Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

They're Dirty, they're Sweet, they're back

"There were so many nails in so many coffins..."

During their initial run, local rock revivalists Dirty Sweet took to the road in epic fashion. Early on, they got lucky and scored the opening slot on Jimmy Eat World’s 2004 tour. But it was ...

The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble opens at Ken Cinema September 1

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, is a new documentary that celebrates the contributions Native American musicians made to popular music. The film tells the stories of artists such as Link Wray, Robbie Robertson, ...

Al Howard fertilizes the Redwoods

“We have five records right now that we have started."

The Redwoods collective started its musical journey in 2015. Designed akin to a modern-day Muscle Shoals or Stax, the Redwoods use an in-house collection of session players that back the label’s individual artists. The label ...

Music Trader veteran opens La Mesa record shop

"I know what kind of product just walks through the door and falls in your lap."

When you think of genius business moves in 2017, opening a used-record shop doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Since the advent of Napster in 1999, the general trend for record stores has been death as ...

Shuggie raked in the Bud Lite ad money

"Hey, can you do this dumb thing that everybody else thinks they’re too cool to do?"

“I was sitting at Satellite Amps where I work part-time,” Andrew McKeag explains, “and Tommy Garcia, who’s in Mrs. Magician, was telling me about how they sold a song to Guitar Center for a TV ...

Neighbors sound off about Observatory in North Park

“Sit down. You’re embarrassing yourself. Sit the hell down.”

"When she [Cameron Holloway] was speaking I was listening to her words and not paying attention to the crowd’s reaction,” said Jeanette Moore, “until that woman became belligerent and disrespectful towards the speaker [Holloway].” Moore ...

Grape Street dogs poisoned?

"I really couldn’t find out anything”

On June 21, word started spreading through local social media that two dogs had become ill and one had died after (according to a post that originated on the South Bark Facebook page) “presumably ingesting/sniffing ...

How Bird Park Summer Concerts made it to 15

"That skyline view with the stage looking over the city and the bridge...”

The first concert at Bird Park was held in 2002. The Tami Thomas Big Band performed. At the time, Bird Park Summer Concerts founder Nellie Harris Ritter asked Jay Turner (head of North Park Main ...

XXXTentacion and neighbors unload on Observatory North Park

“Our guards are internal employees who work diligently for all our shows."

Shortly after regaining consciousness after he was blindsided onstage at the Observatory on June 7, XXXTentacion went on Instagram Live. He seemed to claim that the venue’s security team played a part by hiding the ...

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