Where the Surf Meets SoundDiego LIVE

SoundDiego LIVE hit the beach -- Ocean Beach, that is -- with a killer party full of rad bands, free Belching Beaver beer and 91x's Tim Pyles.

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SoundDiego LIVE hit the beach on June 26, when we took our monthly party to Gallagher's Irish Pub in Ocean Beach.
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Lots of beautiful people packed the place! Thanks for coming out, San Diego!
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Diamond Lakes kickstarted the show with some good ol' fashioned rock & roll.
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The Verigolds brought their dreamy experimental psych pop to the stage for the ultimate in Friday night chill.
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Headliners Hills Like Elephants had the crowd moving with their infectious indie rock and danceable disco beats.
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The party was MC'd by beloved 91x local music guru Tim Pyles.
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The kicker? FREE beer from Belching Beaver Brewery, our VIP happy hour craft-beer partner! "So good once it hits your lips."
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Gallagher's provided the perfect locale for SoundDiego LIVE: Beer, music, fun -- and all by the beach! Can't beat that.
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Friday night's in Ocean Beach are usually pretty bumpin' but let's just say it went off with a little more pizzazz when we rolled through.
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The Verigolds' Jenna Cotton hangs with her friend prior to their set. All smiles!
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As with all of our SoundDiego LIVE parties, each band gets the royal, red-carpet TV interview before they play -- here, we can see Hills Like Elephants' Sean Davenport gettin' prepped for their show.
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Free beer? Rad music? Pizza gratis? Next to the beach? We were screaming in joy too.
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Pyles got the party into full swing by introducing Diamond Lakes first.
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Ladies and gentlemen: Diamond Lakes.
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Diamond Lakes guitarist David MacAdam shredded the six-string.
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Belching Beaver Brewery brought along two simply astounding brews to enjoy at our VIP happy hour -- their Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA and their Peanut Butter Imperial Stout.
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The band's drummer, Adam Eidson, also plays drums in local hard rock trio Boy King.
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Matt Bradley fronts the band with a certain Southern charm (he's from Arkansas).
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SoundDiego associate editor, Dustin Lothspeich (pictured left), plays bass for the band -- as well as other bands in town including Old Tiger, Boy King and Chess Wars.
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What are y'all lookin' at?
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We've always wanted to do that Bruce Springsteen move when you play back-to-back with your bandmate ... except we got no band.
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Good times! Emily W., Sandy M., Angela K. and Jen VT (from left).
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Glass Spells' Anthony Skeeter (pictured middle) hangs with friends. So many horizontal lines -- they must've coordinated, right?
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Pyles got back onstage to introduce the Verigolds, and spin his infamous charm.
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The Verigolds took the stage, and had everyone in the room ready for the glory of summer.
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The Verigolds' drummer, Craig Schreiber, adjusts the mic for his Don Henley moment.
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Deirdre O’Shea and Eileen Zimmerman (from left)
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The Verigolds' Ben Smedley on the keys.
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Wearing sunglasses indoors at night. Some folks can pull it off, and some can't -- it works for Cotton.
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Jameson? Yes, please!
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We spy Hills Like Elephants' Greg Theilmann.
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Davenport jokes with Pyles that he greases up before every show.
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John Audley
Last but not least, Hills Like Elephants brought the disco/indie-rock ruckus.
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Hills Like Elephants: Michael Alan Hams, Daniel Gallo, Andrew Armerding, and Davenport (from left) -- Theilmann's hiding the far corner.
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Theilmann in red.
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This guy had a killer, super long all-white beard, and stayed up front for almost the entirety of Hills Like Elephants' set.
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Hannah W. (pictured left) and friend.
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During their last song, Davenport took off into the audience with his keyboard hoisted in the air!
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It was a fantastic night -- many thanks to Gallagher's Irish Pub, Belching Beaver Brewery, 91x's Tim Pyles, Hills Like Elephants, the Verigolds and Diamond Lakes! See ya at Soda Bar for the next one on July 30 -- RSVP now: http://ulink.tv/1607
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