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Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

Stay Strange turns a page with authors Patrick Loveland and Chad Deal

Circa 2006, Sam Lopez was in a band, playing what he refers to as “straight music” and feeling as if he had reached a plateau. He felt he needed to take his music in a ...

July 15, 2021
The Teal Panda Fest: Twelve bands rock Sweetwater Ranch in Jamul

Even though it won’t reach attendance levels that put it in competition with the likes of Wonderfront and Kaaboo, the first music festival in the San Diego region since the pandemic started is about to ...

June 10, 2021
San Diego Reader Fun issue

Breakdance with Olympic prospects Kearny Mesa/Old Town Breakdancing will be an official sport at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and local b-girls and b-boys have been practicing breakdance maneuvers in hopes of repping Team USA. ...

June 9, 2021
Mission Trails bridge gets closer

On January 29, the San Diego River took the life of Max Lenail. The 21-year-old was at the tail-end of a long run through Mission Trails Regional Park when the weather took a turn for the worse ...

Wonderfront organizer grows bus legs

The inaugural Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival was held in late-November, 2019. In the weeks running up to the event, Wonderfront organizer Ernie Hahn (who also serves as the general manager of the Pechanga Arena) ...

May 20, 2021
Dead Media Tapes to release Steve Rosenbaum’s debut 8-track cassette

Steve Rosenbaum can trace his journey as a musician back to two sources. The first was receiving a toy guitar and the second was The Banana Splits TV show. One fateful day, he was in ...

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
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