Performances

Musical and artistic performances that will
dazzle the eye and stir the senses

Musical and Performance Stages

SDML Stage @ Cafe 21 — 2736 Adam Ave

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The Brain Ghosts

The Brain Ghosts

A Captain, a Pizza chef and a audio techwalk into a bar. This isn’t a joke set up, it’s their band bio! (So yeah, still kind of a joke) they go by The Brain Ghosts! Tony Blank, Zach Eischen, and Fabian Ortega have been jamming in bars all across San Diego since 2015 and have been described as everything from psychedelic blues and jam band to “please get off the stage.” They take their music very serious, but nothing else apparently.

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The Savage Young (from LA)

The Savage Young (from LA)

The Savage Young is an up and coming rock band from Southern California with a groove that makes you wanna move.
A tasteful balance of jive and drive that’ll keep you mesmerized with each dynamic yet spirited live performance.
In their one year of being a band, the fellas of The Savage Young have so far released one full length, self-produced, self-titled album. The album has earned high praise from those who have heard it, and has been very well-received in the context of live settings.
Reasonably intricate music cloaked in a veil of simple melody, the sound of The Savage Young is one that is unmistakable, one that is savory, one that keeps you wanting more.

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2:00

Hawk Auburn (from Tijuana)

Hawk Auburn (from Tijuana)

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The Revies (from LA)

The Revies (from LA)

The Revies started out in Monterrey, Mexico in 2007 and are based in Los Angeles since 2015. The musical style of the band can be described as classic rock and rockabilly, with vocal harmonies fused into Latin rhythms here and there, and Zeppelin style guitar riffs which can lead to pretty raucous and energetic performances. Recognition for the Revies’ music earned them the privilege of playing in several big-time festivals in Mexico, some headlined by recognized Latino bands like Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, or Kinky, as well as other musical legends such as Def Leppard and Cypress Hill. The band’s most recent release is titled “Heartwoken”. Currently, the Revies are made up of Etienne Rosas (vocals/rhythm guitar), Carlos Rosas (bass/keyboard) and James Syme (drums).

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DJ Redlite ft. Fade & company

DJ Redlite ft. Fade & company

A Jacksonville, Florida transplant, DJ Redlite has been rocking crowds in San Diego for roughly fifteen years yet didn’t start professionally until nine years ago  He decided from there that he would go ahead and pursue what he loves and has always been inspired to do.  His penchant for the ‘wheels-of-steel’ a.k.a. turntables came from when he first saw the movie Beat Street.  He also was and still is incredibly inspired by other DJs such as DJ Jazzy Jay, Terminator X, DJ Q-Bert, and mostly Roc Raida, whom he says he’s styled himself after.  Through these DJs he also became heavily influenced by 80s and 90s music as well as the ability to scratch records as they did and he sought out learning the technique.  It is something he now prides himself on and says that it creates a better universal sound for San Diego’s diverse community.  DJ Redlite is one of few DJs who still uses vinyl records but the invent and release of Serato (a DJ software system that allows one to work from a laptop with music on the hard drive) threw him loop because it took away the need for vinyl records.

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5:00

Chill Clinton

Chill Clinton

Chill Clinton’s sound is an electrifying take on rap/rock showcasing soaring guitar riffs, breakbeat grooves, double-time lyrics and fuzzed-out bass sounds. Combining live instruments, samples, human beatbox and MC vocals, Chill Clinton’s stage act is energetic and innovative with top notch musicianship and a fresh live hip-hop presentation.

Founded in 2009 by guitarist, Dan Rabb, Chill Clinton has performed regularly in San Diego including notable support spots for Fishbone, Mickey Avalon, Snow tha Product and Capitol Eye at venues ranging from dive bars to The Belly Up Tavern, The Music Box, The Casbah, Winston’s and the House of Blues. Chill Clinton has been featured in the Coachella Valley Weekly, Boogie Magazine and is notably the first band ever interviewed for the “What’s Hapnyn San Diego” podcast.

Chill Clinton’s early stage act featured live mash-ups of sampled drum loops, a capella raps and live guitar and synthesizers. Circa 2011, the group evolved from turntablism to a full live band format with the addition of Patrick Knightly on drums, and MC, Touch of CAS.  In 2016, Chill Clinton shape-shifted once again to integrate established talents, Elkin Zuluaga (Mimi Zulu) on bass and dynamic MC-duo, Burns One and Burns Two (The Brothers Burns) to complete the current 6-piece configuration that is gaining popularity by delivering a sizzling sets of hard rock, funk and old-school hip hop jams.

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6:00

Pinkeye

Pinkeye

Moderately abrasive, extremely contagious.

“…like a little girl Lou Reed.”
-Mathew Rakers

Sick, Silly, Lonely Girl

Shiny new video for a shiny old songCourtesy of Alan Cecil. <3 Countless thanks, you magical man. Side note: This song was recorded using a laptop on board mic, cello, ukulele, a glass bottle of water, a cast iron skillet, a tin can, and most of a glockenspiel.

Posted by Pinkeye on Thursday, December 1, 2016

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7:00

Duping The Public

Duping The Public

“duping the public, a local five-piece Folk Rock band formed in 2011, creates a unique sound that falls somewhere between Bob Dylan’s electric years and Jeff Tweedy’s solo career with hints of Blondie and Tom Waits.” “It’s like Deborah Harry and Ben Folds hired some of the guys from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and decided to make a mini version of the Beatles White album! Bravo! Can’t wait to hear more!”

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Adams Avenue Integrative Health Stage — 3239 Adams Ave

12:00-1:15

UnKannie (Featuring Kyle Merrill from Brothers Gow and Annie Dean)

UnKannie (Featuring Kyle Merrill from Brothers Gow and Annie Dean)

UnKannie is an acoustic duo out of Ocean Beach featuring Kyle Merrill and Annie Dean. Kyle is most notably known for his work in the nationally touring band, Brothers Gow. Annie’s soulful vocals and Kyle’s exceptional guitar playing and showmanship complement each other beautifully. The duo is influenced by Tedeschi Trucks Band, Neil Young and the Avett Brothers. Together they bring an invigorating mix of both covers and originals.

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Shakedown String Band

Shakedown String Band

Shakedown String Band is a collective of musicians bound and determined to make you dance and smile to americana, blues, bluegrass, jam grass.

Shakedown String Band

Shakedown String Band at People's Organic Food Market!

Posted by Shakedown String Band on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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The Higgs (from LA)

The Higgs (from LA)

The Higgs melt faces… and it’s turning them into one of the fastest growing jam rock bands in the scene today. Named after the elusive Higgs-Boson particle – which provides for “mass” of all things in the Universe and helps to unify the different forces; The Higgs blur musical boundaries and unify the different sounds of blues, reggae, alt-rock, prog and jam rock into an awesome musical fusion. They have tremendous stage presence and truly enjoy interacting with their audiences. The inherent love they have for music manifests in their sound, which is known for being tight & infectious. The four members include John Lovero (Guitar/Vocals), Garrett Morris (Drums), David Barsky (Bass/Vocals), and Jesse August Jennings (Keys/Organ/Synth). Come see for yourself what makes The Higgs unique and why they’re gaining such a loyal fan base across the U.S.

The Higgs – You Enjoy Myself (Phish cover) | PCH Club | Long Beach, CA | 10-30-17

The Higgs – You Enjoy Myself (Phish cover) | PCH Club | Long Beach, CA | 10-30-17

Posted by The Higgs on Thursday, January 11, 2018

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White Rabbit Mad Tea Party House Music Stage — 3242 Adams Ave

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Cristo Lopez

Cristo Lopez

Born in Los Angeles, Chris began studying music at the age of 7.
Trumpet and trombone were his first instruments of choice. As he grew older he decided to branch out and explore various types of instruments and music gravitating towards percussion and electronic music.

He was just 12 years old when he was introduced to DJ turntables. “I was mesmerized by what a record was and what you could do with it while playing music”. By the age of 15 he obtained his own pair of belt driven techniques and a Gemini mixer.

The rest is history… “I was so intrigued by the dj culture at that time. I started going to underground parties just to see and discover other Dj’s.” In 1995 he booked his first gig at Baby Does in Monterey Park, Los Angeles.
In addition to DJing, Chris also became a street promoter started connecting with like minded people from all over the world who shared his love and passion for music.

In 1997 Chris moved to San Diego. Settling in to a new town he continued as a street promoter and DJ for Distillery East, the only all ages night club in north county at that time. A few years later he moved to downtown San Diego and got a job testing and voice acting for RockStar video games, working on popular titles such as the Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club series as well as Red Dead Revolver. He also became resident dj at some of San Diego’s most exclusive night clubs such as The AC Lounge, Landlord Jim’s, Harney Sushi and U-31 and making guest appearances at clubs Velvet, Circus, Bar Dynamite, Live Wire and On Broadway just to name a few.

In 2007 he traveled to Spain and showcased his HOUSE music dj sets as a guest dj in Europe’s most high-end and luxurious night clubs. He performed at Olivia Valere discotheque in Marbella, Malaga located in the provenance of Andalucia – Spain. He also performed at Mansion, Plaza Beach and Nikki Beach during his two year tour in Spain.

These days Chris is doing a little bit of everything. He runs his DJ/Design Studio at the Lower Left, the Tribal street warehouse in Downtown San Diego. He manages local artists and DJs and also works as stage management for Dessert Hearts and Stage Construction for festivals such as Youtopia and Contact. He’s also a part of Insomniac’s Camp OG, a group of the original artists, djs, promoters, and club kids who helped pave the way for the underground scene in LA back in the 90s. He also dabbles in other forms of art appearing in a newly released Hollywood film called “Scumbag: The Movie”. He’s also contributed to his community by assisting in painting murals for local business’ turning ugly run down walls into beautiful street art. And of course he’s still Djing…

Check out Chris’ most recent project, Retrobox!

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Zayleigh

Zayleigh

House Music Dj/Producer

Sharing love & light on
this musical journey

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Cristo Lopez

Cristo Lopez

Born in Los Angeles, Chris began studying music at the age of 7.
Trumpet and trombone were his first instruments of choice. As he grew older he decided to branch out and explore various types of instruments and music gravitating towards percussion and electronic music.

He was just 12 years old when he was introduced to DJ turntables. “I was mesmerized by what a record was and what you could do with it while playing music”. By the age of 15 he obtained his own pair of belt driven techniques and a Gemini mixer.

The rest is history… “I was so intrigued by the dj culture at that time. I started going to underground parties just to see and discover other Dj’s.” In 1995 he booked his first gig at Baby Does in Monterey Park, Los Angeles.
In addition to DJing, Chris also became a street promoter started connecting with like minded people from all over the world who shared his love and passion for music.

In 1997 Chris moved to San Diego. Settling in to a new town he continued as a street promoter and DJ for Distillery East, the only all ages night club in north county at that time. A few years later he moved to downtown San Diego and got a job testing and voice acting for RockStar video games, working on popular titles such as the Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club series as well as Red Dead Revolver. He also became resident dj at some of San Diego’s most exclusive night clubs such as The AC Lounge, Landlord Jim’s, Harney Sushi and U-31 and making guest appearances at clubs Velvet, Circus, Bar Dynamite, Live Wire and On Broadway just to name a few.

