FYI
  • FYI: February 2022

    We kick off 2022 with a look back. First up, A San Diego Desert Island Disc: 30 Favorite Local Songs, followed by reviews of recent releases, plus a look back at those we lost in 2021. A SAN DIEGO DESERT ISLAND DISC As a record collector, favorites change, sometimes hourly. But if I had to […]

  • The Risk

    British trio the Risk were amongst the first international touring bands to have an extended stay in San Diego, using the area circa 1986 as a home base to spread the word about their music. Today touring is commonplace, with routes, venues, and even tourist attractions along the way completely mapped out. However, not all […]

  • Slack Key Ohana

    This month we ask five questions of new world music group, Slack Key Ohana, featuring Brian Witkin and Kamaka Mullen. As the name implies, the duo specializes in modern Hawaiian music via slack key guitar and a vocal sound that echoes the likes of Hawthorne’s Wilson brothers. On December 3, Slack Key Ohana releases their […]

  • FYI October 2021

    This month for Halloween, we ask Five Questions of Michael Buchmiller aka Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra’s resident mad scientist Professor B Miller and read brand new Strange Stage Stories from Tamar Berk, Audrey Callahan, Jim Basnight, Christopher Leyva, Troy Cook, Chris Collins, Dave Preston, and more! Five Questions for the Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra The most unique […]

  • Staring at the Sun XIII

    FYI SEPTEMBER 2021 This month we take a look at the latest edition of San Diego themed compilation album, Staring at the Sun XIII, ask Tamar Berk Five Questions, and talk cartoon characters with her as well as Troy Cook, Lauren Leigh Martin, Dave Preston, Audrey Callahan, and Monica Sorenson Staring at the Sun XIII […]

  • 5 Questions/Reviews

    This month includes five questions for opera singer Victoria Robertson and percussionist Nathan Hubbard, album reviews for Anton Barbeau, Chris Collins, Jamie King and Lannie Flowers, plus a Steve Marriott comp! FIVE QUESTIONS FOR VICTORIA ROBERTSON Soprano opera singer Victoria Robertson came to international attention last year when she gave a series of Sunday afternoon […]

  • San Diego Music Awards and Five Questions for Donna Larsen

    This month we talk to four SDMA nominees about the upcoming event and pose five questions to Donna Larsen SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS / 30TH ANNIVERSARY Voting is now taking place for the 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards! Anyone from anywhere can vote for their favorites once a day, across over a dozen categories. […]

  • Five Questions for Monica Sorenson, 2021 SDMAs, and More

    This month we have a Q&A with Monica Sorenson of Sometimes Julie, offer up some details on the 2021 San Diego Music Awards and review new musical offerings from The Armoires, The Beat Farmers and John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band. FIVE QUESTIONS FOR MONICA SORENSON OF SOMETIMES JULIE Indie rockers Sometimes Julie’s fourth album, Where […]

  • Questions for the Spice Pistols/CD Reviews

    This month out we pose five questions to tongue-in-cheek rockers, the Spice Pistols, and review releases from Los Agentes Secretos, Adolph Chaney, the Dupont Circles, the Speedways, Elvis Presley, Jeremy Morris, and more. FIVE QUESTIONS FOR THE SPICE PISTOLS With any luck, the Spice Pistols will be hitting the road late this summer for their […]

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