Monthly Archives: April 2012

Humphrey’s Top 5 Don’t Miss Shows of 2012

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Humphrey’s by the Bay’s 2012 Concert Series offers a wide array of great shows by a variety of musical acts all summer long. Here’s SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Top 5 don’t miss shows of 2012.

Adams Avenue Puts Its Roots Down

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Over the weekend of April 21 and 22, over 170 musicians played up and down Adams Avenue in a revised version of the 18 year strong Adams Avenue Roots Festival. This year’s version was billed as unplugged as most of the musicians performed acoustically.

World Party Returns to San Diego at KPRI Private Listener Party

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Why have I waited so long to get down to The Griffin and see a show? Especially since, over the last year, they’ve really been flexing their booking muscles, bringing in national artists and some of San Diego’s finest talent? The thousand excuses are irrelevant. I finally made it down for KPRi’s Private Listener party featuring World Party. Sure didn’t hurt that sitting in the parking lot was the Green Truck–the traveling, all organic, solar powered eatery! Not only did I get a broccoli grilled goat cheese pre-show meal, The Griffin allows you to bring the healthy goodness into the club. Nice touch.

The Blue Moonies – Album Review

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As evident on their self-titled debut record, The Blue Moonies have a few different gears that they like to maneuver their music through. The navigation of the different styles–reggae, soul, funk, blues, and rock–gives the band a chance to show off their diversity, and also gives the album some depth, allowing the 11 song collection a chance to breathe.

SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Top 5 Interviews of the Last Two Years

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To commemorate SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s two year anniversary at the end of April, we have pulled together our top 5 fan favorite interviews. The last two years have brought us entertaining answers from the mind of Steve Poltz, to Patrick Carney’s career introspective. We get a glimpse inside of one of San Diego’s most prolific recording studios with producer Mike Butler, and 2 local musicians Tim Lowman and Roy Ruiz Clayton discuss their craft.

FOR THE SENDER – AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEX WOODARD

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Imagine getting a letter from a stranger. And in the letter, the sender exposes a side of themselves that not many, if any, get to see. Be it from a director of a homeless shelter or the wife of a police officer who was slain; or an Aussie medic serving victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; or from a woman who lost her soul mate and wrote him letters every autumn to commemorate his passing. These are the letters that inspired singer/songwriter Alex Woodard to create For The Sender.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Belly Up – Concert Review

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The “Beasties,” played spot on by Kyle McDonald, OG, and De La from Slightly Stoopid, hit the stage with a cannon ball of energy. Dressing the part, complete with gold chains swinging, hats backwards, and the Beastie swagger in tow, the trio came out hitting the three part raps with style. Karl Denson’s tribute to the Beastie Boys was booked solid at The Belly Up for two nights in a row last week. And if the Thursday night opening show was any indication of what the crowd and the performance was like on the second night, they could have easily done a third.

Humphrey’s By The Bay Announces 2012 Calendar

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Starting in April, Humphrey’s By The Bay prepares to launch another season of music out on Shelter Island. One of San Diego’s finest venues nestled next to the harbor, this intimate, outdoor venue’s calendar is laced with a plethora of talent. 2012′s lineup features Elvis Costello, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and Devo, to name a few.

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