Various Authors 8:30 a.m., Aug. 18
Wednesday ‘Round Town, plus Sluka Says ‘Fly Me,’ Late Night TV Music, Weekly Hotsheet
San Diego Music Encyclopedia & Database Online Now
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NEW COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL MUSIC DATABASE IS LAUNCHED
IT'S DONE!!!! And growing every hour....
If you wanna see a list of over 1,3000 San Diego performers, with links to full profiles, photos, discographies, articles, MP3s, etc, checkout http://www.sandiegoreader.com/bands/search/
Believe it or not, you can click on ANY MUSICIAN'S NAME, and bring up a list of every notable band they've ever been in!
AND, if that wasn't cool 'nuff, click on an instrument, like "drums" - BAM, a list of EVERY DRUMMER IN SAN DIEGO!!!
We've been working on this massively cross-linked Local Music Database for over two years now, covering a century of San Diego history --- if you're a local performer who wants to add or edit a page, go to http://www.sandiegoreader.com/band/edit/
More anon!!!! JAS
HERE'S THIS WEEK'S NEW Overheard in San Diego
AND THE NEW Famous Former Neighbors
ROCK AROUND THE TOWN TONIGHT/WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Branford Marsalis (two shows)
Intransitaudio, Bad Habit - 710 Beach Club
Heavy Glow, Ninja Love - Beauty Bar
Red Ink, Sea Pansy - Brick by Brick
Electro Gun Microwave - Dreamstreet
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - Henry's Pub
Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones - Hensley's Flying Elephant
Chet Cannon and the Committee - Humphrey's Backstage Music Club (early show)
John Nemeth CD release - Humphrey's Backstage Music Club
John Elliott, the Blue Hit - Lestat's
The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal, Tori Roze, Melissa Eisler, Nicole Torres - Portugalia
Crescendo, Lisa the Lush - Radio Room
Beat-Less, the Autumn Film - Ruby Room
South of the Boulevard, Brandy Alexander - U-31
Lindsey Yung, Kim DiVine, Lee Koch - Zoey's
Deep House Nite
9:00 p.m., Bar Dynamite
DJ Famous Dave
9:00 p.m., Whiskey Girl
DJ Kiki - Hawthorne's Restaurant and Lounge
DJ Dirty Kurty - The Flame
DJs - Bar Pink
MY PERSONAL HOTPICK FOR TONIGHT...
- Where: 710 Beach Club
- When: 9:00 p.m.
- Why: Cuz I like their brand of groove-centered jams, akin to '70s progressive rock but with underpinnings of modern electronica.
SLUKA SAYS "FLY ME!!"
In 1994, Sluka bought PB’s Javanican Coffee House, soon opening a
“I had the coffee biz for 15 years, with many ups and downs,” says Sluka. “During the last few years, I was inspired to make a new album, and the coffee house was in need of more and more attention. Something had to give.”
Other time demands include his job as Assistant Chief Instructor for
“I have yet to fly myself to a distant gig,” he says, “if only because I haven’t acquired an airplane large enough to carry all the heavy equipment. Still working on that one.”
“I think I have performed well in the air, though, but it wasn’t music. You’d have to ask her.”
NEW LOCAL PRO TOOL USER GROUP FORMS
The first meeting of the San Diego Pro Tools User Group was held March 24 at Studio West on Via Frontera.
“Over 50 attended, and within a few days we already had 150 members,” says studio manager Astra Kelly. “The goal is provide a community for home studio owners and industry pros who use Pro Tools, to swap technical tips and creative ideas.”
The group’s inaugural topic was ‘What’s New and Great in Pro Tools 8,’ the most recent version of the program. “We plan on having guest speakers at each meeting,” says Kelly. “Potentially on the next bill is prolific engineer and producer Eric ‘ET’ Thorngren [Bob Marley, Talking Heads].”
There’s no fee to join the group, though Studio West offers paid Pro Tools courses at its
Isn’t teaching Pro Tools hastening the recording studio’s own obsolescence?
“Actually, it provides us with a revenue stream, because it exposes the studio to potential customers who may not otherwise visit the facility. It also educates people who are using Pro Tools at home about the importance of using a real fully-equipped studio and an experienced engineer for certain aspects of the recording process.”
Studio West also records dialogue inserts for the NBC series Kings and a
MORE NEW MUSIC STORIES THIS WEEK
Merch Girl by Jay Allen Sanford, Published April 1
“Someday I hope to have my own independent record label,” says Aileen Burns, who has spent the past four years touring with the Plain White T’s as their “merch girl.” “My responsibilities include picking designs... More Merch Girl
In the days following the South by Southwest music convention, several of the two dozen or so local bands who performed around Austin reported on their experiences. Drew Andrews: “It’s hard to describe the insanity ... More Out of Austin
*********************************************** UNANSWERABLE QUESTION OF THE DAY: If dope smoke doesn't damage the brain, why do people think Cheech & Chong are funny? If stoners weren't easily entertained, we'd never heard of Jerry Garcia, Seth Rogan, Harold & Kumar, Zardoz, Sid & Marty Krofft OR Screaming Yellow Zonkers... ******************************************** ***********************************************
Wednesday 4/1 - The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal plays this Wednesday at Portugalia. Every Wed. Tori Roze hosts a night of female fronted entertainment and we're proud to be part of the fun this week, April 1st. Dont' be a fool, join us at 9pm along with Melissa Eisler and Nicole Torres in Ocean Beach, baby.
Link of the Week: Portugalia Wednesdays rock! If you like veggie friendly apps and female fronted rock, then you need to be in OB every Wednesday for Tori Roze's kick ass shows.
