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San Diego, California+1-858-273-1900
19 - Nov
(Nearby Event: Family)
Where:Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States, 92101
Steady Holiday is an appropriate name for an artist whose music feels like thesoundtrack to your fondest memory. Or your deepest heartbreak. Or the dream sequence froma David Lynch film. Theres a nostalgia present in Dre Babinskis songwriting that leaves youlonging for the familiarity of a bygone era - just not one you can necessarily pin down.After years growing up playing in bands around Los Angeles, Dre recently began writingand recording for herself - on her own, in secret, developing a body of work about hiddendesire itself. Establishing a sound defined by her featherlight voice floating above sweepingstrings, her 2016 debut Under the Influence led to opening for artists like Mitski, UnknownMortal Orchestra and C lap Your Hands Say Yeah.Whereas the first record took us on a trip through the deeply personal, Dressophomore album Nob odys Watching zoom s way out. What began as a concept record abouttwo archetypal crooks developed into an exploration of universal themes like greed, fear andself-interest; the ugly and troubling edges of human nature. Its a good time for that.Ive been just as affected by our current politics as anyone, but it only takes one stepback to realize these same figures have been present since the beginning of civilization. Thisrecord is sort of an anthropological way of unpacking all this discomfort for me.The narrative is most identifiable on album standout Whos Gonna Stop Us, whichcreeps and charms like the characters it describes, as they set about turning trust into money.Lets teach them how to build a pyramid / Tell them if they keep it up, they can reach the top.However, judgement is reserved even for them, as hinted in the songs bridge: I used to try tobe decent and kind / But time after time I would get eaten alive.Dre worked with producer Gus Seyffert (Roger Waters, Beck) to create a sound thatechoes the narrative told on Nobodys Watching. From the sunny and observant to the darkand critical, the tone ranges from levity to paranoia
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