Spooky Cigarette – Che Cafe, San Diego – March 24, 2016

Spooky Cigarette

San Diego’s Spooky Cigarette opened for Brooklyn band Haybaby at the Ché Café last night.  This band shows an obvious love of late 70′s/early 80′s post-punk/no-wave, combining distorted and often discordant keys, melodic guitar and bass, staccato drumming and almost atonal (and also distorted) vocals in a sound that is a real throw-back to the art-rock of those earlier times.  It would really surprise me if these guys weren’t really into Joy Division and early New Order and it’s fun to watch and listen to younger bands mine those influences.  And while the mostly awful sound system found at the Che was not doing them any favors, Spooky Cigarette still put on a great show and I hope to have a chance to catch them again soon.

Spooky Cigarette facebook page.