Tag Archive | cd release

Friday Find – “The Tragedy” by Taken by Canadians – 5/16/14

North County band Taken by Canadians are about to release their album Here’s to Returning All the Tragedy We Saw and were kind enough to let me have an early listen. The track “The Tragedy,” from which the album title is derived, got my attention immediately and I found myself humming it long after listening. With a little […]

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Friday Find – “God of Small Things” by The Burning of Rome – 5/2/14

Friday Find – “God of Small Things” by The Burning of Rome – 5/2/14

The Burning of Rome had me hooked from the first time I heard them, almost two years ago, at a live performance on the Lafayette hotel’s back patio (also a show where I fell in love with a couple of other favorite local rock groups). Having sung, danced and head-banged to the intense, uplifting energy […]

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“Master” Piece: Boy King Takes the DIY Approach to Next Level

Saturday, August 17 Boy King will celebrate the release of their second album, Master, at The Casbah with The Burning of Rome, Hills Like Elephants, & Gloomsday. You don’t have to scratch and claw your way beneath the surface of local band Boy King to find out what critics and fans have been raving about. […]

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Hey There: An Interview with Shelbi Bennett of The Midnight Pine

Al Howard wasn’t exaggerating when he decreed that the singer for his newest band, The Midnight Pine, had “one of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in my life.” The young songstress, Shelbi Bennett, has an incredible set of pipes which fill each line she sings with soulful character. To call her vocals “haunting” seems […]

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You Can’t Do Better: Old Tiger CD Release at The Casbah 10/12

A couple months back I was lucky enough to be asked to do a music feature in Mission Valley News. My editor advised that I pick a band I felt strongly about and who had something interesting to promote. Within 5 minutes I was exchanging emails with Old Tiger‘s singer Dustin Lothspeich. I knew a […]

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Should Have Known: The Heavy Guilt, Hills Like Elephants, The Black Sands, and Sundrop Electric at Soda Bar

I have been looking forward to seeing The Black Sands since I was made aware that Al Howard of The Heavy Guilt had a second band when I interviewed him back in February. Plus I rarely miss The Guilt, plus I have been meaning to check out Soda Bar, plus it was Friday, plus…. well, […]

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