Blossoms – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – April 19th, 2017

Blossoms

Casbah presents

Blossoms

Arkells, WILDERADO

Wed, April 19, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

Blossoms
Blossoms
2016 is Blossoms' year. Catapulted into the musical subconscious in January, listed fourth in the BBC Soundpoll as well as almost every other 'ones to watch' list – Blossoms have been carefully carving out their position in the canon of Great British Rock'n'Roll ever since.

Blossoms' sound is a perfect balance between Josh Dewhurt's crystalline guitar, Myles Kellock's futuristic synths, Charlie Salt (bass) and Joe Donovan's (drums) robust rhythm section and Tom Ogden's star-bound vocals, a rich Northern croon vibrating in its own slipstream between Richard Ashcroft and Alex Turner. The band have earned rave critical comparisons to everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Depeche Mode to The Doors, shapeshifting between psychedelia, synth-pop and powerhouse indie, a mercurial sound at once familiar and unique.
Arkells
Arkells
In the summer of 2013, we hauled our amplifiers to the second floor of a vacant nightclub in the heart of Hamilton, ON, built originally as a spice factory, and began work on our new record High Noon. We chose our jam space on the second floor for its large bay windows that let in the light from the east, as well as a stark view of downtown Hamilton, a mixture of historic buildings and underused surface lots.  Riding our bikes the ten blocks to the jam space each morning, we kept in mind the unofficial slogan of the city: "Hamilton: a work in progress."  Living in an old industrial city in the midst of transition is both revealing and inspiring; like our neighbours, we build on the past and strive for something more.  We workshopped the tunes for months, chasing different dreams with each.

If we have regrets, it's rarely from trying something new.   What keeps us up at night is the shit we wish we had done, not the times we tried and faltered.  As a result, this new collection of songs are our most adventurous yet.  

In many ways, the band has had a charmed little run, but at the same time we've never been hungrier. We don't get anxious before heading on stage anymore, but the time in between still gives us nerves. Each record is a snapshot of what's meaningful to us at that moment in time.  And so, in the mid day sun of our rehearsal room, we strived to find some kind of truth at High Noon. 

Arkells met in school. They are a critically acclaimed rock n roll band, known for their classic songwriting, electric live show, and workman like touring ethic. 

Jackson Square, the band's first full length LP was released in 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim, garnering the Juno Award for New Group Of The Year in 2010. In 2011, they released Michigan Left, a collection of blue-eyed soul, sing-a-long anthems. In 2012 they won the Juno Award For Group Of The Year, and the CBC Music award for Best Live Band. 

Arkells have toured with acts such as Metric, The Tragically Hip, Tokyo Police Club, British Sea Power, Anti-Flag, The Black Crowes. 
Their new album, High Noon, was written in Hamilton and produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83). These collection of songs are the band's most unabashed effort yet - politically charged, heart on your sleeve lyrics combined with adventurously modern and throwback production stylings.
WILDERADO
Wilderado is the product of four brutes brought together by the hazy mountains of Southern California.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com