Monthly Archives: January 2012

Revoltaire at The Belly Up – Concert Review


Revoltaire uncorked their 40 minute set Sunday night at The Belly Up with “Black Water,” the deep soul groove shaker from their self-entitled first album. With no desire to waste a moment of their opening slot’s time limit, the band came out with a big, bold, loud statement.

An Interview with Producer Mike Butler at Lost Ark Studios

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Mike Butler just wants to make good records. He wants to make them with real instruments, and he wants to work only with artists more into their craft than into their look. Last year, he produced some of the finest music from San Diego’s local talent. Three records, the Blackout Party’s Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed, Low Volts Twist, Shake, Grind, Break, and Nena Anderson’s Beyond The Lights made our list of San Diego’s Top 5 albums of 2011.

His dedication to the music was evident when I spent the afternoon with him at Lost Ark Studios in Pacific Beach, discussing the three records and his philosophy on working as a producer.

Elvis Costello Kicks Off Humphrey’s 2012 Season


Humphrey’s By The Bay is bringing in rock and roll hall of famer Elvis Costello to kick off their 2012 season lineup. Costello will break the seal on the popular Shelter Island 1,400 seat venue April 16th.

Who is Revoltaire and Why You Must See Them


I was no more than a foot through the door when this powerful female vocal, who I swear was channeling the ghost of Janis Joplin, slapped me a good one right across the face. I couldn’t see the band yet, but the sound was so powerful, so intense, so full of this unabashed energy that it seemed to pull me like a magnet to the front of the stage. And for the next 40 minutes, I witnessed one of the best sets I saw in 2011.

Coachella Announces 2012 Lineup


Coachella Announces 2012 Lineup

Blackout Party’s New Video – “Spanish Gold”

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Blackout Party’s new video for “Spanish Gold”

Van Halen to Play San Diego June 14, 2012


Van Halen to Play San Diego June 14

SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Top 5 Records of 2011


SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Top 5 Records of 2011

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