words + photos by Joe Cortez
In the two-plus year history of this site, I've had some opportunities to check out Ty Segall but unfortunately things had a nasty way of coming up. As luck would have it a new album, "Emotional Mugger" (available 1/22/16 via Drag City Records) brings new opportunities to catch Segall as the stars aligned one balmy Wednesday evening in Solana Beach at the Belly Up Tavern.
I'm not sure anything could properly prepare me for the experience of seeing Segall and his current band the Muggers eviscerate the Belly Up as only they could. Watching Segall on stage was every bit the cathartic flushing of the id I hoped it would be. Performing songs from the new project, "Emotional Mugger," as well as tracks from 2014's "Manipulator," Segall was predictably unpredictable as he thrashed about, spilling into the audience on more than one occasion, much to the delight of the San Diego-area crowd.
Ty Segall & the Muggers Photo Gallery
CFM Photo Gallery