Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Expanding the dancefloor boundaries

Thievery Corporation, Jerry Paper, Prophet, Yndi Halda

Thievery Corporation: it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album
Thievery Corporation: it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album
Thievery Corporation
Past Event

Thievery Corporation and Julian Marley

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • 21+ / $84 - $147

For over 20 years, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have been expanding the dancefloor boundaries of EDM as Thievery Corporation. Though early efforts were paint-by-number exercises in straight dub and acid jazz, their evolution toward stadium spinning has been fueled by melding world music into their jams, particularly Middle-Eastern, Latin, and Indian sounds. Since the breakthrough release that landed them a worldwide audience, 2005’s The Cosmic Game, it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album, from Spanish and Italian to French, Portuguese, Romanian, Persian, and even Hindi. Their newest full-length, Treasures From the Temple, dropped a few weeks ago via their ESL Music label, sporting bouncy island reggae grooves and guest turns from heavyweights such as Natalia Clavier and LouLou Ghelichkani, as well as young reggae phenom Racquel Jones on the track “Letter to the Editor.” Of course, the band’s usual political and social stances are trotted out and propped up from time to time, as in “History” where Boston rapper Mr Lif complains about how “I can’t look at a cop without second-guessing.” The support tour due at the Belly Up on October 17 includes British-Jamaican reggae star Julian Marley, one of the many musical sons of the late Bob Marley (albeit the only one born and raised in the UK).

Jerry Paper
Past Event

Jerry Paper and Kiefer

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9 p.m.
  • Space, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $12 - $15

Jerry Paper, the aka of songwriter-producer Lucas Nathan, collects and assembles his fragments of synth-pop the way the neighborhood cat lady collects pets: all are welcome, until the person at the center is buried in fur and purr. He says he began making multi-layered electronic pop because he hated electronic pop, but the cat lady complains about the litterbox she never bothers cleaning too, and you know they still adore the stinky little objects of their obsession. He cites acts as diverse as Steely Dan and Stereolab among his influences, but the more recent of his half dozen or so releases since 2015 are more comparable to the mile-deep megatracks of eccentric sonic astronauts such as Ariel Pink and krautrockers Nektar and Amon Duul. His debut for Stones Throw (occasional label home of local indie pioneer Gary Wilson) drops later this year, produced by members of BadBadNotGood. The first single, for “Your Cocoon,” seems to address his comic stage persona (“I’m here dressed up like a cartoon, asking please please burn your cocoon”), which arrives at Space on November 1 accompanied by a five piece backing band featuring sax, synths, guitar, bass, and drums.

Prophet

The Space bill includes Prophet, a 1980s San Francisco underground synth-funk act whose devotional cult following has spent the last 34 years boogieing to his one and only private-press, self-produced LP, 1984’s Right On Time, a vinyl rarity limited to only 1000 copies that now sells for $200 and up. After a career gap between albums that makes Tom Scholz, Roger Waters, and Axl Rose look positively prolific, his second album was just released by Stones Throw, Wanna Be Your Man, pairing the 59-year-old with labelmate Mndsgn for an all new round of breakdance-era braggadocio. His comeback, or rather (given his obscurity) arrival, has so far included opening sets for Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk, mirroring the same rescued-from-obscurity trick that Stones Throw pulled off when they took DIY cult hero Gary Wilson (heralded in song by superfan Beck), then working at a College Grove nudie club called Jolar, and spearheaded a return to record stores with new music that resulted in a documentary film and a performance with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Also appearing is another Stones Throw act, Stimulator Jones, a Virginia-based R&B crooner who shreds on the guitar and plays every instrument on his debut album, and LA-based jazz pianist Kiefer (beat-maker for Kaytranda, Anderson Paak, etc).

Yndi Halda
Past Event

Yndi Halda and Staghorn

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $12

Formed in England while still in their teens, the paisley rockers of Yndi Halda make dreamy musical beanbag chairs evocative of big room-filling pop like PM Dawn and World Party, with the ethereal undertones of Enigma and chanting Gregorian monks. Sampling their full album streams on YouTube, Under Summer and Enjoy Eternal Bliss, means being lulled into aural acquiescence with occasional injections of pastoral, acoustic opiates. Things never quite work into the fever pitch of freak-folk rockers like Comus, but there’s still an ebb and flow of intensity not unlike the chant patterns at synagogues and Hare Krishna temples, as well as the mosh pit-driving rhythms of punk, only rendered in production all blurry and out of focus, as if there’s a buried backwards-masked Dead Kennedys track playing at quarter-speed somewhere in the mix. It took them almost ten years between their 2007 debut and a 2016 followup, but a new EP called A Sun-Coloured Shaker is said to be in the works, to be previewed on a tour bringing them to the Soda Bar on November 18. The bill includes Illinois trio Staghorn, who have a new ecological EP called Wormwood III, a multi-part concept project concerning the worldwide environmental water crises.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Not your father's Normal Heights

