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Where You Want To Be: Soda Bar, all weekend 3/15-3/17

So I just realized I have to move. At least for the weekend. I need a cot at Soda Bar– maybe under the pool table?

Why? Because holy crap fantastic music, that’s why.

Friday:

The New Kinetics, The Paragraphs, Recordable Colors, and Ed Ghost Tucker. $5. 8:30pm

The band I’m most familiar with in this lot is The Paragraphs. Awesome guys making awesome music…. and they aren’t hard to look at. Singer Jesse Lee Hofbaur’s vocals set the gritty rock tone for the band. Their sets are always tight and the new material they’ve been playing sounds freakin’ rad. I’ve been hearing tons of good stuff about the headliners, The New Kinetics, so I’m looking forward to finally seeing them live. The female-fronted band offers powerful rock with dirty guitar licks. Just a couple listens and I’m kicking myself for not seeing them sooner. Recordable Colors and Ed Ghost Tucker are both in a similar vein of indie-rock featuring both ethereal female vocals balanced by some male vox. EGT being slightly more folk. A well rounded evening and it’s only $5!

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Saturday:

 Dead Feather Moon, Brothers Weiss, and Mrs. Henry. $10. 8:30pm.

Dead Feather Moon is very high on my list of San Diego favorites. They do raucous rock and hair-flying guitar solos like no one’s business. Singer Justen Berge’s vocals at the helm offer vulnerability when needed and in-your-face rock when wanted. Greg Peter’s delicate notes on lap steel are always attention-grasping and heart-string-pulling. Brothers Weiss are a new outfit so I guess we’ll all be surprised with this- although an inside source told me the instrument-only demos he heard by BW were killer. Hopefully he’s not lying. Annnnnd Mrs. Henry– I’ve missed them far too many times so I think it’s been around a year since I’ve seen them. Very 70s rock with a twinges country and blues that fit this bill.

Sunday:

Richard Buckner and The Midnight Pine. $12. 8:30pm.

I simply adore The Midnight Pine. While Al Howard already can pretty much do no wrong in my book he really struck gold in singer Shelbi Bennett. Add Sean Martin’s sweet strummings on the acoustic- this trio is not to be missed and this is great chance to see them. Richard Buckner is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter with two decades of recording history. His latest album “Our Blood” is a dreamy combination of his vocals, light folk-country elements, and a stripped-down soundscape. This line-up looks like a perfect wrap to the weekend.

Hope to see y’all at one, two, or three of these shows. If you can find me check under the pool table or look for crazy dance moves by the stage.

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About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

2 comments on “Where You Want To Be: Soda Bar, all weekend 3/15-3/17

  1. Jen want to send you calendar of our shows. Hope to hear from you.

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