On Friday, November 19, there were a million places I wanted to be, but by the time I got my shit together, I decided I didn't need to drive anywhere when there were two new bands I'd yet to see playing just steps from home. The lights were low the whole night, so I didn't even attempt photos, but I was finally able to check out Boomsnake, see Cuckoo Chaos in their first show at a venue, and see Charles Musket again.
Boomsnake are from Portland. Or I should say they formed in Portland but are originally all from Southern California, and have recently moved back to San Diego. They're a three piece and the vocals, for at least part of the show, are sung in a high register, a la Neil Young "Harvest". I really enjoyed them and I'm sure they'll be making a mark in the San Diego circuit.
Cuckoo Chaos is Jackson Milgaten's new band, with Jeremy from Vision of A Dying World, Craig from the Power-chords, and Jackson's roommate Scott, who takes the majority of vocal duties from behind his keyboards. In a style that Jackson and his circle have perfected, you can expect multi-layered harmonies and impressively in this project, some sweet banjo playing. You can catch them at this weekend's Sight & Sound at Planet Rooth Gallery.
Charles Musket is another local offshoot project with Anthony and Spencer from Red Feathers, Aaron from Scarlet Symphony, and Keith Milgaten from Vision of A Dying World, and as Aaron said, this is their fun project where they can all just let loose without any pretense and just have fun. Though I must say, if I could form a band just to 'have fun' that sounded this good, I'd be all over it. But I have no talent and all of these guys do, so I'll let them have their fun while I stand mesmerized in the audience by yet another amazing band to join the elite bands of San Diego.
In writing this, I really regret not even taking one photo, but what can I say? My camera has limits.Oh, but I did get this one the night before at The Ruby Room. cutes.