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IT'S DONE!!!! And growing every hour....

If you wanna see a list of over 1,5000 San Diego bands, 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 LOCAL MUSICIAN'S NAME (around 4,500 musicos listed!) and bring up bios of every notable band they've ever been in! Try it here with Rob Crow ---

AND, if that wasn't cool 'nuff, click on an instrument, say like this here link to "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

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Live Music

DJ Events



Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket), Jakob Martin - Y1 Yoga Studios

Singer/songwriter Jakob Martin (formerly known as Martin Storrow) is a native San Diegan who'll be performing tonight at Y1 Yoga Studios  - Martin's new album City of the Nameless features a star-studded supporting roster, including Brodeeva (G. Love/Smokey Robinson co-writers), and Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly. He's opening for Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket fame.


To hear samples of Jakob Martin's upcoming album, feel free to visit http://www.sonicbids.com/jakobmartinmusic or you can checkout http://www.myspace.com/jakobmartinmusic 

I asked Jakob about the name change, and he replied "Changing my name has allowed me a lot more freedom. It's more about the music now, and less about me. As an artist, there's a precarious balance between your private personal life and the very personal things you make public through your art. There was one moment when I realized I was actually considering changing a lyric because I didn't want to offend the person I wrote it about. That's when I realized I needed some separation; it can't be about me. It has to be about the music and the people I'm in front of. I know it's paradoxical, but having a stage name has allowed me to be completely honest in my songwriting."

ALSO: Black Cherry Music, Chris Leyva, Maystar, etc. - 4th&B

4th & B hosts a massive dance/electronica dance party, brought together by Black Cherry Group and Dusk 2 Dawn Productions.  
The list of DJ’s will be topped by Shark Attack, Dj AR-O, SaulQ with electronica chanteuse Maystar and indie rocker Chris Leyva also appearing.

Leyva will be releasing a new, electronically charged album, 27, at this show.  Mixing art with music, opening the show will be sets by performance troupe, UBUV and burlesque from the Caburlesque Kittens.


Saturday, April 25

Stage 1, India and Beech (in front of Bella Stanza)

Stage 1   India & Beech (in front of Bella Stanza)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tom Griesgraber
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Anthology House Band

Stage 2, India and Cedar (in front of Indigo Grill)

 dia & Cedar (in front of Indigo Grill)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Robin Henkel
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Steph Johnson
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM The Grams

Stage 3, India and Cedar (Simply Italian courtyard)

Stage 3   India & Cedar (in Simply Italian courtyard)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM John Torres
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Regina Leonard
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lindsay White

Stage 4, India and Date

Stage 4   India & Date
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Martin Luther King Jr Community Choir
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Echo Revolution
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Billy Midnight
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Rhythm & the Method

Stage 5, India and Fir (Piazza Square)

Stage 5   India & Fir (in Piazza Square)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Justin James
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Josh Damigo
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Cathryn Beeks Ordeal

Stage 6, India and Grape (street)

Stage 6   India & Grape (in the street)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Scott Wilson
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM The Shambles
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Anna Troy

Stage 7, Date and State (Amici Park)

Stage 7   Date & State (Amici Park)
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Master Puppet Salsa Dance Company
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM The Steel Monarchs
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Eveoke Dance Theatre

Sunday, April 26

Stage 1, India and Beech (in front of Bella Stanza)

Stage 1   India & Beech (in front of Bella Stanza)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tom Griesgraber
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Anthology House Band

Stage 2, India and Cedar (in front of Indigo Grill)

Stage 2   India & Cedar (in front of Indigo Grill)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Brenda Xu
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Robin Henkel
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Steph Johnson

Stage 3, India and Cedar (Simply Italian courtyard)

Stage 3   India & Cedar (in Simply Italian courtyard)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Manny Cepeda
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM John Torres
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Bviolin

Stage 4, India and Date

Stage 4   India & Date
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Voices of Prayz Choir
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM NovaMenco
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Fiffin Market
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sara Petite

Stage 5, India and Fir (Piazza Square)

Stage 5 India & Fir (in Piazza Square)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Jasmine Commerce
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Astra Kelly
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Barbara Nesbitt