In 2007 he traveled to Spain and showcased his HOUSE music dj sets as a guest dj in Europe’s most high-end and luxurious night clubs. He performed at Olivia Valere discotheque in Marbella, Malaga located in the provenance of Andalucia – Spain. He also performed at Mansion, Plaza Beach and Nikki Beach during his two year tour in Spain.

These days Chris is doing a little bit of everything. He runs his DJ/Design Studio at the Lower Left, the Tribal street warehouse in Downtown San Diego. He manages local artists and DJs and also works as stage management for Dessert Hearts and Stage Construction for festivals such as Youtopia and Contact. He’s also a part of Insomniac’s Camp OG, a group of the original artists, djs, promoters, and club kids who helped pave the way for the underground scene in LA back in the 90s. He also dabbles in other forms of art appearing in a newly released Hollywood film called “Scumbag: The Movie”. He’s also contributed to his community by assisting in painting murals for local business’ turning ugly run down walls into beautiful street art. And of course he’s still Djing…

Check out Chris’ most recent project, Retrobox!

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AJ Mora

AJ Mora
AJ MORA is a legendary pioneer of the Electronic Dance Music community. He is a prolific internationally renowned Remixer, DJ and Producer. He is considered one of L.A.’s most influential leaders in the industry. A true experienced original.

With countless career releases and remixes to his name he is a veteran professional with no end in sight! Collaborations with icon artists like Donna Summer, he has also played along side major talent from our dance music ommunity like; Erick Morillo, Doc Martin, Sasha, Andy Caldwell, Late Night Alumni, Louie Vega, Robbie Rivera, Richard Vission, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Oscar G and so many others that have left a mark on the global dance scene. Through his music publishing company, Sketch Music Group, AJ’s work has been featured on HBO’s The Sopranos, Disney specials, ESPN and various other TV programming. AJ co-founded and co-owned the L.A. based indie label Aquaboogie Records and as a co-host on Powertools, the longest running FM radio mix show in the country, (105.9 FM KPWR Power 106) also has the chops for working the mic. He has held several residencies throughout the years. He has traveled the globe sharing his music and experience, countries including Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Japan, Dominican Republic, South and Central America, Canada and Taiwan. His domestic and international success began with a #1 on Billboard’s 100 Hot Dance Music chart with his production and performance involvement with techno trio, The Movement, and club smash Jump Everybody! AJ has witnessed first-hand the heartbeat of the music that has shaped much of his life. He continues growing his worldwide fan base and appeal.

As a performing Artist AJ provides a creative blend of House/TechHouse and a unique TribalTech flavor. AJ has a gifted ability to capture any audience with incredible creative programming skills and a mixing style that highlights his original talent as an artist before the synchronized computer software era. He brings a mix that moves every dance floor. AJ MORA is a must see live. In his home town of Los Angeles, California, he has played in some of the city’s top venues including; Exchange L.A., Sound Night Club, Mansion Costa Mesa and many more.

AJ Mora – Experience The Music!

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Lestat's West Stage — 3343 Adams Ave

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Robin Henkel

Robin Henkel

Robin has opened shows for:

BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John Jr. Wells, Jr. Walker, Roy Rogers, Arlo Guthrie, Hot Tuna, John McLaughlin, Todd Rundgren, Nichollette Larson, Warren Zevon, Steve Stills, Dave Mason, Harvey Mandel, Tim Weisberg, Don McLean, Charles Brown, John Mayall, David Lindley, Norton Buffalo, Livingston Taylor

Robin has performed with:

John Hammond, Eddie Kirkland, The San Diego Symphony, Lowell Fulson, Johnny Almond, Buddy Miles, Big Jay McNealy, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sha Na Na, Papa John Creach, Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Robin Henkel is a futurist and a historian.
-LA Times

Henkel is already playing a shuffle that is neither slow nor fast–a strut, and it is extremely seductive …Henkel proceeds to play a fast jump progression, much like one of Robert Johnson’s fiery paced songs. As with Johnson, it is hard to imagine, if you close your eyes, that there is only one guitarist at work. You can almost hear the scratches on the 78.
-San Diego Reader

Robin’s live shows are nothing short of inspirational. There is somthing genuinely raw, base and animalistic about his gut-wrenching, honest music.
-360 Degrees

Robin Henkel promises nothing, if not a surprise here and there. This is just the way the San Diego
native is. He wants to shake things up, so expect the unexpected. As a guitar player, Robin can play blues, jazz, funk, country swing, Hawaiian and Latin music. He borrows from each of those styles when he performs and sometimes even surprises himself with the musical direction his songs take.”I like playing music”, he says. It just feels good. Henkel’s strength is when he picks up that sawed-off pipe fitting and puts it on his baby finger and then lays it on the strings of a resonator or Dobro. All of a sudden the awkward kid from Serra Mesa is transformed into the man in the corner at the Delta house party who commands everyones attention. When Robin plays slide guitar, he steels the show. You probably haven’t seen anything like this for years and you may not see it again anytime soon. Though he leans toward playing jazz these days, he won Best Blues CD at the San Diego Music Awards (2000) for his “Highway” recording. “I don’t quite know how I did that,” he says “there’s not much blues on it.”  To make amends, Henkel has vowed to record a blues album next. Maybe.
-Mike Kinsman

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Nick Crook

Nick Crook

NICK CROOK KNEW WHERE TO LOOK AND LISTEN.

HIS EARS SINGLED OUT THE BEATLES AS HIS PRIMARY AUDITORY NOURISHMENT DURING HIS EARLY YEARS. FROM AGES 12 TO 14, CROOK ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY LISTENED TO THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL-TIME. SUPPLEMENTED BY MOTOWN SOUL SINGERS LIKE MARVIN GAYE AND SMOKEY ROBINSON, THE EARLY SEEDS OF A LATER SOUND BEGAN TO FORM.

THE BEATLES CLASSIC, “IF I FELL”, LED CROOK TO PUT A GUITAR IN HIS HANDS AT THE AGE OF 12. WHILE SPENDING MUCH OF HIS YOUTH IN HIS HOME STATE OF TEXAS, IT WAS DURING AN ALMOST FOUR YEAR STRETCH IN HAWAII WHERE CROOK BEGAN SINGING AND WRITING HIS OWN MUSIC. AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL BACK IN TEXAS IN 2013, HE SOON MOVED TO SAN DIEGO, PRIME TO PUT HIS MUSIC ON DISPLAY FOR WHOMEVER WAS WILLING TO LISTEN.

THE WORK BEGAN IN EARNEST. CROOK PLAYED ANYWHERE HE COULD. FROM OPEN MICS TO CAFES TO BARS, HIS MUSIC COULD BE HEARD ANYWHERE SOMEONE WAS WILLING TO LET HIM PLAY. HIS SOUND CONTINUED TO DEVELOP. ALL THE TIME SPENT LISTENING TO THE MUSIC THAT VERY FIRST INSPIRED HIM AS WELL AS OTHERS LIKE BOB MARLEY, KENDRICK LAMAR, JOHN MAYER AND HANK WILLIAMS, LISTENERS DEVELOPED THEIR EXPECTATION OF A NICK CROOK SONG. EVERY ARTIST WANTS THEIR LISTENERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING, EVEN WHEN THEIR FAVORITE ARTIST TRIES SOMETHING NEW. IT TOOK TIME, BUT CROOK IS AT THAT MOMENT.

THE INDUSTRY HAS TAKEN NOTICE. CROOK WAS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF HEARTBEAT MUSIC ACADEMY’S INAUGURAL LIVE YOUR DREAMS TALENT SHOW IN 2014, 2ND PLACE WINNER AT THE ANNUAL SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR AND THE WINNER OF GIGTOWN’S JINGLE CONTEST, BOTH IN 2015. WINNING THE JINGLE CONTEST GAVE NICK THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY FOR ARRIVING GUESTS AT THE PRIVATE ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT ROCK THE CURE, WHERE HE WAS THE OPENING ACT FOR THE LEGENDARY STEVE MILLER OF THE STEVE MILLER BAND. MILLER LISTENED TO ONE OF NICK’S OWN SONGS, WHICH HE REFERRED TO AS A “SMART SONG WHICH WAS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BEAUTIFULLY.” NICK WENT ON TO PERFORM AGAIN IN 2016’S SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION AT THE COUNTY FAIR, IN WHICH HE TOOK 3RD.

NICK CONTINUES TO WRITE, PLAY, SING AND PERFORM WHEREVER AND WHENEVER HE CAN. HIS PASSION FOR HIS CRAFT CONTINUES TO SHINE THROUGH ALL OF THE MUSIC HE PRODUCES. HE’S THANKFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED HIM ON HIS JOURNEY. HE IS HAPPY AND BLESSED TO BRING ALL OF HIS HEART AND SOUL TO HIS MANY LISTENERS. HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC…

~ RONALD P. CLARK

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The Ould Sod - 21+ Only — 3373 Adams Ave

12:00

Corina Rose

Corina Rose

A native of San Diego, Corina Rose is a singer/songwriter whose sultry, jazzy sound is similar to Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Sade. She blends soul music and folk music together creating a unique style, covering her favorite artists like Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, and Stevie Wonder.  Her uplifting music will sooth your soul and melt your heart.

Growing up on a vegetable farm in San Diego, Corina Rose is intimately connected to nature, health and wellness, and the benefits of natural living. Her music is an extension of this, relaxed and beautiful, making her listeners feel happy and at ease. She has a degree in music from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and teaches music to children full time at a public school in San Diego. She has two albums to her credit, and is working on her third album that will be released in late 2018. Working with children, gigging around town, and living by the beach keep Corina Rose feeling constantly creative and fulfilled. Listen to some of Corina Rose’s music on Spotify, itunes, or youtube, and visit her website at www.corinarose.com

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Becca Jay

Becca Jay

Becca began to sing before she could speak, made her first pun at six-years-old, and began writing songs at the age of seven. Her jazzy chords and thoughtful lyrics inspire connection and honesty, and what she lacks in stature she makes up for in soul and presence.

With a background in clinical music therapy, Becca considers her musical journey to be an experiment in happiness – a brave attempt at creating a feeling that everyone can share, and hope for the future.

I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who came out to our show last night! And in case you DO wanna know what you missed, here’s “You Don’t Wanna Know”…#beccajaymusic #booklivemusic #livemusicsd #beccajayband #gigs

Posted by Becca Jay on Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Jeff Ousley

Jeff Ousley

A San Diego CA native- Jeff Ousley has been writing and performing music since his early teens. He continues to be a prominent force in the the Southern California music scene. Entertaining “everywhere”- from private parties, restaurants & night clubs to summer concerts in the parks and regional county fairs. His critically acclaimed music has been featured on local radio, compilation records, videos, cd’s and advertisement jingles. Currently he performs with “Party Starter”, “The Ballad Mongers” and many solo appearances.

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Michael Fairchild

Michael Fairchild

An accomplished singer/songwriter, Michael Fairchild has received wide success in various local markets. His music is often considered pop-gone-wrong, a label he heartily embraces for its peripheral designation; It allows me to retain a unique musical identity without making me feel like I have to orient myself or my music in a predetermined direction.

