PICS: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Atlas Genius

House of Blues San Diego got an indie-pop double whammy on May 5 when Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and Atlas Genius both hit the stage.

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You might know McMahon from his previous work in Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin.
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Atlas Genius -- who hail from Adelaide, South Australia – are perhaps best known for their 2013 single “Trojans.”
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McMahon released his first solo EP, “The Pop Underground,” in 2013 – which was followed by his debut album “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness,” on Oct. 14, 2014. The singer/songwriter just released his sophomore record, “Zombies on Broadway,” on Feb. 10, 2017.
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Fun fact: McMahon was a child prodigy on the piano – he could play piano solos before he could even read music.
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After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2005, he founded a nonprofit charity called the Dear Jack Foundation the next year. In 2014, McMahon announced that the Dear Jack Foundation had raised more than half a million dollars over the last eight years for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Keep the donations coming, folks!
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Aside from Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin songs, his May 5 set list also included performances of “Fire Escape,” “Walking in My Sleep,” “High Dive,” “Halls,” “Synesthesia,” “Love and Great Buildings,” and “Cecilia and the Satellite.”
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Atlas Genius formed in 2009 and currently features the Jeffery brothers -- Keith on lead vocals/guitar (pictured right) and Michael on drums -- as well as touring members Josh Rheault on guitar/keyboards and Daniel Curcio on bass.
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Their debut album, “When It Was Now,” was released on Feb. 9, 2013 and peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 chart. That year, two of their singles landed on the Alternative Songs chart – “Trojans” at No. 4 and “If So” at No. 8.
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According to Michael, the band name came to him in a dream.
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In 2015, they released their sophomore album, “Inanimate Objects,” with “Molecules” as its lead-off single. We're eagerly awaiting new music from the group. As you can see, the show was an absolute blast -- come back soon, lads!
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