• 2020 San Diego in Memorium

    This month we take a look back at past and present San Diego musicians and compatriots we lost in 2020. January 4 / David McDonald (64) – music promoter January 10 / David Winter (67) – bassist / singer Dave Winter and the Grateful Ted Band. January 20 / Alberto Jurado (48) – singer for […]


    This month we ask Five Questions of Marie Haddad, look at recent and upcoming new major music releases with a San Diego connection, and take a listen to Jim Basnight’s latest album. FIVE QUESTIONS FOR MARIE HADDAD Pianist / Singer–Songwriter Marie Haddad is one of San Diego’s musical treasures, in a class of her own. […]

  • October Stories

    This month we ask Five Questions of Mod legend Anthony Meynell, check in with singer Laurie Beebe Lewis of new band the Original Starfires, and get new Strange Stage Stories from Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Nathan Hubbard, and Jonny Tarr. FIVE QUESTIONS / ANTHONY MEYNELL OF SQUIRE From their first single, “The Face of Youth Today” […]

  • Jonny Tarr: SDMAs, a Return to Wales, and a New Label

    One of San Diego’s favorite soul/jazz performers, keyboardist Jonny Tarr is saying goodbye to California, but luckily for fans, it’s only temporary. Winner of the 2020 San Diego Music Award for “Best Pop Artist,” Tarr is relocating to his native Wales (UK) with his family for a short stay. Originally from Cardiff, Tarr moved to […]

  • This month we take a look at Charles McPherson’s forthcoming album, ask five questions of Karla Kane / the Corner Laughers, have a conversation with singer Whitney Shay, plus new and classic strange stage stories from Ronnie Barnett (the Muffs) and Max Eric Bergstrom (Avenue Army). New Album from Charles McPherson! Something to look forward […]

  • 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, […]