Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Monster Paws’ Mario Rivera edits Strange 80s documentary for charity

Documentary is about mental health is perceived and how depression can impact everyone

Monster Paws “Champagne Bike Ride” video
Monster Paws “Champagne Bike Ride” video

Once again Mario Rivera has proven that operating a video editing console can be as valuable to your band as playing an instrument.

The video he created for “Champagne Bike Ride” not only helped him market one of his old bands, Monster Paws, it helped him get connected with local creative agency I.D.E.A. where he worked on some of the TV ads for the Funner California campaigns for Harrah’s Casino “I’m almost done editing a documentary called Strange 80s which has members of No Doubt, Velvet Revolver, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Offspring, and Eagles of Death Metal doing covers of 80s songs like 'Hey Mickey,' 'Jessie’s Girl,' and 'Summer of ’69.'”

Rivera says he was brought into Strange 80s by a non-profit called Charity Bomb which promises 100 percent proceeds from the live shows it produces from charity events. “Charity Bomb was co-founded by Matthew Leone, who is in a band called Madina Lake from Chicago which I knew from way back. Matthew once went out to help a woman he heard screaming. He ended up getting beaten by a guy with a brick and was left for dead. He had a third of his skull removed and flatlined three times. After that happened all these rock stars like Metallica and Smashing Pumpkins did benefits for him, because he couldn’t pay for his medical. That led to him, his twin brother, and a friend starting Charity Bomb.”

Rivera says the major point of the documentary Strange 80s “is all about changing the culture on how mental health is perceived.” He says Chris Cornell or Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington prove that depression can impact everyone. “Also involved in Strange 80s is Chester’s wife Talinda who started a group called 320 Changes Direction, which she started after Chester committed suicide.”

Rivera says he, like everyone else involved, happily donated his time to Strange 80s. But he admits his band Nights Like Thieves got a perk out of the deal.

“I edited two of our songs in. When they heard they said, ‘This is great who is it?’ They let us them it in.”

Past Event

Nights Like Thieves and Avenue Army

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $6

Nights Like Thieves just released Sophomore Slump: The EP on CD and 7-inch vinyl formats. It contains “Red Roses,” which is the 91X Local Break artist for the month, which means it gets regular rotation throughout February. The EP also includes “This Broken Satellite,” which Rivera crafted into a video. “We’re playing our first show at the Casbah on February 27. We’ve been trying to play there for two-and-a-half years, and we actually get to headline.” Also appearing is Avenue Army and Justin Linn & the Rotation.

And by the way, Rivera and his Nights Like Thieves bandmates are not ashamed of the “e” word. “Yes, we are emo and proud of it even though we’re one of the only bands in San Diego that plays it,” he says of the pop-punk formula that was at its peak in the late 90s and early 2000s. “But not everybody is going to like everything. I do think emo is starting to come back…it is bigger in the Midwest. We have a decent following there. One local record store in Chicago ordered 20 copies of our new EP.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

“My favorite John Waters movie is…”

A quick dissertation on the correlation between organic food intake and jean skinniness
Next Article

The Seafood la 57 mariscos truck is nothing new

A brand refresh has taken over in South Park's Target parking lot
Monster Paws “Champagne Bike Ride” video
Monster Paws “Champagne Bike Ride” video

Once again Mario Rivera has proven that operating a video editing console can be as valuable to your band as playing an instrument.

The video he created for “Champagne Bike Ride” not only helped him market one of his old bands, Monster Paws, it helped him get connected with local creative agency I.D.E.A. where he worked on some of the TV ads for the Funner California campaigns for Harrah’s Casino “I’m almost done editing a documentary called Strange 80s which has members of No Doubt, Velvet Revolver, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Offspring, and Eagles of Death Metal doing covers of 80s songs like 'Hey Mickey,' 'Jessie’s Girl,' and 'Summer of ’69.'”

Rivera says he was brought into Strange 80s by a non-profit called Charity Bomb which promises 100 percent proceeds from the live shows it produces from charity events. “Charity Bomb was co-founded by Matthew Leone, who is in a band called Madina Lake from Chicago which I knew from way back. Matthew once went out to help a woman he heard screaming. He ended up getting beaten by a guy with a brick and was left for dead. He had a third of his skull removed and flatlined three times. After that happened all these rock stars like Metallica and Smashing Pumpkins did benefits for him, because he couldn’t pay for his medical. That led to him, his twin brother, and a friend starting Charity Bomb.”

Rivera says the major point of the documentary Strange 80s “is all about changing the culture on how mental health is perceived.” He says Chris Cornell or Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington prove that depression can impact everyone. “Also involved in Strange 80s is Chester’s wife Talinda who started a group called 320 Changes Direction, which she started after Chester committed suicide.”

Rivera says he, like everyone else involved, happily donated his time to Strange 80s. But he admits his band Nights Like Thieves got a perk out of the deal.

“I edited two of our songs in. When they heard they said, ‘This is great who is it?’ They let us them it in.”

Past Event

Nights Like Thieves and Avenue Army

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $6

Nights Like Thieves just released Sophomore Slump: The EP on CD and 7-inch vinyl formats. It contains “Red Roses,” which is the 91X Local Break artist for the month, which means it gets regular rotation throughout February. The EP also includes “This Broken Satellite,” which Rivera crafted into a video. “We’re playing our first show at the Casbah on February 27. We’ve been trying to play there for two-and-a-half years, and we actually get to headline.” Also appearing is Avenue Army and Justin Linn & the Rotation.

And by the way, Rivera and his Nights Like Thieves bandmates are not ashamed of the “e” word. “Yes, we are emo and proud of it even though we’re one of the only bands in San Diego that plays it,” he says of the pop-punk formula that was at its peak in the late 90s and early 2000s. “But not everybody is going to like everything. I do think emo is starting to come back…it is bigger in the Midwest. We have a decent following there. One local record store in Chicago ordered 20 copies of our new EP.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Floating Outdoor Cinema on the Bay, Toy Piano Festival

Events September 27-September 30, 2020
Next Article

Let the wine make itself

“Let’s get cracking. It’s time for racking!”
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close