Casbah 30 presents
Pacific Range, Drug Hunt
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Howlin Rain is back on the road this summer. Fittingly, they’ll be celebrating a new series of limited edition live albums entitled, ‘Under the Wheels,’ while continuing to support their acclaimed 2018 studio album, ‘The Alligator Bride,’ whichUncut Magazinecalled, “classic rock in the most pastoral, sun-soaked ‘70s sense, with traces of Springsteen at his most gospel, Creedence at their grooviest, Free and American Beauty.”Intended to be a direct conversation with fans, ‘Under The Wheels’ is a no-rules, anything goes series culled from multi-track live recordings made on the road. The debut installment,'Live From The Coasts (Volume 1)' leans heavily to the band’s improvisational side and is the first of a 2-part curation comprised of East and West Coast performances in 2018-19. It’s set for August 30th releasevia Howlin Rain founding member Ethan Miller's Silver Current Records, with Volume 2 to follow in Fall 2019."No matter how accomplished a studio album a band makes there is still something even more elevated and relatable about a live performance captured well. The audience and musicians engaged in an ecstatic, emotional dance together, the sound of light-speed group creativity under heavy pressure, feats of improvised melody and feel beyond expectation and of course the raw edges, rough corners and deeply human sound of artists completely exposed in the high temp firing and fusing of their hopes, risks, vulnerabilities and ultimately triumphs of imperfection and musical joyrides beyond conscious imagination," says Miller. "That’s my favorite place for Howlin Rain to be and my intention with the live series is to open a spigot between the fans and these captured live adventures and to leave it open as an ongoing conversation about our spiritual dance together.”'Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1)' will be available on limited edition and deluxe/special edition vinyl packages that Silver Current has become known for, in addition to limited edition cassette and digital formats. Tracks include an extended ten minute-plus instrumental melodic burner "To the Wind," the show-stopping first album favorite "Death Prayer in Heaven's Orchard," the rarely performed live acid-soul cooker "Goodbye Ruby" and 'The Alligator Bride' album keystones "Missouri" and "Coming Down," the latter having grown into a 13+ minute set closer with all controls set for the heart of the sun.
San Diego’s Drug Hunt, formerly known as Bad Vibes returns with a brooding
and boundaryless EP. The s/t EP is more than its parts. A true concept album for
the post-millennial age, the band confronts ritualized power structures in an
increasingly desensitized society with Post-Punk defiance, psychedelic
perceptiveness, and the driving ambition of early British hard rock.
Early feedback has likened the release to “A modern Doors album produced by
Steve Albini, written by Nick Cave, and fronted by The Stooges at a biker bar.”