Drawing from a mix of music, literary and pop culture influences, Michael writes songs that personally explore universal demons. His lyrics are catchy and thoughtful with melodically simple constructions. These techniques enable audiences to read their own experiences and emotions into the songs. This reaction compels Michael to continue writing, producing and playing to packed audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. “Since I rarely think of the audience during my writing process, as it is a more solitary act, I am floored when fans come up to me after the show and say ‘this is exactly how they feel’; it makes me feel like there is something bigger out there and that I am somehow more connected to my fellow humans.”

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Evan Diamond

Evan Diamond

I am an aspiring singer-songwriter living in the San Diego area and currently working on my debut EP Intersections.

It’s hard for me to describe my music as being of one specific genre as it contains Indie, Pop, Rock and R&B influences, while drawing a lot of inspiration from artists such as Carole King, The Beatles, The 1975, Paramore, Amy Winehouse and Katy Perry.

Songwriting is also a huge part of my life. I love writing music about my own personal life experiences but also stories I’ve heard or even quotes, that inspire me to create my own versions of them. Love is also a familiar theme in my music as I enjoy sharing the rawness that comes with being in love or being in a relationship, and really show people the real sides of love and emotion.

I have many goals when it comes to my music, but I think the most important thing to me is being able to inspire other people through music the way that it has always inspired me.

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Nick Crook

Nick Crook

NICK CROOK KNEW WHERE TO LOOK AND LISTEN.

HIS EARS SINGLED OUT THE BEATLES AS HIS PRIMARY AUDITORY NOURISHMENT DURING HIS EARLY YEARS. FROM AGES 12 TO 14, CROOK ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY LISTENED TO THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL-TIME. SUPPLEMENTED BY MOTOWN SOUL SINGERS LIKE MARVIN GAYE AND SMOKEY ROBINSON, THE EARLY SEEDS OF A LATER SOUND BEGAN TO FORM.

THE BEATLES CLASSIC, “IF I FELL”, LED CROOK TO PUT A GUITAR IN HIS HANDS AT THE AGE OF 12. WHILE SPENDING MUCH OF HIS YOUTH IN HIS HOME STATE OF TEXAS, IT WAS DURING AN ALMOST FOUR YEAR STRETCH IN HAWAII WHERE CROOK BEGAN SINGING AND WRITING HIS OWN MUSIC. AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL BACK IN TEXAS IN 2013, HE SOON MOVED TO SAN DIEGO, PRIME TO PUT HIS MUSIC ON DISPLAY FOR WHOMEVER WAS WILLING TO LISTEN.

THE WORK BEGAN IN EARNEST. CROOK PLAYED ANYWHERE HE COULD. FROM OPEN MICS TO CAFES TO BARS, HIS MUSIC COULD BE HEARD ANYWHERE SOMEONE WAS WILLING TO LET HIM PLAY. HIS SOUND CONTINUED TO DEVELOP. ALL THE TIME SPENT LISTENING TO THE MUSIC THAT VERY FIRST INSPIRED HIM AS WELL AS OTHERS LIKE BOB MARLEY, KENDRICK LAMAR, JOHN MAYER AND HANK WILLIAMS, LISTENERS DEVELOPED THEIR EXPECTATION OF A NICK CROOK SONG. EVERY ARTIST WANTS THEIR LISTENERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING, EVEN WHEN THEIR FAVORITE ARTIST TRIES SOMETHING NEW. IT TOOK TIME, BUT CROOK IS AT THAT MOMENT.

THE INDUSTRY HAS TAKEN NOTICE. CROOK WAS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF HEARTBEAT MUSIC ACADEMY’S INAUGURAL LIVE YOUR DREAMS TALENT SHOW IN 2014, 2ND PLACE WINNER AT THE ANNUAL SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR AND THE WINNER OF GIGTOWN’S JINGLE CONTEST, BOTH IN 2015. WINNING THE JINGLE CONTEST GAVE NICK THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY FOR ARRIVING GUESTS AT THE PRIVATE ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT ROCK THE CURE, WHERE HE WAS THE OPENING ACT FOR THE LEGENDARY STEVE MILLER OF THE STEVE MILLER BAND. MILLER LISTENED TO ONE OF NICK’S OWN SONGS, WHICH HE REFERRED TO AS A “SMART SONG WHICH WAS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BEAUTIFULLY.” NICK WENT ON TO PERFORM AGAIN IN 2016’S SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION AT THE COUNTY FAIR, IN WHICH HE TOOK 3RD.

NICK CONTINUES TO WRITE, PLAY, SING AND PERFORM WHEREVER AND WHENEVER HE CAN. HIS PASSION FOR HIS CRAFT CONTINUES TO SHINE THROUGH ALL OF THE MUSIC HE PRODUCES. HE’S THANKFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED HIM ON HIS JOURNEY. HE IS HAPPY AND BLESSED TO BRING ALL OF HIS HEART AND SOUL TO HIS MANY LISTENERS. HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC…

~ RONALD P. CLARK

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Sara Groban

Sara Groban

Originally from Palm Desert, California, Sara Groban is an independent singer/songwriter. She has been composing her own music since the age of 13.

Sara Groban is proud to introduce herself to audiences worldwide with the release of “Drops of Sunlight”. This song is meant to represent the hardship and recovery of losing someone or something in your life. It’s about when you realize that life is short and indeed beautiful, so it should be lived to the fullest. These types of emotions are ever present in this song. Her upbeat hook with acoustic guitar brings an authentic and poppy feel to this song. She uses unique melodic verses and harmonies in the chorus to express her overall style.

Sara Groban is a multi-generational artist that brings her wonderful indie/pop songs to the masses.

You can listen to her music by logging onto the following websites:
www.soundcloud.com/saragroban
www.youtube.com/saragroban
www.reverbnation.com/saragroban

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Unity Mason Lodge Stage (inside) — 3366 Adams Ave

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Tuatara

Tuatara

Mantis guitarist Tom Okerlund and bassist John Slaney join longtime friend Dan Jacobson on drums and percussion in side project Tuatura. Much like Mantis, Tuatura fuses elements of jazz, rock and prog to produce rough and tumble improvisations only a witness might fully understand.

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Ted Washington

Ted Washington

Ted Washington is an artist, author, poet and reluctant businessman. He now lives in San Diego, after spending time as an apprentice draftsman for a beer brewery in St. Louis, an Internal Revenue Service employee in Springfield, MO, a retail sales representative in Denver, CO, and temporarily homeless vagabond turned baker on the beaches of Venice, CA. Ted is the founder of Puna Press and the performance group Pruitt Igoe. Pruitt Igoe was awarded a Synergy Foundation grant and performed in Harlem, New York City. Ted Washington won the BRAND 37 purchase award, with the Glendale Library acquiring one of his artworks for their permanent collection.

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Hocus

Hocus

Hocus is a three piece rock band from San Diego California. With influences from 80’s 90’s and the new millennium, Hocus ensures us that Rock and Roll is still alive.

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BloodStone (The Street Preacher)

BloodStone (The Street Preacher)

Bloodstone the Street Preacher began as a member of the rap group Partners in Rhyme, one of the first rap groups to emerge from San Diego at a time when rap was strictly for the wicked. He later founded the group Tha S.E.T., whose album Trickeration Foe Life was released in 1996.

His own label B-Up Records released Tha S.E.T.’s second album, Game Goes On, in 1998. After going solo, his album Bloodstone the Street Preacher was nominated for a 2005 San Diego Music Award.

Around 2009, Bloodstone teamed up with his rapper wife, Princess Rhyme, as a husband-wife duo. The Bloodstone the Street Preacher album Life of Rhyme was nominated Best Hip-Hop Album at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards.

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Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra

Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra

Formed in 1996, the Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra is a robot-fronted rock band from San Diego. We play experimental, electronic pop songs inspired by the likes of Andy Kaufman, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk, They Might Be Giants, Devo, and Spinal Tap.  The Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra consists of SPO-20, the robot vocalist, and his human counterpart, the mad scientist Professor B. Miller.

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The Naked I

The Naked I

Formed in 1958 in San Diego, CA, the founding members of The Naked I were transported to 2013 through a freak gasoline fight accident. Upon discovering the mess that was the music scene today, they set out to rectify the situation with the magic of their instruments.

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Unity Mason Lodge Stage (parking lot) — 3366 Adams Ave

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Crossed Swords: Modern sword-fighting demos

Crossed Swords: Modern sword-fighting demos
The Cabrillo Academy of the Sword was opened in February of 1996 at the location it still occupies. Because it is on the second floor of an 80 yr-old building, it was necessary to establish it as a private club for able-bodied members of the U.S. Fencing Association only, and it has maintained that identity since. It has a threefold mission: (1) to provide a source of high-level, professional fencing instruction for the San Diego area (2) To offer a place for recreational fencers to learn the sport and to enjoy it on a regular basis, and (3) To provide the facilities, instruction and training to enable tournament fencers to be successful at the highest competitive levels.
That the club has been able to achieve these goals can be determined by the fact that roughly two-thirds of its members are recreational fencers, almost all of whom learned to fence right here. In competition, our fencers have won two national championships in Women’s saber, and have earned national medals in Junior Men’s Epee, Men’s Foil and Veteran Men’s Saber. Locally Cabrillo fencers have captured a large portion of the gold, silver, & bronze medals warded in San Diego every year.
Of our approximately 100 members, about a third are female. Currently our youngest fencers are 10 years old while our oldest are in their eighties.
Fencing is classified as a “Lifetime Sport” by the president’s council of Physical Fitness, which means that it can be learned and enjoyed at almost any age. However for instructional reasons, we set a minimum age of 10 years for participation in our group classes, but will take a student as young as eight for private lessons.
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Super Awesome Showdown

Super Awesome Showdown

 

A multi-media, hybrid performance arts event! Super Awesome Showdown-Intergalactic Combat brings to life fantastic-action packed stylized combat, special effects, popular music and epic adventure! Within the confides of the Intergalactic Battle Grid, Earths mightiest heroes and villains compete for the most prized possessions in the universe, the QUASAR QRYSTALS!

Come watch as Super Awesome Showdown returns once more, it will have cataclysmic clashes for power, fame and awesomely outrageous prizes!

 

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Super Awesome Showdown

Super Awesome Showdown

 

A multi-media, hybrid performance arts event! Super Awesome Showdown-Intergalactic Combat brings to life fantastic-action packed stylized combat, special effects, popular music and epic adventure! Within the confides of the Intergalactic Battle Grid, Earths mightiest heroes and villains compete for the most prized possessions in the universe, the QUASAR QRYSTALS!

Come watch as Super Awesome Showdown returns once more, it will have cataclysmic clashes for power, fame and awesomely outrageous prizes!

 

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Super Awesome Showdown

Super Awesome Showdown

 

A multi-media, hybrid performance arts event! Super Awesome Showdown-Intergalactic Combat brings to life fantastic-action packed stylized combat, special effects, popular music and epic adventure! Within the confides of the Intergalactic Battle Grid, Earths mightiest heroes and villains compete for the most prized possessions in the universe, the QUASAR QRYSTALS!

Come watch as Super Awesome Showdown returns once more, it will have cataclysmic clashes for power, fame and awesomely outrageous prizes!

