Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nena Anderson – Beyond The Lights – Album Review

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Nena Anderson’s new album Beyond The Lights is a handful of honky tonk lost love laments. Nena’s subtle vocal approach grabs your ear before its slow and sultry pace moves into a soft, swinging dance. She establishes her ability to tug at the heart strings early on, using an unassuming vocal style that lulls you into a comfortable listening place.

Guns N’ Roses In La Jolla?


Yes, a founding member of the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses is set to invade La Jolla this week. Now, when I think Guns N’ Roses, one of the last places I think they would ever be is in La Jolla. But, believe it or not, bass player Duff McKagan will be signing his new memoir “It’s So Easy: And Other Lies” at Warwick’s on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30pm.

The Belly Up’s Meryl Klemow asks us to Band Together

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Meryl Klemow of the Belly Up is passionate about music. Follow her witty Facebook posts or watch her staff pick videos and you’ll easily be sold. So, when she asked me to come down to the Belly Up last Friday to tell me about Banding Together, I knew that it was something that really meant something to her. Banding Together is a local organization that gives music therapy scholarships, instruments, and mentorship with local musicians to eligible kids with special needs like autism and Down syndrome. How could I say no to that?

Dr. Ozzy Makes A House Call


Is there a doctor in the house? Well, kind of. The legendary Ozzy Osbourne, who writes an advice column for Rolling Stone magazine, will be in Mira Mesa Thursday, October 13th, signing his new book “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy — Advice from Rock’s Ultimate Survivor.”

Roy Ruiz Clayton has an Army of Ragged Angels On His Side

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One of the first things Roy Ruiz Clayton said to me when I sat down to interview him was “songwriters only have a minute number of really good songs in them.” His new album New Army of Ragged Angels is a testament to that belief. Not that I don’t think Roy is capable of creating more lyrically driven gems, but the 8 songs that make up the album leave nothing behind. Each one of the songs is a fully fleshed out story driven by his ability to twist a mean tale. So why did he wait so long into his career to record a full length record?

Steve Poltz On Intoxicated Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Staff Infections and Being Kind Of Pretty Ok-ish

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Steve Poltz on what he likes about the Belly Up, why he is doing a sit down show, and playing with Freddie Mercury and Lionel Richie.

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