This week's music and news

Happy Sunday, pals. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are keeping warm as you prepare for more celebrating ahead. Please consider giving the gift of local music this year? So many great records recently released and many of our local musicians have other artistic offerings, as well. Find out when you visit The Green Room...

GigtownWe're off! Listen Local Motion's first pop up event will happen in the parking lot of Gigtown's offices at 7310 Miramar Road, in front of the pyramid on Wednesday, December 9th. Come check out The Green Room! Stop by during lunch, stay all day. Join us from 11am to 4pm for fashion, live art and live/unplugged music.  TOUR THE GIGTOWN OFFICES! Come meet the people behind this ground breaking app, ask questions and find out all about their upcoming events and plans.  Email to reserve a spot to play your music on our covered/raised/unplugged stage. Sell CDs, accept tips and get your music to the people who don't normally get to hear you. We'll be recording the Listen Local Radio show for the next day, too. Stop in and play us a song and let us know what you're up to. Check the calendar at then email to reserve a spot on our stage to share your talent. Please note, all of our POP UP EVENTS are "weather permitting". Keep an eye on the calendar at and @GoListenLocal for where we'll be.

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THIS THURSDAY, check out who's playing! Sample 10 of San Diego's best bands as you enjoy the ambiance and sound of SD's incredible Music Box concert venue. FREE with a ticket from any of the bands or just 5 bucks at the door. If YOUR BAND would like to play this series you should show up and let me know, see you there!

50 gift cert Support the smalls! Give the gift of local music and art this season. Purchase discounted gift certificates for $20, $40 or $80 dollar and get $25, 50 and 100 certs for family/friends. They are redeemable for music, art, fashion and good times in The Green Room. <---purchase certificates here, they come with a free gift!

Half fastMusic videos, cookumentaries, photo and style sessions are on SALE thru the end of the year. Perhaps you desire a video of your granny making her famous sauce or stop animation to your latest hit song? Maybe you need a family photo for this year's card? 1/2 Fast Films and Fotos has you covered on the cheap. Message and let's talk.

check out stop motion here

check out cooking shows here

check out my music videos here

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This week's show features my family reading dedications and we play songs from local musicians about love, travel, family, home and thanks. Click here to hear, the show is on whenever you listen. xo


This week's music and news

ThanksgivingGreetings friends! Happy holiday week, hope you're able to take some time off to love on your family people.

I want to let you know that I am thankful for you. YOU are the reason I continue this mission of helping local musicians find their audience. Every time you attend an event, listen to the radio show, hire me for photos or video, buy boots or just click "like", it keeps Listen Local going. Thank you isn't enough...

IMG_0986Lloyd Pest Control,, The Music Box, Christmas Outlet Sale San Diego, Berkley Sound and all of our past (and future!) sponsors... thank you for keeping our "on air" light on. We literally could not do this without you! xo


ThanksgivingWanna send your loved ones a "shout out" on the Listen Local Show on Thanksgiving? Just email it to by this Tuesday night at midnight. On Wednesday I'll have some of my family members read them during our show that will be posted on Thanksgiving morning. Food songs. Songs about Thanks. Local music your granny will like.


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Don't miss The All Access Fest at the all new Music Box in Little Italy. 10 bands performing "sample sets" every 1/2 hour plus drink specials and other surprises. FREE with a ticket from any of the bands or grab one online now for $5 at

IMG_1201[1]December is our due date! The truck is SO CLOSE I can taste the open road. I'm starting to book some pop up events and will be announcing them after Thanksgiving. Our pop up parties are mini gypsy flea markets where you'll hear (and play!) live music and watch live art being made as you shop for funky fancy faux fringed fabulous fashion for men and women who like to have fun (on a budget) with their style. Our thrift store supports our cause and The Listen Local Show which we'll be recording live at all of our events. HUGE love (and a big ol party in 2016) to all of the folks who made this dream come true, we're gonna spread the love.

XmasGet yourself a fab faux tree that will become a family heirloom! Check it  out!

 Sending this out to all the people in pink finishing up this weekend. xo

This week's music and news

IMG_1048Happy Sunday beauties, I'm grateful for this rainy day. Besides being another day to be alive, this lovely rain allows me to recoup after a fun weekend at The SD Music Thing and rocking out with The Ordeal. Today I'll finish sewing the curtains for The Green Room's "dressing gazebo" and tomorrow I'll climb on top and paint her green. November 20th is now our "due date" but I probably won't plan a pop up event until after Thanksgiving, keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events and performance opportunities.

Poster 11 12 15This week's radio show was recorded live at the Music Thing and features Roni Lee's Rock Tip, The San Diego Folk Heritage segment, Brandy's In Tune and interviews/songs with lots of local fab peeps, click here to tune in!

Check out this week's LPC SOCAL AOTW is made possible with support from our pals at Lloyd Pest Control,, The Music Box, Christmas Outlet Sale San Diego, Berkley Sound and with donations from our listening family. Thank you for helping us introduce San Diego's amazing music to the masses.