 

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Super Awesome Showdown

Super Awesome Showdown

 

A multi-media, hybrid performance arts event! Super Awesome Showdown-Intergalactic Combat brings to life fantastic-action packed stylized combat, special effects, popular music and epic adventure! Within the confides of the Intergalactic Battle Grid, Earths mightiest heroes and villains compete for the most prized possessions in the universe, the QUASAR QRYSTALS!

Come watch as Super Awesome Showdown returns once more, it will have cataclysmic clashes for power, fame and awesomely outrageous prizes!

 

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Super Awesome Showdown

Super Awesome Showdown

 

A multi-media, hybrid performance arts event! Super Awesome Showdown-Intergalactic Combat brings to life fantastic-action packed stylized combat, special effects, popular music and epic adventure! Within the confides of the Intergalactic Battle Grid, Earths mightiest heroes and villains compete for the most prized possessions in the universe, the QUASAR QRYSTALS!

Come watch as Super Awesome Showdown returns once more, it will have cataclysmic clashes for power, fame and awesomely outrageous prizes!

 

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The Rabbit Hole Stage — 3377 Adams Ave

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TBA

TBA

To Be Determined

Rosie O' Grady's Stage - 21+ Only — 3402 Adams Ave

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Shark Jones

Shark Jones

Shark Jones…San Diego, CA. Four rock and roll veterans playing “take no prisoners” original rock and roll music since 1984.

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Zach Cole

Zach Cole

Zachary Cole is all about music…..
Harmonica is his instrument of choice ( Over 25 years Exp. )
Recording Artist, Harmonica Teacher and Studio Musician.

A day that I work on Music Is a good day…….

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Captain Viejo

Captain Viejo

Captain Viejo is:
Lance Von Dyl (Bass and Vocals)
Matt Flannagan (Drums and Vocals)
Mike Von Dyl(Guitar and Vocals)
Sponsored by “Honey Productions”

Captain Viejo

2014

Posted by Captain Viejo on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Edwin Masters & Friends

Edwin Masters & Friends

Edwin Masters Middle Eastern Madness Brandon Lee Goodrich

Posted by Rockin Al on Friday, March 2, 2018

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The Fire Brothers

The Fire Brothers

In the early 1980s, the San Diego local music scene included new wave/ska regulars, NE1. In the mid 1980’s, NE1 was honored to be selected as an opening act for such internationally renowned acts as “The Clash,” “Madness,” “UB40,” “Oingo Boingo” and “Translator”. NE1 received several write-ups in The San Diego Union Tribune, The Daily Californian, The Reader and Music Connection praising the band for their on stage performance, song writing skills and recordings. They were local winners and national finalists in the 91X “Rocks to Riches” competition and one of only two local acts ever to make it on to 91X’s top 100 most requested songs for the year (1984). NE1’s song “123” was on regular rotation with local stations 91X and KGB and ranked 64 of the 91X top 100 most requested songs for the year, receiving more requests than artists such as David Bowie, The Stray Cats, Spandau Ballet, Men Without Hats, The New Church, New Order, Elvis Costello, Devo, Bow Wow Wow, Midnight Oil and Kajagoo Goo. Union Tribune staff writer Divina Infusino praised NE1’s “Moon Dogs” album stating, “I’m not comparing this album to independently released records by unknown local bands. “The Moon Dogs” surpasses debut efforts by most major label groups.” Several original songs have also won top honors with the San Diego Music Association and throughout the 1980’s the band was featured on many local TV shows including “Club 33,” “91X Rocks to Riches Showcase”
Rock on San Diego!

Live at the Adams Ave Street Fair…

Posted by The Fire Brothers on Saturday, September 24, 2016

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TBA

TBA

To Be Determined

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Randy Lane & Diane Marie

Randy Lane & Diane Marie

Original Indie singer/songwriter duet producing unique harmonies surrounded by 2 guitars and 2 vocals.

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League of Liars

League of Liars

The League of Liars was born one fine autumn morning in the back of a Bentley touring car, en route to Cardiff-By-The-Sea (along the lackadaisical Pacific Coast Highway). Unified in the desire to provide the most believable and sweetest-smelling contradictions known to humankind, Sppike Mike (Bass), Diamond David (Guitar), Rumble T (Drums) and Micheal Fairchild (Vocals, Guitar) plot sonic assaults with Love-In precision. Blending blues, funk, folk, rock and pop genres in the creation of a super sweet and fun outcome that just can’t be ignored. Ask your ass why it’s moving when you hear our tunes.
This sonic potion has garnered the boys much acclaim. From local music show live air play, The Local 94.9 and 91X Loudspeaker, to winning the 2011 San Diego County Fair’s people’s choice award with LOL has been invited back to play the fair ever since.

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Blindspot Records Stage @ Smitty's Service — 3441 Adams Ave

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Mittens

Mittens

Mittens is a San Diego band specializing in the revolutionary genre of Cat Pop. The group started as a duo between longtime friends Lia and Ramona in 2009, eventually picking up guitarist Paul and drummer Tyler through well-timed classified ads. Mittens debuted as a fully formed group in May of 2012, and haven’t stopped creating and performing since.

Mittens is heavily influenced by the pop sensibilities of The Cardigans, Tiger Trap, The Pretenders, and Rilo Kiley; just to name a few. The melodic vocals of Ramona, Lia, and Paul blend splendidly with the upbeat, surf-infused pop that’s nostalgic of 90s female-fronted bands like The Cranberries. Mittens’ symphonic sounds have been a huge hit around San Diego, and it’s clear when seeing them live that they have as big a blast playing as the audience does listening.

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Ugly Boogie

Ugly Boogie
Ugly Boogie is an eclectic blend of klezmer, bluegrass, and blues music.  Formed 8 years ago as an acoustic project, the band has morphed into the electric amalgamation of banjo, clarinet, drums, keyboard, guitar and bass.  Their music oscillates between the fierce, and the meditative. Returning from a three year hiatus, Ugly Boogie is an outlier in the San Diego music scene, and a chaotic spectacle to behold.
Brady Alvarez: Vocals/Banjo/Guitar
Daniel Schraer: Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Monica Daniels: Vocals/Clarinet
Kyle Dramer: Bass
John Robertson: Drums

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Bri Schillings

Bri Schillings

Weaving music through the heart,

Bri Schillings brings a sense of healing, wonder and adventure into her music through the richness of her sultry soulful voice.

Music Weaver
music Weaver at her heart loom,
yarns of wisdom hang in her room.
she sings of love and ballads sweet,
hearts open up, when she they meet.
she winds a playful melody,
that let’s us feel our fancy free.
gifted Weaver of soul and heart,
knows well her spirit lives the art.
she pulls at strands of words and notes,
delivering melodic quotes.
a music weaver shining bright,j
an able artist taking flight.
she’s a seeker who dares to dream,
and takes her cup of life with cream.

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Slide Away

Slide Away
A new powerpop band led by acclaimed bassist Martin Martiarena, best known for his other band, The Rollers.

 

This is their debut performance
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Alicia Previn

Alicia Previn

Previn began playing the violin at 7-years-old and was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London by Virginia Majewski and Joan Rotchford-Davies. She experimented with other music genres such as rock, folk, blues and jazz, performing in bands from age thirteen.[citation needed] In high school, she joined the London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, conducted by her father at the Royal Albert and Festival Halls.

Previn recorded, performed and toured with a variety of bands and artists in diverse musical genres, playing across the globe on singles and CDs. She was also a member of the Irish rock group In Tua Nua as well as The Young Dubliners. She appeared on television in the U.S. and internationally in music TV shows, commercials, videos and MTV music videos. She also performed on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show in 1993 with “The Cages” with British talk-show host Des O’Connor. Previn was nominated at the San Diego Music Awards in 2013 as best female musician with now disbanded group “Folding Mr. Lincoln”. Please check her Wikipedia article a her Discogs records

Her recording career includes Polydor Records’ artist, Philip D’Arrow, Atlantic Records’ artist Andy Leek, London Records’ artists The Hothouse Flowers, Virgin Records’ band In Tua Nua, Dave King’s band Flogging Molly (formerly Fastway) and Katmandu, Irish rock band Finn MacCool, New Red Archives Records’ Ten Bright Spikes, Red Planet Records’ The Bumpin’ Uglies, Virgin Records’ Cracker with David Lowery, JVC Records’ Great White and Jack Russell, Capitol Records’ Richard Thompson, and with Barry McGuire and Terry Talbot, as well as English bands such as General Public, The Communards, Barry Blue/Julian Littman Productions, and The Flying Pickets. She also leads her own band in the UK and released “Shatterproof” in 1982. Previn has authored children’s books addressing the ecological future regarding earthworms, tortoises bees. The Earthworm Book includes instructions on how to start a small worm farm. Previn is also involved in the Bio-Dynamic Farming method.[citation needed] In “Give Bees a Chance” Previn deliberately put a picture of a bee on the top corner of every page. “That means the child has to touch it every time they turn the page.” It is meant to help them lose their fear of being stung.

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True Stories

True Stories

True Stories is a quirky rock band originally formed to back Wendy Bailey before being fronted by Manual Scan and Shambles frontman Bart Mendoza. In early 2013, they recorded the song “Blue Chair” for the forthcoming Elvis Costello tribute album Beyond Belief.

Their song “Hearts on Sleeve” appears on the 2-disc edition of the compilation series Powerpop Planet Volume 3, from Colorado based label Pop Geek Heaven. Released January 6, 2014, it also includes tracks from locals Neon Cough (“World of Tomorrow”), Normandie Wilson (“Nobody Loves You Like I Do”), and Scott Mathiasen & the Shifty Eyed Dogs (“Oh Misery”).

They recorded four songs with Alan Sanderson for several 2014 tribute albums: Oh Caroline (Cheap Trick),Didn’t You Say? (Dwight Twilley), and Lonely Is (The DB’s) for Zero Hour Records in Australia, and I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (the Times) for Canadian label The Beautiful Music. The latter marks David Fleminger’s first lead vocal on a True Stories recording.

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The Joyelles

The Joyelles

The Joyelles evolved from an earlier cover band called Casino Royale featuring Normandie Wilson, who says another band called Casino Royale objected to their use of the name. Wilson changed the name and began adding originals to their set list, most often accompanied by David Fleminger, Danny Cress, Symea Solomon, and Maggie Taylor.

“The Joyelles function more as a collective of singers and performers instead of just being a band,” says Wilson. Their summer 2016 tour took them up and down the west coast, as well as several east coast dates running through August 18 at the Cake Shop in New York, NY.

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Ariel Levine & Mechanical Royalty

Ariel Levine & Mechanical Royalty

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in New York City.  In 2012, Ariel Levine packed a rusty compact car to the brim and like so many before him, made the great journey west in search of bluer oceans and undiscovered endeavors.

As the former frontman for fabled NYC hi-fi punk band KiNDERGARTEN, Levine produced two albums, (River of Slime – 2007 & Small – 2010).  Together they toured the east coast and were regulars at famed NYC venues such as CBGB’s, Southpaw, Le Poisson Rouge, Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery & Joe’s Pub.  It was the disbanding of KiNDERGARTEN that spawned Levine’s yen to leave New York City.

Upon first arrival to the West Coast, Levine stepped away from the pressures of center stage.  Instead, embedding himself into the local scene, making a name as a composer, producer, tribute performer, session and live guitarist/bassist.  Touring and recording with a wealth of great artists and events, including but not limited to: Maren Parusel, Dinosaur Ghost, Stevie Harris, Headphone, The Distractions, The Office’s Monthly Under Cover series, Spreckels Organ Society and more.  Levine seldom performed any of his own original music onstage until 2016, which saw the assembly of his new band Mechanical Royalty.

