Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North Americ

Vanishing Twin


San Diego, CA

Doors: 8:00PM | Show: 9:00PM

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  • COVID-19

    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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    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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    This ticket type will be available on 04/03/2022 12:00 AM PST
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Event Details

In many folkloric traditions, on a full moon normality is momentarily suspended. Under the “eye of the night” the mind becomes an antenna, and other behaviours and instincts kick in. The new album by Vanishing Twin, Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for Big Moonlight), is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, in a place where it’s always night. This is a record conceived and created under lockdown – a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the past year. Each song a spell or an incantation for coping with the oddity and the eeriness of it all. “I moved in with Phil (MFU) in North East London and we started renting a studio nearby” says Cathy Lucas. “So everything was very focused and concentrated in this very small geographical area. With few distractions we could really get lost in what we were doing, and try to really respond with honesty and imagination to what we’ve been experiencing.” The music contains no fewer surprises as a result. It explores new ground for the band, incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all the while keeping a foot in more traditional pop songwriting. The transitional opening ‘Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou)’ tells the chaotic story of rock torn away from the earth’s outer layer and its gradual falling into the patterns that give us moon phases, all this over a cohesive groove that nods to space-age music. ‘Phase One Million’ beckons to a discordant dance floor where afro spars with disco. It is finger clicking modern pop – too good for the radio – exuding the perspiration of gyration. A celebration that’s enlarged upon on the closing intensity of ‘The Lift’. And ‘In Cucina’ (‘In the Kitchen’) is an exotica awayday reminiscent of Sun Ra or KPM records from the late 60s written as the soundtrack to a chaotic cooking scene. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies all follow, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi- instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps.

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2501 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101

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Vanishing Twin