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Friday Find – “Pharoah” by Ed Ghost Tucker – 11/21/14

The San Diego music scene offers endless opportunities to celebrate the end of a week. So when a friend said she needed a night out, and wanted to go to Soda Bar on Saturday, I couldn’t hesitate to make it a date. Soda Bar is a reliable venue for great live music, especially featuring local talent. And since my friend’s music taste is sufficiently trustworthy, I didn’t need to preview the lineup to commit. Upon a quick peak at the Saturday night schedule though, I was delighted to discover Ed Ghost Tucker is performing the headlining set to kick off their new EP, Channels. Loving their artistic live musical performance, I’ve danced off the edge of my seat awaiting this EP release.

This vivacious foursome was instantly infections with their track, Devils, recorded at Lost Ark Studio in September 2013. I can’t spread enough love for that dark pop tune, but today’s Friday Find features another favorite, Pharoah.

Pharaoh opens with a sophisticated a cappella rhythm, proving this dynamic vocal trio of singer songwriters can do more with a song than just harmonize. While elegantly blending instrumental melodies, Ed Ghost Tucker’s playful musicality spans an indie pop style ranging from a touch of twang to new wave. Their poignant lyrics and spirited precision, fervently set to an irresistibly upbeat dance pace can tickle every soul to sway and move their feet. Having enjoyed Ed Ghost Tucker’s evolution over the past year, their recorded set of six songs on Channels will be a treat to download at the end of a night of dancing.

So come out to Soda Bar on Saturday, and come early to hear the hypnotic electro pop from Nick Venus, and the indie pop trio Beginners, from Los Angeles. The infectious energy from these talents will feed our spirits long enough to cook a turkey all day on Thursday.

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