Sign up as a free member at AuditionForFame.com and use the services to upload a video doing what you do. AuditionForFame.com is a place that independent entertainers can get the exposure they are looking for and sell CD's, DVD's, T Shirts, etc. Sign up as a free member and try them out.
North by North Park has a new name. Now known as North Park Music Thing - San Diego Music Conference & Festival (if that link doesn't work today check in again tomorrow!) the event covers 3 days from Friday, August 7 thru Sunday, August 9, 2009. Artists that are interested in showcasing at NPMT need to submit music to the conference via our special submission page at http:/www.sonicbids.com/NPMT.
The deadline for submissions is on June 15th. If you did not attend in 2008, this event is similar to what is done annually in Austin at South by Southwest. There are musicians workshops, demo reviews and this year, there will be 20+ stages with over 150 artists showcasing their music. Early bird NPMT registration rate is $25 for two days of music and workshops. Advance registration to attend will begin next week, on Wednesday, April 1, online only, via the event website at: http://www.northparkmusicthing.com.
As they prepare for 2009, they are open to all suggestions, criticism and comments. If you have any ideas - good or bad -- that might help make NPMT an even better experience for everyone, drop them a line.
Shindy.TV has been hosting and filming live music at The Bondi Bar on various Wednesdays. They're also out and about covering music related events and generally helping to expose San Diego's rad music scene. On April 29th and a few Wednesdays in May, Brad from Shindy will be hanging out with me Backstage at The Bitter End where he'll be "auditioning" bands for future episodes of Volume, Shindy.tv's live music features. Stay tuned for details!
Gregory Page, one of SD's most accomplished singer-songwriters will be performing his last North American show before leaving on a 3 month concert tour of Australia, where he will be performing with Jason Mraz, Bushwalla and Steve Poltz. Catch Gregory Page on Saturday, 4/4 at 8pm at Swedenborg Hall.
Don't miss the release of Tornado Magnet's new CD "Double Wide" at The Beauty Bar this Tuesday, 3/31.
Huge thanks to everyone who participated in The Couch Sessions last night... it was magical. The Oasis is the perfect home for our more intimate acoustic shows and we're lucky enough to be there again on May 3rd for THE GAME. The title is COME TO FIND OUT. Write a song to that title and get ready for some fun. Possible prizes for this game, stay tuned for details in an upcoming Music Mail.
That's it for this week, see you at a show!
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Tu 3/31: Bill O'Reilly, Marianne Faithfull
We 4/1: Marg Helgenberger, Francisco Palacios, Ray LaMontagne
Th 4/2: Michael J. Fox, the Fray
Fr 4/3: Denis Leary, Diana Krall
Mo 4/6: Stupid Pet Tricks, Paul Rudd, Razorlight (R 3/10/09)
Tu 4/7: Will Ferrell, Cursive (R 3/13/09)
We 4/8: Julia Roberts, Bell X1 (R 3/17/09)
Th 4/9: Russell Brand, Jack Hanna (R 3/9/09)
Tu 4/0: Jon Stewart, U2 (R 3/5/09)
Tu 3/31: Adrianne Palicki, Robin Thicke
We 4/1: Adam Scott, Renee Gauthier, Cold War Kids
Th 4/2: Nico Stai
Fr 4/3: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Mo 4/6: Little Boots (R 3/4/09)
Tu 4/7: Robert Francis (R 3/5/09)
We 4/8: N.A.S.A. (R 3/6/09)
Th 4/9: Robin Thicke (R 3/10/09)
Fr 4/10: Patton Oswalt, M83 (R 3/11/09)
Tu 3/31: The latest "Dancing with the Stars" castoff, Will Arnett, Michelle Rodriguez
We 4/1: Amy Poehler, Jordana Brewster, Les Claypool
Th 4/2: Vin Diesel, Anna Faris, Eli Young Band
Fr 4/3: Paul Walker, Lily Allen
Mo 4/6: Rerun TBA
Tu 4/7: Portia de Rossi, Melissa Rycroft, Motley Crue (R 3/20/09)
We 4/8: Andy Samberg, Ashley Scott, MSTRKRFT (R 3/18/09)
Th 4/9: "Dancing with the Stars" castoff Denise Richards, Zach Braff, Cheryl Hines, Charlie Wilson sits in with the band (R 3/24/09)
Fr 4/10: Amy Poehler, Jordana Brewster, Les Claypool (R 4/1/09)
"Before It Was The Gaslamp: Balboa's Last Stand" - Cover story 6-21-07: In the late 70s/early 80s, I worked at downtown San Diego's grindhouse all-night movie theaters, for the owner of the Pussycat Theatre chain, Vince Miranda - this detailed feature recalls those dayz, the death of the Balboa Theatre, etc.
"Battle Of The Peeps" - feature article about a weird gig I had in the mid-'80s, running a strip club called Jolar, for the nation's second biggest pornographer, Harry Mohney (Deja Vu Showgirls founder).
"Field Of Screens" - Cover story 7-6-06: Complete theater-by-theater history of San Diego drive-ins thru the years, including a few which screened X-rated fare for awhile.
"Pussycat Theaters - When 'Cathouses Ruled California" -- for the first time, the detailed inside story of the west coast Pussycat Theater chain of adult moviehouses, which peaked in the '70s but later died out. Told by those who actually ran the theaters!
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OVERHEARD IN SAN DIEGO - Several years' worth of this comic strip, which debuted in the Reader in 1996: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/overheard-san-diego/
FAMOUS FORMER NEIGHBORS - Over 100 comic strips online, with mini-bios of famous San Diegans: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/famous-former-neighbors/
SAN DIEGO READER MUSIC MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/sandiegoreadermusic
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