Everybody's got a dark-horse band they firmly believe should be way more popular, and one of mine is the Donkeys
, a San Diego act making some of the most likable folk rock I'm aware of currently. The band draws on American Beauty
-era Grateful Dead and goes heavy on the Laurel Canyon beach-bum vibes - it's all very mellow and beautiful and California, like a Toastered-out Instagram photo. See 'em tonight (Tuesday) at RecordBar. O Giant Man and Advance Base open.