Musician Interviews

Donkey Water

“We do see San Diego beers on the road and it’s an entry point of discussion with others.”

How does a band stay together for more than ten years? For the Donkeys, chemistry is key, but having little faith in one’s own abilities doesn’t hurt either. “I think we all share a lack ...

Jamie Shadowlight — hired gun

San Diego violinist explores classic rock at 98 Bottles Friday night

In a town full of virtuoso violinists and fiddlers, Jamie Shadowlight cuts a unique figure as she bears the bow down on her five-string NS WAV electric violin, feeding the resulting sounds through various processors ...

Demos and espressos

Ben Moore talks about his record production rampage

“The guitar tones were super legit, using 1960s guitars through the right 1960s amps.”

The show can't go on

“I asked him if everything was okay. He said no, and he just fell backwards.”

Past San Diego shows that turned serious as a coronary.

There would be no Nervous Wreckords without the Killers

Rent-a-Killer

It’s been a busy three months for Brian Karscig and his brainchild, the Nervous Wreckords. In that short time span, his band performed at the KAABOO festival, he joined friends the Killers at their North ...

After the Blow

Local filmmaker Bill Perrine and his camera follow Octagrape on tour

In the early 1990s, British radio disc jockey John Peel created UK stars out of San Diego’s post-punk band Trumans Water. He thought Trumans was a seasoned band that had spent years playing together. He ...

Herstorical L7

Los Angeles grunge girls reunite for a night at San Diego Music Thing

L7, the loud and raunchy female quartet featuring guitarists Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, bassist Jennifer Finch, and drummer Dee Plakas, formed in 1985, broke big in 1992, broke up in 2001, and reunited last ...

Flamenco virtuoso Fred Benedetti breaks down his hits list

Italian Japanese

"Most people would know me as a classical guitarist who also plays flamenco and ethnic-flavored music,” says Fred Benedetti, who cites among his most inspirational predecessors “Andrés Segovia, Pepe Romero, John Williams, and then move ...

Roni Lee plays like a girl

...and she wouldn't have it any other way

"I love the live-rock sound, with real guitars, real vocals, and no backing tracks,” says Roni Lee, whose career as a rock guitarist started in Hollywood with Venus and the Razorblades, a cheeky Kim Fowley ...

Stickles's march to the sea

"If the guitar is not loud enough, then my brain is louder, and it’s not gonna work”

"Tell the world my story. Nobody believes me. They think I’m bullshitting them.” The story Titus Andronicus mastermind Patrick Stickles is referring to is a complicated one. Much of it is peeled away within the ...

"I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are"

Roni Lee performs her gold-record song live at 4th&B

"Jesus Was a Vato"

...off of Mr. Tube's debut, Listen Up

"Don't Stop"

...by Slightly Stoopid

"Get Out"

...by Cardiac Kidz

"Sittin' Around in a Restless Dream"

...by San Diego psych-rockers Sacri Monti

"As One," Odessa Kane

Reclaiming the Community album promo. The record is due to drop Tuesday, July 28.

"Gone Daddy Gone"

Violent Femmes' official video

Acid Varsity

Live acid music events in San Diego

Pushin' Too Hard

Theatrical trailer

Ticket to Write

Theatrical trailer