Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

The peculiar genesis of Super Buffet

Pete Bayard: “My sketch demos are skeletal”

Pete Bayard had performed in a series of bands in St. Paul, Boston, and New York City before he landed in San Diego and started playing in the local outfit Inigo in the mid-2000s. He ...

Salton Sea land owners may luck out

Lithium in the geothermal brine – if they can only extract it

Richard Snow may live in Spring Valley, but he has owned property near the Salton Sea since the early 90s. What initially drew him to the area was flight. He was part of a small ...

Fanboy film shot at Ken Club, Whistle Stop, Black Cat

What are the things that we can use that would cost other people money but would not cost us any money?

Besides managing the Casbah, Ben Johnson has played in local bands (the Long and Short Of It, Hostile Combover, Grammatical B), and he’s authored a couple of books (A Shadow Cast In Dust and Blood ...

Swedish Models focus efforts in the studio

“It was like a brotherhood kind of mess.”

Circa 2007, members of Ocean Beach-based rock acts Vinyl Radio and Cape May united to start a new project — the Swedish Models. According to guitarist Andrew Bernhardt, the band was a collection of “thrashy ...

San Diego Reader's holiday guide 2019

Christmas Card Lane in Penasquitos, Santa run in Pacific Beach, helicopter Christmas lights ride in Oceanside, ugly sweaters in Vista, rescued bears in Alpine

There’s a war on Christmas. You can see it right on your TV; in fact, it’s your TV that’s the aggressor in this particular conflict. Lifetime has 20, count ’em, 20 new movies to go ...

John Doe and Tom DeSavia gather stories for Under the Big Black Sun

San Diego’s The Beat Farmers were included in this cowpunk movement

X bassist/vocalist John Doe has spent a large chunk of the last five years taking a trip down memory lane. In 2016, his book Under the Big Black Sun, which explored the early days of ...

Golden Hill’s Iacon Sound recording studio closes

Sulo King loses his castle

The physical location of Iacon Sound is history. The Golden Hill studio that also housed six rehearsal spaces was shut down at the end of September after the building’s ownership changed. Their lease expires at ...

Eight straight nights of San Diego live music

Psycholizard, Milly, Auz Fontaine, Chica Diabla, the Touchies, Bloodletting Tour, Electric Waste Band, Adams Gone Funky, Liam Gallagher, The Who

I moved to San Diego in 1998 and started going to shows immediately. Live bands were simple to find any night of the week. These days, it’s a hair more difficult. DJs have become a ...

San Carlos – nice two-story homes

Dregs of the 70s, Pyles Peak, pump station, stop signs, Cowles Mountain wrecked, drones

The misbegotten children of San Carlos San Carlos in 1960 was a series of tract homes out in the boonies. There were plenty of hills, trails, and wilderness for a young boy to run wild. ...