COVID protocols in effect

No Joy


San Diego, CA

Doors: 8:30PM | Show: 9:30PM

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    COVID Policy

    In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, the Casbah will now require all attendees to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two weeks after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer.

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    Free San Diego County Testing Sites can be found here

    All attendees will be required to show one of the following for entry at Casbah along with a government issued ID:
    • Your vaccine card
    • A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
    • Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
    • A digital vaccine passport or record
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event
    In addition, we are recommending that all patrons wear a mask whenever not actively drinking.

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Since first arriving on the scene in 2009 with blistering inversions of shoegaze, Montreal’s No Joy has always found formidable ways to reinvent itself. Now solely composed of musician Jasamine White-Gluz, No Joy has evolved over the course of four studio albums and five EPs, defying expectation and genre, and cementing itself as something rare: a band without a category.

For No Joy’s first full length in five years, White-Gluz took what she learned from synthesis, reincorporated guitars, and produced an album that is not a departure from No Joy’s early shoegaze, but a stylistically omnivorous expansion that ekes into trip hop, trance and nu-metal. 2020's Motherhood is the culmination of years composing outside of her comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with a leveled-up expertise in production. Touring with genre-divergent artists has honed the band’s comfortably multifarious sound; No Joy picked up post-hardcore fans on the road with Quicksand, and ambient techno fans on gigs with Baths. “As long as people are open minded about music, they can hear different things,” explains White-Gluz, “Maybe because there are a lot of layers.”

Once again pulling sonic inspirations from every corner the band had mastered before, Motherhood is a staggering and melancholic tapestry of fuzzy, 90s/early 2000s nu metal and trip hop, faithful shoegaze, and bold lyricism-- with blunt meditations on femininity, fertility and mortality--all while maintaining a sense of humor.

It’s no surprise, then, that with 2021's new No Joy EP, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, sees White-Gluz finding new things to mine and explore from Motherhood. Comprising the tracklisting of Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven are four Motherhood tracks, all of which were reworked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mixed by frequent collaborator Jorge Elbrecht, mastered by Heba Kadry, and co-produced by White-Gluz and Tara McLeod (who also lends her guitar work to the recordings), the new takes veer into slower, dreamier territory...but calling it “softer” would be a disservice. To help re-conceive the tracks under a new light, White-Gluz enlisted a fresh set of collaborators: there’s booming percussion from Sarah Thawson, a cutting cello from Ouri, delicate harp work by Nailah Hunter, and French horn from Brandi Sidoryk -- who also provides backup and operatic vocals.They settle into a strange and confident harmony, highlighting the urgency of Motherhood’s themes, as White-Gluz’s hazy, ethereal vocals soar over the din.

Aside from these reimaginings, there’s another delightful surprise: a dusky cover of Deftones’ immortal classic “Teenager” rounds out the five song EP. It’s no wonder that a song by Deftones, another band willing to bulldoze through sonic boundaries, would find a home here. There’s a kinship between these artists that makes this cover even more necessary.

With Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, No Joy continues to conjure an effortless mix of sound, achieving new heights, while playing with the more traditional confines of the shoegaze genre

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2501 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101

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