Stage 6, India and Grape (street)

Stage 6   India & Grape (in the street)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Kenny Eng
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Simeon Flick
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Veronica May and the To Do List

Stage 7, Date and State (Amici Park)

Stage 7   Date & State (Amici Park)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Coronado School of the Arts
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM The Steel Monarchs
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Malashock Dance School
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Master Puppet Salsa Dance Company






Underground Freakout by Barnaby Monk

Thursday - Belly Up will be serving "electric" Hot Tuna tonight. Mmm. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen formed Tuna in 1969, during their tenure with San Fran band Jefferson Airplane, as an outlet for their inner ... More


Dynamite Walls by Dave Good

Dynamite Walls first crossed my radar in 2007, after the band, while on tour, unknowingly spent a night in a rented home that had once been the site of a mass murder. That same year ... More


Willard Grant Conspiracy by William Crain

Robert Fisher, the man behind the Willard Grant Conspiracy, has a deep voice and a talent for dark but sophisticated lyrics. His music is usually categorized as Americana, but it can just as easily slip ... More


More Ink for Psychedlic Horse(expletive) by Jay Allen Sanford

Wavves -- the local duo brainstormed by former Music Trader manager Nathan Williams -- are being called lo-fi poseurs by Columbus, Ohio, garage band Psychedelic Horsesh-t, which manufactured "Wavves Suxx" T-shirts ... More


Train of Thought by Ken Leighton

Eric Woodard, aka Dizzy Order, has been rapping locally for 15 years. He used to freestyle at underground shows based in Encanto in the mid '90s and frequented a short-lived rap collective in 2000 in ... More


Modern Rifles by Barnaby Monk

Beneath the wet-blanket production and shout-along choruses of I Was Young, It Was Dark lies a listenable disc. You have to weed through the modern-rawk, Jimmy Eat Cheez to get to the post-core center ... More


Record Release Roundup by Jay Allen Sanford

Irradio will play a free release party for their album I Am the Horn on Sunday, April 26, at the Casbah. "All attendees can expect a night full of magic, free food, good spirits, and ... More


Hulu Knows Who I Am by Dorian Hargrove

When independent filmmaker Tray White contacted Matt Resovich last year through MySpace to do the score for Impaler (a documentary on self-proclaimed satanic vampire Jonathon "the Impaler" Sharkey, who ran for Minnesota's governorship in 2006) ... More



I missed the deadline for this week's cover story, but here 'tis -----

What I Drink: Kahlúa White Russian

2 parts Kahlúa, 1 part vodka, 2 splashes of cream


Where I Drink It: Winstons, Ocean Beach


ded24 Okay, let’s get one thing straight --- I don’t like hippies. Never had any use for them.


They don’t particularly offend me, other than maybe the ones who tend to reek of patchouli, bongwater, and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (“It makes my balls tingle”), but that’s usually just my nose taking offense. I simply find hippies naïve, annoying, unproductive, grandiose, simpleminded, undereducated, overmedicated, out of touch with reality, and just generally useless.


ded26 That’s not even factoring in counterculture couture reminiscent of Sid and Marty Krofft after taking the brown acid at Woodstock.


So you can imagine how annoying it is to be mistaken for a hippie.


Jay Allen  Sanford Yeah, I haven’t cut my hair since the Carter administration. And my sideburns are probably older than you. But my reasons for cultivating a full-body beard  – unrelated to the matter at hand – have nothing to do with Granola, hemp, blacklights, flower power, Geodesic domes, biodiesel fuel, tree hugging, the I Ching, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, making a statement, waving a freak flag, giving it to “the Man,” or Jerry Garcia’s effin half-finger.


 So why do I keep finding my ass polishing the Pabst-soaked seats at Winstons in OB, surrounded by the very tie-dyed and squinty-eyed I nearly despise, a pair of Italian loafers lost in a sea of Birkenstocks, an Izod amidst pajama tops?


