Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

Awesome Fest creator wants to change name

Fest tentatively dubbed "Happy Birthday" slated for February

Did the punk rawker in you notice something odd this year? Labor Day weekend came and went minus an Awesome Fest. Fear not, faithful festival attendee, the event is still on for its 11th year ...

Happy as a Lamkin

Matt's trip notes from Soft Pack garage to Ensenada experimental

Matt Lamkin and his girlfriend moved down to Ensenada in 2012. At the time, Lamkin was still playing in the Soft Pack and, as he explains it, “If we went on tour it didn’t really ...

The (often moronic) emotions of NFL fans

Are local Chargers fans back on bandwagon?

For a number of years now, I have pedaled eastward from my house near Morley Field with the goal of eventually depositing myself on a stool at True North Tavern, on 30th Street just south ...

Godfathers of vinyl

"I thought I was out, but they pulled me back in."

After a five-year break, former M-Theory owner Eric Howarth is getting back into the brick-and-mortar record-store business. His new shop will be a mere stone’s throw away from the old M-Theory location on the corner ...

The plumeria thief drives a Mercedes

"Oh, man, hey, I’m so sorry. Can I buy this plant off you for 50 dollars?”

At around 11 p.m. on Monday, October 30, Tommy Sayles headed out to walk his dog in front of his apartment on Kansas Street in University Heights. He quickly stumbled upon a crime in progress. ...

Chi Club offers short membership

O.B. band defunct since 2013 to funk it up twice this month

The Chi Club played its first official show at an apartment party in Ocean Beach in 2005. There would be many more gigs and lineup changes before the band called it a day in 2013, ...

Screw live music. TV’s where it’s at.

Mother's Saloon adjusts entertainment offerings

Mother’s Saloon, one of a handful of venues in Ocean Beach that hosts live music, recently canceled all their upcoming shows. The venue had primarily been having live bands on the weekends, but the bar ...

Two words for rehearsal-space rockers: renter's insurance

"Everything was just covered in brown smoke.”

The storefront for Global Tile & Marble, a Kearny Mesa tile-and-marble contractor specializing in home renovations, had a major fire on February 13. The structure suffered extensive damage and, afterward, was basically “just a black ...

Drones over San Carlos

No solution to stop peeping-Tom aviators

Stefanie Sekich has dealt with drones near her home in San Carlos on three occasions. The first time, she was outside enjoying a glass of wine and didn’t think much of it. She thought it ...

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