The band includes Alive & Well drummer Eric Brozgold.  The two embarked on a 6 week tour in 2011, backing indie-pop artist Maren Parusel.  “Eric is the best drummer I’ve ever played with and I’ll do anything to keep him.”  On guitar and vocals is musical legend in his own right, Jesse Rone Johnson.  The two met while backing soul rebel Stevie Harris on a number of local gigs.  “Jesse is one of those musicians who can do everything better than everybody else and I hate him for it, I love him so freaking much.”  Joining Mechanical Royalty on bass is Tim McNalley, whom at a very young age is already one of the most in-demand musicians in town.  “Tim just gets it.  Wherever he chooses to go with his career he has my full support.”  Rounding out this ragtag bunch is Sakura Toyama on keys.  Former KiNDERGARTEN bandmate who also ended up on the west coast.  “Sakura and I have been playing together for over a decade, we’ve grown together as musicians and communicate telepathically.  I’m honored to have her continuously by my side.

Let The Machine Get It is a construct of musical ideas collected over and inspired by the varying terrains and unpredictable gear shifts of the last five plus years.  A lyrical knack for exploring darker truths beyond the light and humor in mankind’s darkest moments, Levine turns his external satirical candor inward.   It’s a conceptual story arc that encompasses the desire for something greater, the fear of losing ones connection to the world by an increasing dependence on technology, and the looming truth that is “wherever you go, there you are”.  LTMGIis set to be the most personally revealing collection of songs in his career to date.

This is only the beginning.  More music is just around the corner.

Levine now resides in San Diego, splitting his time between California and frequent visits back home to New York.

“San Diego is home to incredible talent, musicians who challenge me and artists who inspire me.  I’m humbled and honored to call this city my new home base.  But I could never stay away from New York for good”

Let The Machine Get It is now available through Bleeding Gold Records.

Let’s burn some gasoline.

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Main Stage @ Rec Center Field — 3491 Adams Ave

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Zombie Barbie

Zombie Barbie

Zombie Barbie released its debut full-length Electrostatic Hallucinations, recorded at Jeff Forrest’s Doubletime Studios in October 2014. Guests on the album include Stanze Touchie, Mishey Touchie, Nox Anger, Scott Hoover, Lena Jones, and Barry Lockwood. “The photos included in the album represent the psychological and even physical world that we imagine Zombie Barbie’s music as the backing track,” says Haemmerle. “We saw ourselves as futuristic, with influential echoes from that past. Mark is a long time multi-intsrumental musician from twenty-four years back. He hailed from bands like Sleepy Hollow, Starcrossed, The Canton Mudders, and Kitty Plague. Jovi is actually an actress and singer on stage and screen. This is her first real band out of high school, and incorporates her theatrical strengths to the live performances. See the links below & above to follow ZOMBIE BARBIE!

“I guess Zombie Barbie kind of sounds exactly how I thought they would—like the B-52’s met Aqua and Right Said Fred in a weird ’80s electro-goth sex dungeon. And reading their one sheet, it seems that’s basically how they describe their music. If mock-rock is your thing, or if Hasselhoff, Benatar and Yankovic are your idea of a “supergroup” then this band is for you.” — Jackson Milgaten, San Diego City Beat.

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Skyler Lutes

Skyler Lutes

He is a troubadour by definition, using his acoustic guitar as the foundation for music that takes in rock and reggae with a decidedly surf or beach vibe. However, there is much more to his sound. He is a multi-faceted performer whose music will bring a smile, whether you catch a solo performance or a full band set.

Lutes is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, bass, keys and guitar, and is also heavily involved in production work, “but I really enjoy singing the most,” he said, “as it has the most emotion involved,” In addition to his solo career, he’s also been involved in several notable bands over the years, including Hawaiian group Makua Rothman Band, Riverside-based indie rockers Everything Said, Aquile, from TV’s “The Voice,” and multiple San Diego Music Awards nominees the Defamation League.

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Gabriela Aparicio

Gabriela Aparicio

Born into a S. American family & culture and growing up in balmy southern Florida, ecclectic music and summer breezes were always a staple at home. Saturday nights were spent listening to tango, Uruguayan folk music, the Beatles and old motown hits while my parents danced folklore. Gabriela was a natural fine artist (wanted to be a Disney animator), who studied the piano as a child and would sing privately, but then switched to guitar when she realized she had a natural ear for singing melodies. While at UCF, Gaby learned the true meaning of dedication & perseverance and set out to become a songwriter. “Songwriting was an easier way to express what I never could on canvas and paper. I always thought to be able to say something while creating a melody for that thought was something pretty magical.”

She began writing and playing throughout Central Florida for several years, while building a small following, released a demo and followed it with her first full length album in 2004, ‘In the Interim’, produced by Davey Schweizer and recorded at Richter Records Studio. One of the songs, ‘Love Your Everything’, made it on the rotation at WPRK 91.5. That opened up the doors to play various venues in town: FL Music Festival, House of Blues, Hard Rock, singing the national anthem at a Magic game, and some odd jobs like singing jingles and some film/theatre work.

Shortly after, Gabriela met NY producer, Darrell Briscoe, of Two Galleries Entertainment, and began playing at various venues in NYC. The Bitter End, Gibson Showroom, Sony Music studio. That led to recording her 2nd album during Hurricane Charley. It was to be released in 2005 or 2006, but life has a funny way of tempering you when you least expect it…this album was never released due to circumstances beyond her control.

She took a few years off to regroup after that stint, and got back into playing and writing again. Music never leaves your soul, does it.

Currently, Gabriela resides in San Diego, loving life, living fully and spreading musical good vibes all around!  Her message is to create an authentic and loving space to connect with YOU the fans, thru her music, in hopes to inspire each of you to be the BEST version of YOURSELF!!

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Missie Page and The Rifftones

Missie Page and The Rifftones

We are Missie Page and The Rifftones! San Diego’s newest in Alternative Rockabilly!

Band Members:
Vanessa “Missie” Page – Vocals
Santi Rivera – Guitar
Juan Alonso – Bass
Brian Fernandez – Drums

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Alvino & The Dwells

Alvino & The Dwells

San Diego based 1960’s reverbvibrato guitar/drum power trio.

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The Dinettes

The Dinettes

Formed in Spring 1979 and originally an all-girl band, the Dinettes were fronted by singer/songwriter Doriot Negrette. The band – á la Josie and the Pussycats – had a black girl in the group, singer/guitarist Joyce Rooks, at least for a while. Rooks had been in the Cockpits, also originally all-girl, though they later recruited male players like future Beat Farmer Country Dick Montana.

“I joined the Cockpits in 1978 by answering a Reader ad,” recalled Rooks in 2010. “I had a guitar and amp and a cello which I kept hidden, as it didn’t seem punk rock enough at the time.” The Cockpits played their first gig at Porter’s Pub at UCSD; after several membership changes, the group essentially morphed into the Dinettes.

Runaways mastermind Kim Fowley booked the Dinettes for his Battle of the Girl Bands at the Coo Coo’s Nest in Costa Mesa in late 1979, expressing interest in signing them to some unspecified label or rep firm. However, the band’s constant lineup shifts, and an aggressive fast-talking manager named Gene King led Fowley to instead pine for local Girl Talk singer Lauralei Combs (though they never signed a deal).

The band also played at the first Western Front punk festival in San Francisco, organized by Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra.

Doriot Negrette (later known as Doriot Lair) recalls “When the Dinettes played at the Western Front in San Francisco in the fall of 1979, we didn’t get a gig at Mabuhay Gardens like the Dead Kennedys or Black Flag or the Pens. We were booked at the Deaf Club which, as a young San Diego bumpkin, I hadn’t realized was more than just a cool name for a venue with really loud music, that since the Depression it was a social club for the deaf.”

“As we waited to play, people were making a big deal out of blowing up dime store balloons. I was just hoping we weren’t going to have to duck balloons in addition to the customary bottles, but all was clear when from the stage I saw people who’d earlier been signing that were now holding the fully blown balloons between their fingertips and against their chests. The nerd in me was jumping up and down because I knew what they were doing: they were using the balloons as mini-resonance chambers to experience the music. Double-bumpkined!”

“I later learned it’d been Alexander Graham Bell who’d figured out the whole bubble-vibrational-sympathetic-frequency angle. Bell gave balloons to his deaf students in 19th century Boston as a sort of early warning system for detecting the approach of horse drawn carriages from behind. Wow! And so the telephone was born.”

In late 1979, the band released a single recorded at Accusound, “Poison” b/w “T.V.” They also recorded demos at Straighta Head Sound, and a live tape was later circulated from a November 1979 gig at the Deaf Club in San Francisco. Rooks split in 1980, and the Dinettes later allowed men to integrate the group, though they ultimately split for good around 1981.

Lisa Aston (later Lisa Aston Emerson) continued to play punk with the Injections and Xterminators. Singer/drummer Irene Liberatore joined the Puppies with Dale Conover (who’d next launch Trees), as well as playing on albums like Bo-Day-Shus!!! by Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper and on Cindy Lee Berryhill’s debut Who’s Gonna Save The World?

Rooks joined Trowsers, a ska/reggae band which Kim Fowley also had a fleeting interest in, as well as becoming a latterday member of the Penetrators. As a cello player, she turned up locally around 2003 in Cabaret Oscuro, with Bauhaus bassist David J (who was living in San Diego at the time).

In 2009, Doriot Negrette posted a message at www.cheunderground.com: “The Dinettes went on two cross-country tours and imploded in Atlanta, just before opening for Joan Jett. Joyce [Rooks], bless her heart and soul, had the sense to ditch us before the madness progressed to a fever pitch, before we even left San Diego. On the road, Lisa Aston Emerson (RIP) was taking acid everyday and becoming more mired in a psychotic haze. One of our roadies (RIP) maxed out on crank…it was so very WT and not at all what I’d had in mind.”

In April 2010, former Dinette Sue Ferguson (later Ferguson-Delguidice, and then just Delguidice) recalled “Those were great times, and when I think back, we did not know just how important those times were. I went from the Dinettes to Private Sector, then a very brief stint with the Unknowns, then Dark Victory with Scott Harrington, then Shelf Life with Irene (Dinettes) and Richard from the Puppies, then Trowsers with Joyce. Whew! Just recently got together with the Dinettes, Lisa was missed as we all talked about those days.”

The surviving Dinettes were interviewed on camera in 2010 for a documentary film on vintage local garage bands, spearheaded by journalist and local music historian Eric Rife, Garageland.

As of 2011, Sue Delguidice was playing keyboards with her husband Mark “Harpo” Delguidice in a folk/rock/blues/Americana band called Harpco. In 2013, she joined a new group called JuJu Satori.

A reunion performance was staged at the Sounds Like San Diego showcase on July 8, 2017 at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad featuring vocalist Doriot Lair, singer/guitarist Joyce Rooks, singer/drummer Irene Liberatore-Dolan, and keyboardist Sue Delguidice.

