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  • STEVE POLTZ 5TH ANNUAL 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH – SHOW REVIEW
FEATURES

STEVE POLTZ 5TH ANNUAL 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH – SHOW REVIEW

STEVE POLTZ BIRTHDAY BASH

Ever since Australian native Dean Gifford caught a late night broadcast of a Steve Poltz concert back in 2005, he has traveled to the U.S. to celebrate the annual birthday bash. After learning more about Dean, I couldn’t help but ask if he would share his story and review of this year’s Belly Up show.

HOW THE WHISTLE STOP GOT FLIM-FLAMMED

How the Whistle Stop Got Flim-Flammed

Featuring a scattering of some of San Diego’s finest songwriters from bands like Transfer, River City, Midnight Pine, and Trailduster, the Flim Flam Review is a once-a-month, no-holds-barred, good time, old fashioned hootenanny.

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.

EDITOR'S PICKS
God of Small Things
by The Burning of Rome


Parch My Heart
by Flood Coats
Director / Editor: Ashley Gutierrez
DP: Steve Cachero
Trunks by Aloha Sunday
INTERVIEWS

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

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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.

ALBUM REVIEWS

LITTLE HURRICANE HANDS OUT A COLLECTION OF CLASSY COVERS

Stay Classy

Stay Classy’s ten songs create an opportunity for the band to take mild liberty on a handful of diverse, but also recognizable, material. It pulls the curtain back on the foundation of Little Hurricane. Though the dirty blues vibe is strong, and remains their calling card throughout, the covers give them a chance to dip their toes in some otherwise uncharted territory.

PAUL CANNON BAND – HOMEGROWN – ALBUM REVIEW

Homegrown

The happy-go-lucky, jingle-jangle acoustic guitar singalong “Homegrown’” casts Cannon in the role of hippie minstrel, sending out positive, grateful vibrations to America’s finest city.

BOY KING – MASTER – ALBUM REVIEW

Boy King

Boy King’s new album, Master, is a face full of fuzzed out power chord guitar grinds, hammering back beats, and a wailing blast furnace lead vocal. With a respectful nod to early Sabbath and Zeppelin, Boy King conjures up a punishing three-piece rock sound loaded with punk rock boldness.

THE MIDNIGHT PINE – AWAKE NOW – ALBUM REVIEW

Midnight Pine

The Midnight Pine’s album, Awake Now, takes the lyrics from Al Howard (The Heavy Guilt, The Black Sands) and uses them to create a sparse backdrop for the ethereal musings of lead singer Shelbi Bennett. Bennett’s soft spoken vocals are sensual and innocent, drifting through generations of sounds with absolutely no shtick or pretension. Although only 21 years old, Bennett’s voice carries a timeless quality in its delivery and performance that reaches into distinctive eras and captivates the ear upon first listen.

SHOW REVIEWS

Roger Waters – The Wall Live Tour – Concert Review

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Roger Waters and The Wall Live Tour finally found their way to San Diego for a sold out show at The Valley View Casino Center Sunday night. The mammoth tour that Waters took around the world in 2011 made its triumphant return to North America for a string of shows that Waters claims will be the last for The Wall Tour.

Lindsey Buckingham Live at The Belly Up – Concert Review

Lindsey.Buckingham

Towards the end of his show at the Belly Up Thursday night, May 3rd, Lindsey Buckingham explained how Fleetwood Mac is the “big machine” and what he is doing now is “just me – the little machine.” Though the “machine” might be smaller–just him and his multitude of guitar–the results were grandiose.

Adams Avenue Puts Its Roots Down

Adams_Avenue_Unplugged

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

The Griffin

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.

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