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San Diego, California, United States

San Diego, California, United States
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"Soundiego Sessions"

Anybody who has seen Little Hurricane play knows that the band’s impending yearlong adventure away from San Diego is a reason to be sad. In the past year, they’ve established themselves as one of our city’s fastest rising and most dynamic acts, and their absence is sure to create a void in the local music scene.

Luckily, there’s still a chance to give them a proper sendoff. The blues-rock duo will play a farewell show at Bar Pink this Saturday, November 27th, and you don’t want to miss it. In addition to Little Hurricane, two great opening acts will be on hand — first, the always-amazing Erika Davies will enchant with her velvety voice, then The Brothers Grimm (aka Josh and Jeremiah Zimmerman from The Silent Comedy) will get things cooking with their fraternal folk.

In anticipation of the show, Little Hurricane were kind enough to perform an exclusive session for us at NBC Studios. Check out the video and MP3s above, then head out to Bar Pink on Saturday to see them off in style. - NBC san diego


"Spotlight on local Breakout Band"

see link - Jennafer Grace


"Locals Only"

See link - San Diego City Beat


"Now You Know: Little Hurricane"

“I don’t think they mean to be so degrading,” Little Hurricane’s drummer C.C. says over a beer at the Live Wire, “but I went to buy cymbal polish, and the guy said, ‘Well, what kind of cymbals does he have?’...

“I don’t want to be just a girl drummer,” she continues. “I want to be one of the best girl drummers.... I don’t want to be Meg.”

The White Stripes comparison is common for the boy-girl blues-rock duo. Last August, Chicago-born C.C. got back on drums after eight years away from a set and put an ad on craigslist looking for like-minded musicians. Santa Cruz native Tone caught her attention when he mentioned his jazz-band days in high school.

“I’ve been writing songs for years, looking for drummers,” North Parker Tone says. “I think it’s unique to have a girl drummer.”

“The previous bands I’ve been in were more rock, more produced,” says Tone, who makes custom guitar slides from wine- and whiskey-bottle necks. “Between songs I would play the blues, just jam, and then I’d have to go back to working on the songs. When I met [C.C.], she said she wanted to do a jazz-and-blues thing, and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll play that, that’d actually be really great.’... The vocals aren’t tuned, not everything is on time, it’s raw, but there’s something very fun about it.”

Tone works as a sound engineer at Carlsbad’s Le Mobile studio and has tuned and recorded acts such as Gwen Stefani, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica.

“Lately we’ve been trying to tap into the saddest things possible...loneliness and age...lies...home-wreckers,” he says regarding lyrics. “I love the old blues, but I think there’re things we can bring into it that hopefully progresses the genre into the future.”

The duo cites influences from old skiffle to the Dead Weather, Black Keys, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King.

They plan to embark on a “slow tour” of the U.S. in October for a least a year.

“Instead of playing in a town and packing up the next morning, we want to stay in towns, meet people, get to know the culture,” Tone says. “In Seattle there’s something different going on than Baton Rouge. We want to learn from people and take our music different places.”

Get blown away by Little Hurricane July 13 at House of Blues.
- The San Diego Reader


"Now You Know: Little Hurricane"

“I don’t think they mean to be so degrading,” Little Hurricane’s drummer C.C. says over a beer at the Live Wire, “but I went to buy cymbal polish, and the guy said, ‘Well, what kind of cymbals does he have?’...

“I don’t want to be just a girl drummer,” she continues. “I want to be one of the best girl drummers.... I don’t want to be Meg.”

The White Stripes comparison is common for the boy-girl blues-rock duo. Last August, Chicago-born C.C. got back on drums after eight years away from a set and put an ad on craigslist looking for like-minded musicians. Santa Cruz native Tone caught her attention when he mentioned his jazz-band days in high school.

“I’ve been writing songs for years, looking for drummers,” North Parker Tone says. “I think it’s unique to have a girl drummer.”

“The previous bands I’ve been in were more rock, more produced,” says Tone, who makes custom guitar slides from wine- and whiskey-bottle necks. “Between songs I would play the blues, just jam, and then I’d have to go back to working on the songs. When I met [C.C.], she said she wanted to do a jazz-and-blues thing, and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll play that, that’d actually be really great.’... The vocals aren’t tuned, not everything is on time, it’s raw, but there’s something very fun about it.”

Tone works as a sound engineer at Carlsbad’s Le Mobile studio and has tuned and recorded acts such as Gwen Stefani, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica.

“Lately we’ve been trying to tap into the saddest things possible...loneliness and age...lies...home-wreckers,” he says regarding lyrics. “I love the old blues, but I think there’re things we can bring into it that hopefully progresses the genre into the future.”

The duo cites influences from old skiffle to the Dead Weather, Black Keys, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King.

They plan to embark on a “slow tour” of the U.S. in October for a least a year.

“Instead of playing in a town and packing up the next morning, we want to stay in towns, meet people, get to know the culture,” Tone says. “In Seattle there’s something different going on than Baton Rouge. We want to learn from people and take our music different places.”

Get blown away by Little Hurricane July 13 at House of Blues.
- The San Diego Reader


"Ear to the Ground; Little Hurricane"

"A song is only [equal to] 100 percent, no matter what song it is. No matter how much you add to a song, it's always going to be 100 percent. The more instruments you add, the less each one stands out," explains Little Hurricane guitarist and vocalist Anthony Catalano (aka Tone) on why he thinks his band's minimalist approach to music has been so well received by audiences, before taking another sip of beer. Celeste Spina (aka CC), the duo's other half and drummer, smiles and returns to her post behind the bar.

