Singer/keyboard player Danny Castro fronts Long Live Logos and runs an all-age music venue called the Selah Building in Escondido; it's in the same space as his father's nondenominational Selah Ministry church. Castro usually hosts performances on Saturday nights.
"Our shows are completely independent of my dad's church," says Castro. "But I wouldn't be down with Nazis or assholes that cuss too much. Rap and hip-hop would be kind of tough [to book]. We don't have much metal-core. Mosh pits ruin the carpet.... Most of the [local] bands that play here are screamo or indie rock, like the Strokes."
"We usually play here two times a month," says Castro of his band. "Sometimes some friends of ours need us to open for them, and we end up playing three or four times in one month. People start saying, 'We already heard you.' "
Castro says that although Selah holds only about 150 people, he has hosted such touring bands as Under Oath, Letter Kills, and Saosin. The last all-age Escondido venue that offered bands was a downtown coffeehouse called the Library. The owner claimed police harassment forced the closure.
"The cops actually came here the night of our Acceptance show," says Castro. "We had a big fight with two girls. The cops asked me if the problem had been resolved, and we told them yes. They said if we needed anything to just give them a call. Other times they just drive by and leave us alone."
Get Back Loretta and Long Live Logos perform tomorrow at the Selah Building (530 West Second Avenue).