A powerful electrical storm is set to blow into the Casbah next week.
On May 13, Low Volts will appear at a party for his fellow San Diegans celebrating the release of his new CD, Twist Shake Grind Break. Local critical darlings Little Hurricane will be co-headlines what promises to be quite a show.
Tim Lowman makes up the one-man band Low Volts. He plays an old slide guitar, kick drum and tambourines simultaneously while singing the vocals. Think Bert from Mary Poppins -- but Low Volts' style is a little moodier than anything Dick Van Dyke ever performed. Instead, he plays retro rock & roll blended with dark, soul-searching lyrics.
Little Hurricane is a two-person guy-gal band à la White Stripes (in players, not in style). C.C., the female drummer, pounds out a bluesy beat while male guitarist Tone jams and sings front vocals. The duo found each other on Craiglist in 2009. Since then it's been full of high-wind warnings, with the outfit taking home the 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best New Artist. They were also the first band to record a SoundDiego Session, which can be seen here.
Also joining the party next Friday at the iconic indie venue are electronic country band Restavrant, from L.A., and the Slicks, punk rockers from San Ramon. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.