LIVE: Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius' show at Birch Aquarium on June 15 mixed infectious indie-pop with an idyllic coastline setting. Local favorites Grizzly Business opened.

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Atlas Genius headlined the Birch Aquarium on Wednesday, June 15.
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One of our local favorites, Grizzly Business, opened the show.
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The show was part of the annual Green Flash Concert Series.
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The shows pair live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium’s outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza.
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Proceeds from the shows benefit exhibits and educational programming at the aquarium.
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Atlas Genius hail from Adelaide, South Australia, and started out in 2009.
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The alt-rock band’s primary members of brothers Keith (vocals/guitar, pictured) and Michael Jeffery (drums).
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They released their debut album, “When It Was Now,” on Feb. 9, 2015 and peaked at No. 34 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
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In 2013, two of their singles went absolutely insane on the charts, and on mainstream radio: “Trojans” and “If So.”
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In 2015, they released their sophomore followup album, “Inanimate Objects.”
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Fun fact: The band name came to Michael Jeffery in a dream.
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According to Keith Jeffery, their influences include the Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, Beck, the Police and Phoenix.
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Grizzly Business are from right here in San Diego.
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The indie-rock band has been one of our local favorites for the past few years.
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We actually just had them open our second SoundDiego Summer Splash show at Harrah’s Resort SoCal on June 18 with the Mowgli’s.
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The band is comprised of Walter Ayllon (vocals/guitar, pictured middle), Corey McComb (guitar, pictured left), Brian Vilven (bass) and Matt Burke (drums, pictured right).
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The lads released their latest album, a self-titled EP, on Feb. 19, 2015.
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