Musician Interviews

Record Dust redux

Jason Blackmore finds crew and cash to back Records Collecting Dust II

"Records Collecting Dust is a documentary centered in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,” says Jason Blackmore. “Those were the three cities I focused on the first time around, on the underground punk-rock scene ...

Eat at Shady's

Shady Franco Josh Kmak talks bubbles and spurts

“I’m gonna just lose it. I’m gonna give people a reason to talk about what they saw.”

Gluten-free rock

The well-traveled Mike Wojniak is back

‘I was living in Columbus, Ohio when I first played a gig in San Diego, and I liked it so much that I ended up moving here,” says singer-songwriter Mike Wojniak. After releasing his debut ...

Down the rabbit hole with Birdy Bardot

Birdy has three bands in hand...

Emily Reilly. It’s a name you might not naturally associate with San Diego’s music scene. And yet, she’s one of the busiest in the biz, lending her vocals to no less than three bands: Birdy ...

San Diego tube amped over SoundDiego TV

“Daye was just a huge music fan who was out and about and going to shows all the time.”

Note to music fans who want to get on TV: it pays to be seen at shows. Or at least it did for the host of SoundDiego, the weekly half-hour music-and-interview show that is starting ...

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


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 ...

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