Ever since Australian native Dean Gifford caught a late night broadcast of a Steve Poltz concert back in 2005, he has traveled to the U.S. to celebrate the annual birthday bash. After learning more about Dean, I couldn’t help but ask if he would share his story and review of this year’s Belly Up show.
Featuring a scattering of some of San Diego’s finest songwriters from bands like Transfer, River City, Midnight Pine, and Trailduster, the Flim Flam Review is a once-a-month, no-holds-barred, good time, old fashioned hootenanny.
The latest chapter in The Belly Up Tavern’s 40 year history of bringing live music to San Diego, BellyUpLive.com, began this month with global aspirations. No longer do you have to be at the club to experience the show; the new Belly Up Live downloads provide a professionally mixed, edited, and mastered recording of the event all with just one click.
What do you get when you ask nine musicians and one 94.9 DJ to recall their favorite shows, first time shows, and best times at The Casbah? We bring the month-long 25th Anniversary to a close with their personal/ odd/ unique/ blurry and funny as shit answers.
Obviously, at San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll we slant towards covering rock. But, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess’ soulful performance on the just released video “Little Black Ballerina” grabbed us, and it’s just too good to ignore.
The two piece dirty blues band Little Hurricane is back at it again with the release date announcement of their new album GOLD FEVER. What direction are they headed? Here’s the new single and a hint from the band at what’s in store.
Four records were sent to me last year that I listened to a lot and really wanted to write about before the ball dropped but, for one reason or another, just wasn’t able to make it happen. The new year equals a new effort towards time management along with a promise to finish what I start. Cheers!
Brothers Weiss wrap their Golden State tour this Friday at the Soda Bar.
Kenny Weissberg is the former Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay promoter, music critic, disc jockey, and rock 'n' roll singer who survived a legendary life in the music industry. His aptly titled book chronicles his obsession with music and the crazed path his life took following his muse. Available everywhere books are sold.