“From my point of view it was pretty interesting,” said Lair after the reunion. “There were mostly older women in the front row whose looks during the first song went from deer-in-the-headlights to Oh My God to hey-I think-I might-like-this to wait-a-minute-they’re-like-60-years-old to holy cow to look-at-what-they’re-doing to actually bouncing in their seats and more. The fun meter went off the charts for me and for those women, which was so appreciated. It was a load of greatness, all the way around. I was honored.”

Another reunion performance as staged in December 2017 at the Casbah, although it didn’t include rhythm guitarist Joyce Rooks, who had moved to Desert Springs with her husband Jerry Waddle, owner of the now-closed retro pop-culture emporium Ducky Waddles in Encinitas. The lineup for the show featured Doriot Lair and Sue Delguidice now backed by Laurie Chadwick, Shannon Sabin, and Diana Death.

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Electric Mud

Electric Mud

Electric Mud is Marc Hansen, Matty Hansen, Matt Sorena and Colton Cori.

Two brothers, Marc and Matty, started out from NYC and left for sunny San Diego where they joined the U.S. Navy. Thats where they met Colton Cori. Jamming on their free time, they eventually decided to make it a full-time band. Marc and Matty called up their cousin, Matt Sorena, who quickly moved out from the east coast where he was finishing up his degree in music therapy.

Now with Cousin Matt on bass, Colton Cori on guitar, Matty on drums and Marc on guitar and vocals, Electric Mud is grinding it out with their own sound influenced heavily by the old rocknroll bands of the 60s and 70s.

Their new album is Dangerous Promises!

Listen here or find it on iTunes, Spotify and other online stores!

Vocals, Guitar / Marc Hansen
Guitar / Colton Cori
Bass / Matt Sorena
Drums / Matt Hansen

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Jumbotron

Jumbotron

With members based in Point Loma and La Mesa, electronic hip-hop duo Jumbotron features Edgar Alminar aka DJ GarGar (Irradio, the Kneehighs) with his longtime Kneehighs collaborator MC DayDay. “We came together in early 2017, when we were bored and decided to make some music,” according to Alminar.

Their album Carefree Coliseum was released in 2017, with a video shot on local beaches for the track “Big Booty Butt Cheeks.”

After winning Best New Artist at the 2018 San Diego Music Awards, Alminar expressed hope that he’d never have to take another crappy day job. “I’ve only had four but, if I had to pick one [worst], it’d be working at the front desk at Billeting at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. It was a bunch of rigid people trying to pull rank on a civilian with no rank.”

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Normal Heights United Methodist Church — 4650 Mansfield St

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Happy Ron Hill

Happy Ron Hill

“I never sang a note until I was 30 and didn’t even think about a music career until my 40s,” says comedic singer-songwriter Ronald Hill, aka Happy Ron.

Beginning with open mics and tutorials found in books like How Music Really Works by Wayne Chase (“I went on a weeklong retreat with him in Canada”) and Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles, Happy Ron has racked up over 1000 performances and a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Local Recording for his 2008 debut Terribly Happy.

Not that it all got off to a rolling head start. “It was 1997, when my original singing teacher threw us up on stage. I mumbled the Beatles’ ‘In My Life,’ and the teacher shouted, ‘Project! Project!’ I mumbled, ‘I am projecting.’ The next time, I literally shouted a sensitive love song, almost at the top of my lungs. She shook her head and said, ‘Don’t project!’”

Produced by Sven-Erik Seaholm, Terribly Happy includes his ode to spanking “All She Needs Is a Spankin,” as well as “The No Tantric Woman Blues,” “Sick of Her S**t,” and “Dickless Wonder.” Guest locals include Kelsea Little (The Wrong Trousers), Robin Henkel, and Cathryn Beeks.

Happy Ron’s original band, the Pitter Patter Brothers, consisted of Blake Dean, Eric Linquest, and Russel Linquest. Asked to describe his music, he says “I’ve always said it’s Frank Sinatra Meets South Park. Steve Poltz said it’s punk rock meets punk folk. Since he’s wiser than me, who am I to argue?”

Playing music isn’t the only thing that makes Ron Happy. In 1992, he compiled a book that was later made into a website: Cloudbusting — Kate Bush in Her Own Words. In addition, “I’m a trained boxer. It still goes back to music, though, because my song ‘Beat the Crap’ tells the true story of the weird bond you form with people when you do boxing training with them.”

In Autumn 2010, he auditioned for the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent. “I will be on the show, because they got a lot of footage of me at the front in crowd shots, next to the host as he talked. They called me up front ‘cause I looked cool, and they interviewed me.” He was seen on the May 31 season debut, lined up for auditions alongside famous former neighbor/show host Nick Cannon and a Michael Jackson impersonator.

Born without a socket in his left hip, Hill finally had hip replacement surgery in 2016. “I was amazed at how much more connected to my body I am, and how much more I’m able to focus on my music. I’m so much more centered and able to sit and concentrate better. It has totally changed my relationship with music from a struggle to a joy.”

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Michael J Dwyer

Michael J Dwyer

Michael J. Dwyer is a guitarist/vocalist playing 1960s through 1980s acoustic rock, folk, and Americana covers, plus his original material.

Singer-songwriter based in San Diego, CA. Stylistically, Michael’s music leans toward edgy acoustic rock, folk & Americana, all the while giving a gracious nod to blues and gospel.

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Dylan Martinez

Dylan Martinez
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Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter is a rising figure recognized as a heavy hitting songwriter from San Diego, California. Exploding in to the spotlight by winning multiple songwriting competitions, his 2012 performances included, House of Blues, Humpherys, Hard Rock Cafe and The Thunderbird races at Bay Fair just to name a few appearances.
Chris Carpenter became a finalist for the 2012 Hard Rock Cafe’s Global Battle of the Bands in addition to a nomination for “Best Pop artist” of 2012 by the San Diego Music Awards. The CD “Up All Night” was nominated “Best Pop Album of 2013” by the San Diego Music Awards 2013

'Up All Night' Live from Hollywood – Chris Carpenter

'Up All Night' Live from Hollywood, California – Chris Carpenter

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Marklyn Retzer

Marklyn Retzer

Marklyn Retzer began playing solo acoustic coffeehouse shows before releasing his debut Beach Days,followed by Presence.

His Dandelion Tattoo EP, released in early 2018, was recorded with producer and engineer Ben Moore, featuring guests like Matt Lynott (the White Buffalo) on drums, bassist Chris Swann (Egyptian Acid Rock, Tom Curren Band), and singers Lacy Younger and Krista Richards.

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Tinkersmith

Tinkersmith

Tinkersmith was founded by Jeff Smith (vocals, guitar, harmonica,) Sally Tinker (vocals, mandolin, percussion), Ira Moskowitz (percussion), and Andy Robinson (dulcimer, harmonica, vocals). According to Robinson, “We do our own take on folky, rootsy songs by Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Loudon Wainright III, and others, plus a few of my own tunes.”

By 2018, the band also included bassist Dan Steinman.

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Timothy Joseph

Timothy Joseph

Host of the Local 949 and lead singer of Buckfast Superbee & The Palace Ballroom brings a solo show to the 15th annual Art Around Adams event.

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Marie Haddad

Marie Haddad

Marie Haddad is a five-time San Diego Music Awards nominee with a voice that “can hold your attention whatever she is singing” (North County Times), with a songwriting and piano style that has been described as “somewhere between Kate Bush and Leonard Cohen” (San Diego Downtown News).  Haddad’s music has been featured on national television and in several independent films. She performs regularly in the San Diego area and across the West Coast and New York.

Marie Haddad started playing piano at the age of 5 but quit formal training at 11 because her attention span required constant breaks for cartwheels. After having to sell her piano in college, she missed playing so much that she would regularly sneak into a well-known San Diego hotel in the middle of the night to practice on the grand in their main ballroom. Soon, the cleaning staff started to recognize her.

In 2002, the San Diego Beat Organization (of which Haddad was a member) was nominated as Best New Band at the San Diego Music Awards. After the group disbanded, Haddad ventured into performing her own solo material. She has since been honored with nominations at the 2007, 2009, and 2011 San Diego Music Awards as Best Acoustic Act in San Diego, and in 2013 as Best Singer-Songwriter.

The Lifetime TV show ‘Dance Moms’ used her song “Why? Why Not.” for a choreographed dance routine in competition on the show.  ABC’s “the Taste!” also used her music in their season finale. Her song “Holiday Cheer!” had the distinction of being on two Top 100 Independent Holiday Song lists and she’s been awarded a ‘Top 10 Best Performance in a Live Video’ recognition from OurStage.com. Her rendition of Kate Bush’s “Night-Scented Stock” was also included on the Bush League’s Running Up That Hill compilation.

Currently, Marie Haddad is writing, recording and performing, creating videos, playing glockenspiel, and writing some more.

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Adam's Elementary Circle Stage — 3491 Adams

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Children’s Dance

Children’s Dance

Come by and watch local kids perform their best dance moves.

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The Gospel According To…

The Gospel According To…
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Children’s Dance

Children’s Dance

Come by and watch local kids perform their best dance moves.

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Bri Schillings

Bri Schillings

Weaving music through the heart,

Bri Schillings brings a sense of healing, wonder and adventure into her music through the richness of her sultry soulful voice.

Music Weaver
music Weaver at her heart loom,
yarns of wisdom hang in her room.
she sings of love and ballads sweet,
hearts open up, when she they meet.
she winds a playful melody,
that let’s us feel our fancy free.
gifted Weaver of soul and heart,
knows well her spirit lives the art.
she pulls at strands of words and notes,
delivering melodic quotes.
a music weaver shining bright,j
an able artist taking flight.
she’s a seeker who dares to dream,
and takes her cup of life with cream.

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Misc. Ailments

Misc. Ailments

This crew is not a freshman band. Lead vocals with guitar and keyboard is not new. Nor is it easy. But front man Ochosa seemed to handle it fine. Ruben says he’s been doing this for a decade now. I’m not too sure if that just includes his music growth. He however commands the center stage like a conductor of a whirl wind orchestra of four.  They are known as Miscellaneous Ailments. Richard P. Ibarra – Bass/ Vox Cameron Foley – Drums Ruben A. Ochosa Jr. – Vox/Guitar/Keyboard Tyler Alvord – Saxophone/ Aux Fonso Payumo Jr. – Guitar/Vox By far, I thought the most well demeanored group of minstrels on tonight’s lineup. Their music play was Alternative Sexy.

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Christopher Leyva and Falling Doves

Christopher Leyva and Falling Doves

Though a longtime mainstay of San Diego\’s music scene, Chris Leyva was actually born in a small town outside of Oaxaca, Mexico. He arrived in San Diego as an eight-year-old. An insatiable music fan, Leyva was soon hooked on the idea of rock ‘n’ roll. “Lots of my friends don’t recall knowing what they wanted out of life that early, but strangely I do,” he laughs. “I remember hearing, the intro to “Jailhouse Rock,” it still gives me chills.” He cites The Beatles, Nirvana, The Rembrandts as major influences, but it was a San Diego artist who pushed Leyva to pursue his own projects. Leyva plays guitar, piano and sings in all his bands, though he considers the lost art of arranging to be his main talent.Restless to a fault, in addition to his own solo work, he fronts a band, Blizzard and also works with indie-rock trio Revolution 89.

