Monday, August 22, 2011

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Walk The Moon @ Soda Bar Tuesday August 23, 2011

Cincinnati based indie rock band Walk The Moon is currently on tour promoting their initial full length titled I Want! I Want! The eleven songs on this album are full of catchy rhythms which remind me of several bands from the present and one from the past. The band cites Talking Heads, Local Natives and Vampire Weekend as influences, with which I wholeheartedly agree. There is a youthful energy at play here and the sound is infectious while still maintaining its originality. After all, is anything in the music of today totally new or rather a little of this mixed with some of that. Whatever the recipe, the band has enjoyed success playing SXSW and more recently Lollapalooza. It should be quite the night this Tuesday when Walk The Moon (yes, the name comes from that famous Police song) hits the intimate stage at Soda Bar. Led by lead guitarist Sam Cole and keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, the group is not reinventing the wheel, rather putting their signature brand of tires on that wheel. Come to the El Cajon Blvd club this Tuesday and enjoy the ride with this up and coming band.

As a final note, this is a Casbah Presents show, which only enhances the credibility.

Republic of Letters set the stage.

Watch a video of Anna Sun below.

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