Casbah Show Creeping Up…

Our pals at Owl and Bear posted our show this Saturday at the show to check out in town. Thanks for the support. We are excited to try out some new material at our crusty home away from home.

Owl and Bear – Shows of Interest This Week

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Los Cabos Update

Read a recent update on Montalban Quintet’s drummer/composer Chris Prescott here on Los Cabos Drumsticks website. Busy busy busy.

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San Diego Surf Film Festival

Montalban Quintet is proud to participate in this year’s San Diego Surf Film Festival. Read about it here in the SD CityBeat. We play on Sat May 11 from 6-7 between some of the screenings. Bird’s Surf Shed is hosting it and it’s worth the price of admission to see all the vintage boards. Amazing!

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Greg Friedman’s SD Reader Interview

The Montalban Quintet’s guitarist, Greg Friedman, just got a nice write up in the San Diego Reader. You can read about what a fantastic and creative guy he really is here:
We are lucky to have him! His new album is really great by the way…

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Abajo del Mar is Played on KUCI

Thanks to KUCI Radio for rocking Abajo del Mar. Check their show playlist here:

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Still plugging away…

All the members of Montalban Quintet have remained busy this past month on separate band and touring projects but several days have been booked for drum tracking this February. We are chipping away at the new songs and should have some new material tracked by the end of Spring 2013. It’s a slow process but at least it won’t take 5 years to complete like our debut album did.
At least I hope it won’t…
Just kidding. It definitely will shape up soon and we are excited about how things are shaping up. With a year’s worth of live shows under our belt the individual personalities of the band are starting to shape the Montalban Quintet sound. In the spirit of the great Duke Ellington, we are striving to draw upon the unique strength of each of the players and write in a way that allows them to support the overall direction of the band. It’s been a very interesting evolution since the beginning.
Stay tuned.

Montalban Quintet

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New Photos from Michael Klayman

Michael Klayman took some cool shots form the recent Casbah show with the Mattson2 and In Motion Collective. It was a really fun night and it’s great to have a few photos to commemorate the evening. Michael’s stuff is amazing. Check his site here:

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Checking in Before the Holidays

Hey! It’s been a while, sorry for not reporting in before now. Montalban Quintet has been lying low for the recent past as keyboardist Chris Fulford-Brown has been off galavanting in Europe with Three Mile Pilot and the other Chris (Prescott) has also been on tour in Europe with Pinback. We are a busy bunch.

With more touring in front of us individually we had planned on breaking until March, but… we couldn’t wait to get cooking again.

So… new show coming up in a couple weeks. Montalban Quintet at the mighty Casbah on Jan 10 as a part of the Casbah Anniversary Month. 24 years this year. Man-o-man. I remember when they opened and I was still in high school. A true San Diego music institution.

On another note, we have begun the recording of the follow up to our 2010 debut self-titled CD. It’s in its early stages but the songs are distinctly more rocking than the first. Too soon to tell where the sound will end up.
Thanks for checking in.
-cP and MQ

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Sabian Announces Chris Prescott’s Endorsement

Sabian officially announced Pinback / Montalban Quintet’s drummer Chris Prescott as a member of their family of endorsers. See the page here on the Sabain website along with some of Chris’s biography information…

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SD City Beat Write Up

Thanks to Peter Holslin for the cool write up today in SDCityBeat. They announced our new single and show tonight at Bar Eleven in San Diego on El Cajon Blvd. It’s going to be our last show until February of 2013.
Read the Article here…

Montalban Quintet Promo Photo

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