Taylor’s digital marketing partner, Digitaria, recently hosted an exclusive invite-only music event during San Diego’s Comic-Con International convention, held July 18-21. The late-night soiree featured a performance from members of the local act The Silent Comedy and took place atop the picturesque Diamond View Tower in Downtown San Diego, which overlooks baseball stadium Petco Park and the curving Coronado Bridge.
Bandmates and brothers Josh and Jeremiah Zimmerman played a set of originals, covers and alternate Silent Comedy arrangements that stretched into the wee hours of the night. Early in the set they churned out a faithful cover of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “16 Tons,” stomping their heels to the rhythm on the short performance riser, set against the floor-to-ceiling window of the 12th-floor office. Soon the chords for “Song for Dennis Brown” reverberated through the packed space. The song was originally written and performed by the Mountain Goats.
Among several rare Silent Comedy tunes in the mix were “Lemonade” and “Beware,” along with alternate arrangements of full-band songs “Moonshine” and “49.” Jeremiah wrung tangible, bell-like notes from his DN8e throughout the set, while Josh used his trusty GS Mini Mahogany, running it through an Electro Harmonix POG octave pedal “to give us that bit of low end.”
The band will be playing a series of shows this summer with their friends The Heavy from the UK, including a kickoff date at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on August 5.
For info and tour dates please visit http://www.thesilentcomedy.com/