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Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

Streaming with the Electric Waste Band

Friday the 13th of March capped off a week that most Americans will never forget. The NBA had shut down the remainder of their season that Wednesday, and the NHL followed suit the next day. ...

May 21, 2020
Lorena Gonzalez’s AB5 bill cuts music instructor pay at San Diego Music and Art Company

When California enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) at the beginning of 2020, the music industry braced for a heavy shake-up. The law created a new standard (the ABC test) that employers would have to meet ...

PB Cantina hosts virtual open-mic with Be.Live

The world of live music came to an abrupt halt in mid-March as concerts large and small were canceled. While most of the local attention centered on the postponement of major events such as Coachella ...

April 23, 2020
The young and clueless years of the Mother Hips

The Mother Hips formed in Chico, California in the early 90s. They were operating against the grain from the start — most of the bands in their college town were playing covers. They set out ...

April 9, 2020
Lou Curtiss tells his own story

Yale Strom first learned of Lou Curtiss back in the 1970s. He attended the folk festivals that Curtiss held annually at San Diego State University. Strom’s father encouraged Yale to ditch high school to attend ...

Marisa Dabice: people see it as brave

The Philadelphia-based punk four-piece Mannequin Pussy had two albums under their belts before they were signed to famous hardcore label Epitaph and released 2019’s Patience — which required just that. The album gestated for three ...

March 26, 2020
Best Reader stories from 2016

Tijuana destroys Spanish and English “Tengo que ir hacer laundry, then I have to study en la biblioteca,” I’m paraphrasing what the Latina students in my college sounded like. My first real encounter with Spanglish ...

March 22, 2020
Best Reader stories from 2015

Cartel tunnels to Otay Mesa are infrastructural marvels The amount of warehouse space in Otay Mesa has nearly quadrupled since the mid-’90s, and the expansion has been almost as frenetic in Garita de Otay. Forklifts, ...

March 21, 2020
Buck O Nine’s Jon Pebsworth talks “third-wave” in Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s documentary

Longtime Buck-O-Nine lead singer Jon Pebsworth pops up as a talking head in the new documentary Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s. The film details the history of ska music while concentrating on the ...

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