In early 2016, after touring England, Falling Doves signed with Britain’s RMN Records. Their sophomore album Doves of War featured a lineup with Leyva, Mike Dorsey, Clint Feddersen, and Kyle Mueller, and collaborations with members of the Rembrandts, Greg Douglas (Steve Miller Band), and Jason Hill (Louis XIV, Jett, the Killers). It was produced by Rick Parker of (BRMC, Scott Weiland, Lord Huron, Dandy Warhols), and Skyler Lutes in San Diego, with additional production by Jason Hill (Louis XIV, Jett, the Killers).

Falling Doves embarked on a UK and German tour retracing the Beatles steps that eventually led to a gig backing original Beatles drummer Pete Best at Queen Bee’s in San Diego in March 2018. The following month, a video was released for their track “Love on the Runway,” with performance footage filmed at the Lafayette Hotel’s famed clamshell.

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Sending Signals

Sending Signals
Nox – Vocals/Guitar
Jovi – Keyboard/Vocals
Chris – Drums
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DiMille's Beer Garden Stage — 3492 Adams Ave

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Jon Campos

Jon Campos

One of the principle songwriter’s and lead-singer of the hard rock band Seventrain, Jon’s dynamic vocal range as well as his audience engaging  performances were well received by music critics worldwide.  The band was nominated best hard-rock album 2014 by the San Diego Music Awards.  Seventrain charted in the College Media Journal out of New York at #38 in the first week of release.  Jon Campos has opened up for Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Fuel, Eddie Money, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Michael Schenker, KC & The Sunshine Band, Black Star Rider, Skid Row, and many other acts.

Jon Campos is currently in production on his soon to be released EP “Tragic Tales & Lullabies” and upcoming videos.  At this time, Jon has decided to concentrate all his efforts on his solo career. Upcoming tour dates and details to be announced.

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HarpCo

HarpCo

Folk/rock/blues/Americana band Harpco features Sue Ferguson, who co-founded the local all-girl late-1970s punk band the Dinettes, along with her husband Mark “Harpo” Delguidice.

Originally from Chicago, Harpo moved from San Francisco to San Diego in 1999 with his wife, Sue (who also played with Slackjaw, Private Sector, and Shelf Life). “As a kid, I lived behind the Kingston Mines blues club in Chicago. I’d sneak in and bug the old players — in those days, bars weren’t so tight. I was fascinated with the blues. I got to learn from Big Walter Horton. He didn’t like me calling myself ‘Lil Johnny Winter’ (I had long blond hair) because I played harp, not guitar, then. So he started callin’ me ‘Lil Harpo.’ I dropped the ‘lil’ when I got older.”

“I worked at the Cabaret Metro Chicago: stage technician, monitor mix, house sound, and backstage security. Hung with everyone from Grandmaster Flash to the Replacements, Concrete Blonde, and Ministry.”

Since arriving in town in 1999, he says “San Diego has amazed me; I’ve never had this much fun. It’s the only place I was ever encouraged to do a band by other musicians. Joey Harris really inspired me in the first place, dragging me onstage two weeks after I moved here…I couldn’t have done it without them. I’d given up on playing live or finding a band. We kinda look out for each other here. The only thing missing is a real blues bar, Chicago style.”

He fondly recalls his early entries into the local music scene. “[I remember] watching the Crawdaddys at a wedding, sitting with Country Dick Montana. He had me steal a bottle of vintage champagne off the bride’s table. We drank it and had a blast as he regaled me with Crawdaddys history, and they kicked ass. Marc Cohn at Humphrey’s, three or four years ago. I had tears on my face the whole show; it was so moving. The Heartbreakers as the Dirty Knobs at the Belly Up, without Tom Petty. It was great to see musicians on that level just having a great time. And the last Beat Farmers/Powerthud show at Tio Leo’s.”

Delguidice turned 50 in 2011. “I’m easing into my wiser years, it seems. It is harder to stay out till two a.m. I enjoy telling stories to the youngsters: ‘Yep, saw Zeppelin in ’76…hanging with Spinal Tap…seeing Black Flag’s first tour.’ I worked backstage a long time.”

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Scott Samuels

Scott Samuels

Scott Samuels is a rock and roll survivor with lots of stories to tell. An imaginative singer-songwriter who, according to powerpopaholic.com, “plays a mean axe”.  As San Diego’s SLAMM Magazine once said, he definitely “knows his way around a pop hook” – and back again. Throughout his life, Samuels’ love for rock and roll’s “hidden treasure”, and his unique ability to recount the quirkiest milestones of life, love and career, has fueled his songwriting and performances. His simple, honest and unpretentious vocal style has drawn comparisons to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, and Elvis Costello, among others.

Samuels is now mining the rich history of his musical and personal past and present with the release of his first full-length solo CD, “Great Big World.” An ambitious first solo outing, his CD includes eight of original songs and two covers of tunes that resonate with Samuels in a big way – The Plimsouls’ “Great Big World” and Errol Brown’s (Hot Chocolate) “It Started with a Kiss.” A songwriter extraordinaire, Samuels seemingly remembers every detail of his life – a boon for those of us that appreciate vivid storytelling.

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Country Rockin’ Rebels

Country Rockin’ Rebels

Country Rockin’ Rebels – Up from a dusty California horizon, come the Country Rockin’ Rebels. The Rebels mix old school lyrical charm with hot guitars and a solid rhythm. They are a live musical journey that tears through the history of country, blues and rock ‘n roll mixing classic covers with solid, endearing original material. They are indeed as their motto states: “Too rock for country and too country for rock.”

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The Shifty Eyed Dogs

The Shifty Eyed Dogs

A spirited blend of blues, rock-a-billy, folk, country and good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n roll.

Formed in 2010 by Scott Mathiasen, The Shifty Eyed Dogs were assembled to perform music recorded on Scott’s debut solo EP. These first five songs were written, along with another 10. shortly after Scott’s earlier project, The Infants, decided to take a break.

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Steve Rosenbaum

Steve Rosenbaum

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Steve Rosenbaum has been knocking around the power pop scene for many years. His formative years were spent in suburban Toledo, Ohio, where he came of age at the crossroads of rock, soul, pop, and bubblegum.

While studying at University of Michigan in 1978, Rosenbaum was one of the early performers at the now-famous Bookies Club 870, a seminal punk and new wave club. He went on to perform in Detroit and Ann Arbor in a series of original and cover bands. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he played in Flip City, a fixture at Madame Wong’s West, and other ’80s clubs. From there, he and bass player (and Grammy nominated producer) Bruce Witkin (Hollywood Vampires) left to form the Lonely Bulls, a Beatle-esque vocal-centric acoustic fronted project that featured Everly Brothers-type harmonies.

Steve Rosenbaum’s Mess of Fun released their album Making Up A Mess Of Fun in 2014. The band’s rotating roster has included Bruce Witkin, as well as Scott Samuels (Roxy Monoxide, Bona Fides, Vinyl Pirates), Pete Bayard and Brendan Ruff (Super Buffet), and LA’s Rob Klonel.

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Super Buffet

Super Buffet

Super Buffet inhabits the nexus of driving garage rock and earnest indie sensibility. Super Buffet evokes a spirited pillow fight between King Kahn & BBQ show and Jonathan Richman while 96 Tears plays in the background. Super Buffet is about bringing short, sharp, singable songs to the masses or whomever shows up.

 

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My Revenge

My Revenge

My Revenge features Hector Penalosa, from well-regarded local punk icons the Zeros and his later band the Baja Bugs.

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Good Vibrations Chiropractic Stage — 4060 Adams Ave

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Heather Foat

Heather Foat

After 4-1/2 months of travel in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, Heather returned home to Sacramento, CA declaring her dreams out loud: to teach yoga full-time and express herself through singing and art. This outburst led to art shows as well as the harmonious union of Mango Jennings + Foat. In recent years, Heather has stepped out playing some of her favorite cover songs on a ukulele.

Residing as a full-time yoga teacher and singer in San Diego, CA, Heather inspires to make a difference in her communities by encouraging people to find and be their best selves. In knowing what it feels like to not feel like you are living up to your full potential and the brilliance that comes from life when you do, Heather’s ambition is to lift you and be the change she wishes to see.

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Heather Foat

Heather Foat

After 4-1/2 months of travel in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, Heather returned home to Sacramento, CA declaring her dreams out loud: to teach yoga full-time and express herself through singing and art. This outburst led to art shows as well as the harmonious union of Mango Jennings + Foat. In recent years, Heather has stepped out playing some of her favorite cover songs on a ukulele.

Residing as a full-time yoga teacher and singer in San Diego, CA, Heather inspires to make a difference in her communities by encouraging people to find and be their best selves. In knowing what it feels like to not feel like you are living up to your full potential and the brilliance that comes from life when you do, Heather’s ambition is to lift you and be the change she wishes to see.

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Kensington Library Park Americana Stage — 4121 Adams Ave

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The Donna Larsen Band

The Donna Larsen Band

The Donna Larsen Band can fill your venue or event with Original Upbeat Acoustic Driven Pop/Rock Music – {Donna calls it “PopCoustic”} – and can add lots of cover songs too! Donna’s vocal style is a combination of all of her artistic and musical experiences together with influences from Sarah Barilles, Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson, Pat Benetar, Joni Mitchell and some of the great jazz singers in our musical history. Her style is definitely her own blend! The Donna Larsen Band can do it all dance , mix it up, or play heartfelt ballads that will reach right into your soul! Donna is a Billboard Award Winning Songwriter and is joined by her talented and creative band members, Randy Hodge on electric guitar, John Rodriguez on bass and Michael J Minor on drums. If you want quality, originality and entertainment in one, this is the band for you!

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John January & Linda Berry

John January & Linda Berry

Their brand of energy and soul is evident when John January and Linda Berry hit the stage. “Linda’s musicality, her singing and stage presence are keeping in the tradition of the great blues artists I’ve played with”, says John. “We know that fans of blues and rock like to feel that they are in on something special when they go out to see a band, so Linda and I keep to that idea with every song we write, choose and perform.

Guitarist and Singer John January, known far and wide for his energetic performances is a Billboard Magazine Award Winning Songwriter and is honored as a great Blues artist in the Blues Hall Of Fame. Entertaining West Coast audiences from Mexico to Vancouver British Columbia, John has performed with notables such as Curtis Salgado, The Bayou Brothers and Sue Palmer. As the guitarist for the all-star band Little Monsters, and also Michele Lundeen and Blues Streak, John learned the specialty of putting on exciting shows. John’s virtuoso guitar and fat slide playing are a perfect complement to Linda’s expressive vocals – and vice versa!

Linda Berry, who grew up in Richmond Virginia, came from a family of musicians and was initially inspired by her father and brothers’ eclectic record collections, which contained everything from Frank Sinatra to John May. Linda’s biggest musical influences are Bonnie Raitt and a host of other blues greats of past and present: Susan Tedeschi, Beth Hart, Maria Muldaur, Etta James, Koko Taylor, to name a few. Linda cut her teeth as a band frontwoman in the San Diego area at Larry’s Beach Club with the Smokin’ Jr. band and also as a guest vocalist with numerous local blues bands. It was there at Larry’s Beach Club that Linda first met John on stage around 4 years ago. The blues being the universal language it is, they began performing together in that moment, tapping into the undeniable chemistry apparent to all.