It’s Winstons’ killer White Russians, with ‘tenders who almost always pour a stiff two-parts Kahlúa. A lot of places will plop a weak-ass chocolate milk down in front of you, mildly stirred with some dollar-store Kahlúa copycat like Kamora, Kapali, or some other Krap. Winstons uses the real deal, and with real cream, mind you, not that gawdawful two percent, half-and-half, or (gag) skim milk they dump on you at airports and in Hell (and at airports IN Hell, which seem a near-certainly if one believes in eternal damnation).


Yeah, it’s kind of a foofoo drink. What can I say – I acquired a taste for it over the course of countless Tijuana trawls, stumbling through stygian underground infernos like El Pato, where one had to leap a sewage moat to use the restroom and the walls seemed to bleed urine.


(I once brought a visiting friend from rural New Hampshire to El Pato; as we made our way down the damp and uneven steps, past the doorman with one leg and two teeth, my friend asked me “Dude, am I on Scare Tactics?”)

ded37 Winstons is surely a far safer - and more hygienic - place to whet my furry whistle. In addition, I’ve picked up enough patron chatter at Winstons for at least two dozen Overheard in San Diego comics, and I’ve jotted down dozens more I never got around to drawing. Fer instance: 

“My dad thinks I stole his bong.”


“I want to invest in incense.”


“The only thing that matters is mind over matter.”


“Your poncho smells like lentils.”


“My other bike has a banana seat.”


“I only use organic douche.”


“It makes my balls tingle”


And the immortal “Dude! Trails!”


Plus, great bands play at Winstons, most every night. Well, as long as you avoid the Deadheads who live up to that deceptively descriptive term to a nearly forensic degree (is any head deader than a Deadhead’s?). 

ded14  So that’s where – for now – you can usually find me, marinating in Kahlúa and avoiding some looming eleventh hour Reader deadline.  

At least until the lure of TJ draws me back once again to the Zona Norte, to some gawdforsaken dungeon of the damned where I can almost guarantee my spent, abused, astonishingly scarred but nonetheless enviable corpse will someday be found ----


Related links

"Where Have All The Deadheads Gone?" Local flower children, after the head Deadhead was dead.




Our Favorite Drinks and Where We Drink Them Our Favorite Drinks and Where We Drink Them


col53 GETCHER FIX OF UPCOMING LOCAL-CENTRIC COMPILATION ALBUMS (hey, they can't all have catchy column titles.....)

 Local Taang Records is releasing compilations collecting the music of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Oakland hardcore band Attitude Adjustment and ‘80s horror-rockers Kilslug. “We have deals with Fontana Records, which sells a lot of our releases in stores, and we have European [distribution] deals as well,” says Davit Buck at the long-lived label, which has put out around 200 releases since 1984. ‘Vinyl is the big thing for us right now…we sell a lot of limited edition collector’s records.”<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


 Buck (who also plays with The Homeless Sexuals) says there are many untold Tales of Taang waiting to be told. “Shane MacGowan [of the Pogues] was doing rehab at the Mission Beach Taang,” says Buck, who also alleges that the 2000 movie High Fidelity was modeled after Taang’s retail record shop. “They came into the L.A. store for weeks, and I’m sure they based the movie’s top ten stuff on Curtis [Casella, owner]. That’s how he interviews employees, he makes them list their top ten movies and albums and then decides whether to hire them from that.”


Taang act Blowfly appears at Radio Room on May 2.


 Chuck Schiele’s compilation of Ocean Beach-based performers, Waves, is set for a June release. “Everybody knows the jam band thing has a pretty strong foothold here,” says the Grams frontman and operator of StudiOB. “I work counter to that. We have more music energy in OB than any other neighborhood [in San Diego]. My role here has been to encourage every kind of music, and this compilation will be emblematic of that, with something for everybody.” A record release party will be held in conjunction with summer’s Ocean Beach Street Fair.


 Local Blindspot Records just released Do You Want to Be in the Show: A Tribute to the Jetset, the second in their series of compilation albums co-produced with Twist Records in the UK. “The Jetset was an excellent British band in the mid-eighties, with great pop songwriting that really shifted gears in their five album run,” says label honcho Bart Mendoza.


