Entries for August 2011

  • August 2011 Cover

    August 2011 PDF Issue

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  • Bart Mendoza - FYI

    News and Trivia from San Diego’s Music Scene

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    News and Trivia from San Diego’s Music Scene and Reviews from Here, There and Everywhere… San Diego Music Awards August 8 The 21th Annual San Diego Music Awards will be held on Monday, August 8, at the cities most scenic outdoor concert venue, Humphrey’s by the Bay. 27 Awards will be given out by guest […]

  • Sweet Sounds for Songs

    Musicians, producers and recordists don’t hear things the way most others do. As we wrap ourselves within the gauzy layers of our own little audio universes, we allow the sound to cascade over us. It gently surrounds us and ultimately begins to flow through us. As we become more proactive in our experience, our minds […]

  • James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt: All Wood and Doors

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    Here’s an idea: take the songs of the Doors, strip away their trademark keyboards and brooding vocals while reworking the arrangements, and recast them as acoustic guitar/harmony pieces. James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt team up to do it on All Wood and Doors, with surprising success. Eberhardt shares the lead vocal slots with Stanley, […]

  • August 2011 Calendar

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  • Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive

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    Expectations were high for the versatile (singer-songwriter, actor, author) Steve Earle’s latest album, his first release of original material since 2007’s Grammy-winning Washington Square Serenade (for Best Folk/Americana Album). After all, Earle’s intervening tribute to his mentor, the late Townes Van Zandt, Townes (2009), won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Moreover, to produce […]

  • Candye Kane & Sue Palmer: One Night in Belgium

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    With a voice the size of the Louisiana Purchase, Candye Kane has belted out hard-driving jump blues for the last 20 plus years. She has also surrounded herself with some of the best blues and jazz musicians to be found in San Diego. Among the side personnel for her performances and recordings has been Sue […]

  • Podunk Nowhere: Stay Warm Hearted

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    Local Americana duo Podunk Nowhere’s self-titled debut disc in 2007 featured intriguing, primarily acoustic music, showcasing Heather Marie Janiga’s powerful vocals in stark arrangements with husband Johnny playing guitar. The two expanded the palette with their followup, Based on a True Story, with more of a full, rocking band sound that took greater advantage of […]

  • Let’s Face It

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    Although I don’t post on it often, I am quite a fan of Facebook. It’s allowed me to get back in touch with a bunch of people from my past, which is always an iffy proposition. I sent a personal message to a guy who lived on the same college dormitory floor as me back […]