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Wolves of Eden’s Rain reigns with “epic rock riffs and bluesy, groveling guitars.”
  • Wolves of Eden’s Rain reigns with “epic rock riffs and bluesy, groveling guitars.”
Past Event

Bass Clef Experiment and Dave Humphries

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
  • Java Joe's, 3536 Adams Avenue, San Diego

Several new local acts and team-ups are prepping debut releases and performances. British invader Dave Humphries has been collaborating with Bass Clef Experiment Trio, with their next joint performance set for Java Joe’s on February 21. Radio impresario Gary Ràchac is working with Duncan Faure of the Bay City Rollers on new songs planned for Ràchac’s next release. “I will also be helping Duncan with the booking of his solo project and personal appearances,” Ràchac tells the Reader.

Past Event

Son of Radul, Ogd_S(11), Vaginals

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Merrow, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego
Past Event

Casino Royale

  • Friday, April 10, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Java Joe's, 3536 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Past Event

Griever, Kodiak, Ghostlimb

  • Friday, February 27, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

Wolves of Eden features guitarist Jason Rain, a Berklee alum who did time in L.A. groups before moving to San Diego. “The band specializes in orchestral arrangements of electronic sounds with epic rock riffs and bluesy, groveling guitar and vocals,” Rain says. A self-titled debut EP, featuring a cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Nightmares by the Sea,” drops March 31.

Marcelo Radulovich is developing new material for live performances as Son of Radul, which he describes as “a cool, fat blend of electronics, guitar, and voice, [with] lots of beats and slow, ultra moody spaces.” The project debuts March 22 at the Merrow.

The Hiroshima Mockingbirds features two members of the New Kinetics: guitarist Brian Reilly and drummer Jon Bonser (also known from Soft Lions).

Spirit Club — with Nathan Williams (Wavves), Joel Williams (D/Wolves, TV Girl), and Andrew Caddick (Jeans Wilder) — will soon drop their debut full-length via the Ghost Ramp label, promoted by a video for “Still Life” directed by Jacob Turnbloom (Mrs. Magician and First Wave Hello). Casino Royale, a new acoustic trio featuring two Shambles (Reader contributor Bart Mendoza and David Fleminger) alongside Normandie Wilson, appears April 10 at Java Joe’s.

We must also bid a fond farewell: “hardcore strike force” Kodiak’s final show happens February 27 at Soda Bar on a bill that includes Deep Sea Thunder Beast and Griever (which will debut their new record).

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Update RE Wolves of Eden: The band will play its first public concert on March 10 at the Merrow in Hillcrest. As for Casino Royale, you can catch one of their first shows at Java Joe's in Normal Heights on April 10.

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