The Joy Formidable – The Irenic, San Diego – July 20, 2016

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The Joy Formidable, a Welsh band that mixes elements of 90’s alt-rock (Garbage, Cranberries), shoegaze (Slowdive, Lush) and modern all-over-the-place indie rock, played the Irenic this week for a good sized and very enthusiastic crowd.  Sometimes I wonder how groups like this get discovered by so many people.  There is really no rock-radio or video channel supporting bands like this but tours with groups like Muse and Editors must have helped them build a solid following. Continue reading

The Palace Ballroom – “Brass Tacks”

Did you like the 90′s?  I really liked the 90′s.  Apparently so does The Palace Ballroom, an indie/post-grunge/melodic alt-rock band from San Diego.  And really, fuck it, don’t worry about genres or labels or styles – just click the arrow, turn your volume up, and rock out…

The Palace Ballroom: websitefacebook bandcamp – sdreader