The Jetset has several connections to San Diego. “Key members had multiple extended visits to our city during the mid eighties, playing New Sounds and other local gigs, as well as using San Diego as a base for a few gigs up north.” Locals on the album include Mendoza’s band The Shambles, as well as the Spring Collection.


Blindspot’s upcoming 20/20 tribute album will also include The Shambles, as well as locals Sven-Erik Seaholm, Marie Haddad, Mark DeCerbo & Four Eyes, and the Spring Collection.


col9 TAANG! Records --- Blindspot Records



 “Most indie artists don’t even make the chart,” says Blame One, whose self-released Days Chasing Days charted at number 39 on iTunes’ Best Selling Hip-Hop Albums in early April. At the time, nobody seemed more surprised than the 34 year-old Carlsbad advertising executive.


“I rap about living a normal life, raising two children and being a husband,” says Blame One, aka Jahson Rutkowki. “The challenge is trying to balance my home and 9-to 5-life with my music. Most younger artists don’t need to worry about raising a family at the same time.”


 Though no gangsta rapper,
Rutkowki bristles at being lumped in with so-called whole-hop (wholesome hip-hop) or whitebread rap. “Not everything I say is something I would want my son and daughter to hear, because they’re not at an appropriate age to soak it all in, for what it is. I listen to underground and gangsta hip-hop music…most cats can relate to a person that is truthful, regardless of what genre they’re placed in.”


Asked about the local hip-hop scene, he says “The biggest problem is lack of understanding. When people hear ‘hip-hop,’ it’s always linked with negativity and violence. [Instead], we put our skills to the test. We focus on art, turntable tactics, dance, and microphone mastery, as opposed to violence. But most of San Diego has no idea of the difference between the two. Especially in the media.”


 Blame One moved to Vista in 1987 and formed the rock band Mystery's Extinction a few years later; that band split in 1999.

In late March of 2008, he was a MySpace featured artist, as well as being named Chairman’s Choice in XXL, one of the most widely distributed hip-hop magazines in the U.S.


Album cover Days Chasing Days was executive produced by DJ Exile, who has collaborated with and championed Rutkowki for years.


Blame One appears May 24 at the North County Beer and Music Festival.






“We’re looking for local bands to play the Bondi Bar every other Wednesday night, where Shindy.TV will shoot its internet TV show,” says production manager Brad Hurvitz. Though performers aren’t paid, “We provide them with professional video footage in exchange for their performance,” according to Hurvitz. “The price that bands normally get paid to perform is significantly less than the cost of making these videos.”



Launched in 2007, Shindy.TV hired Hurvitz around 8 months ago. “Running this event is the extent of my local music background,” he says, “though I’ve had some excellent guidance from a few friends, and I feel very much a part of the local music scene.”


How will Hurvitz find locals willing to swap sets for footage? “I find the majority of bands on MySpace. I start off at a random band’s page, give them a listen, decide whether they would be the right type of band to play…and either contact them or move on. I find the next band through their friends [list].”


As for “the right type of band,” that’s apparently not punk. “San Diego has been known as a punk-style city. Granted, we do have a lot of punk here, but we should not be labeled as a punk-only city.”


Performers are also being sought for last minute fill-ins. “If a band backs out last minute, on the off chance that the guitarist breaks his hand by tripping over a box of Cheez-its on the way to get a midnight snack, [we’ll need] a couple bands that would be interested in a last minute switcheroo.”


 The next Shindy.TV taping happens May 6 at the Bondi Bar.


1)     The Penetrators on News 8 –TV with Jesse Macias, interviews and “clips of Nervous Fingers” and recording  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRmqKdlTt2o


2)     A cool new clip from Echo Revolution awesome song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYo9_2Ddzd8


3)     Umm, “Groovy” is the only description that can be applied to this great clip of Gary Puckett and Nancy Sinatra performing “Beggar/Spinnin Wheel” on a late sixties TV show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jIyXV7i8EE


4)     A great live video of Anya Marina performing “Move You” at SXSW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCf2_rxr2yo


5)     The Kingston Trio – two commercials for 7-up – Great Nick Reynolds part!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysC80N9WEzc


6)     The Rice Brothers and their terrific country gospel group Brush Arbor on CBS-TV’s Johnny Cash Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrqsvZLiSkU


