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Spike Steffenhagen

Articles by Spike Steffenhagen

Steam Powered Giraffe’s Rabbit transition

“I had a brand and a character that looks very different from the character I portray now,” says Isabella Bennett, who plays Rabbit, one of the musical steampunk robots in Steam Powered Giraffe. The band ...

September 1, 2022
Robert Walter is rebuilding Pink Floyd’s Wall

“I had never seen either [Pink Floyd or Roger Waters]; I regret not going when I was younger,” says Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress), who occupies maybe the best seat in the ...

August 18, 2022
Bondage, bitches, and Divine talk at Queen Bee’s in North Park

Alma Rodriguez, owner of Queen Bee’s, escorts me into the North Park venue for “Dark Euphoria.” Before the end of this July 23 night, the pulse of gothic electronica will have carried me through lessons ...

August 11, 2022
Gonzo Report: Punchy pit punctuates Tourist show in Point Loma

“No booze, no bullshit” reads the digital flyer I receive from Se Vende singer Collin Smith. It’s an ad for an underground punk show at a print shop, but the show is not being publicly ...

Crying Lizard tears over Comic-Con

"In a world where science and sorcery have brought peace to the galaxy, a young warrior's belief system is shattered when an evil robot and an ancient witch attack his kingdom, forcing him into a ...

July 21, 2022
Gonzo Report: Part Time Lover sells the sound

As we approach the Art Déco facade of Part Time Lover in North Park — where Bar Pink operated for over a decade — I remind my wife Shelley that I’m on assignment. Because Wednesday ...

Gonzo Report: Secret show in the Cajon Zone

If you don’t know, you’re not invited I’m easily distracted on the best of days. Just now, with my Rangers in the playoffs, the timing of this “secret show” could not have been worse. The ...

June 23, 2022
Sprung Monkey’s sobering moment

“I watched a bandmember of mine almost die a couple of times, and I still didn’t get it,” says Sprung Monkey guitarist Will Riley. “I was a drug addict, and I didn’t understand that. A ...

Gonzo Report: Opening Day at Goblin Shark Emporium

“This place was built on alcohol, weed, and ‘shrooms,” says the blonde man behind the counter at Goblin Shark Emporium. “The true Oceanside way, for the last 30 days.” It’s May 1, and the doors ...

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