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Number two and trying harder

King Kruk brings home silver from Las Vegas

"At the end of the contest," James Kruk says, "I was taking a photo with Linda Thompson, and she whispered ...

On the menu: saving jazz

Loving local music and local food: "not a sausage fest."

"This is a dinner party. I want people to understand that." LJ Livingston is on the phone to talk about ...

A place for your money

Country rocker Billy Joe Clements on the art of bending cow hide to his will

"I gave one as a gift to a buddy once, and I pre- loaded it with cash." Sweet. It's Billy ...

The Nformals release [Self-Titled] The Nformals

The youngest Kmak steps up with a knockout alt rock debut

Seen last week on Joshua Kmak's Facebook page: "To the girl that was sitting across from me at Rubio's, I ...

SD Music TV is back

Free local music video service takes a hit and regroups

The update from San Diego Music TV's Megan Erickson: "As of right now," she emails, "there has been no recovery ...

Uncle Junkie: rehabbed and ready

East County rocker Scott Frazier explains where he's been for the last couple years.

"I'm probably the most addictive personality you'll ever meet." A familiar figure is sitting behind the mixing table in a ...

Shotgun Tom now part of the pavement in Hollywood

Long-time local deejay Shotgun Tom finally gets his name on the Walk of Fame. "Visit my star," he says, "at 7080 Hollywood Blvd and La Brea." Here's a reprint of the story I wrote last year when K-EARTH 101 announced the news that Shots had made the final cut:

“Thirty thousand dollars.” It’s Shotgun Tom Kelly on the phone from his L.A. apartment to talk about the star he ...

Making lemonade out of lemony moments

Tori Roze on her band's new #2 release, Turbulence

Dave Good: The music on Turbulence…kind of is turbulent. At the very least, it sounds driven and complex. Victoria Roze: ...

Sell all your records. Then, buy some more.

The San Diego Record Show returns Saturday April 20. Here's an interview with Record Show manager Alan Garth from a couple of years ago:

Alan Garth’s record collection is too big to fit into his North Park row house. For now, he keeps his ...

Women In Jazz this sunday

Allison Adams Tucker on the problems with putting an all-female jazz group together, gender in jazz, and why smooth jazz chick saxists are too cute

"It started with SWAN (it stands for Support Women Artists Now) Day in La Jolla." It's Allison Adams Tucker on ...

Mariachi week: its a wrap Saturday afternoon at the opera

Mariachi on tap all afternoon at downtown's Civic Theater

"I've been working on this with them for six months or so," Jeff Nevin says. Them, meaning San Diego Opera ...

50 Shades of Capital Grey

Filip Mandaric says the one-time BBC standout band is now a solo effort

Filip Mandaric's on the phone from Westwood, near his second home, which is more or less in the shadow of ...

Excuse me: any spare change for harp fest?

Harp Fest fundraiser Sunday in El Cajon

A concert to raise funds for a concert: that's what Chet Cannon's gig is all about Sunday March 10 at ...

Talking with an overnight success: Peter Marin

San Diego jazz crooner recalls his journey from dark to light

"I got sick. I went from being able to run a million dollar show to not being able to add ...

Clarinet Fever in La Mesa

The smell of cork grease and brass: perfect!

"We almost burned down. That was December 9." Gentry McCrea is not sure exactly how the fire got started, but ...

The painted man speaks

Under a layer of body paint, there's a lot going on in the nomad-ish mind of Dive Bomber front man Kris Keyes

On Facebook today guitarist Catfish Comstock posts this: "First Time EVER! Dive Bomber is #4 on Reverbnation San Diego Rock ...

Bebop all night long: it's Kyle Myers

"I went to jazz camp at Stanford, and there's a 12-year-old kicking my ass."

Nobody calls them Young Lions any more but Kyle Myers, from Rancho Penasquitos, could have been one -- that good. ...

And now: it's Daniel Jackson time

Daniel Jackson week gets underway Thursday night in downtown San Diego

The name of Daniel Jackson rests at the top of many San Diegan's lists of hometown straight-ahead jazz tenor sax ...

Hot as you like: we talk salsa with Chris Springer

Jazz 88.3 radio deejay has hosted Latin Grooves for nearly a decade from the campus of City College

Also known as C-Love, Chris Springer has been the voice and chief programmer of the Latin Grooves show Saturdays on ...

Coe Lewis and Robert Plant: connected at the lips

A harmonica with a rock and roll past lands up under Coe Lewis's Christmas tree

"I just want to point something out to you right here." Coe Lewis sets a smallish white box on the ...

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