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Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

Jordan Krimston: an eight-band man

If you heard Jordan Krimston’s history of playing in bands, you would likely assume he was a grizzled, local music scene vet in his mid-50s. The 23-year-old has played in more groups over the past ...

Local event organizers merge to form the San Diego Event Coalition

Mike Kociela’s old band, New World Spirits, got signed to Universal Records in the mid-90s. They were chewed up and spit out by the label a couple of years later. By 1997, he had formed ...

How pay-to-playlist operations operate

Once upon a time, playlists were nothing more than a collection of songs grouped together on your iPod whose only purpose was to make your workouts less miserable. The value of playlists has changed drastically ...

April 1, 2021
Will Max Lenail's January drowning be enough to get the bridge built?

The San Diego River Crossing Trail intersects the Visitor Center Loop Trail just to the northwest of Mission Trails Regional Park’s Visitor Center. It’s your typical fire road with a moderately steep grade. On February ...

March 17, 2021
The story behind The Beat Farmers’ 1983 Spring Valley Inn gigs

The Beat Farmers’ debut album Tales of the New West was recorded in the summer of 1984 with a bare-bones budget of $4500 — the majority of which was spent on a single-day marathon session ...

How live music will survive in San Diego

“Here’s a little history,” said Paul Smith. “We started up in 2008. It was the Ruby Room up until about 2013, and then switched over to the Merrow. Not necessarily starting over, but building up ...

March 3, 2021
What the pandemic has done to San Diego's trails

Late last April, City of San Diego parks that had been closed since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic began to re-open. As gyms stayed shutdown and tennis and basketball courts remained off-limits, people began ...

February 23, 2021
C2: Inept no longer

You remember The Inept, right? The band composed of five English teenagers that played a handful of gigs in the small town next to their boarding school in the mid-80s. Ring a bell yet? They ...

February 11, 2021
Nick Costa plans march of singles with MY MYND

Nick Costa became interested in guitar when he was ten years old. He noticed a friend that he admired playing one and thought he looked cool. Lessons commenced and he became skilled at the instrument ...

December 31, 2020
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