Brian Karscig and Dead Feather Moon

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8 p.m.

Where: The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego | get directions

Cost: $10 - $12

Age limit: 21+

Brian Karscig once flirted with rock stardom as the frontman of local glam band Louis XIV, one of the most sexed up and lowdown groups of self-described degenerates ever to sneer their way across America. You could see a bit of that bad boy persona all the way back to his days with Dishwater and Convoy, though without the Queen-level pomp and bombast that he brought to Louis XIV, as seen on TV with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Carson Daly. Despite getting signed to bigtime Atlantic Records and being cited one of Rolling Stone’s Ten Artists to Watch in 2005, that band splintered, and he ended up cofounding the Nervous Wreckords in 2009, alongside keyboardist-guitarist Anthony Saffery of the UK band Cornershop. The Wreckords seem to have become an on-and-off endeavor (as has the occasionally reunited Louis), though he certainly hasn’t remained idle.

Over the past few years, he’s been producing albums for bands like locals Subsurfer, Transfer, the Silent Comedy, and Anya Marina, as well as co-writing songs, recording, and appearing onstage with the Killers. Currently performing around town as a solo act, expect his April 20 set at the Casbah to include vintage tracks by Convoy, Louis XIV, and the Nervous Wreckords, as well as more recent solo numbers said to be planned for an upcoming full-length. The bill includes North County psychedelic alt-country act Dead Feather Moon, bluesy classic rock band Hiroshima Mockingbirds, and guitar-synth rockers Twin Ritual.


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