Entries for December 2019

  • Lady Brain Presents “Home is Where the Art is” Holiday Party and Clothing Drive

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    On Sunday, December 8, San Diego’s own creative women’s collective Lady Brain Presents is kicking off the holiday season with their first annual holiday party and winter clothing drive. The free 21+ event will take place from 4-8pm at The Holding Company in Ocean Beach and feature female-fronted acts Chloe Lou and The Liddells (retro […]

  • Peasants, Poets, and Pagans: A Little Yuletide History

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    Here in San Diego we just experienced “Daylight Savings,” when we all moved our time keepers back one hour. Each day, it becomes darker sooner. Even in sunny San Diego we can get into the holiday spirit as each day grows shorter and shorter—until we reach the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night […]

  • MURDERERS OF LOVE: Motel

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    The Murderers of Love are built around founder Jaime Muehlhausen, whose San Diego roots date back to the nineties, to days as a coffee shop artist and spots in bands that included the Deadlites. After some time away from music as a graphic designer, the singer/songwriter got back into the music scene in 2017 with […]

  • Jodie Hill: At the Top of her Game

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    “‘If you want to be a successful musician, you’ve got to be versatile.’ That’s what one of my teachers told me.” Jodie Hill was not yet in high school, but she clearly remembers this musical career advice. And if her schedule is any indication, she has taken that advice and applied it every day of […]

  • NENA ANDERSON: Christmas with Nena

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    One of the most fascinating things about Nena Anderson’s musical journey is her creative unpredictability. Sure, she has blues roots and rock riffs, and the woman excels in the Americana/country genre… but a Christmas album? She smiles when she says, “It’s a jazz record, a vocal jazz record, something I haven’t done in years. But […]

  • Karl Denson’s Universe Is not so Tiny

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    No serious music aficionado will admit to relying on Pandora. But if I were to rely on a Pandora-like algorithm, I’d place Karl Denson’s Gnomes and Badgers somewhere between the Robert Cray Band and Steely Dan. Of course, that ignores every other influence that Denson has poured into his new album. What about the hard-driving […]

  • For the Record

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    The walls are alive with trippy concert posters boasting psychedelic images, vivid colors and flowery, often illegible font—the treasured artifacts of a proud Dead Head. San Diego Zoo employee Jon Moore also happens to be an amateur historian, the city’s authority on live music. Moore is a normal guy with a stable career. He warns […]

  • Everybody Has a Song Within: Soulsong.life, a Transformative Songwriting Workshop Series

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    Q&A with local performer and songwriter Astra Kelly about her new transformative songwriting workshop series, called soulsong.life 1. Who is Astra Kelly? I‘m a good ol’ midwestern girl livin’ the dream in California. I’m proud to have built a career as an artist/musician, performer, singer/songwriter, producer, and vocal/songwriting coach. I’ve been wholeheartedly committed to a […]

  • Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter: Sisters in Song on Tour

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    Veteran singer-songwriters teaming for tours is not new. For Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter, appearing on stage together in the fashion of the old school Nashville guitar pull, allowing the song to take center stage, is a fresh but familiar concept for these two artists. They have toured this way before, in 2013. They […]

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