April showers of San Diego record releases

...the latest from local artists

Same Sun Same Moon for bluesy electro-rock duo Little Hurricane...
  • Same Sun Same Moon for bluesy electro-rock duo Little Hurricane...

New Orleans-style jazz outfit Euphoria Brass Band will debut their new CD at Panama 66 in Balboa Park on Friday, March 31. Santee reggae band Strictly Skunk has a CD release planned for April 1 at Lestat’s. Former San Diegan Gayle Skidmore returns to the Casbah on April 4 to launch her latest full-length The Golden West. The April 8 release party at Dizzy’s for the new album from jazz mainstays Joe Garrison & Night People will feature Lori Bell (flute, Ariana Warren (clarinet), Derek Cannon (flugelhorn), Brian O'Donnell (trombone), Melonie Grinnell (piano), Tim McNalley (bass), and Michael Hayes (drums).

Little Hurricane

..."OTL" off of their latest album, <em>Same Sun, Same Moon</em>

..."OTL" off of their latest album, Same Sun, Same Moon

Bluesy electro-rock duo Anthony “Tone” Catalano and Celeste “C.C.” Spina, aka Little Hurricane, will premier Same Sun Same Moon on April 14 via their new label Mascot Records (home to Monster Truck, Black Label Society, etc.). A video for the track “OTL” directed by Jordan Albertsen (their second collaboration together) is available on their Reader band page.

Barbara Nesbitt’s Right As Rain debuts April 15 at Java Joe’s most recent host venue in Old Town, Musicians Union Hall. “It’s going to be a nice way to show off the new Java Joe’s, and I’ll have my shiny new record and some other fun merch available,” she says. “There will be a couple of surprise guest performances, but you’ll just have to come out to find out who.”

Anti-folk singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill spent most of the past decade caring for the ailing founder of Crawdaddy! magazine Paul Williams, putting her own successful music career on hold until his passing in 2013. That experience informs much of her return LP The Adventurist, which drops April 22 at the Casbah. “Special guests will include a set by the amazing Syd Straw, songwriter and long ago member of the Golden Palominos,” Berryhill says of the show, for which she’ll be backed by David Carpenter (Dead Rock West), Chris Hoffee (Atom Orr), and Lou Reed’s longtime drummer Danny Frankel. “O said he may saunter in and do a few songs. Nena Anderson too, so surprises will abound.”

Also due this month, Manual Scan/Shambles frontman Bart Mendoza will drop Paris Yesterday/Demos 1996–2007 via Spain’s Snap! Records, the first of several planned “from the vault” releases.

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