Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

How Bang Bang Jet Away’s “Cocaine Company” landed a top spot on 91X Loudspeaker

Matt Binder contrasts experimental music to his strict approach to authoring books

Hotel St. George formed in 2007 and was kaput five years later in 2012. “Yeah, I got frustrated that we stayed at the same level for a long time,” singer/guitarist Matt Binder explained. “There wasn’t ...

30-year-old Guitar Trader commercial outtakes with Mojo Nixon, Country Dick, Rolle Love, Thom Beebe and more now on YouTube

“The whole gist of the thing was to have fun.”

Near the end of 2018, an artifact of the San Diego music scene from over 30 years ago began making the rounds on local social media. It was a collection of outtakes from a series ...

The loony and chaotic ways of On Drugs

“I always joke and call it flat-Earther rock”

When Derek Housh, Cameron Gates, and Elias Avila started creating music together it was noisy experimentation for the most part. A plan was launched for the trio to relocate to Maryland, but Gates and Avila ...

Performance Bicycle Shops shutting down – what does it mean?

Edison Cycle, Bicycle Warehouse offer contrast

The retail apocalypse has caught up with local cyclists. All of the Performance Bicycle shops in the United States are in the midst of store-closing sales. The San Diego region had six stores between Chula ...

Math Rock

"We were always trying to push the boundaries of live music.”

Formed in 1994, Chinchilla started as a trio of female musicians hailing from local acts Drip Tank, Liquid Sunshine, and Crash Worship on the hunt for a bassist. They found their low-end via Krista Kansas ...

Flashpants flashback

Their persistence on The Gong Show paid off

It took the producers from ABC’s reboot of The Gong Show three attempts before they got Flashpants to bite. Their persistence paid off. The group decided to go for it, even though they knew crashing ...

Finest City Improv jumps from Lafayette to Sixth Ave.

Heart of Hillcrest gets long-form comedy

Earlier this year, news broke that a longtime eatery in North Park, The Red Fox Steakhouse and Piano Bar, was going to vacate its current location in the Lafayette Hotel. It came as a surprise ...

Pop punk pusher

Cinematic Century: Poway’s newfound torchbearer of pop-punk

Quan Nguyen recently found two new members to play in his fledgling pop-punk band, Cinematic Century. It wasn’t as easy of a search as he had anticipated. “It was a lot harder than I thought ...

Reader Holiday issue

SD Mission candlelight, Borrego's Christmas Circle, Oceanside boat rides, Rose Parade floats, Jewish Christmas, Julian tea, Tierrasanta lights, North Pole train, Kumeyaay solstice, Irish New Year

You don’t have to do anything this holiday season. Despite what the song says, you don’t have to deck the halls, join the chorus, or don any sort of gay apparel. You don’t have to ...