Marissa Mortati.)

Grand Tarantula livin’ large. Photo by Marissa Mortati.

GT’s sound equal parts pop and punk with enthusiasm and catchiness in spades. Just try not bobbing your head to the beat! To get you even more effing pumped for this show check out GT’s killer new video directed by OSAB‘s own Marissa Mortati. It features lots of things you already love- pizza, beer, navels, chest hair, girls with tattoos, confetti… what more could you want? A new favorite song? Ok, it’s got that too. Enjoy! Ya dig? See you Saturday!

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Friday Find – “Something to Lose” by Second Cousins – 6/20/14

I’ve been impatiently waiting for Second Cousins to release some music since catching them live last year. And it’s finally time! The young quartet will celebrate their EP release next Wednesday, June 25 at the Belly Up with Inspired and The Sleep and Taken by Canadians (a previous Friday Find artist).

The first single off the EP “Something to Lose” is a gentle folk-ish tune that has a dreamy quality to it. The kind of song that’ll make you want to kick back with a cold cocktail on a warm summer night. Singer-guitarist Austin Burns has a delicate rasp to his voice which gives it an old soulful feeling (despite his young age). In style and sound it reminds me a bit of Nick Drake. But enough blabbering… get to listening:

See you at Belly Up!

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Friday Find – “Can’t Take It” by The Schitzophonics – 6/6/14

“I’m sorry sometimes our shows are like this…” mumbled laughing frontman, Pat Beers.

“AWESOME?!?!?!?” answered an enthusiastic audience member last Wednesday night at The Soda Bar.

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This exchange occurred after The Schitzophonics, in between songs riffed, joked around and ‘prolly created another smash- in front the fans that stuck it out to be swept up in the tsunami of sound the band is well-known and ardently loved for.

If you haven’t seen The Schitzophonics you’re in luck –  they’re playing Art Around Adams (8PM Blindspot Records Stage) this Saturday, June 7.

Frontman and guitarist, Pat Beers, plays as if his very life depends on the quality of each note that he either rips out or gently cajoles from his guitar.  To watch Beers and his guitar is something akin to a storm and a war between the two of them yet the outcome is just about the most impassioned guitar playing you’ll ever hear not to mention the man has the moves.  If Beers musical mayhem can be simulated to war and he the General then he has the best two Lieutenant Generals at his side and the other side had better surrender -and quick.  Tom Lord provides high energy and swift bass lines that never fail to compliment nor compete with Beers intense showmanship.  Furthermore adding Lord as backing vocals was a strategic move worthy of Gen. Patton himself.  The backbone of the Schitzophonics is the rock-steady, flawless and fearless Lety Beers. Mrs. Beers has to have one of the toughest gigs in San Diego or in music alone with the high-flying improvisational solos her guitarist keeps coming her way- and she kills it every show!

If you wanna hear more from The Schitzophonics check out their latest single here on their latest single “Can’t Take It” here.

See you at Art Around Adams tomorrow! Click here for the full lineup.

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Friday Find – “(Prelude) Black Roses” by Black Market III – 5/30/14

Black Market III is a familiar favorite in the San Diego music scene. Frontman, Scottie Blinn is an old pro who knows his way around a guitar. And whether he’s singing his original tunes or or covering a range from Tom Waits to Social Distortion, his soul will make you wanna move your feet.

Backed by Roxy Coverdale’s sweet vocals and smooth bass and Gavin Glenn’s raw rhythm on drums, this blues-rooted crew is always rockin’ and always recording, and offers a show to dance to. So If you wanna see some chandeliers swing, stop by the Riviera Supper Club on Saturday May 31 at 9p. Sam Uosikkinen, another local talent, will also play an opening set. This is a great opportunity to catch BMIII in town before they take off again on their next European tour.

Here’s their “(Prelude) Black Roses,” for a Friday treat.


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