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    After months of European escapades worthy of rivaling a National Lampoon movie, local rockers Transfer are return to their native San Diego.

    Their first show back? Headlining a night at Fluxx with fellow locals Rafter and Republic of Letters.

    Transfer spent February and March on a 27-city tour through the U.K. and other points in Europe. Some of their bigger stops included London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Barcelona. When he wasn't being verbally thrashed by the English policeman or having his vehicle broken into in the Czech Republic, guitarist Matthew Molarius took time to chronicle Transfer's journey in a blog for SoundDiego and on Transfer's own site.

    When the band finally left Europe after a final stop -- in Cologne, Germany -- at the end of March, they returned to the U.S. for a four-night residency at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Now they are home, surprisingly jet-lag free and ready to rock.

    The not-so-classical quartet -- Molarius, Jason Cardenas (guitar/vocals), Andy Ridley (drums) and Shaun Cornell (bass/keyboards/vocals)  -- play alternative rock reminiscent of Radiohead.

    The Fluxx show starts at 9 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are 21 and up are available for $10 in advance, $15 at the door. There's no dress code that night -- and there will beer/shot specials all night long.

    Welcome home, Transfer. Welcome home.

    SoundChecking With Transfer

    [DGO] SoundChecking With Transfer
    SoundDiego's cameras caught up with Transfer before a recent Casbah show.
    (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010)