Blurt: San Diego Music News

The horror punk rock of Riley Hawk and Warish

Plus Mike Pinto, Chip & Tony Kinman, Switchfoot, Black Market III, Pathology, Little Hurricane, Nathan Joyner, NEIN

Formed in 2018, horror punk rock outfit Warish is fronted by singer-guitarist Riley Hawk (Petyr), son of skateboard star Tony Hawk, who operates a record store café in Oceanside called Steel Mill Coffee. Backed by ...

Poway’s Victor Baker once commissioned by guitar-making icon D’Angelico

Arch-top jazz guitars “aren’t cheap, but they are reasonably priced for a professional player.”

Two years ago, Victor Baker arrived from the East Coast and set his one-man arch-top jazz guitar shop — initially, in Lemon Grove. Since then, he’s moved everything into his large home in Poway. What ...

Fiddling with Jamie Shadowlight

“For hip hop, I play more groove and rhythm-oriented lines with lots of space.”

Pacific Beach violinist Jamie Shadowlight was ecstatic when she heard electric violinist Lindsey Stirling would headline the San Diego Fair on June 27. “Stirling has made playing violin fun and inspired so many young people ...

Chon’s Play-Doh rock

Their music never goes the same way twice

Chon specialize in guitars that swirl and sway, spidering up and down scales over odd chord changes — an outgrowth of prog often called to as “math rock.” As Chon honcho Mario Camarena confesses, growing ...

The inside story of how John Lennon's longlost guitar was found in San Diego

Nobody knew they were handling a treasure worth over 2 million dollars

In 2014, John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J160e guitar, once thought lost, was discovered in San Diego at Marc Intravaia’s Sorrento Valley Sanctuary Art and Music Studio. The following year, it went up for one of ...

Psych-jazz duo Mattson 2 drops new album Paradise June 7

And other new records from Bordertown singer Cici Porter, Taken By Canadians, Allweather, Shambhu, and Chon

Paradise, the new album from identical twin psych-jazz duo Mattson 2, drops June 7, with three mildly surfy singles so far preceding the release; “Essence,” “Naima’s Dream,” and “Wavelength.” The video for “Essence” is a ...

DJ Roob’s Not So Serious Radio calls it quits?

Twelve bands are currently sitting on a waiting list to play a program that no longer exists

Rob Blackwell discovered KEXP about twenty years ago. He was visiting a friend in Seattle and was blown away by the radio station they were listening to in his car. When he returned home, he ...

Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth drops new album In the Cut

With guest appearances by MixMaster Wolf, Burkey, and Jamie Allensworth

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and face it, I just turned 41, so it was time to get something out there under my own name,” relates funk drum ace Jake Najor regarding ...

New Rightovers’ album, Die Cruisin’ hits ’90s vein

“Kind of like a My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, Guided By Voices distorted thing”

Chris Holmes and Matthew Baab grew-up going to indie and punk shows in the 1990s. The music seeped into their souls, and eventually played a major role in the songs that they contributed to the ...

Stereotypes song in A Dog’s Journey; the relaunch of Angels & Airwaves; and Glory: Iron Butterfly/Beat Farmers/Bratz supergroup reunion

Glory gigged at venues like Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park, opened locally for Steely Dan and ZZ Top

Thanks to Sugaroo! Music, you’ll be able to hear the Stereotypes’ 2002 song “Redhead” in Universal Pictures’ A Dog’s Journey when it opens in theaters this weekend. “I recorded ‘Redhead’ 17 years ago at Earthling ...

How Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact began

“We know each other a lot better and there is a different, deeper camaraderie happening”

Vocalist Rebecca Jade has had a busy year. Between local gigs all over the county and out-of-town touring as a backup singer for pop-star Sheila E., she still managed to record a follow-up album, Running ...

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