The Casbah Monthly: PigPen Theatre Co. & The Tragic Thrills
"Last Thursday I attended my 3rd concert in a matter of 4 days. I had been having a lot of fun, but fun can take a toll on a girl. Still, I wearily trudged to The Casbah. I was there to see PigPen Theatre Co., an indie-folk band from New York.
I assume they’re a local band or from somewhere near San Diego because I was standing near one of their grandmas for half the night. She seemed pretty cool. They also had a bunch of friends from high school supporting them at the show and a few groupies dancing throughout their whole set. It was nice to see a young up and coming band have such a large circle of support. So what about their music? Their music was sounded as good as they looked. They have an indie-pop feel and all their songs were very catchy.
They opened with Everyday, at first listen the song sounds very cheerful but the lyrics are melancholic. “I trade pain with numbness, you betray my weakness. Because I’d rather swim through tears than walk through the desert any day”. In a way this song represents the group themselves. They appear to be a peppy boy band but pay closer attention and you realize their music portrays genuine, thoughtful feelings and reflections. Fever was a slower song that again, had amazing lyrics. “Sweet, sweet girl dreamed someday she’d be a writer, swore she’d never give up on her soul desire”. Fever was more acoustic than the previous songs and the lead guitarist was the sole singer, this created a somber atmosphere. So although their looks were deceiving, The Tragic Thrills were wise beyond their years.”
The Casbah | San Diego, CA | March 6th, 2014
The Tragic Thrills Interview with Music Connection Magazine at SXSW 2014
Tears | SXSW | Firehouse Lounge | Austin, TX | March 14th, 2014
Alive | SXSW | Firehouse Lounge | Austin, TX | March 14th, 2014