"All the neighbors came out and danced in the streets"
Next Article

Not your father's Normal Heights

"All the neighbors came out and danced in the streets"
Thievery Corporation: it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album
Thievery Corporation: it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album
Thievery Corporation
Past Event

Thievery Corporation and Julian Marley

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • 21+ / $84 - $147

For over 20 years, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have been expanding the dancefloor boundaries of EDM as Thievery Corporation. Though early efforts were paint-by-number exercises in straight dub and acid jazz, their evolution toward stadium spinning has been fueled by melding world music into their jams, particularly Middle-Eastern, Latin, and Indian sounds. Since the breakthrough release that landed them a worldwide audience, 2005’s The Cosmic Game, it’s not uncommon to find multiple languages represented on any given album, from Spanish and Italian to French, Portuguese, Romanian, Persian, and even Hindi. Their newest full-length, Treasures From the Temple, dropped a few weeks ago via their ESL Music label, sporting bouncy island reggae grooves and guest turns from heavyweights such as Natalia Clavier and LouLou Ghelichkani, as well as young reggae phenom Racquel Jones on the track “Letter to the Editor.” Of course, the band’s usual political and social stances are trotted out and propped up from time to time, as in “History” where Boston rapper Mr Lif complains about how “I can’t look at a cop without second-guessing.” The support tour due at the Belly Up on October 17 includes British-Jamaican reggae star Julian Marley, one of the many musical sons of the late Bob Marley (albeit the only one born and raised in the UK).

Jerry Paper
Past Event

Jerry Paper and Kiefer

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9 p.m.
  • Space, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $12 - $15

Jerry Paper, the aka of songwriter-producer Lucas Nathan, collects and assembles his fragments of synth-pop the way the neighborhood cat lady collects pets: all are welcome, until the person at the center is buried in fur and purr. He says he began making multi-layered electronic pop because he hated electronic pop, but the cat lady complains about the litterbox she never bothers cleaning too, and you know they still adore the stinky little objects of their obsession. He cites acts as diverse as Steely Dan and Stereolab among his influences, but the more recent of his half dozen or so releases since 2015 are more comparable to the mile-deep megatracks of eccentric sonic astronauts such as Ariel Pink and krautrockers Nektar and Amon Duul. His debut for Stones Throw (occasional label home of local indie pioneer Gary Wilson) drops later this year, produced by members of BadBadNotGood. The first single, for “Your Cocoon,” seems to address his comic stage persona (“I’m here dressed up like a cartoon, asking please please burn your cocoon”), which arrives at Space on November 1 accompanied by a five piece backing band featuring sax, synths, guitar, bass, and drums.

Prophet

The Space bill includes Prophet, a 1980s San Francisco underground synth-funk act whose devotional cult following has spent the last 34 years boogieing to his one and only private-press, self-produced LP, 1984’s Right On Time, a vinyl rarity limited to only 1000 copies that now sells for $200 and up. After a career gap between albums that makes Tom Scholz, Roger Waters, and Axl Rose look positively prolific, his second album was just released by Stones Throw, Wanna Be Your Man, pairing the 59-year-old with labelmate Mndsgn for an all new round of breakdance-era braggadocio. His comeback, or rather (given his obscurity) arrival, has so far included opening sets for Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk, mirroring the same rescued-from-obscurity trick that Stones Throw pulled off when they took DIY cult hero Gary Wilson (heralded in song by superfan Beck), then working at a College Grove nudie club called Jolar, and spearheaded a return to record stores with new music that resulted in a documentary film and a performance with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Also appearing is another Stones Throw act, Stimulator Jones, a Virginia-based R&B crooner who shreds on the guitar and plays every instrument on his debut album, and LA-based jazz pianist Kiefer (beat-maker for Kaytranda, Anderson Paak, etc).

Yndi Halda
Past Event

Yndi Halda and Staghorn

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $12

Formed in England while still in their teens, the paisley rockers of Yndi Halda make dreamy musical beanbag chairs evocative of big room-filling pop like PM Dawn and World Party, with the ethereal undertones of Enigma and chanting Gregorian monks. Sampling their full album streams on YouTube, Under Summer and Enjoy Eternal Bliss, means being lulled into aural acquiescence with occasional injections of pastoral, acoustic opiates. Things never quite work into the fever pitch of freak-folk rockers like Comus, but there’s still an ebb and flow of intensity not unlike the chant patterns at synagogues and Hare Krishna temples, as well as the mosh pit-driving rhythms of punk, only rendered in production all blurry and out of focus, as if there’s a buried backwards-masked Dead Kennedys track playing at quarter-speed somewhere in the mix. It took them almost ten years between their 2007 debut and a 2016 followup, but a new EP called A Sun-Coloured Shaker is said to be in the works, to be previewed on a tour bringing them to the Soda Bar on November 18. The bill includes Illinois trio Staghorn, who have a new ecological EP called Wormwood III, a multi-part concept project concerning the worldwide environmental water crises.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

One or two puffs for the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health

And so starts the procession of questions.
Next Article

The Seafood la 57 mariscos truck is nothing new

A brand refresh has taken over in South Park's Target parking lot
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close