7)     Steve Poltz & Gregory Page singing the National Anthem before a Padres game – terrific! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSb_05EbHC8


8)     Not sure why Tristan Prettyman’s “Madly” was ignored (except in Japan) but she made a nice video for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANFZpOMUXFE


9)     Switchfoot performing Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Rw4jNCSDE


10) Ratt’s Warren DiMartini trading licks with Micheal Shenker. A little goes a long way, but that’s some pretty good speed… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U__vtSWMGvk


11) Anyone wondering exactly how popular As I Lay Dying is should check out this really cool video of a “Meet & Greet” autograph signing with fans in Bangkok http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euuAMa5qi-E


12) She’s an opera singer of note, an occasional singer-songwriter and Miss U.S.O – here’s one of Victoria Robertson’s PSA’s for Selective Service: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ6RT_EdRSA

ALSO, courtesy Wayne Riker:

Local band Stone's Throw being introduced as the opening act at the 1984 Oylympic Village concert series in Los Angeles, playing the Cats & The Fiddle's "We Cats Will Swing For You":


Stone's Throw was a San Diego treasure for more than a decade between the mid '70s to '80s. They were a perennial winner of the "Best Vintage Jazz" category in The Reader's annual music awards. "With the other category winners, we got to play a composite concert each year at the La Paloma Theatre," says guitarist Wayne Riker. "The most recent Entertainer's Awards Concert I have listed in my little red book was on April 21st,1985, hosted by Larry Himmel at the La Paloma."




 If ever a group was destined to have a volatile line-up, it was Mission: To Mars. The concept was to bring together front-men of several different local groups to see what the musical collaboration might yield. In the end the group lasted less than a year, but still recorded an album and a handful of outtakes, as well as several rehearsal tapes and films.


 Though the band had many line-up changes, only the core trio of Mike Kamoo(The Stereotypes, The Loons, The Melanies), Dylan Martinez (Static Halo, Rookie Card, Broken Dial Radio) and Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan, The Shambles, True Stories) made it to the recording stage.


The first line-up consisted of that trio, plus bassist Billy Lovcki (The Cables), though other commitments saw him exit after only a few weeks.


 Troubadour Gregory Page soon took his place (switching to guitar for his own tunes) and the group spent several evenings in December 2000 rehearsing for their live debut: opening for Superdrag on January 1, 2001, at Brick by Brick.


Page left  a few weeks after the show to concentrate on The Hatchet Brothers, with Hector Penalosa (The Zeros, Flying Colour) taking his place and Robert Boynton (If Tomorrow) joining on keyboards. This line up performed at the 2001 Adams Avenue Street Fair, but the group soon split.


Mission: to Mars was always planned to be a side project, which almost surely proved the main reason behind its speedy demise.


 The Rarities were a project that grew out of acoustic collaborations between Derek Duplessie (Desert Poets), Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan, The Shambles, True Stories) and Dylan Martinez (Static Halo, Rookie Card, Broken Dial Radio).Though still a high school student, Duplessie was a music veteran with several albums to his credit, as well as a 2000 appearance on television’s To Tell The Truth. His 12-string guitar was the key element to the bands sound, a mix of rock and folk influences.

With the addition of Danny Cress (The Coyote Problem, Citizen Band, True Stories), the group played numerous shows, both electric and unplugged and recorded an unreleased album, Year of Ashes, produced by Gregory Page.  Notable guests on the album include violinist Ray Suen (The Exfriends, Louis XIV) and keyboardist Martin Greaves (Mad Dogs & Englishmen).

The Rarities can be briefly seen rehearsing outside of San Diego nightclub, Dizzy’s, in the documentary, Why We Listen. A full concert set was filmed at Lestat's  for a proposed KPBS-TV program. The band split when Duplessie left for college.



