Orange You Glad Day Two: CULTS, Spectrals and Mrs. Magician
Compared to the mayhem of the first night of Orange You Glad, the second night ran in much simpler vein. There was only one venue to worry about—The Plaza Theatre in the Milk District—and the evening was filled with old throwback surf-rock, doo-wop, and 60′s girl-pop via the likes of Cults,Spectrals and Mrs. Magician.
Mrs. Magician, a four-piece from San Diego, mixed an interesting blend of surf- and punk-rock. Four-to-the-floor beats on their song “Night Life” called up the kind of energy from classic bands like The Clash, but then quickly transitioned into the twangier, controlled elements of Beach Boys’ surf-rock era. The lead singer said at one point that Friday night’s concert was their first time playing together as a full band (Thomas Garcia and Evan Ehric are the two core members). If you’re playing live for the first time as a full outfit, Cults isn’t too bad of a band to open with….(FULL COVERAGE HERE)