Escondido artist Ellis gets electro-funky on this year’s In the Dark.
  • Escondido artist Ellis gets electro-funky on this year’s In the Dark.
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Lurid Memory and Unicorn Death

  • Friday, October 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Til-Two, 4746 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego

New releases this week include a full-length from Brian Ellis called In the Dark, as well as a fifth studio album from Wavves, titled V, and Lurid Memory’s Dematerializing EP, which premieres October 2 at Til-Two.

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Oceanside Sound System and No Kings

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9 p.m.
  • Winstons Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego
  • 21+ / $5 - $10

No Kings’ debut album, the O.B.-themed Lowlifes and High Rollers, drops October 3 at Winstons. “All attendees will get our album as a bonus,” says Joel Brust, “and we’ve got a horn section coming onboard, and possibly some keys as well.” Recorded and produced by their drummer’s brother Gab Scatolin, a successful producer and musician in São Paulo, Brazil, guest players include Scott Inumberable (2000 Tons of TNT, Mochilero Allstars) and Felix Sierra (SM Familia).

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Kitty Plague and Zombie Barbie

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Merrow, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego
  • 21+

On October 6, Angels and Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge is releasing the first of a planned trilogy of novels co-written with author Suzanne Young, titled Poet Anderson...of Nightmares, tying into related band recordings, films, etc. The release party for Kitty Plague’s L’appel Duvide happens October 15 at the Merrow, for a bill that also includes Zombie Barbie and Mark Kramer.

Both the Shambles and True Stories (each fronted by Reader contributor Bart Mendoza) have new releases due October 15 from Bickerton Records, with the True Stories EP Pop and Shambles EP Radio Daze — The Pyles Sessions only available in vinyl and digital formats.


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Battalion of Saints at the Observatory in Santa Ana, March 7, 2015

Battalion of Saints at the Observatory in Santa Ana, March 7, 2015

A new version of Battalion of Saints has been formed by surviving singer George Anthony, with a new seven-inch due October 30 on the Southern Lord label and featuring three tracks: “Darkness,” “Bombs,” and “Nightmare.” The revised lineup features two Angry Samoans, bassist Matt Vicknair and guitarist Nate Javier, backed by drummer Mike Vega (Hirax).

Also coming soon is Blindspot RecordsSounds of the Stratosphere, featuring tracks by Manual Scan, Pony Death Ride, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Super Buffet, and Blaise Guld, released on splatter color vinyl in a deluxe sleeve, limited to 500 copies.

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