The year has nearly come to an end, literally and also when it comes to looking for touring bands to visit San Diego. This happens each and every year but has an upside since local bands bridge the gap until the tour cycle renews itself in 2013. Three of San Diego's best will be gathering this Friday at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. Headlining will be none other than North County's alt-rockers Dead Feather Moon. This band has been gathering steam since its formation in 2007, led by guitarist/vocalist Justen Berge. Their debut full length album, Dark Sun, won the award for Best Alternative Album this year at the San Diego Music Awards.
The middle band performing will be The Heavy Guilt, currently in the studio preparing their third album, due to be released next spring. Tireless writer/member Al Howard formed the band as a way of expressing his passion for life and the city in which he lives. All six members form a cohesive unit of folk driven rock and roll. Their performances are always inspiring.
Opening the "locals only" night are Carlsbad based rockers Trouble In the Wind, led by vocalist Robby Gira. This band has a loyal and passionate following, and this becomes clearly evident once one sees them perform. The young quartet recently took home the prize for Musicpalooza's Best Musical Talent at the San Diego County Fair. A great way to start the night, if I do say so myself. There is no better way to support local music than at a show featuring three of San Diego's finest bands.
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