• San Diego Animated!

    If, as pointed out in a previous post in this series, it’s rare for a local band to have their songs covered, having them used as a showcase for animation or puppetry is even rarer. For this month’s FYI, we’re showcasing ten, including a variety of art forms, from simple line drawings to monster / […]

  • The Greatest Show On Earth? October 12, 1957

    There have been many great multi artist events in San Diego’s music history, but it’s pretty certain that nothing quite tops the evening of October 12, 1957, when the Biggest Show of Stars tour stopped in at 3,000 capacity venue, the Mission Beach Ballroom, located right on the boardwalk in Mission Beach, for a sold-out […]

  • David Bowie!

    This month we look at David Bowie’s visit’s to San Diego, San Diego musician’s thoughts on subject matter for possible future bio-pics and a new batch of reviews. David Bowie in San Diego Music icon David Bowie only performed in San Diego six times during his lengthy career and three* of those shows were as […]

  • Questions, Facts, and CD Reviews

    This month we ask Gregory Page five questions about his new album; Elvis tribute band, Graceband, is asked five questions about rocking the songs of the king; we reveal 14 times Jim Croce’s music has been covered or featured; and include a batch of music reviews for the Cherry Bluestorms, Casey Hensley, Dot Dash, and […]

  • San Diego, Christmas 2016

    The holidays are upon us. Please consider giving our local independent music related businesses from Paras Newsstand to Cow Records, Classic Bows to Taylor Guitars, your business when it comes to this year’s gift giving. But there are also many local writers, musicians, artists etc. that offer great options for seasonal giving, or perhaps a […]

  • Strange Stage Stories

    Anthony Meynell / Squire: Our first huge gig in London 1979, supporting Purple Hearts at the Electric Ballroom, with 1000 people, we got a genuine encore. So we rush back on stage and I plug in, go to the mic to say thank you, and (bassist) Enzo stepped on my guitar lead. The jack snapped […]

  • Strange Stage Stories/Five Questions for Doug Booth/CD Reviews

    STRANGE STAGE STORIES Tom Araya / Slayer: Slayer has performed in San Diego many times over the decades, but no local show is more memorable to the band than their appearance at the Adams Avenue Theatre on February 1, 1986. “It had two different levels right in front of the stage,” Araya recalled. “Some kids […]

  • For Your Information!

    Catching Up with Colin Clyne One of the biggest success stories to emerge from San Diego’s singer-songwriter scene over the past decade? Colin Clyne. Though originally from and now, once again based back in his native Scotland, Clyne spent a decade in San Diego, touring and emerging as a major talent, releasing his first two […]

  • For Your Information

    Three Questions for Quino (Big Mountain): Nominated in the category of “Best World Music Album” at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards, for their album, Perfect Summer, reggae favorites Big Mountain continues to build on the promise of their 1991 debut. Still led by charismatic frontman Quino, the band is best known for their hit […]

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