Greg Laswell was going to be an astronaut?
Steve Poltz has recorded a new duet version of the hit song he originally wrote with Jewel, “You Were Meant for Me,” with Valencia, Spain–based singer Soledad Vélez and produced by six-time Grammy Award–winner Chris Goldsmith.
Another single, the Greyboy Allstars track “V Neck Sweater,” from their full-length What Happened to Television?, appears on the new SCI Fidelity Records 15th Anniversary Compilation Album.
- Friday, January 31, 2014, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
3829 30th Street,
SDMA-nominated Best Hip-Hop band Legacy Pack will debut F.O.K. (Fruit of Knowledge) on January 31 at Bar Pink in North Park. Available in both CD and digital format, a new video for the title track, directed by Morrisa Maltz (who has a film showcase at this month’s Sundance Film Festival) is streaming on their Reader band page.
- Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
5662 La Jolla Boulevard,
Stone Horse’s Grit, recorded at Kitsch & Sync Studios with Sven Erik-Seaholm and former Ike Turner drummer Bill Ray, drops February 1 at Beaumont’s Grill in La Jolla.
On February 11, Lestat’s in Normal Heights will host the release party for Greg Laswell’s full-length I Was Going to Be an Astronaut, featuring remakes of ten Laswell songs plus a Sparklehorse cover, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “I’d been playing alternate versions of some of these songs at my shows over the past few years,” says Laswell, “and every time people would come up afterwards and ask if there was ever going to be any recorded versions of those songs.”
The February 14 release party for Seventrain’s self-titled debut CD at Brick by Brick in Linda Vista will mark the live debut of a new lineup. “It’s Valentine’s Day,” says drummer Joel Maitoza. “Screw the filet mignon and lobster tails and bring your significant other down to a sweaty rock show.”