Fr 4/24: Michael Keaton, Lily Allen

Mo 4/27: Matthew Fox, the All-American Rejects
Tu 4/28: Dolly Parton, Zachary Quinto
We 4/29: Jennifer Garner, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Manchester Orchestra
Th 4/30: Regis Philbin, a performance by the Broadway cast of "Hair"


Fr 4/24: Anderson Cooper, Kathleen Madigan, Brad Paisley

Mo 4/27: Eric Bana
Tu 4/28: Michael Douglas, Chelsea Handler, Country Bones
We 4/29: Jimmy Fallon, Chris Matthews
Th 4/30: Matthew McConaughey, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Starsailor
Fr 5/1: Arsenio Hall, Ziggy Marley


Fr 4/24: Bob Barker, P.W. Singer
Mo 4/27: Cheryl Hines
Tu 4/28: John McEnroe, Peter Travers
We 4/29: Kenneth Branagh, Antony and the Johnsons
Th 4/30: Michael Douglas, Carrie Ann Inaba


Fr 4/24: Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Deschanel


Fr 4/24: TBA

Mo 4/27: Sprague Grayden, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (R 4/3/09)
Tu 4/28: Masi Oka, the Duke Spirit (R 3/20/09)
We 4/29: Jack & Kelly Osbourne, Ben Harper & Relentless7 (R 3/27/09)
Th 4/30: Cameron Richardson, Eric Price, Adele (R 4/14/09)
Fr 5/1: Mr. Brainwash, the Duke Spirit (R 4/15/09)

Mo 5/4: Liz Hatch, Kevin Hart, Lykke Li (R 4/16/09)
Tu 5/5: Lily Allen


Fr 4/24: Jamie Foxx, Elizabeth Mitchell

Mo 4/27: Rerun TBA
Tu 4/28: Michael J. Fox, the latest castoff from "Dancing With the Stars", Asher Roth
We 4/29: Dominic Monaghan, J.J. Abrams, Bang Camaro
Th 4/30: Brooke Shields, Balthazar Getty, Kumail Nanjiani
Fr 5/1: Matthew McConaughey, Kara DioGuardi, Jason Aldean


http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/fan_reach/pt?eid=1361450_13060946&url=http://www.myspace.com/cathrynbeeksordeal CATHRYN BEEKS’ WEEKLY LISTEN LOCAL HOTSHEET

Music News:

 http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/fan_reach/pt?eid=1766756_13060946&url=http://www.myspace.com/cathrynbeeksordeal Artwalk is this weekend!  The schedule is jam packed full of amazing acts, please stop by India and Fir at 4pm to hear The Ordeal.

http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/fan_reach/pt?eid=1766756_13060946&url=http://www.kusi.com/about/bios/news/3476486.html Kristen Cusato has Rhythm and the Method on the television this Saturday and Astra Kelly this Sunday, tune in to KUSI Channel 9 every weekend morning, the music happens around 9:45.

http://www.reverbnation.com/controller/fan_reach/pt?eid=1728906_13060946&url=http://www.myspace.com/christopherdalemusic Speaking of great shows, The Christopher Dale Trio plays a house concert you will not want to miss on May 9th.  Contact Carol for info or reservations. 


am70  http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2008/dec/29/15-years-ago-today---nirvana-at-sports-arena-plus-/


 THE DAY NIRVANA PLAYED OFF THE RECORD: 10-24-91 - Detailed feature on Nirvana playing a tiny local record store, just as their first album was hitting the charts, featuring interviews with OTR staffers, rare video footage of the event, and more... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/sep/03/the-day-nirvana-played-at-off-the-record


THE DAY JIMI HENDRIX CAME TO TOWN - 5-24-69: From my extensive interviews with Hendrix bassist Noel Redding, here's the inside scoop on a legendary (and highly bootlegeed) local concert... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/sep/03/the-day-jimi-hendrix-came-to-town


THE DAY BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON GOT BUSTED IN BALBOA PARK: In June 1978, Brian Wilson - without telling his wife or fellow bandmembers - decided (inexplicably) to escape his life entirely and hitchhike to Mexico. He wound up in San Diego a few days later, mentally fogged, barefoot, and unwashed. “He was on a binge," according to Stephen Love, brother of Beach Boy Mike Love and sometime-band manager..... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/sep/18/the-day-beach-boy-brian-wilson-got-busted

