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Live Show Review: Tristan Prettyman with Paul Cannon at the Belly Up

Live Show Review: Tristan Prettyman with Paul Cannon at the Belly Up

    By Nicolle Monico February 7, 2013 Tristan Prettyman has arrived. No longer the barefoot, holey-jeans-wearing teen who once graced The Belly Up stage years ago; Prettyman is a rockstar in her own right. Flawlessly owning the stage on February 1 with an acoustic set, she had the audience captivated after her first words… Read the Rest and Comment…

Album Review: Mike Wojniak’s – Libero

Album Review: Mike Wojniak’s - Libero

Album Review: Mike Wojniak’s Libero Review by My Nguyen The baroque somber-stylized tones found on Mike Wojniak’s third album release, Libero, are orchestrated to paint through affectionately shimmering love-centric details a set of perfectly nuanced songs.  Simply symbolic of multiple altitudes that express through universal themes with a personal-bent, Libero has such an amazing depth… Read the Rest and Comment…

Album Review: Mrs Magician’s “Strange Heaven”

Album Review: Mrs Magician’s “Strange Heaven”

by My Nguyen With a psychedelic surfer vibe, the electric Mrs. Magician hailing straight off the SoCal coast have a Beach Boys-vibe to them that certainly doesn’t dissuade fans of the older band from liking them.  In fact, people who avidly follow the Beach Boys may have an even greater affinity for the San Diego… Read the Rest and Comment…

Live Show Review: StreetBeat Feat. The Wallflowers, Tristan Prettyman, & Walk The Moon

Live Show Review: StreetBeat Feat. The Wallflowers, Tristan Prettyman, & Walk The Moon

By Nicolle Monico StreetBeat, KPRi’s second-annual Block Party was held on Saturday, September 8 inside and around Anthology with presenting sponsors, the San Diego County Cadillac Dealers. The lineup included headliners, The Wallflowers, San Diego’s own Tristan Prettyman, Walk the Moon, Paul Cannon Bandand local Battle of the Fans winners Talk Like June. Belly bar tables filled in the space inside the… Read the Rest and Comment…

AMD Entertainment & One Hart Events Present: Sat September 1st, @ The Ruby Room

AMD Entertainment & One Hart Events Present: Sat September 1st, @ The Ruby Room

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST8:00pm | $7 | 21+ |THE RUBY ROOM1271 University Ave, San Diego, CA. Mr. Crumbhttp://www.mr-crumb.com Mr. Crumb is the super ego of Christopher “Crumb” Caplan. What started as a childhood nickname due to a blatant disregard for table etiquette is now the humbling persona that embodies musical inspiration. Mr. Crumb’s music embraces a… Read the Rest and Comment…

Album Review: Maren Parusel – Tightrope Walker

Album Review: Maren Parusel - Tightrope Walker

Review by My Nguyen Scaling something momentous is not for the faint of heart. Even more so, scaling a personal obstacle takes even more moxie than what’s usually required of your Average Joe. When San Diego-based pop artist, Maren Parusel’s gear was stolen while on tour in New York City the previous year, she could… Read the Rest and Comment…

Album Review: The Lovebirds – Nutsy Pants

Album Review: The Lovebirds - Nutsy Pants

By Sara Cardoza While an initial listen to The Lovebirds new album, Nutsy Pants may leave you with the impression that this compilation of folksy tunes and high trilling notes is simply a light hearted group of songs for a day that needs a little giddy background music, you may want to listen again.  Nutsy Pants’ secret weapon is… Read the Rest and Comment…

Live Show Review: Trampled by Turtles with Brown Bird @ Belly Up Tavern

By Nicolle Monico May 22, 2012 On May 21, the Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach was transformed from a small beach town venue to a Midwestern mountainside barnyard for the Trampled by Turtles show. The sold-out house was filled with an eclectic mix of plaid-wearing whiskey-drinking cowboys and tight-jeaned, mustache-clad Hipsters and their PBRs. The… Read the Rest and Comment…

Live Show Review: Paul Cannon Band with The Yes Team & County Fair

Live Show Review: Paul Cannon Band with The Yes Team & County Fair

By Nicolle Monico May 22, 2012 One of the best kept secrets about San Diego is their incredible local music scene. With ocean waves, warm sunshine and free-spirited communities as their muses, these bands continue to create unique music with a California flavor. Part of this community is local group, Paul Cannon Band (PCB) who… Read the Rest and Comment…

Live Show Review: Snow Patrol @ Pechanga Resort and Casino

Live Show Review: Snow Patrol @ Pechanga Resort and Casino

By My Nguyen May 20th, 2012 Irish indie-rock band, Snow Patrol owe their smooth trek to stardom to their ability to produce resounding ballads that are delivered in the form of powerful lyricisms and dynamic vocals from front man, Gary Lightbody, whose mellow voice continues to fully embody the carefully crafted sentimentalism of  the band’s… Read the Rest and Comment…