Blurt: San Diego Music News

Pure magic

“When you have members of Get Back Loretta, Silent Comedy, Okapi Sun, Transfer, and the Styletones playing and singing together, it becomes pure magic.” Lauren Scheff phones the Reader from his North County home to ...

Sprague & Friends debut new CD at City College

...and other jazz happenings in and around San Diego this week

Tuesday 24 The KSDS Jazz Live series kicks off their summer festivities with Peter Sprague & Friends doubling as CD- release party for Sprague’s new Ocean In Your Eyes disc featuring the guitarist's core duo ...

Jake’s part in Wild Heart

“I’m not the only drummer on the album. There’s four drummers total,” Jake Najor says, one of whom was Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. “I do kind of the heavy rock stuff.” ...

Grunt work pays off

“I haven’t picked up my guitar since November of 2012.” Chad Cavanaugh, at least for a while, was a steady presence in the local singer/songwriter circuit. He wrote some songs, he cut a CD, and ...

Nancarrow sees the (country) light

Graham Nancarrow’s upcoming tour grew out of a chance meeting at a memorial for his father, newscaster/ecologist Loren Nancarrow, who died last December. “This lady saw us play at the Reuben H. Fleet theater,” singer/guitarist ...

What it means to be free

“One of my favorite gigs here in San Diego was at Soda Bar, before I actually moved here,” says singer/songwriter Mike Wojniak. “I was living in Columbus, Ohio, and was touring across the country with ...

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana blows into La Jolla

The Monk competition winner makes her San Diego debut

Wednesday 18 The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) continues their concert series with the Melissa Aldana Crash Trio featuring Aldana on tenor saxophone, Pablo Menares on bass, and Francisco Mela on drums. ...

Baja music fest grows chefs

All My Friends music festival started as a house party in Tijuana five years ago and has been broadening its scope and attendance annually ever since. This year, they’re shifting from an autumn to a ...

Tour dad

Bleeding Gold may be the widest-reaching indie label in San Diego. I’m sitting with its founder, Valhalla High alumni Roger Preston, on a sunny afternoon in Trolley Barn Park. He keeps pulling full-color covers for ...

Guided by amp buzz

Dayton, Ohio’s Guided by Voices burst onto the indie scene in 1994, though obsessives and the faithful will note that they’d been together 11 years by that point. After decades of chaos and ever-shifting lineups, ...

Mad Marc’s unexpected paths

“This documentary is about Marc’s life, both good and bad,” says filmmaker Carl Schneider, who’ll screen a rough cut of his documentary Mad Marc Rude: Blood, Ink & Needles on June 22 at the Casbah. ...

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