Monthly Archives: May 2011

Interview with The Belly Up’s Meryl Klemow: Booking the Fiesta Del Sol

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An interview with Meryl Klemow of the Belly Up Tavern about the role the Belly Up plays in booking the acts for the Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol.

Dylan Turns 70 – My Life With Bob Dylan


It was 1979 and I was riding with my stepfather, oblivious to the fact that my life was about to change forever. With the top down in his new cherry red Corvette, he reached over and popped an 8-track into the deck. Out of the speakers came the strangest voice I had ever heard, so strange that I started laughing.

Don Henley Announces Show at Harrah’s Rincon

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Looks like San Diego is part of Eagles main stay Don Henley’s small solo tour. Henley, who has only four dates scheduled on his current 2011 tour, will be playing Harrah’s Rincon Open Sky Theater Sunday September 25th.

The 2011 Del Mar Summer Concert Series Announces First Act

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The Del Mar Summer Concert Series has announced its first act for this year’s concert series and it’s a big one.

The Green Flash Concert Series La Jolla 2011 Line Up


The Green Flash concert series at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps kicks off its 2011 season with some good time funk, blues, and rock sounds from Earl Thomas and The Blues Ambassadors. Can’t get a better setting than this bandstand that overlooks the La Jolla coast line as the sun sets on San Diego.

Local Band The Blue Moonies’ Spirited Set at Gianni’s Spring Fling

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Friday night led me out into the streets of Oceanside to support my friend, Glen, and his pizza joint, Gianni’s, for their first annual Spring Fling. And while I was looking forward to a good time, I had no idea I was about to be blown away by an absolutely ripping set from the band The Blue Moonies.

Pink Floyd Reunites in London


Making good on his promise to play “Comfortably Numb” one time with Roger Waters on his 20th Anniversary Wall Tour, David Gilmour seemingly materialized from the ether on top of the makeshift wall for a goose bump inducing version of the Pink Floyd classic.

Bono Turns 51


This week Bono turned 51. His words have served as the anchor to some of the best music in the last 20 years. As the mouth piece for U2, he has become the focal point lightning rod for topics that transcend rock and roll.

2011 Rock and Roll Tours Not Coming To San Diego

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San Diego is a great place for rock and roll shows. We have Humphreys by the Bay, the Casbah, House of Blues, 4th and B,Cricket Wireless, the casinos, and of course, the crown jewel of the scene: The Belly Up Tavern. But sometimes, the big acts don’t make it down to America’s finest city. Here’s a look at the top 5 acts out on the road that will not be coming to San Diego this year and the ideal venue for them to play if they were.

Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What – Album Review


Paul Simon’s got a gumbo on the stove. It’s his new album So Beautiful or So What and it’s bubbling with a spice rack of sounds. It’s a precarious mix of African rhythms, world beats, chants, orchestral sweeps, rocking guitars, and diverse vocals.

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