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Requisite Year-End Post & San Diego Bands to See in 2014

It’s time! The year is wrapping up and “Best of 2013” lists are popping up like gopher heads on that bitchen Chuck E. Cheese game. I decided to forgo a “Top Albums” list and focus on the future (total copout). And to satiate my own curiosity I stole Owl and Bear’s idea of summing up […]

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7 Days of Soundsmas in San Diego – Day 7 featuring Sandy Myskowski, Rick Ostop & Jen Van Tieghem

7 Days of Soundsmas in San Diego – Day 7 featuring Sandy Myskowski, Rick Ostop & Jen Van Tieghem

In honor of the holiday season I posed a question to some of my favorite musicians, writers, and fans in the San Diego music scene: What gift would you like to give to which San Diego musician, or band, and why? The 7 days of Soundsmas in San Diego ends today (click here for past […]

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7 Days of Soundsmas in San Diego – Day 1 featuring Al Howard & Paul Moffat

7 Days of Soundsmas in San Diego – Day 1 featuring Al Howard & Paul Moffat

In honor of the holiday season I posed a question to some of my favorite musicians, writers, and fans in the San Diego music scene: What gift would you like to give to which San Diego musician, or band, and why? I present to you, starting today, the 7 days of Soundsmas in San Diego. […]

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Where You Want To Be: The Steelwells Residency at Casbah June 3, 10, 17, & 25

Where You Want To Be: The Steelwells Residency at Casbah June 3, 10, 17, & 25

Putting together an out-of-town residency is a challenge for any band. Add to that two additional residencies (albeit a bit closer to home) all in one month and you’ve got the madness The Steelwells have created for themselves. The OC five-piece is fond of playing San Diego and carefully chose The Casbah to line up 4 […]

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Who Says A Little Melancholy Can’t Be Fun? A Review of The Heavy Guilt

Who Says A Little Melancholy Can’t Be Fun? A Review of The Heavy Guilt

“Once I was running to you. But time, time, time has got me running from you.” So sings The Heavy Guilt front man Erik Canzona in the opening moments of “Run in Circles,” the first track off of the band’s eponymous new album, an eclectic rock mix that blends a lyrical wistfulness with a loose, […]

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Shifting All Along The Dial: Another Interview with Al Howard

This interview probably requires no introduction, but I’ll take a stab anyways. Al Howard’s bands have kept me busy this past year and I’m eternally grateful for finding his music and the paths it’s led me down. My first attempt at an interview came last February when the prolific artist offered some supremely interesting (and […]

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Hey There: An Interview with Shelbi Bennett of The Midnight Pine

Al Howard wasn’t exaggerating when he decreed that the singer for his newest band, The Midnight Pine, had “one of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in my life.” The young songstress, Shelbi Bennett, has an incredible set of pipes which fill each line she sings with soulful character. To call her vocals “haunting” seems […]

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