Musician Interviews

The life of Liz Borg

Liz Fest II will serve as Chica Diabla’s vinyl-release party

“I decided I wanted to start a band after my kids all grew-up and left the house,” Rachel Enyeart explains. “I knew Liz Borg, because our husbands were in a band together, Whole Hog. One ...

Thousand Below’s The Hangover moment

“We called the cops and they thought we had stolen the baby”

They rock. They roll. They shred. They mangle. But one thing you don’t expect from Thousand Below, your favorite San Diego post-hardcore slamdown quintet, is finding a home for an abandoned baby in Austin, Texas. ...

Mr. Oro’s and Zebra Knight’s rap battle collaboration

The pair will attend the Ghetto Dreams edición Tijuana freestyle rap contest

Mr. Oro sells his El Sacrificio De Oro CDs and Oro Wear brand clothing to Americans at the Tijuana/San Ysidro Port of Entry as they return to the U.S. “Here in Tijuana it’s a lot ...

SSI release Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis on Shepard Fairey’s Obey Records

Fairey will also help with prizes planned for a remix competition SSI is doing with software company Native Instruments

Electronic rockers Sonic Solutions Inc features two Encinitas brothers from an earlier band called Physics, John Goff (drummer and bagpiper for Crash Worship) and Will Goff, who plays guitar and keyboards. When Physics split, Jason ...

Record Release Roundup: Jordan Krimston ready to Turn the Page

Big Bad Buffalo & Miss New Buddha vet going solo in September

Jordan Krimston is a vet of bands like Big Bad Buffalo (whose 2012 debut self-titled three-song EP was released while Krimston was still in high school), Band Argument (an analog-digital hybrid), Weatherbox, and Miss New ...

A Snapshot of Curtis Taylor

“I’m very much in a transitional time right now”

“I’ve got a nice crew with me and I’m excited we we’re able to put this album together,” says trumpeter Curtis Taylor about Snapshot, his latest record that dropped last month. Snapshot was recorded live ...

Tom Brosseau’s and Sean Watkins’ Carter Family tribute

New album is the first to introduce the songs of Joe and Janette, the only children of A.P. and Sara Carter

“Of the hundreds of songs the Carters produced, only a small lot of them are performed or even recorded,” says acoustic crooner Tom Brosseau, whose album with Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), In the Shadow of ...

Bassist Omar Lopez’s good fortune with the Wailers and the B-Side Players

“The bass is like the foundation — you are the glue between the harmony and the rhythm.”

Local bassist Omar Lopez (Áfrojazziacs, Juice Box) came to San Diego in 2006, to study at San Diego State. He’s originally from Calipatria, down in the Imperial Valley. Lopez just turned 31, and he’s been ...

Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell creates piano-and-rap song “No Problem” with GoDaddy

“He (Drake) was just saying ‘congratulations’, man”

When Lincoln High alumnus Norman Powell and SDSU alumnus Kawhi Leonard helped bring the Toronto Raptors the 4-2 “W” over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals (May 30 through June 13), San Diego ...

Whitney Shay: blues purge

“There’s a much greater appreciation in Europe for the blues”

San Diego blues belter Whitney Shay had a definite vision in mind when she cut her last album, A Woman Rules the World. That vision turned out to be prescient. “I was very specific about ...

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 ...

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