Get ready for the box, San Diego -- we're bringing SoundDiego LIVE to the Music Box in Little Italy on March 30 with KFM-BFM's Robin Roth hosting!
For our 54th party ("SoundDiego LIV"!), we've decided to head back to the Music Box, where we packed the place last year with help from Little Hurricane and Grizzly Business. We'll have tons of happy hour freebies from our craft-beer partner, Belching Beaver Brewery, and Music Box for those who RSVP beforehand and we'll be showcasing FOUR great live acts! Can't beat that.
The Music Box -- formerly Anthology -- has three amazing floors to take in a show and has been the site of hundreds of great performances since its re-opening in 2015.
We took off the gloves booking this one, which will be headlined by the North County boot kickers of Trouble in the Wind, who are got nominated for Best Country or Americana Album at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards. Not entirely sure about that category -- SoundDiego's own Dustin Lothspeich included it in his list of Best San Diego Rock Albums of the first half 2016 -- and our staff called it a runner-up for San Diego Album of the Year. No matter, talent wins out. They'll be joined by psychedelic garage rockers Big Bloom and Oh, Spirit.
"Trouble in the Wind have come a long way since their days as a high school trio in 2006 called Cactus Bob," Roth said. "They won a San Diego Music Award in 2014 and are nominated for one this year. I’m really looking forward to seeing Big Bloom as well. Any band who cites Stevie Nicks, Bikini Kill, Joni Mitchell and Cherry Glazzer as influences is a win in my book. Rounding out the lineup are Oh, Spirit, who'll be bringing the '60s influences and an indie rock vibe. The beauty of this SoundDiego LIVE is that each band brings a different sound to the table."
Bonus: We'll have a very special guest opening up the show: "I love the Dabbers," Roth said. "The noise-pop, bass and drums duo of Zack and Shelby is a great addition to the lineup!"
The party starts at 7:30 p.m., so be sure to show up early for some Belching Beaver suds, and be prepared to have fun! Of course, a SoundDiego LIVE party wouldn't be complete without dishing out some happy-hour freebies to folks that RSVP -- so get on it!