My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Thu
    23
  • Fri
    24
  • Sat
    25
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 60 other events on Thursday, October 23
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
. . . .
Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014

Kill Holiday gets back together

Both lineups of the band will play Soda Bar in May

By Jeff Terich
Kill Holiday Kill Holiday, with Steven Andrew Miller second from left.

Kill Holiday are getting back together. More specifically, both lineups of the band—which formed in San Diego in 1994 and broke up in 2000—are getting back together for one double-reunion show at Soda Bar on May 31.

Steven Andrew Miller, the frontman and only member who's in both lineups, says the band isn't commemorating any particular anniversary; the idea of a reunion has simply been circulating among the members for a long time.

"It's pretty random, to be honest," he says. "Basically, everyone who had ever been in the band has been trying to organize a reunion."

In their first incarnation, Kill Holiday played a louder and more intense style of post-hardcore, as heard on their Monitor Dependency EP. But a few years later, Miller reconvened with new musicians and a new sound, inspired by the likes of Ride and The Smiths, on 1999's Somewhere Between the Wrong is Right. The only way to make a reunion show work, he says, is to split it into two different sets, so that it does justice to both versions. Though, Miller does point out one complication of that approach.

"The workload all falls on me, because I have to practice with both bands," he says.

In recent years, thanks to rampant nostalgia and increasingly lucrative opportunities to play big festivals, reunions have become a fairly common occurrence among punk and indie-rock bands from the 1990s. Miller even says the band's been approached by booking agencies with offers to play tours. But that doesn't seem to interest him. Kill Holiday is coming back for one night in May, and, for Miller, that's enough.

"Some bands get together and start writing new songs," he says. "I don't want to do that. I just want to play these songs for fun. 

"It's just kind of like a big party, you know?" 



Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close