A great performance moves freely between joy, beauty and exhilaration. January Berry shows mix electric and acoustic virtuosity, soaring vocals and close harmonies along with those steamy duets.

It’s Blues, Rock and Funk FUN!

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Sometimes Julie

Sometimes Julie

Sometimes Julie is an indie rock/Americana band fronted by singer-songwriter duo Monica Sorenson and Rick Walker. Joined by long-time SoCal rocker George Nelms (drums), along with San Diego music scene newcomers Bruce Paul Allen (bass) and Alberto Moreno (lead guitar), Sometimes Julie performs provocative indie rock with a strong Americana influence. Their raw, sexy, driving sound will stir up your passionate side!

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The Chloe Lou Band

The Chloe Lou Band

Chloe Lou Band bring you soulful renditions of your favorite mid-century music, plus original music reminiscent of a bygone era. Chloe Lou’s wide ranging vocals sound unlike any other in San Diego.

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Bill Hartwell

Bill Hartwell

Bill Hartwell has released four solo CDs, including three since 2013’s The Road I’m On. Along the way, he has established himself as one of the most reliable and imaginative acoustic singer/songwriters on the local scene. He is a superb guitarist, with an immediately endearing vocal persona, and his songs range from keen observations, to warm and introspective, to clever pieces of social commentary. Like earlier discs, his latest, Turning Point, is an immaculately produced, generous batch of 13 catchy tunes that will earn Hartwell new fans and bring a smile to those who have already discovered him.

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Enter The Blue Sky

Enter The Blue Sky

Enter the Blue Sky began in 2014 and have been evolving and pioneering their way through gig after gig, gaining momentum with no end in sight. Enter the Blue Sky is an all original Americana band. While some selections have a forward up-tempo, the majority of their sound is a composite of poetic, smooth, original and unique rock melodies supported by warm harmonies and textures. The songs are lyrically- and vocally-driven, backed by exciting instrumentalists in an atypical yet harmonious blend.

An award-winning vocalist, Sandé Lollis has played locally in several bands over the years. Her lyrics are thoughtful with melodies that are hard to forget. As lead vocalist for Enter the Blue Sky, Sandé is a powerhouse of energy and melodic bliss. More

Not a back burner type, Karen Childress-Evans on viola, jumps in with both feet and keeps smiling. A refreshing and innovative team player, she brings achingly beautiful tones and a classic sensibility to the project. More

Possessing an inate sense of groove, Alberto González, the band’s bass player, believes each song tells him what and how to play. He is assertive, playful, and ernest, with a solid beat and imaginative fills. More

John Seever plays harmonica for the band, his underlayment of dreamy chords and explosive leads adds depth to the band’s unique sound. More

Each member of Enter the Blue Sky brings years of experience and individual talent together to blend into a new and vibrant musical force on the scene.

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Jeff Berkley

Jeff Berkley

Jeff Berkley recalls his first musical instrument. “A white upright piano. My parents got it for me when I was three or four. My father was a minister, and it was handed down from some old church, all dirty, cracked in a bunch of places, and I think it leaned to the left. I messed around with that until I was old enough to set up boxes to play with wooden spoons, after I decided to become a drummer for a while. It didn’t cost me anything. Since it came from a church, it was a gift from God.”

Berkley (“I’m one of the rare native San Diegans”) and frequent partner Calman Hart (“I moved here from Utah in the early 1980s”) joined forces as Berkley Hart in October 1999. Berkley thinks it’s their third album, 2004’s Twelve, that best captures their rootsy Americana sound. “About a year ago we built a new home studio, so that was our first entirely self-produced effort. I’ve been producing records for a while but never had my own equipment. Now that I’m engineering, I’ve been listening to a lot of older records and learning how the great bands got that actual sound you know them for.”

Twelve received a San Diego Music Award for Best Americana Album.

Berkley also produces music for others. At 22, he got his first co-producer credit for a Joel Raphael record. He’s since worked with a roster of talent including such notable locals as Gregory Page, Lisa Sanders, Stevie and the Hi-Stax, and Tim Flannery.

“My job as a producer changes with every artist’s project. Writing music, editing, choosing songs, rehearsing the band, choosing instruments, recording, directing, setting the stage, resolving arguments, choosing tones, recording, playing, or keeping quiet and staying out of the way, promoting, finding a budget, etc. I just fill in the blanks where I’m needed…I actually produce a real copy of their dreams. Cool job!”

He says he’s been lucky enough that his own records have been produced by talents who ended up inspiring his own later efforts. “I’ve worked with a lot of folks, some big-time and some local, and they all did the right thing. I learned everything from them including my dad James Berkley, Andy Mingione, Bob Johnson, Dave Sharp, Ben Moore, Joel Rafael, Paul Dieter, Kevin McCormack, Gavin Lurssen, Sven Eric Seaholm, and John Katchur.”

In early 2012, he toured the UK opening for Eve Selis during her summer British tour, which kicked off in Nottingham on July 6.

After several more years of frequent Berkley Hart performances, Berkley said in late 2016 “I’ve made hundreds of records, tour of the world with Berkley Hart, but I’ve never made a solo record. So, that’s what I’m doing right now. I’ll put that out of the spring. It’s really exciting. It celebrates the music of New Orleans.”

 

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Levi Dean & the Americats

Levi Dean & the Americats

Levi Dean & the Americats blend Americana, blues, folk, rock, and country. Singer/songwriter Dean grew up in Virginia and began playing professionally at age twenty when he moved to the Rocky Mountains and formed a band called Dean Station. That band completed three U.S. tours to promote their debut eponymous album in December 2006, followed up by Raising the Root (2007) and Quarter of a Century (2009).

In 2011, Dean spent a year in Nashville honing his songwriting skills, before relocating to San Diego to form Levi Dean and the Americats. Their debut full-length Pushing On was released in July 2016.

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Clem's Tap House Stage — 4108 Adams Ave

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The LoveNotes Trio

The LoveNotes Trio
Influences
Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Mick Jagger, Jefferson Starship, Fleetwood Mac and Sheryl Crow and Jimmy Buffet
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Connie Tryon

Connie Tryon
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Alan James

Alan James
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Barry Hill

Barry Hill
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Brenda Rayo

Brenda Rayo

Her Brand of Country Folk Music will make you a fan of what she does! We will be discussing all her shows on the road, and local performances in San Diego.

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Comedy Trolley — Free trolley ride with local comedians runs all day

Emily Hope Allyn

Emily Hope Allyn

Born in Miami and raised in the Midwest, now a proud

resident of southern California, Emily enjoys helping others. Her sometimes

unexpected viewpoint has led her to the comedy stage where she loves nothing

more than making people laugh.

Steven Ghabbour

Steven Ghabbour

Steven Ghabbour is a comedian from Oceanside who can be

seen performing all over Southern California and has performed at several

festivals and competitions. He brings a unique perspective to the stage

enjoyable for all ears.

Jerry Marsh

Jerry Marsh

Jerry’s Dad and brothers used to watch a lot of comedy when he was growing up, and in college he got into Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour guys, so he figured he’d try it. Also an artist all his life, Jerry also writes and draws his own comic strip, Betsy and Carl, and does readings.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/marshmachine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stmatt11_14

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Craig Sutton

Craig Sutton

Craig Sutton is a San Diegan comedian that flawlessly weaves big laughs with long bouts of uncontrollable sobbing. He has never been on a trolley before, but is super excited to see what all the fuss is about!

Brandon Potter

Brandon Potter

Brandon Potter presents audiences with an eye opening opportunity to momentarily live vicariously through the eyes of San Diego’s gayest comedian. Since 2013, Brandon has been tackling controversial issues by putting his lovable, gay-boy-next-door spin and ‘nothing off limits’ approach, all while managing to find hilarity in the absurd.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2743770/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Potter

Dan Marganski

Dan Marganski

Dan Marganski grew up in San Diego and has been doing comedy here for years. He not only has a passion for fun in the sun, he has a passion for comedy.

Bryant Fauss

Bryant Fauss

Bryant’s love of comedy started at the age of 11 with his 1st viewing of Weekend at Bernie’s 2, and it shows. Inexplicable member of The Best of San Diego line up at The Comedy Store La Jolla.

Meghan Seawall

Meghan Seawall

Originally from Minnesota, Seawell combines relatable Midwestern charm with sardonic nihilism to create a compelling, if unsettling comedic experience. She recently placed 4th in Ocean Beach’s funniest person contest.

https://meghanseawell.com/

http://thoughtcatalog.com/meghan-seawell/

Johnathan Bird

Johnathan Bird

Voice-overs, commercials, stand up comedy, public speaking,announcing, hosting, character call-ins for radio, television, film, and theatre.

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Jordan Coburn

Jordan Coburn

Stand up comedian Jordan Coburn spends the night in our cabin for a talk on horrifying open mics, getting friend zoned while on ecstasy, her time working on the Warped Tour and the time she had to guard human feces.

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Kit Fach

Kit Fach

Food is my personal heroin and I am baffled by the popularity of beans and hold strong opinions on burritos

A skilled storyteller, who is able to bridge the gap between the creative world and the business one. A hard and driven worker who loves being able to find creative solutions to problems. Recently graduated with a focus in both screenwriting and entrepreneurial business, with the ability to work with spreadsheets and video editing software. A team player who enjoys and thrives in high-pressure situations.

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Brandon Fisher

Brandon Fisher

Brandon Fisher, is a fixture at DC-area comedy shows and is a very clever writer and performer.

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Jason Flaster

Jason Flaster

You can find him performing open mics around the San Diego area and you can also follow him (“jasonflaster”) on Instagram!

Standup Comedy . Surfing . Vancamping From New York . Parked Somewhere

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Billy Orme

Billy Orme

Myles Magallanes

Myles Magallanes

Myles Magallanes is a comedian who doesn’t pull punches! His aggressive dark humor will leave you questioning why you’re even laughing.

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Ada Saldivar

Ada Saldivar

A Latina comedian from Mexico City who has lived in San Diego all her life. She has been around.

Neil Singh

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Andrew Tarr

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Noah Dean Tidwell

Noah Dean Tidwell

An aspiring comedian from a small wannabe hick town not so far away from North Texas. He likes to convince himself that he’s ahead of his own time & is chosen by God to save a bunch of lost souls from a sad cold world that doesn’t know him yet. Out of all his years of being alive, his questionable comedic style has revolutionized and utilized his out of body experiences to his advantage. With his futuristic poetic flow and innovative way of cracking jokes will leave you breathless resulting in your minds being blown. Progressing to extreme measures to achieve comical nirvana, he will continue to grow and touch many people’s lives, including himself.

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Natasa Warasch

Natasa Warasch

As a stand-up comedian, Nataša has made numerous appearances at Broadway Comedy Club and Q.E.D.

In 2016, Nataša performed in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and John Nizzari’s Temporary Light at Dixon Place.

She is currently working on her one-woman show Awkward But Graceful, which recently ran at the Frigid New York Festival 2017 and has just recently been accepted into the San Diego International Fringe Festival, June 19 – July 2 2017 and the United Solo Festival 2017.

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Goat vs. Fish

Goat vs. Fish

Are you Goat or Fish? GoatVsFish discusses GoatVsFish with Goat, Fish, and Fence Sitters.

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