• DOES SAN DIEGO NEED ANOTHER MUSIC VENUE?
  • LIFE IS ABOUT LOVE: PAUL CANNON’S PEACEFUL WARRIOR TRIBE
  • TROUBLE IN THE WIND – SLIDE ROCK – ALBUM REVIEW
  • A SUNNY GLIMPSE INTO GLOOMSDAY
  • STEVE POLTZ 5TH ANNUAL 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH – SHOW REVIEW
FEATURES

TROUBLE IN THE WIND – SLIDE ROCK – ALBUM REVIEW

Slide rock

If you’re going to be singing about heartbreak, which Trouble in the Wind does generously on their new release Slide Rock, you’d better have a voice that can sell it.

DOES SAN DIEGO NEED ANOTHER MUSIC VENUE?

north park 2

Six of San Diego’s music venues have closed in the last two years: 4th & B, Anthology, Calypso, The Tiki House, Brick By Brick, and most recently, The Griffin. So, does San Diego really need another music venue?

LIFE IS ABOUT LOVE: PAUL CANNON’S PEACEFUL WARRIOR TRIBE

Homegrown

Music is a healer. Not only can it turn around a bad day, it also has the ability to go deeper, eliciting a powerful therapeutic effect on the spirit, mind, and even body. Those of us who love music know what a difference it makes in every area of life. But our friend Paul Cannon is so passionate about this feeling that he’s taken it to the next level. His My Tribe movement is not just about the music he makes and what it means to him; it’s about global good vibes and a passion to bring peace and positivity to the masses.

A SUNNY GLIMPSE INTO GLOOMSDAY

GLOOMSDAY

Gloom-Pop? Is there really such a thing? Well, if you saw their last few local shows or have listened to Gloomsday, you’ll know the answer is a resounding YES!

EDITOR'S PICKS
God of Small Things
by The Burning of Rome


Parch My Heart
by Flood Coats
Director / Editor: Ashley Gutierrez
DP: Steve Cachero
Trunks by Aloha Sunday
INTERVIEWS

BELLY UP LIVE LAUNCHES INTO CYBERSPACE

Belly Up Live

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.

SAN DIEGO MUSIC SCENE SHARES ITS FAVORITE CASBAH MEMORIES

Casbah 25

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.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP SEASON TWO – BETTER THAN THE FIRST?

Live at the Belly Up Season Two

Last year, in conjunction with KPBS, Belly Up Tavern kicked off a music-centered program, a kind of “Austin City Limits meets Soul Train” filmed at the famed club in Solana Beach. The first year bookings of local acts Dead Feather Moon, Vokab Kompany, The Grass Heat, Brawley, The B-Side Players, and Bushwalla, to name a few, sparked not only the Friday night audience, but the Belly Up’s thirst for more.

SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES SPEAK OUT – PART TWO

San Diego Music Awards 2013

San Diego Music Awards nominees spill about what the award means to them, where the party is at, what music needs to be playing when they make that acceptance speech, and a few other gems about what to expect October 9th. Featuring the Heavy Guilt, Black Market III, the Midnight Pine, Blackout Party, Lexington Field, the NFormals, and Ed Ghost Tucker.

ALBUM REVIEWS

TROUBLE IN THE WIND – SLIDE ROCK – ALBUM REVIEW

Slide rock

If you’re going to be singing about heartbreak, which Trouble in the Wind does generously on their new release Slide Rock, you’d better have a voice that can sell it.

4-PACK ALBUM REVIEW: HOCUS, MRS.HENRY, SUBSURFER AND OLD MAN WIZARD

Fantastic_Four_logo

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!

DARIUS DEGHER – COYOTE CANTOS – ALBUM REVIEW

Darius Degher Coyote Cantos

It’s easy to see why Coyote Cantos was nominated for Best Local Recording at this year’s San Diego Music Awards. The CD has a warm tone that gives Degher’s poetry a chance to breathe underneath the cadence of the band. And if you just let it play a few times over while going through your day, the songs broaden, and the layers of these cantos shine.

EL MONTE SLIM – IF I COULD JUST BREAK EVEN – ALBUM REVIEW

El Monte Slim

El Monte Slim’s If I Could Just Break Even is honky tonk for the every man. The hard-working, doing-the-best-to-get-by attitude the title forecasts, is the discourse the album is built on.

SHOW REVIEWS

STEVE POLTZ 5TH ANNUAL 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH – SHOW REVIEW

STEVE POLTZ BIRTHDAY BASH

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.

HOW THE WHISTLE STOP GOT FLIM-FLAMMED

How the Whistle Stop Got Flim-Flammed

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.

SHAKE BEFORE US – SHOW REVIEW

Shake Before Us

August 15th at Carlsbad’s Boar Cross’n, Shake Before Us cooked up a livid set of measured chaos. They have a fine knack, whether on purpose or not, of tilting on the edge of derailment. They seem to get some guilty pleasure from taking their songs to the edge, finding a shaky balance, and then returning to safer, steady ground for their landing.

LEXINGTON FIELD LIVE SHOW REVIEW

Lexington Field

Don’t let the fiddle fool you–this band gets loud. Even though Lexington Field drew the shortest straw as openers of the three-act show at The Belly Up on February 7th, the five-piece American fiddle rock band’s bold enthusiasm came across like they were headlining. Full of confidence and brash delivery, they tore through their set stomping out good-time, glass-in-the-air tunes.

About
San Diego Rock 'n' Roll is an online music blog magazine offering a platform for musicians to promote, discuss, premiere, and champion their music. Since 2010, we are proud to have provided in-depth content that gives voice to the artists and their creations. Born from a love of music, community, & a desire to draw attention to rock and roll as an art form, San Diego Rock 'n' Roll connects the people to the music, showcasing the talents of San Diego's thriving music scene.
STAY CONNECTED
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On PinterestCheck Our Feed