Entries for September 2014

  • San Diego Folk Heritage Welcomes Tom Corbett Band

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    San Diego Folk Heritage Welcomes Tom Corbett Band National touring bluegrass/Americana songwriter to perform in Encinitas San Diego, CA – On Saturday, September 27th at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage is thrilled to host an evening of music featuring award-winning songwriter Tom Corbett and his band. The all-ages event will take place at San Dieguito […]

  • UK Singer/Poet Mama Tokus to Perform with Robin Henkel and Ric Lee

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    Blues singer and spoken word poetess Mama Tokus from Devon, UK will be creating a special performance with San Diego’s own primitive bluesman Robin Henkel.  This unique merging of styles will take place at Java Joe’s, Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm and at Birdrock Coffee Roasters Saturday, October 4 at 10am. About Mama Tokus: Mama Tokus is a soulful […]

  • San Diego Music Thing Kicks Off

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    The San Diego Music Thing, an annual 2-day music/media conference and festival, is slated to take place this weekend. The festival, now in it’s seventh year, is headquartered at Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. This year’s SDMT will feature an eclectic lineup of over 150 acts and 16 additional venues/stages throughout San Diego. (Get […]

  • House of Blues All Access Fest: SDMA Edition

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    The Local Brews Local Grooves All Access Fest is a quarterly series that showcases the “best of” Listen Local SD’s Tuesday night bands from the upstairs stage at House of Blues.  All Access events take place downstairs and features 14 bands doing 20 min sets rotating on the main stage in the Music Hall and […]

  • COLIN CLYNE: The Never Ending Pageant

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    Scottish native Colin Clyne was a San Diegan for roughly a decade, ending in 2013, but what a time he had. Kick starting his lifelong dream of being a musician, he not only released three albums and built a devoted following during his stay, he won the coveted Best Acoustic Performer trophy at the San […]

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    This month we take a look back at the recent Sonics / Mrs. Magician gig and of course, include a few reviews. The Sonics — Live / The Irenic A sold out house of just over 400 people greeted legendary Tacoma garage rockers the Sonics at the !renic on August 16. Featuring three original members, […]

  • Trains and Pains

    My Dad took me down to the Great Northern railroad yards when I was about 11 years old and showed me how to hop a train. He said to me, “I know someday you’re going to try it and I don’t want you to kill yourself.” Dad himself had rode the rods from the early […]

  • Johnny Winter: The Silver Train Comes to Rest

    The flowing mane of white hair, the skinny guy with all the tattoos, and the cowboy hat with two rattlesnake skulls on the brim, howling and playing lightning-fast guitar riffs — Johnny Winter was always an iconic figure. His name was so cool, kind of like “Billy Summer,” and being snow-white, it fit him perfectly. […]

  • Summergrass Recap

    The weekend of August 15-17 brought to San Diego the 12th annual Summergrass Bluegrass Festival. Presented by the San Diego Bluegrass Society and the North San Diego County Bluegrass and Folk Club, both non-profits, the event was held at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista. The weather was beautiful, if warm, attendance […]