PICS: SoundDiego LIVE Rocks the Box

The 54th installment of SoundDiego LIVE took over the Music Box on March 30 with Trouble in the Wind; Big Bloom; Oh, Spirit; the Dabbers; Robin Roth; and a Belching Beaver craft-beer happy hour!

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Our 54th rendition of SoundDiego LIVE (can you believe it!?!) took over Little Italy on Thursday, March 30!
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This installment featured North County's 2017 San Diego Music Award-winning alt-country act Trouble in the Wind as the headliner.
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Local garage/psych/punk/rockers -- or however you wanna describe 'em -- Big Bloom was onboard.
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As expected, San Diego indie-pop/rock faves Oh, Spirit had picking up our jaws up off the floor.
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Hard to beat the locale: Little Italy's Music Box provided a wonderful, three-story venue complete with multiple bars, extreme comfortability, and some of the best staff in America's Finest City! The place is simply top notch.
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The hostess with the mostest: 100.7 KFM-BFM radio host Robin Roth handled our party emcee duties -- and, as always, took our shindig to the next level.
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Oh, and did we mention we had a killer craft-beer happy hour courtesy of our friends at Belching Beaver Brewery? Dude, their "Here Comes Mango" IPA is to die for.
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Thanks to all our friends who came out and partook in the festivities and our happy hour freebies!
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Serious 'blue steel' right here: Getting in on the action were some of San Diego's brightest musicians, like Buddy Banter's Steven Oira (second from left) and Dani Bell (from Boychick and SoundDiego LIVE alum Dani Bell & the Tarantist, right)
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Dead Feather Moon in the house! The band's bassist Tim McNalley (left, who filled in on bass for Trouble in the Wind on Thursday) and drummer Tyler Soule (right; with his wife Veronica) were all lookin' like a million bucks.
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Big Bloom's drummer Sean Daly (left) and vocalist Katie Howard (middle) and her boyfriend Oscar Carrion clearly had a good time. Howard and Carrion also play together in Citrus -- check 'em out!
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The Kabbs' vocalist and all-around rad dude Brian Clinebell (left) hangin' with friends!
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We'd be all smiles too if we had those tasty Belching Beaver brews in our hands.
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Glasses game: On point! Vest game: On point!
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"Yes, we're serious: The Belching Beaver brews are on us!"
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Here we can see a bird's eye view of our own Hannah Lott-Schwartz (with the clipboard) checkin' folks off the RSVP list.
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Note to bands everywhere: Always be hustlin'. The Dabbers' Shelby Wentz knows what's up -- manning the band's merch booth prior to the show. Peace!
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The Dabbers get their SoundDiego TV closeup with Robin -- look for it on an all-new episode on April 8 at 1 a.m., right after "Saturday Night Live."
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And just like that, the Dabbers took the stage and promptly melted all our faces.
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Zack Wentz on the drums for the Dabbers.
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Oooof, that blue bass is simply majestic.
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Tricks of the trade: Can't beat the look of well-worn guitar pedals!
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For some strange reason, our SoundDiego logo looks totally better with Shelby performing in front of it.
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Pour some honey on me: Belching Beaver's "Me So Honey" American Wheat Ale is oh so tasty!
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Say whaaaat!?!
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Belching Beaver's Andy Coppock (right) and friend saddled up to thee ol' bar.
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Trouble in the Wind guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Keith Allen (middle) hangs with buds prior to their set.
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The Music Box staff were some of the raddest people around! Many thanks for the above-and-beyond hospitality!
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That's what's up: SoundDiego reporter/blogger J. Smith hangs with his main squeeze Andrea at the show. Much love, you guys!
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Nothin' beats being front row at a show.
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Hey, Gene Simmons called, he wants his tongue back.
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Apparently, Big Bloom's Howard knew pretty much *everyone* at the party!
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When the Dabbers wrapped up, Robin took the stage with some gifts for our friends.
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"And you get a shirt! And you get a shirt!"
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Next up: Oh, Spirit!
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Ryan Ward Combs (left) shares vocal and guitar duties in the band.
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Ian Owen plays guitar and sings as well. Fun fact: He also plays in Cardinal Moon -- check 'em out!
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A little blurry in this photo, but singer/songwriter Joanie Mendenhall (left) played keys for the group at the show.
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Oh, Spirit's bassist Jesse Bowen has our vote in the Greatest Faces Made Onstage by San Diego Musicians list.
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Fun fact: Bowen also plays (played?) in local alt-country/rock outfit Blackout Party.
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So many pedals, so little time. Paging Gear and Loathing in San Diego!
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There's so much awesomeness in this photo, we don't even know where to start.
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Singer/songwriter Shane Hall (left) and Aimee Jacobs (from Strawberry Moons and the Burning of Rome) were also on hand!
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The night wouldn't be complete with a local music scene summit between Music Box talent buyer Joe Rinaldi (left), Wentz, and Stephen Rey (right).
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The guys from Stray Monroe in the house!
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She may not make the Padres starting lineup (although that could be debatable at this point) -- but Robin sure knows how to dish out the threads!
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After Oh, Spirit -- the raucous Big Bloom took the stage.
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Big Bloom guitarist Alex Packard.
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The band just slays onstage from start to finish. If you missed 'em at our party -- be sure to catch them somewhere soon!
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Grant Glibert rocks the bass for Big Bloom.
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That hair whip tho...
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SoundDiego executive producer Eric Page (middle) and his wife, Deirdre (right), get some hang time at the show with Kim McCall.
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Scope the new SoundDiego shirts! Pro tip: Head to an upcoming SoundDiego LIVE party to get your own -- gratis!
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Merrrrrrch: Do local bands a favor and buy their stuff -- it goes a long way!
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SoundDiego associate editor Dustin Lothspeich and his wife, Jen, snatched a beer and made sure they were front and center for Trouble in the Wind's set.
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Awww, SoundDiego colleagues are all about hugs: Our TV reporter/blogger Rosey Bystrak and photographer Tim Fears share a moment.
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Let's be honest: Tim Fears' photobomb skills are better than yours.
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Ladies and gentlemen: Trouble in the Wind!
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The band's frontman, Robby Gira, is a force to be reckoned with behind the mic.
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Kyle Merritt handles several instruments for TITW, including guitar, banjo, piano and yes, the accordion!
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Keith Allen in action on the pedal steel!
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The band just took home the 2017 San Diego Music Award for Best Country or Americana Album for their 2016 effort, "Lefty."
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Trouble in the Wind: Kickin' a leg up since 2009.
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Larry Michael Doran on the drums!
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Fun fact: When the band started in 2006, they were originally called Cactus Bob!
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And that's all she wrote, San Diego: Bystrak, Page, Lott-Schwartz and Fears (l-r) cap off the night right.
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Tremendous thanks to everyone who came out -- along with the Music Box staff, Trouble in the Wind, Big Bloom, Oh Spirit, the Dabbers, Robin Roth and Belching Beaver! Look for our video recap on an all-new episode of SoundDiego TV on April 1 at 1 a.m.
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