Casbah Presents - Foxygen
Above: Promotional photo of indie rock band, Foxygen.
Foxygen are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants.
Watch their live performance at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wednesday, August 13th with opening act, Gary Wilson.
More than the perverted musings of a peeping tom, Gary Wilson's music is an honest reflection of ourselves…at least of that part of ourselves that loved our childhood pets more than we loved our parents, that worried if we'd ever make it to second base, or that really knows how often we floss. Equal parts Prince and Pee Wee Herman…Joe Jackson and Charlie Brown, Gary's songs celebrate our inner ickiness, silliness and grooviness, the romance and randiness of born-losers from Endicott or Anywhere. Rather than alienating us with their creepiness, his lyrics and melodies ultimately make us feel more comfortable being who we are....more comfortable being human.
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Event Starts: 9:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 21 and up
Price: $16 advanced / $18 day of show / $28 reserved seating