Diary of Dreams

with Glaare and DJ Kaerie

Diary of Dreams

Sun May 12

Diary of Dreams

with Glaare and DJ Kaerie

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 7:45 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only

The German gothic/darkwave group Diary Of Dreams has been influenced, both lyric and artwork wise, by German expressionism and the "beauty of ugliness". Don't miss the San Diego stop of this rare tour of the USA.

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The German gothic/darkwave group Diary Of Dreams has been influenced, both lyric and artwork wise, by German expressionism and the "beauty of ugliness". Don't miss the San Diego stop of this rare tour of the USA. 


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Genre: dark wave

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Diary of Dreams

Chapter 1: At the beginning was a chord ...

Much has been written about Diary of Dreams. Over the years there have been uncountable assumptions which spread the international fan community and many of them have been taken as the ultimate truth. But are they really what they seem to be? Is Diary of Dreams really the second step of mastermind Adrian Hates into the world of music? Or is this band in truth a solo project and all of its further members pure imagination of its creator? Is he truly a lunatic? A freak? A madman? Well, we will see. More than 15 years after this band has been formed it is time to tell the real story.
Who would have ever thought that Diary of Dreams was at first in the very beginning a guitar-heavy project without the usage of any synthesizer, which became so important since the debut album, and that it was the classical guitar which Adrian Hates studied in the first place? The reason why his music took another turn might have resulted from the fact that Adrian rose with the symphonies of Beethoven (whoms Mondscheinsonate he still prefers as one of his most beloved compositions), Mozart, Vivaldi and other unsurpassed composers in his childhood. Furthermore he hadn’t much contact to contemporary music. The harmonies in his own compositions which became more clarity over the years might have their beginning here, because who else could be a better teacher than the great masters of the old times? Nevertheless, it was the earlier mentioned classical guitar which enchanted Adrian when he was nine and which he studied until he was at the age of 21. So it is not very surprising that guitars are still playing a major part today in the music of Diary of Dreams, even if some people might have difficulties to even hear or recognize them.But only six years after his first musically attempts - he now was 15 years old and lived in a remote place in the state of New York - Adrian got aware of the key instruments which would become so important to him. “I have lived there for about one and a half years together with a really big family.”, he says as he recalls that time, “The whole estate contained some hectares of land. You had to run twenty minutes to reach the next building. I guess it was this place where I discovered also my enjoyment of loneliness. There was much life in the house, but it was really huge and contained two floors and solitary corners to which you could withdraw. And it also contained a grand and a classical piano. So I just sat there and pushed the keys. You really do not have to be a studied pianist to enjoy the sound of a single chord – and this particular grand piano had a really striking sound. Thenceforward I was continually sitting there and assigned my guitar melodies to the piano. Because, every kid in the house got piano lessons I just joined them and started to learn playing that instrument.”


Glaare is a four-piece post-punk band from Los Angeles. Cherry picking the best elements of darkwave, dream pop and goth-rock, they have been a burgeoning force in the LA scene since their formation in 2012. In a scene where style often blurs out substance, Glaare meticulously craft real songs with real hooks and intricate yet subtle arrangements.

Glaare is the brainchild of Rachael Pierce, Cameron Carlin and Brandon Pierce. Brandon, a former and founding member of LA heavy prog dreamers Ancestors, has also done time in Buried at Sea, Deth Crux, Night Horse and Portland’s Soft Kill, with whom he recently completed a US tour with The Chameleons. Brandon’s wife Rachael, an accomplished vocalist who spent years demoing pop songs for major labels, Cameron who also plays guitar for the ethereal Black Mare, and the most recent addition in late 2017, multi-instrumentalist Rex Elle on bass and synth, finalize Glaare.