LIVE: The Arcs

"Yours, Dreamily," indeed: The Arcs, fronted by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, had hearts aflutter when they headlined the Observatory North Park on April 20.

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"Yours, Dreamily," indeed: The Arcs had hearts aflutter when they blew through the Observatory North Park on April 20, 2016.
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The band is fronted by the Black Keys’ singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach (pictured, right).
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The show was part of San Diego’s “localchella” – where bands playing Coachella make the southern trek to town for spillover shows. Chvrches, Foals, Deerhunter, Silversun Pickups and others also made the trip between the two weekends.
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The Arcs came together last year. Auerbach announced the side project following a Governors Ball show.
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The Arcs' debut album, “Yours, Dreamily,” was released on Sept. 4, 2015.
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Aside from Auerbach, the band consists of Leon Michels (organ, keys, guitar), Nick Movshon (bass), Homer Steinweiss (drums, bass), Richard Swift (drums, percussion, keys), and Kenny Vaughan (guitar).
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The band’s single, “Stay in My Corner,” is reportedly about the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight.
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Another song, “Velvet Ditch,” was inspired by a motorcycle trip that Auerbach took from Nashville to Clarksdale, Mississippi in 2014.
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Many of the musicians in the Arcs have worked with Auerbach on previous records he’s produced for Ray LaMontagne, Lana Del Rey, and Dr. John (among others).
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Auerbach told Rolling Stone magazine last year: “We have 75 songs. We had to keep telling ourselves to stop writing new songs so we could finish old ones.”
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According to Auerbach, the Arcs are very democratic: “These guys have equal input on all the songs… Every song on this record is co-written with the whole band.”
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