91X Loudspeaker and Magic Flight present Idlehands – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – May 19th, 2016

91X Loudspeaker and Magic Flight present Idlehands

Casbah presents

91X Loudspeaker and Magic Flight present Idlehands

Amigo, Dime by Dime

Thu, May 19, 2016

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

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA


This event is 21 and over

"People shouldn't have to feel afraid to be themselves," shares Idlehands' vocalist Johnny O'Hagan. "I used to think society was what made us this way, but then I started to feel that we all ultimately have the choice to do what we want to do. I want people to do what they want with their lives. And I hope that our music can help people realize that they don't need to feel so isolated with their thoughts."

Idlehands will release their debut full-length, Dena Mora, on May 19 via Headphone Music, an Equal Vision Records imprint. Dena Mora was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds, Closure In Moscow), and is the follow-up to the band's 2013 EP, Common Soul.

"My writing style is constantly being influenced by my surroundings," shares O'Hagan. "We love to throw ourselves into situations that may normally make the creative process not as relaxed. Life isn't relaxing, so why should we pretend it is?"
The result of that mindset and writing process is an incredibly dynamic debut album that carves out musical peaks and valleys, while lyrically reflecting on the natural highs and lows of life, including hope, heartbreak and the ongoing efforts to persevere through life's daily challenges.

Through this, Idlehands impressively showcases their ability to create a balanced blend of dark vs. bright, delicate vs. aggressive, and structural vs. atmospheric elements, offering a beautifully sophisticated scope of sounds and storytelling.

To date, the band has released a two-volume collection of demos (2011), the aforementioned Common Soul EP (2013), and a split 7" featuring Idlehands' "Mellow Christ" – a song that also appears on the band's aforementioned forthcoming debut full-length album.
The San Diego, CA-based experimental-indie outfit formed in 2011 and is comprised of Johnny O'Hagan (vocals), Michael Brekka (guitar), Seancarlo Ohlin (guitar), Phil Di Raffaele (drums), and Isaac White (bass).

Idlehands has previously toured and shared stages with the diverse likes of Taking Back Sunday, Being As An Ocean, A Lot Like Birds, My Iron Lung, This Wild Life, and more. This Spring, the band will join Geographer and Empires on a full US tour.
Influenced by the lush palms, rural canyons, undulating landscapes, and little cliffs that make up the pseudo desert that is San Diego, Amigo was born. Led by front man Jeff Podeszwik, Amigo is a riff based rock band with heavy hooks, melodic vocals and fuzz driven guitars. Whether it be a tale of tragedy, a practice in prose, an untold story, or a rumor in the school hall, instructions have been given to let you in on these secrets. After all....that's what friends do.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101