New releases this week include two songs by Gayle Skidmore, “Rag Doll” and “Barrel, Trigger, Gun,” issued March 2 on a split cassette with Minor Bird. Griever’s debut full-length, Our Love Is Different, will be available on vinyl with an enclosed download code.
Folk-rocker John Helix will debut his second album, Chronic Happiness, at Lestat’s in Normal Heights on March 6. Over in City Heights that same night, the release party for Hot Nerds’ Strategically Placed Banana happens at the Soda Bar.
When Cathouse Thursday drops a new three-song EP at 98 Bottles on March 21, they’ll also play a set of Grateful Dead cuts. On March 28 at the Casbah, psychedelic rockers the Loons are releasing Inside Out Your Mind, as well as playing a second set backing Glenn Campbell for a round of tunes from his old garage band, the Misunderstood. “Our favorite San Diego band, the Schitzophonics, will open the show,” says Loons frontman Mike Stax.
Wolves of Eden have a five-song EP that debuts digitally on March 30. “The EP includes a lesser-known Jeff Buckley cover, ‘Nightmares by the Sea,’ a dark song for him and right up our alley to make even darker,” Jason Rain tells the Reader. Wolves of Eden will play a pre-release date at the Merrow in Hillcrest on Tuesday, March 10.
Tom Brosseau’s full-length Perfect Abandon, which drops March 31 at House of Blues, is being promoted with videos for the lead single “Roll Along with Me” (with B-side “Dark Garage,” which was recorded on KCSB Radio in 2004), and for “My Sweetest Friend.”
March 31 is also the release date for Blaster from Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. The former San Diegan and Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer will be on tour promoting the album through May 30.