Get ready, because you’re going to see a lot more photo galleries from various shows all through the summer. Two weeks ago we covered concert at Soma San Diego, packed full of some of your favorite local artists: Buddha Trixie, Opt Out, Alex Lievanos, Shotgun Leslie, and SD’s latest and greatest addition, Sitting On Stacy. Here are some of the highlights of the night, captured by our favorite photographer, Annika Cimas. (We’re going to be working with Soma a lot more coming up, doing giveaways, posting photo galleries, and setting up camp at the merch tables to sell shirts and patches! Keep an eye out!)
Huge thanks to our friend Emily for putting on such an amazing show, and inviting us to cover it; also to Soap Detergent, Paper, Opt Out, Essex Class, The Bash Dogs, and Grove for playing some gnarly sets through the night. Make sure to check out the full article we wrote on the show if you haven’t already.
As all of you should know, California is in a drought, and has been lacking in water for the past few years. This is because we are consuming greater amounts of water than produced, and the San Diego music scene works a lot like that. We have neglected to create new faces onstage, instead depending on the same people and same music, but there’s only so long that can last. Eventually everyone moves on with their lives, rotating through high school, to college, and onward. How can there be a music scene when the music runs out, or when the bodies that had previously crammed into living rooms, churches, and discarded and re-purposed buildings, just to enjoy live music, no longer carry an interest? Once it’s gone, someone is going to have to care enough to rebuild the entire community back up from the ground. This is why we need to plan a sort of intervention, and that’s exactly what was done.