Summer may be heating up, but it's about to get a helluva lot hotter: the SoundDiego Summer Splash concert series at Harrah’s Resort Southern California continues on Saturday, July 16, with none other than lo-fi masterminds La Luz!
If you've been to Harrah's, you know they’ve got all things water completely covered -- with a swim-up bar, a 400-foot lazy river, 21 cabanas, the main pool and eight hot tubs on site. So what better place to throw our Summer Splash shows, right?
Those in the know saw our kickoff show on May 21 with alt-rock mainstays the Boxer Rebellion and then snagged tickets to our June 18 show with infectious indie-rock darlings the Mowgli's -- but now that we're neck deep in summer, it's time to break out the surf-pop tunes!
Beloved 91x Loudspeaker radio host and SoundDiego blogger Tim Pyles -- who is emceeing the show -- gushed about the Seattle-based quartet La Luz, of which San Diego just can't get enough.
"La Luz: I love them! They bring the surf-rock sound with a doo-wop flair, since all four women sing," Pyles said. "They've got a sound steeped in Link Wray, the Ventures and Dick Dale -- but with vocals. Surf's up!"
And who did we tap to open the show? None other than local masters of "weird," Botanica Chango!
Music. Community. Culture.
"No strangers to SoundDiego, these guys have become legends on the local music scene in a short time," Pyles said. "The band provides an over-the-top show with great rock & roll songs. Side note: There is a store on El Cajon Boulevard and Illinois Street named Botanica Chango that you can go to for your santeria needs."
While we're not practitioners of that ancient brand of voodoo, it's true that we've fallen under the band's mighty spell. We asked them to headline our SoundDiego LIVE party at the Casbah back in January and it was simply one for the ages -- with wild costumes, anything-goes onstage debauchery and just the right amount of strangeness that makes Botanica Chango one of a kind.
You get to see two incredible bands in one of California’s premier music venues with full access to their pool complex -- and in a summer setting that simply can’t be beat. Oh, and when you use the promo code SOUNDDIEGO when buying tickets, they’re only $20! Pretty rad, eh?
And since we know some of you will want to make a staycation out of it, Harrah's Resort SoCal has been kind enough to offer a special room deal that includes a $50 resort credit and two free tickets to the show! Hey now! Head to HarrahsSoCal.com to snag your room(s) with the promo code SOUND!
The show starts at 7 p.m. on July 16 and includes all the summer fun you can handle. By the way, we'll also have a FREE roundtrip party bus picking up showgoers at the Pacific Beach Staples at 6 p.m. on the day of the show to get y'all to Harrah's and back! Talk about a win-win.
Splash it up!