Middle Kids – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – October 2nd, 2017

Middle Kids

Belly Up and Casbah presents

Middle Kids

Andrew St. James

Mon, October 2, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Middle Kids
Middle Kids
Australian trio Middle Kids released their debut, self-titled EP via Domino on February 17th, just days after making their live television debut playing rapidly-rising single "Edge Of Town" on Conan. The band's anthemic sound is a combination of hooky tune craft, ripping Music Row-inspired slide guitar leads, and soaring melodic vocals. Middle Kids shine especially bright live, where an added gear takes them from 0 to 60 in quiet-to-loud dynamics with hair-raising emotional impact. Since the original release of "Edge of Town" in 2016, the song has accrued a staggering 5 million plays on Spotify -- a bonafide streaming hit. The song currently sits at the top of the Sirius XMU chart, and has been championed by non-comm and commercial radio stations such as KEXP, KCRW, WXPN, WFUV, WEQX, WWCD and many more.

Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Hannah Joy, with Tim Fitz (producer and multi-instrumentalist), and Harry Day (drums) rounding out the team, Middle Kids combine echoes of the infamous female-fronted indie rock bands of the 90s and early 2000s, like Sleater-Kinney, The Breeders, and Belly, with thoroughly modern production and a deep love and respect of the songwriting process, making them a rare species in today's music landscape. There's a contagious joy to this new band -- wide-eyed and optimistic, but with an emotional rawness that touches the nerve of even the first-time listener.

Middle Kids are currently on tour in the United States with Cold War Kids, and will be finishing up in New York on April 1st with a sold-out show at Baby's All Right before heading home to Sydney to join Ryan Adams on his Australian dates.
Andrew St. James
Andrew St. James
San Francisco native, Andrew St. James’ outlook may seem contrary to his generations
unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come…that what we have
done before is only setting the stage. His music is complex and introspective and
sometimes dark. Like the over 50 million young people of his generation, he grew up
with images of the Twin Towers falling; Occupy Wall Street; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
and inner-city violence being replayed daily on the nightly news...and it shows in his
writing. As a voyeur of modern life’s travails, his lyrics echo with complex questions and
commentary.
As part of that super generation aged 18-29 called Millennials, St. James exhibits all of
the narcissism of his age, bringing the perspectives of his generation to an old genre of
rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before.
Lauded by American Songwriter “a wisdom that extends beyond his years,” St. James
teamed up with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People) in 2013, to
produce a work of deep themes and magical lyrics, that would be come his debut
album, Doldrums (Fortune/Island Jar).
In October 2014, St. James released his second full-length, The Shakes (Fortune/Island
Jar) to critical acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Paste and more.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com