Here’s some local music you should probably know about.
New Reader contributor Bobby Bray gave you the http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/dec/28/blurt-techy-grooves/">low down on the Moonshake “Future Disco, Spacey House, and Techy Groove” party at http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/mar/02/deal-kadan/">Kadan in this week’s Blurt column. The biweekly dance night is curated by resident DJ’s Dr. Indulgent (aka Lee Reynolds), Mark E. Quark, and Bob Dazzla, and sounds a lot like http://soundcloud.com/moonshake-sd">this. Keep an eye out for more music and feature stories from Bray in upcoming issues.
To help the Che Café raise the $12,000 necessary to renew their insurance policy, San Diego-gone-Big Apple musician Jesse Kranzler organized a http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/dec/22/che-cafe-three-day-benefit-no-age-health-xbxrx/">three day music festival featuring acts including No Age, HEALTH, XBXRX, Crystal Antlers, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/feb/23/blurt-innerds/">Innerds, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/sep/19/groovetube-batwings-vaginals-stripper-pussy-monoga/">Upsilon Acrux, Devfits, Monsterpussy, Kenseth & Brandon, and California Bleeding. The show will also see the reunion of Kranzler’s virtuoso math rock trio WITT. Listen to WITT’s There’s Blood EP http://witt.bandcamp.com/">here. You won’t regret it.
Finding a place in that psychedelic reverb dreamspace where Pink Floyd, Dungen, and Radiohead meet, Pilots are making a name for themselves among the local indie rock crowd. For fans of http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/nov/24/a-scribe-amidst-the-lions-roars-to-mexico-releases/">A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Earthless, and Schitzophonics. Stream and download Pilots’ debut EP http://pilotsband.bandcamp.com/album/ep">here, and don’t bogart that joint, brah.
Mystery Cave makes ambient, stumbling http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/jun/06/san-diegos-beat-scene/">beats what for spacing out to. Chill, expansive jams. Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/mysterycavemusic">here.
Sponge pulls from genres including Breaks, Chill Out, Dubstep, Electronica, Glitch, Hard Dance, Hip-Hop, Minimal, Progressive House, Psy-Trance, Reggae/Dub, Soundscape Design, Tech House, Techno, and Trance to create epic sound journeys that tend to be great for bicycling. Or jogging, if you’re into that. Enhance http://soundcloud.com/electricspongecake">here.
Check out the last http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/sep/28/sonic-stream-kynan-psychic-dancehall-eshone-tv-gir/">Sonic Stream blog for more local awesome.