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FEATURES

SAN DIEGO ARTISTS TO RE-CREATE THE LAST WALTZ

Last Waltz

With the announcement that the Saturday concert at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts show is sold out, it’s obvious that more than just a handful of San Diego musicians are interested in the re-creation of The Band’s historic 1978 Filmore concert, The Last Waltz. We talked with Jeff Berkley of the folk duo Berkley Hart, who’s hosting the night with singing partner, Calman Hart, about what to expect and how this all came together.

DARIUS DEGHER – COYOTE CANTOS – ALBUM REVIEW

Darius Degher Coyote Cantos

It’s easy to see why Coyote Cantos was nominated for Best Local Recording at this year’s San Diego Music Awards. The CD has a warm tone that gives Degher’s poetry a chance to breathe underneath the cadence of the band. And if you just let it play a few times over while going through your day, the songs broaden, and the layers of these cantos shine.

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.

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

SOUNDWAVE’S NOVEMBER GUEST – LUC REYNAUD

Luc and the Lovingtons

This month’s featured Hay House Radio show’s artist is Luc Reynaud, who discusses his amazing journey to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. From his desire to help others during time of crisis, Luc was assigned to work at a local shelter. Through the power of music and people of every age coming together, Luc and his band The Lovingtons’ lives were irrevocably transformed.

THE MAKING OF THE SILENT COMEDY’S VIDEO “BLOOD ON THE RAILS”

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It’s refreshing to see a band as talented as this partner with the History Channel to cook up a video that compliments them not only visually, but also showcases their songwriting ability, splashing them across TV sets everywhere. How did all of this come together? Joshua Zimmerman from the band filled me in on a few of the details.

2012 San Diego Music Award Nominees Speak Out

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San Diego’s finest music talent will be on display at The 2012 San Diego Music Awards. Taking place August 13th at Humphreys By The Bay, the gathering will honor the wide array of artists who create locally. Black Sands, Low Volts, Colin Clyne, Nena Anderson, Cuckoo Chaos, Josh Damigo and Wendy Bailey speak about their nominations.

Instead of a Win-Win, Let’s Call it a Yes-Yes Situation

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The YES Team has been out spreading good vibrations for good causes since their inception in 2011. Originally hailing from New York City, Kinnie Dye, Jonathan Walsh, and TJ Moss trekked cross country and found the San Diego sunshine and culture more suited to their positive vibe. At first they played to passer-bys on the boardwalk of Pacific Beach and then to the local club scene. Since then, the Yes Team has been building not only accolades (they won an Emmy Award), but followers to their message. Sunday July 22nd they are at it again. This time they will be at Whole Foods Market in Encinitas, teaming with Luc and The Lovingtons in support of the Feeding The Soul Foundation.

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Blue Moonies – Album Review

Blue Moonies album cover

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.

Jesse LaMonaca and The Dime Novels The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk – Album Review

Jesse Lamonaca

LaMonaca puts his powerful vocals to the test while exploring a plethora of musical avenues.

Blackout Party – Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed – Album Review

Blackout Party

San Diego band Blackout Party’s new album Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed is a rough and tumble rock and roll record. When it swerves from its main alt country/Americana vibe, which it does occasionally, it toe dips into a sailor’s sea shanty, some bar room rag, and even a song that features a trumpet solo. It’s a dangerous tightrope to walk, and at times it comes precariously close to throwing the record off course. But the talent of the players and the rich vocals of lead singer Brian Howlerda keep the record loose and on course.

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.

SHOW REVIEWS

Big Head Blues Club Live at The Belly Up – Concert Review

Big Head Todd Blues Club

Todd and company were not there to crank out the numerous hits that have propelled their career. Instead, they were touring in celebration of Robert Johnson’s 100th birthday as The Big Head Blues Club featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Hadden Sayers and Cedric Burnside.

Music From The San Diego Music Thing – Live Reviews

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Caught a bunch of music in North Park this weekend from the San Diego Music Thing. Here’s a quick rundown and review.

Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys at Humphreys – Concert Review

Los Lobos

As rock bands go, Los Lobos, the East LA outfit that has been together almost 40 years, displays the smallest ego but some of the deepest soul. Sunday night’s concert at Humphrey’s by the Bay was another example of how effortlessly this band can deliver multiple genres of music without the slightest hint of pretentiousness.

Dylan Proves Talent Trumps Age

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Dylan proves talent trumps age at the Orange County Fair. Like an aging blues man uninterested in retirement and existing only for the opportunity to play his songs, Bob Dylan at 70 is still challenging himself live. One of rock’s greatest chameleons, Dylan has morphed into an improvising interpreter of all the different sides of himself.

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