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New Year's: Silent Night It Ain't

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New Year's: Silent Night It Ain't

Joshua Zimmerman

The Silent Comedy's Joshua Zimmerman knows how to warm up a room

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Silent Comedy's Sound Check

SoundDiego caught up with the local favorites before a Casbah CD release party for "Common Faults."

SD Spotlight: The Silent Comedy

Joshua Zimmerman offers a peek behind the curtain at one of SD's best live acts. "Exploitation" video shot at the Casbah by Kevin Joelson.
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We get it. New Year's Eve is often overrated and never as fun as it promises, but this year, the Casbah and Cunning Fox may have an antidote to the hype: an unforgettable party at Lafayette Hotel featuring the Silent Comedy and a stacked lineup of bands including Transfer, the Creepy Creeps, the Heavy Guilt, Hell on Heels Burlesque, Creepxotica, Low Volts and the Visual Underground.  

There's something so perfect about having the Silent Comedy headline: They're the ultimate theatrical band, specializing in a mixture of folk and electric blues rock. Brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman are founding members, and have roots in punk bands and heavy influences from Indian circus-rock (yes, that's a real thing).

 

After getting slotted on some great tours like with Ryan Bingham (of Crazy Heart fame) and his band the Dead Horses, and scoring a documentary film called Working Class, the Silent Comedy released their latest record this summer, Cruelty & Clemency, and won yet another San Diego Music Award. They also played a pretty coveted slot alongside the Dave Matthews Band, Gogol Bordello, the Roots,  Devotchka, Fruit Bats, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Josh Ritter. The Silent Comedy's sound revives that old-timey feel of the gold rush, murder mysteries and the 1920s- re-worked with psychedelic elements in a way that's totally original. The band that's been touted for its high-energy live performances will definitely be a highlight of the evening.

 

Reserve your ticket now and get a hotel package for the stunning Lafayette Hotel -- the packages are affordable and eliminate the rock/paper/scissor battle for what friend will be the designated driver. The evening also includes food provided by Tacos el Paisa. What better way to ring in the new year than with local food, eats and friends. This is a New Year's Eve not to be missed. 

 

Nada Alic runs the San Diego-based music blog Friends With Both Arms.Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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