• 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 […]

  • Strange Stage Stories

    This time out we once again ask the question: “What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you on stage?” — with the return of “Strange Stories,” as well as catch up on a few reviews. Tim Pyles: “Strangest thing that ever happened to me onstage? I had to duck to avoid an incoming hot […]

  • David Cassidy in San Diego

    David Cassidy, who passed away on November 21, spent a bit of time in San Diego, but it wasn’t always for music. In addition to his more familiar show biz life, Cassidy was a respected horse owner/breeder who could often be found at the Del Mar Racetrack. With so much film, TV, and stage work, […]

  • 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 / […]