• For Your Information: July Edition

    This month we take a look at the 2020 San Diego Music Awards, ask five questions of guitarist and producer Christopher Hoffee, talk to Jim Ryan of punk legends The Cardiac Kidz, review albums from Enter the Blue Sky and Big Stir Records latest compilation, plus! Two new Strange Stage Stories from Ronnie Barnett (The […]

  • This month we ask five questions of bassist Al Chan of power pop legends the Rubinoos, talk to violinist Alicia Previn about her new children’s book, review albums from the Paff Booms and Evening’s Empire, plus new Strange Stage Stories from Kenny Metcalf (Tribute to Elton John), Lannie Flowers, Van Bates, and Johnny Vee FIVE […]

  • Five Questions for Fred Benedetti

    This month we pose five questions to Fred Benedetti, get new strange stage stories from Lori Bell, Bloodstone, and Dave Sawyer, plus take a listen to two recent comps from Big Stir Records and Pacific Records. FIVE QUESTION FOR FRED BENEDETTI What’s your favorite thing about being a musician? That you can never stop learning. […]

  • FYI

    This month we pose five questions to guitarist Deven Berryhill of the Tourmaliners and get strange stage stories from members of Fashion Jackson, Manzanita Blues Band, and the Surf Birdz as well as Ryan Hiller and Donna Larsen. FIVE QUESTIONS FOR DEVEN BERRYHILL OF THE TOURMALINERS Featuring guitarist Deven Berryhill, The Tourmaliners head into 2020, […]

  • FYI January 2020

    This month we take a look back at those we lost in 2019, pose a question to two local legends, look back at the year’s best play, and chat with Quel Bordel. IN MEMORIUM The grim reaper hit the world of music hard in 2019 and San Diego was no exception. Here is a list […]

  • Paul McCartney Returns to Petco Park 2019

    This month we take an in depth look at Paul McCartney’s June 22 concert at Petco Park, pose Five Questions to Russell Ramo of The Routine, and ask Southern California musicians: Who Is Your Favorite Cartoon Character? Thanks to Beatlsescopio for help with sound check info. PAUL McCARTNEY RETURNS TO PETCO PARK 2019 Paul McCartney […]

  • Five Questions with Phil Lozano and Lori Aquilar Wilson

    This month we have two “Five Questions” interviews, with singer-songwriter Lori Aguilar Wilson and Phil Lozano of Bump City Brass, plus a few reviews. Formed in 2014, 15-piece funk and soul band Bump City Brass has been packing dance floors around San Diego with a great set of cover tunes, ranging from Tower of Power […]

  • Five Questions for Travis Oliver

    Flatpicking, bluegrass, and Americana is the order of the day for Travis Oliver. Originally from the Smoky Mountains, after a stop in Florida, the Virginia, Oliver arrived in Ocean Beach in 2009. Is it hard to grab an audience’s attention with original music? It can be, especially in a lounge setting where you are creating […]

  • Strange Stage Stories

    A new year a new FYI. This time out we have a new batch of Strange Stage Tales, My Top 15 Shows for 2018 and and a few reviews. Dakota Ringer (The Naked I): “Once we had an audience member jump on stage with a melodica and hijack a microphone. We just kinda kept jamming […]