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Casbah & Sezio Present : Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers has seen his music alter ego hit meteoric heights since Youth Lagoon first splashed on the scene in 2011. From signing to Fat Possum Records to some Spring tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie, his year of hibernation has definitely ended.  On Wednesday, April 11th Youth Lagoon will make its third stop in San Diego, hitting the all ages Porter's Pub on UCSD campus.  You can grab your tickets to the show here, and if you missed our studio session with Youth Lagoon you can see that below.

Joining Youth Lagoon will be Porcelain Raft, and San Diego's Jeans Wilder.  Sample a couple tracks below if you're unfamiliar:

Porcelain Raft - "Drifting In and Out"

Jeans Wilder - "Blanket Mountain"

Poster designed by Michael Delaney.

Posted By zack | 3/21/2012 | 10:48 PM | Add a Comment

Mrs. Magician : Strange Heaven

Mrs Magician are back in town after a two-month trek around the US opening for the likes of Cults and the newly reformed Hot Snakes.  Swami Records released their debut LP, which came out digitally last month.  Check out "The Spells" off Strange Heaven below, and catch MM live at Soda Bar on Saturday, May 26th for their vinyl release party.  Their record and t-shirts feature some rad artwork from Soda Bar poster designer Dusty Dirtweed.


Posted By zack | 3/15/2012 | 11:39 PM | View Comments (1)

Girls, UMO @ North Park Theater

North Park Theater hosted a pair of buzz bands Friday night.  The Casbah presented the sold out show featuring San Francisco's Girls, and Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra.  We sent Tommy McAdams out to snap a few shots, check out a selection from his film camera below and the entire album here


Unknown Mortal Orchestra

All photos by Tommy McAdams. View more here

Posted By zack | 3/5/2012 | 10:19 PM | Add a Comment

The Tree Ring : Hike-In Show

Last fall The Tree Ring hosted a hike-in show a couple miles up the Big Laguna Trail east of San Diego. Per usual, film maker Destin Cretton was there to capture the magic. The video below features a new song from The Tree Ring and a lot of familiar faces. Enjoy.

Posted By zack | 2/24/2012 | 10:54 AM | View Comments (1)

MVM : M. Ward

M. Ward has spent the last couple years backing Zooey Deschanel in She & Him, while his solo project sat on the shelf for a bit. She & Him is lovely and all, but let's be serious - M. Ward released Post-War, one of my favorite records all of time. Needless to say we were excited to hear that M. Ward will be making a trip down to San Diego in between his two Coachella performances. On Monday, April 16th the Belly Up will host this rare performance on the heels of his new release A Wasteland Companion (due out April 10th on Merge Records).

Grab your tickets to the show here, and check out M. Ward's newest single "The First Time I Ran Away" below:

Posted By zack | 2/20/2012 | 7:15 PM | View Comments (2)