Enjoy today and have an amazing week ahead. xo Cathryn

Education, entertainment and networking at The Thing

Brandy Lynn Torrisi and I will be hanging out in the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel today. We'll be mixing it up with conference goers, recording tonight's radio show, informing people about Listen Local Radio, giving away concert tickets, beading and slinging fall fashion. Stop by our table and try on some boots. 10:30 to 4:30

Getting by with a lot of help from my friends.

IMG_1135[1]Listen Local Motion update: who'll stop the rain? As the plants around my little backyard work shop rejoice, I cross "paint truck" off of Tuesday's to do list. Hopefully tomorrow will cooperate, if not, I have the 15th thru the 18th slated to finish the outside of my new stage, studio and store and to FINALLY get this show on the road. All thanks to YOU. My employers, my friends. :)

IMG_1069[1]Friendship takes on a new dynamic when people make the trip all the way up to Crest to do hard labor. Lifetime family discount status and love is bestowed on those helping us get rolling (and a kick ass VIP party, tba). Big love to Kim, Francesca, Brandy, Suzanne and Greg for the elbow grease and encouragement. You guys rock.

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GIVING THANKS. Shortly after Thanksgiving I'll drive this beauty down the hill to a sweet spot, "lunchtime activity" adjacent. Some place live music wouldn't be expected but will be appreciated. We'll open up our unplugged stage to San Diego's music community and in appropriate locations we'll host amplified concerts featuring San Diego's best. Live art will be a staple as our sculpting, beading, painting and artisan friends are always invited to join us at our pop up events. Inside the truck men and women on a budget will find funky, affordable vintage and 2nd hand rock wear and the cab of The Green Room Mobile is our recording studio where The Listen Local Show is prepared for broadcast each Thursday. Art and music lessons, The Lunch Ladies, fundraising, live sound support and so much more...

this truck is my boo, can't wait to share it with you. Thank you for making this dream come true.

Want to check out our goods? The Green Room is open up here in Crest today and tomorrow from noon to 4pm. Message for address/info. xo Cathryn

This week's music and news

Happy Sunday, music lovers. That flash in the sky last night? Aliens. They're here to check out all of the amazing music being made in San Diego. Luckily you don't have to travel that far. Tune your digital device to LISTENLOCALRADIO.COM to hear our show 24/7 on demand and don't miss new episodes each Thursday. Download GIGTOWN.COM and discover new music from your own backyard then travel down the street to WATCH LIVE these talented/unique artists who may just become your friend. We have an incredibly RICH and VIBRANT music scene here in San Diego, let us rejoice. Let us enjoy.


Green roomTHE GREEN ROOM IS OPEN TODAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY! In an effort to raise truck funds, I'm clearing out The Green Room and offering DEEP discounts on already affordable men's/women's duds. Lots of boots, jackets, scarves and hats for musicians and folks of all sizes who like to have fun with their style. Also offering promo photos or video of you/your band on the cheap. We're open (in Crest) noon to 4pm this Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Message me for address and additional info.


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SAVE THE DATE! December 3rd we're back at The Music Box with an incredible line up of 10 bands offering "sample sets". Free with a ticket from any of the bands OR just $5.00 Check out who's playing!

Sdmusic thingSan Diego Music Thing is this weekend and Listen Local Radio will be hanging out getting smart. The San Diego Music Foundation is working to enrich San Diego's diverse and creative music community through music education for youth, professional development for current and emerging industry professionals, live performances for the San Diego public, and recognition for San Diego artists of exceptional merit or service. Chartered in 1991, the San Diego Music Foundation was created to make music performance accessible to children of need in San Diego County by providing them with a hands-on vehicle, the guitar, to express themselves creatively. Over its 20 year history, the organization has served over 20,000 K-8 students county-wide from Chula Vista to Fallbrook. In subsequent years, the organization has broadened its focus and service areas, providing forums to increase local musicians' understanding of the music business, garner performance exposure within the local and national music communities, and to publicly recognize the breadth and diversity of the San Diego music scene.

OrdealSSSHHHHH! My band is playing at the library in Poway at 2pm this Saturday. Free, all ages, more info here.

IMG_1059Listen Local's calendar remains bare while we trick out the truck, thank you for your patience. We will soon be announcing our pop up events that will feature live music, live art, affordable vintage and 2nd hand clothing and broadcasting of the Listen Local Radio Show. The Lloyd Pest Control AOTW segments will be webisodes live from our truck featuring San Diego's musical movers and shakers. We'll offer music and art lessons, provide live music during your lunch time and we're always flipping funky fashion. Plus, we'll be exposing YOUR music on Listen Local Radio to those week day/daytime people who may never have heard it otherwise. I can't wait! We've gotten this far thanks to generous donations from our friends and family, those who help will be rewarded greatly with a special VIP party and lifetime family discount in the store. We are literally dollars and days away from completion, anything is appreciated and everything is put to good use. Thanks guys.

On airBE ON THE RADIO! I'm seeking segment hosts for the Listen Local Show. Wanna be our live show review rep or our local music gossip guy? Maybe you've written a play we can recite a piece of each week or you have tips about how to do stuff. Maybe you're hilarious? Prove it. Contact for info or to submit your segment. Segments should be no more than 4 minutes long submitted by midnight each Wed for the following Thursday's show. This gig is unpaid, sorry.

Thank you for your support, your friendship and your music.

xo Cathryn