gardens & villa at SOhO (courtesy photo by Cara Robbins / design by KCSB's Ally Gonzalez) - CLICK TO ENLARGE

gardens & villa at SOhO (courtesy photo by Cara Robbins / design by KCSB’s Ally Gonzalez) – CLICK TO ENLARGE

On Thursday, April 2nd, KCSB-FM 91.9 & Club Mercy present Santa Barbara’s own Gardens & Villa at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, sharing the stage with fellow locals Dante Elephante.

In recent months, Gardens & Villa have been writing and recording material for a soon-to-be-completed full-length album (their third). After non-stop touring since the February 2014 release of Dunes on the Secretly Canadian record label, the group ended the year with a bang: debuting legendary hip-hop producer N.O. Joe’s remix of the track “Domino” on Wondering Sound in November (featuring additional vocals by Houston rapper Spuf Don), followed by a big SoCal homecoming in mid-December at the Echoplex in Los Angeles.

On the heels of their first vinyl 7-inch on KCSB’s own Bank Burner Records imprint, released in late 2013, Dante Elephante have likewise already finished their first full-length record, which was recorded and produced by Jonathan Rado of Los Angeles band Foxygen.

Dante Elephante (Courtesy photo by Cara Robbins).

Dante Elephante (Courtesy photo by Cara Robbins). – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Details for both these exciting new releases are still be announced, but expect a night of surprises from two of the area’s hottest indie-rock bands.

DJ Darla Bea, host of KCSB’s ‘School of Rock’ themed radio program “Rock It Properly” (Sundays from 8:00-10pm), will keep things rocking in between sets.

SOhO is at 1221 State Street #205. Doors open at 8 and showtime is 9pm. Tickets for this 18+ concert are on sale now: CLICK HERE for more.

Stay tuned to 91.9 FM or listen online for ticket giveaways and other promotional tie-ins!