Earlier this month, Catalano and Spina walked away from the San Diego Music Awards with the award for Best New Artist. Although they have only been churning out their brand of down and dirty blues for less than a year, Little Hurricane is quickly becoming one of San Diego's best bands.

There are some who consider Craigslist to be the asshole of the Internet. While in most cases this may be true, every once in a while something great may come of it, and such is the case with Little Hurricane. Catalano, who has been working in the music industry for about nine years and playing in bands for almost 15 years, had grown tired of the polished mainstream rock bands he was playing in and decided to start writing songs that he would want to listen to. After spending years looking for a drummer, Catalano responded to an ad posted on Craigslist by Spina this past January and the two started jamming together instantly. A Little Hurricane was starting to brew.

"This is my first rock band really," Spina says as she brings Catalano and myself another round. Both members had played in their high school jazz bands, but that was Spina's only experience in a band, until now. With Catalano's experience and Spina's fresh outlook and raw talent, the two complement each other perfectly.

Catalano's guitar playing teeters on the jazzier side of blues, often substituting the unexpected in place of standard blues chord progressions. Spina's roots in jazz are very apparent in her drumming. Instead of bashing away on simple repetitive beats common to the genre, she favors intricate rhythms and laying back on the beat, which accentuates Catalano's playing seamlessly.

The band's approach to songwriting is to focus on the overall vibe of the track. Whether the lyrics inspire the instrumentation or vice versa, both come together for a listening experience that leaves the listener feeling exactly what they want you to feel.

Openly admitting to being more of a live band, Catalano and Spina decided to focus more on playing shows for a while before even considering to record a full length release. Now, after consistently playing live since March, Little Hurricane is working on their debut album, which they expect to be completed by the end of the year.

Little Hurricane will be departing on a nation-wide tour this coming December that they expect will last for more than a year. While this will help the band gain much deserved exposure, us San Diegans now have a limited time to catch one of the best shows in town. So turn off the TV and go see Little Hurricane while you still can. - Mesa press


"Ear to the Ground; Little Hurricane"

"A song is only [equal to] 100 percent, no matter what song it is. No matter how much you add to a song, it's always going to be 100 percent. The more instruments you add, the less each one stands out," explains Little Hurricane guitarist and vocalist Anthony Catalano (aka Tone) on why he thinks his band's minimalist approach to music has been so well received by audiences, before taking another sip of beer. Celeste Spina (aka CC), the duo's other half and drummer, smiles and returns to her post behind the bar.

Earlier this month, Catalano and Spina walked away from the San Diego Music Awards with the award for Best New Artist. Although they have only been churning out their brand of down and dirty blues for less than a year, Little Hurricane is quickly becoming one of San Diego's best bands.

There are some who consider Craigslist to be the asshole of the Internet. While in most cases this may be true, every once in a while something great may come of it, and such is the case with Little Hurricane. Catalano, who has been working in the music industry for about nine years and playing in bands for almost 15 years, had grown tired of the polished mainstream rock bands he was playing in and decided to start writing songs that he would want to listen to. After spending years looking for a drummer, Catalano responded to an ad posted on Craigslist by Spina this past January and the two started jamming together instantly. A Little Hurricane was starting to brew.

"This is my first rock band really," Spina says as she brings Catalano and myself another round. Both members had played in their high school jazz bands, but that was Spina's only experience in a band, until now. With Catalano's experience and Spina's fresh outlook and raw talent, the two complement each other perfectly.

Catalano's guitar playing teeters on the jazzier side of blues, often substituting the unexpected in place of standard blues chord progressions. Spina's roots in jazz are very apparent in her drumming. Instead of bashing away on simple repetitive beats common to the genre, she favors intricate rhythms and laying back on the beat, which accentuates Catalano's playing seamlessly.

The band's approach to songwriting is to focus on the overall vibe of the track. Whether the lyrics inspire the instrumentation or vice versa, both come together for a listening experience that leaves the listener feeling exactly what they want you to feel.

Openly admitting to being more of a live band, Catalano and Spina decided to focus more on playing shows for a while before even considering to record a full length release. Now, after consistently playing live since March, Little Hurricane is working on their debut album, which they expect to be completed by the end of the year.

Little Hurricane will be departing on a nation-wide tour this coming December that they expect will last for more than a year. While this will help the band gain much deserved exposure, us San Diegans now have a limited time to catch one of the best shows in town. So turn off the TV and go see Little Hurricane while you still can. - Mesa press


Discography

HOMEWRECKER LP (set to release November 2010)

-Lies (played on 94.9fm, 91.1X, 102.1)
-Superblues (played on 94.9 fm and 91.1X fm, 102.1)
-Trail of Tears (played on 94.9 fm)
-Give em Hell (played on 91.1Xfm)

-Homewerecker
-Get By
-Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
-Haunted Heart
-Shortbread
-Hold me Back
-Tear Bucket
-Lights out
-Sweet Pea

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little hurricane has a unique sound thats bluesy and raw. Tone rocks guitar, keys and vocals with an intensity and emotion that is rare. CC sings back-up vocals and sweet harmonies while wailing on her vintage Ludwig drums. The Duo has a little of everything for everyone, and puts on a great show. Within 6 months of playing shows, little hurricane has managed to score the title of "Best New Artist" of San Diego, and graced the stages of most all local venues such as; The House of Blues, The Casbah, The Belly Up, and The North Park Music Thing with the likes of:Transfer, The Silent Comedy, The Drowning Men and many more. little hurricane has played sold out shows and to crowds of 500 plus!