Jay Allen Sanford

Jay Allen Sanford is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

Colonna Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6 p.m.

The mere few who remained to see Jimi on Monday morning at Woodstock numbered around 180,000 people - down from the 500,000 that came for the weekend.


Jane Belanger March 1, 2013 @ 10:40 a.m.

Ask and you shall receive! A cover story of Matthew Alice columns ran back in 2007:


Al Howard's Guilty pleasures

‘We decided to have this third record be self-titled, ’cause we feel like we really found our own sound,” says Alfred Howard of the Heavy Guilt, who will celebrate the release of their new full-length ...

Colonna May 23, 2013 @ 12:44 p.m.

Knowing his propensity to frequent movie houses of a distasteful nature, be grateful you knew where the goo came from!


Bob_Hudson July 27, 2013 @ 9:11 p.m.

Just one point: Valley Center is in "Valley Center." It is near Escondido, maybe even next to it, but not in it, which is why Valley Center has a road TO Escondido.

You have to wonder if they took Clapton to Valley Center by the back way so he wouldn't have to see East Valley Parkway and wonder "Where the hell are they taking me?"


Yankeedoodle July 27, 2013 @ 3:09 p.m.

I once saw JJ Cale in Austin, Texas. The band members came out in dim light, setting up the stage for him while everybody waited quietly. Kept waiting, wondering when he was going to appear. Then the music began...he was one of the guys setting up, sitting on the edge of the stage. Nice touch.


In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, January 23–25

Thursday 23The Casbah crowd will be celebrating the club’s 25-year run as San Diego’s credible showcase of up-and-coming alternative bands and a must-play stage for many underground and international acts. The Birch North Park Theatre ...

In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8

Thursday 6Barcelona band Delorean pulls their stainless-steel dance-rock act into Casbah Thursday night. One of Spain’s most popular underground bands, the quartet “takes cues from their native Balearic beat, Madchester house, techno, and R&B, to ...

In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, February 13–15

Thursday 13Former guitarist of the Gun Club, Cramps, Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, and one-time president of the Ramones Fan Club, Cali native Kid Congo Powers and his Pink Monkey Birds swing into Casbah Thursday night. ...

What's new, pussycats?

...all the hip-hopping punk-n-roll you can handle

Thursday 8Trip-hop poet Yoni Wolf of Why? will play Ché Café with his protégé, Serengeti. Wolf had been on tour with his full band through April, but in May stripped down to “rap-only” dates, on ...

Beer ambassador

“It’s been a real odd position for me, as it blurs the lines from artist to marketing and advertisement guy,” says Falling Doves frontman Chris Leyva of his side-job as SoCal music-brand ambassador for Sapporo ...

Eva Knott Sept. 4, 2014 @ 5:15 a.m.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you can quickly read a lot about Mitchy Slick by strolling through photos posted on his MySpace page. Here is just one.


In Standing Rock, the world is the bubble

Local singer/songwriter/videographer Scott Wilson posts a short film on the North Dakota pipeline standoff

“I just got back from the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protests [in Cannonball, North Dakota],” says singer/songwriter Scott Wilson. “I edited a short video on the issues surrounding why they’re protesting the construction of ...

BobbyLee57 Dec. 10, 2016 @ 8:31 a.m.

Great story on one of the 5 best SD Americana bands ever. Beat Farmers, Paladins, Mojo Nixon, Forbidden Pigs, Hot Rod Lincoln!!

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