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Stories by David Stampone

Drummer

Luis Illades lives the immigrant work ethic. The Tijuana native and graduate of North Park's St. Augustine High plays in four groups. After joining San Diego bands that fell apart during the mid-'90s, Illades moved ...

September 21, 2006
Chicks Dig Boats!

"I love the ocean, and I love the water," says Ray Raposa, whose sailboat tour (with his band the Castanets) began on Saturday. Raposa, who was raised here and surfed competitively as a teen, still ...

August 24, 2006
Lemon Grove Avenue Brouhaha Begins Now

Despite allusions made by music reviewers suggesting otherwise, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Mason Jennings has never been a resident of Lemon Grove. In praising Jennings's 2004 album Use Your Voice, the All Music Guide website notes, "His ...

July 20, 2006
Neither Silent nor Violent

After six years together, Morricone Youth, a NYC sextet of ex--San Diegans, has released its first CD. Silenzio Violento is full of sounds that recall noir thrillers, monster movies, and spaghetti westerns. Though reminiscent of ...

December 29, 2005
"Briljante"

"Briljante," summarized a Dutch music writer. "Let's make some songs...and crafts," wrote Edmonton, Canada's See Magazine, after giving Bunky's debut album, Born to Be a Motorcycle (released last month on Asthmatic Kitty Records), 2.5 out ...

April 7, 2005
The Beat Farmers were hardy survivors

Yeah, it does seem like everybody has a Country Dick story to tell,” says Beat Farmers fan Chris Nilsen. “And they’re still telling them, will be for a long time. You’re right, it’d take a ...

February 2, 1996
Alanis Morissette filmed at the Casbah

The Casbah has achieved an even higher national profile recently with MTV News's repeated airing of a puffy feature on rising young pop-rock belter Alanis "You Oughta Know" Morissette, filmed at the Middletown-club in July. ...

September 14, 1995

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