Monkee Business

THE DAY THE MONKEES TURNED DEL MAR INTO CLARKSVILLE: 9-11-66 - Del Mar was renamed “Clarksville” for the day, as part of a promotion for the Monkees TV show, which would debut the following night. The Sunday event marked the first time the foursome ever performed music in public.... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/sep/16/day-the-monkees-turned-del-mar-into-clarksville


WHY MEXICANS HATED ELVIS: May 1959: While Elvis Presley’s popularity in the U.S. was arguably at its all-time peak, Mexico was in the midst of a huge anti-Elvis backlash. Tijuana tabloids called him a racist and homosexual, after the singer reportedly told gossip columnist Federico de León "I'd rather kiss three black girls than a Mexican." A Mexican woman in the same column was quoted saying "I'd rather kiss three dogs than one Elvis Presley”..... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/sep/13/why-mexicans-hated-elvis-plus-celeb-sighting/



Gary Wilson Interview  -  Exclusive chat with a mysterious local legend, who's in the midst of the most unexpected and unlikely comeback ever... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/22/return-of-a-local-cult-hero-gary-wilson


BirthBandname   50 Best Band Names of 2008  - and the stories behind them! 50 locals reveal the story of how they chose their band's name... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/22/birth-of-a-bandname-50-locals-reveal



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"Lennon or McCartney?"  --We asked 25 local performers about their fave Beatle (and why), and got some surprising (and frequently revealing) answers...

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/13/we-asked-25-local-musicos-lennon-or-mccartney ***************************************************



Local Musicos Talking Twilight Zone  - just in time for the annual TV Twilight Zone Marathon on the Sci-Fi Network, we asked 50 locals about their favorite all-time Zone episodes, plus "The Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology," the inside story of a locally-produced Twilight Zone-inspired comic book series by original Zone writer George Clayton Johnson... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/18/whats-your-favorite-twilight-zone-25-local-musicos



Undercover Chronicles 1 - I Was an Undercover Ticket Scalper - How I found out all about the local underground ticket resale market... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/nov/19/undercover-chronicles-1-i-was-an-undercover-ticket


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Undercover Chronicles 2 – I Was An Undercover Bouncer - How I found out what really goes on behind the concert barricades.....



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Undercover Chronicles 3 – I Was An Undercover Concert Crasher - Not that we advocate lawbreaking, mind you, but it was a long time ago, and most of the places are long gone, so here's what I did and how I did it....





"...And San Diego Doesn't Think Much of Britney, Either" - Britney's history with our fine city is as troubled as it is funny.

... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/10/why-britney-spears-hates-san-diego *******************************************************



"30 Celebs Reveal 'What I Like (or Hate) About San Diego" When interviewing celebs, I almost always ask what they know about San Diego. Here are a bunch of excerpted replies

... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/06/30-celebrities-reveal-what-i-like-or-hate/ *******************************************************

fns3   abcd10     abcd5   abcd7 abcd9   Secrets Behind Famous Former Neighbors And Overheard in San Diego  - Cartoonist confessions... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/07/cartoonist-confessions-secrets-behind-overheard


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"Boy Shakira Is All My Fault"  - Didja know this famed America's Got Talent contestant was discovered by the Reader, and that we even named him Boy Shakira? You're welcome...

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/07/cartoonist-confessions-secrets-behind-overheard ******************************************************

boy13 The Midnight Rambler - Life Between Deadlines  - Nearly every single night, at around 2AM, someone skateboards slowly past my house, always to the tune of an external music player (IE no ‘phones)...

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/07/cartoonist-confessions-secrets-behind-overheard *********************************************************

boy19   That Old House - Reflections on a Childhood Home  - This place still kind of haunts me...

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/bands/2007/dec/07/cartoonist-confessions-secrets-behind-overheard ***************************************************

"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.

More Before It Was the Gaslamp


"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).

More Battle of the Peeps - An Insider History of San Diego Porn Shops

"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.

More Drive-In Theaters in San Diego: Complete Illustrated History 1947 thru 2008


"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!

More Pussycat Theater History: When Cathouses Ruled CA


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Like this blog? Here are some related links:

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

JAY ALLEN SANFORD MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/jayallensanford

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