Sonic Diet

Today in the WMSE Studios: Mini Mansions

When guitarist/bassist Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age fame skipped out to venture into a new musical project, Mini Mansions, he couldn’t have made it clearer that he’s not the proverbial one-trick pony. The Los Angeles trio [with bassist Zach Dawes and keyboardist Tyler Parkford] play out their compositions more like Hall & Oates, not oats to be sown. Their trippy and glammed-up pop psychedelia is more Bowies, Beatles and whatever classic pop-rock outfit you care to throw out as a descriptor, and there’s a definite assertion that the keys play as hard as the guitars on their new, self-titled release. Check out some live tracks from Mini Mansions on their recent Daytrotter session (they have a darkened-up and drawled-out cover of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”) and check ’em out live on WMSE today. The band drops by Melissa’s show at 2 p.m. [CST] today  to play a couple acoustic songs and talk about their show at Mad Planet [533 E. Center] tonight [9 p.m./21+]. Tune in at 91.7 FM or stream online at

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