Category Archives: 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.

SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES SPEAK OUT

San Diego Music Awards 2013

San Diego Music Award 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 Silent Comedy, Boy King, Chess Wars, Family Wagon, Grampadrew, Dirty Sirens, The Paragraphs, and The Palace Ballroom.

LOW VOLTS JOINS GARY CLARK JR., THE BLACK CROWS, JIM JAMES AND OTHERS AT TELLURIDE BLUES FEST

Telluride Blews & Beer Festival

This weekend, San Diego’s own Tim Lowman of Low Volts will add the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival to his resume. Listing his name along with this year’s lineup of The Black Crowes, Jim James, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, Melissa Etheridge, ZZ Ward, Karl Denson, and The Mickey Hart Band, to name a few, is mighty impressive.

DICKIES VIDEO LOG EXAMINES THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE BLACKOUT PARTY

BLACKOUTPARTY_JOELSON

It’s really starting to look like Blackout Party is built to last. With 2011 and 2012 San Diego music awards on their mantle, a nominee for “Best Rock” and a performance slot at this year’s awards show, plus two albums under their belt with another being recorded by year’s end, it makes sense that people are starting to notice. So much so that acclaimed music mag Filter and clothing line Dickies built a three-part series entitled “Building the Band” around what makes the band tick.

BLACK MARKET III READIES NEW RECORD AND 13th INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Black Market III Black Roses

Black Market III is one of the hardest working, hardest rocking bands in San Diego. You can usually catch their high energy, blues-drenched, leave-nothing-behind live show multiple times a week up and down the coast. But come fall, you’re going to need a passport to catch up with this three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band.

NENA ANDERSON OPENS FOR GREGG ALLMAN

Nena Anderson

What does it take to open up for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer like Gregg Allman? San Diego artist Nena Anderson has been tabbed to do the honors on January 9th at downtown’s Balboa Theatre. Here’s what she has to say about the gig.

FAMILY WAGON’S JANUARY CASBAH RESIDENCY

Family Wagon

For the next four Mondays in January, Family Wagon will post up at The Casbah, using it as base camp for a month’s residency. The momentum they have built up over the last year, using an all out, balls-to-the-walls live show as their calling card, has more than qualified them for this showcase. After speaking with them about the coming Monday’s, it sounds like they are more than ready to go. Here’s what else they had to say about their January Casbah residency.

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