This blogger has been accused of only touting touring bands, while tending to bypass the local San Diego bands. I cannot disagree with those sentiments entirely, but I have definitely made an effort recently to watch more of our home grown talent on a regular basis. This Friday is your chance to catch four of the best bands San Diego has to offer in what promises to be one great show. As a bonus, the event is taking place at the beautifully renovated Birch North Park Theatre. Having seen several shows there, I can easily give my stamp of approval since all the proper elements are in place for a great live performance: great sound, lighting and comfortable seating in an intimate venue. Plus the cost is what one would pay to see just one of these bands much of the time.
Dirty Sweet has just returned from a European tour and have released a new album, American Spiritual. Transfer also released their latest effort, Future Selves, which shows more diversity within the songs. The Silent Comedy are gaining popularity with their energized live show. Apes of Wrath gets it done with fewer members, but their songs are so frenetic and catchy at the same time.
If you haven't been to the Birch, you owe it to yourself to support all these great bands as a great way to kick off the upcoming holiday weekend. This is a Casbah produced show, and the venue is almost all ages (5+).