Spotlights

Spotlights

The Anomaly, Micelves

Sunday, September 3, 2017

8:00 pm

Soda Bar

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Spotlights
Spotlights
Spotlights is the Brooklyn-based married couple of Mario and Sarah Quintero, both formerly of Sleep Lady, whose 2012 album So Long Lonely Ghost was produced by Aaron Harris of Isis.

In Spotlights, the Quinteros summon a supreme sound, equally heavy and dreamy. A tar-pit sludge-rock foundation is blanketed by layers of shimmering shoegaze. Their debut full length Tidals was released on Crowquill Records in the spring of 2016 as a follow up to the synth laden, doom-pop EP, Demonstration. Tidals' songs rock hard and memorably, bringing to mind hints of bands, from Failure to My Bloody Valentine to Godflesh to Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.

Spotlights has been handpicked by Deftones to support the band on two weeks of its summer U.S. tour for 2016. Followed up by a second national run in September with If These Trees Could Talk.
The Anomaly
William Driskill started making music at age 9 in a loft at his familial home in San Diego,CA. He can play most anything you put in front of him, which amazes me. He got a bachelor's degree (almost) in Texas playing the trombone, which if you ask him nicely, he might play for you. I've known him in several bands: The Make Up Sex, The Gift Curse and State to State( both personal favorites), Beautiful View (another fav), The Palace Ballroom, and the list goes on... Now, The ANOMALY.

I first saw him perform solo in 2011. It was fucking rad. I asked who the band was, and he replied "It's just me." He mixed all the vocals, guitars, drums, bass, everything, and did it well.

If you ask me, his influences are pure rock, heartbreak, angst, frustration, booze, and more booze. Oh, and fun. Lots and lots of fun.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/