Entries for July 2013

  • Local Filmmaker to Release Lester Bangs Documentary

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    San Diego Troubadour contributor Raul Sandelin needs your help! The Grossmont College English professor has tackled the challenge of producing a DVD documentary about Lester Bangs, a 60’s/70’s rock journalist whose teenage years were spent freelance writing for Rolling Stone from his mom’s apartment in El Cajon. The importance of Sandelin’s film extends beyond a […]

  • Discover New Music on Spotify

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    I have to share my latest and greatest obsession: the Discover feature on Spotify! First a little background info for those of you who might be thinking “Spot-i-what?” Spotify is an online music streaming service. Like Pandora, you can set up a free account and create radio stations based on your music preferences. You can […]

  • Local Artists to Come Together for Gillian Welch Tribute

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    For those of you living under a rock, Cathryn Beeks is a local music promoter who, since 2003, has worked tirelessly to bring San Diego artists together for celebrations of community and music through her organization Listen Local SD. One particularly cool event at one particularly cool venue will take place this Friday, July 19th […]

  • San Diego Musician Dawn Mitschele to Release Fan-Funded EP

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    Singer/songwriter Dawn Mitschele, best known for her angelic vocals and smooth acoustic style, is releasing her Fan-Funded new EP on July 9. “Silence the Noise” will be available on iTunes for download, or for those that Pledged to the Pledge Music site, they will be emailed instructions on how to download their copy. Fans can celebrate […]

  • San Diego Indiefest Returns

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    Local music veterans and tireless promoters Danielle Lo Presti and Alicia Champion are at it again. San Diego Indiefest 8 is slated to return to NTC Promenade at Liberty Station August 16-18, 2013. After a year off, the revamped concert and film festival will feature headliners Cake, Talib Kweli and Best Coast. Multiple music stages […]


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    Musical instruments have a funny way of getting stereotyped: banjos are mostly used for playing bluegrass, French horns for classical. And yet, an instrument is merely a tool. Maybe that’s why some of us get excited to hear John Clark play jazz on his French horn, or Béla Fleck tackle anything and everything on his […]

  • Summer Is Here!

    Bluegrass Day at the Fair. June 8th brought the annual Bluegrass Day at the Fair, sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society and the North San Diego County Bluegrass and Folk Club, to the beautiful Paddock Stage at the Del Mar Fair. It was a great day with a presentation by 60+ kids playing fiddle […]


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    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones…or more precisely the band that with the Kinks were the favorite bands of this author, until the fateful days in 1973 when they released Goat’s Head Soup, (with the Kinks quickly doing even worse, with Preservation Act 1). Well, no band is perfect, and over their 50+-year run the […]

  • July 2013 Calendar

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