PICS: SoundDiego LIVE Storms Through Casbah

It was Inauguration Day, and that meant our first SoundDiego LIVE of 2017 with the Schizophonics, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, Spooky Cigarette and Belching Beaver at the Casbah!

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Our first SoundDiego LIVE of the year kicked off on Friday, Jan. 20, and featured headliners, the Schizophonics.
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Despite the stormy weather, Casbah proved to be -- as it always does -- the perfect location for our party, featuring a free happy hour from Belching Beaver.
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Dani Bell & the Tarantist found themselves in the support slot, displaying their minimalist theatrics and chilled out grooves.
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Out on the back patio, it was dry enough to congregate, smoke and stay warm.
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Our host for the evening, 91x's Tim Pyles, interviewed each band before their set. Here, the Schizophonics' Pat Beers demonstrates the size of something, but we're not sure what ...
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Bassist Josh Kmak channels Beers' frenetic energy.
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Drummer Lety Beers keepin' it retro.
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It's a brief glimpse, but take our word for it -- the crowd was moshing and moving and making the most of a rainy night.
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If there were a San Diego Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pat would definitely be inducted.
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Between sets, our friends at Belching Beaver posed for the occasion.
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SoundDiego #Squad: former Associate Editor Hannah Lott-Schwartz, Managing Editor Eric Page, host Tim Pyles and contributor Rosemary Bystrak. (L-R)
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Pyles outside of the Casbah before Dani Bell & the Tarantist's set.
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Dani Bell -- Alfred Howard's better half -- knows how to make a groove work.
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And Mr. Al Howard shared some choice, poetic words with the audience before getting into the music.
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Masks always on point.
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Did we mention all of these bands were nominated for a San Diego Music Award?
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Porter manning the back bar.
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It's safe to say Howard would be inducted along with Beers.
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Kmak and the merch struggle.
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Pyles stickin' the mic right where it belongs while interviewing Spooky Cigarette.
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Casbah's actually pretty tropical huh?
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Spooky Cigarette opened up SoundDiego LIVE with some noisy new and no wave-influenced indie rock.
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Mr. P slangin' tees.
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One of the most interesting bands in San Diego right now.
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Bassist Daniel Gallo (previously of Hills Like Elephants) gettin' down.
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All the feels.
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Cheers to a successful night of music and community.
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