This Week's Music/News

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

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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

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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

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Happy Halloween peeps!

I know the Listen Local calendar appears, well, empty BUT we'll be adding dates soon. We are currently preparing for mobility, however, we may not make my proposed launch of November 15th. FEAR NOT! The inside is DONE and we're working hard on the exterior so you'll definitely be able to pick up some holiday gifts at The Green Room. What else? Whenever we're parked our covered/unplugged stage will be open to local performers and featured guests. We'll also invite our artist friends to join us to paint live while they sell their wares. In 2016 we'll add music lessons, art lessons and other artistic activities to our pop up events. And, THE LUNCH LADIES will be a Listen Local Motion staple, providing live entertainment for folks during their lunch hour.

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In the meantime, I'll be working with The Music Box to bring our All Access Fest shows featuring sample sets from SD's best bands. SAVE THE DATE: December 3rd will feature Astra Kelly, The Boondock Brothers, Katie Leigh and The Infantry, The Jimmy Lewis Band, Boxcar Chief, Daddy Issues, Cloudside, Krass Bros, Channel and Landis. No cover if you get a ticket from any of the bands (subject to capacity) OR you can reserve yours now for just $5 at

HUGE LOVE to our friends and sponsors for keeping this dream alive. Every bit of progress we've made has been all thanks to YOU and your generous donations. From 10 bucks to a custom built stage to a new computer from which to run our radio show... I am speechless and so grateful. I'm working on a way to thank you all, in the meantime you have my promise to continue my mission of introducing music lovers to San Diego's best unsigned talent. Thank you, friends. xo

IMG_1080[1] Today we received our custom stage! Squeeeeeeee, thank you Holiday Foliage, aka Christmas Outlet Sale San Diego! xo






Need more scary songs? Here is last year's Halloween show, yo!

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Happy Sunday, good people. 

Fortune tellerA few years ago I went to a Halloween party dressed as a fortune teller and I reported on people's futures based on what the dice, chicken bones and that foldy thing said. I heard back that a good portion of my clients said I was spot on. Who knew? Anyway, I'm doing it again this Tuesday during our Full Moon Mama Art Show at Grassroots Oasis. Our Full Moon Mamas will be beading, painting and sculpting LIVE while you enjoy The Kellers Band at 6pm and Mocking Bird at 7pm. All ages and EVERYONE is invited to perform 2 songs during our OPEN MIC from 8 to 10pm. Sign ups begin at 6pm sharp. Refreshments available, no cover but donations are appreciated. See you then, friends!

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SAVE THE DATE! We're back at MUSIC BOX on 12/3, the lineup will be announced on Monday and tickets will be available shortly thereafter. 

On airListen Local Radio's mobile stage studio and store will get rolling on November 15th offering live music, live art, vintage/secondhand rock wear and recording/broadcasting of the Listen Local Show. Stay tuned for info on when you can find us in a neighborhood near you. 

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THE GAME OCT 2015Sunday 10 18 - It's GAME DAY! Write a song to the title STRANGE SOUND or THE IN BETWEEN and get to The Grassroots Oasis (3130 Moore Street, Pt. Loma area) by 1pm SHARP to get your name in the hat. We'll draw to determine order while San Diego songwriters of all ages, genres and abilities play the song they've written to one of the titles. $5 donation appreciated, refreshments available. Questions?

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Tuesday 10 27 - Full Moon Mama Art Show and Open Mic, don't miss the fun!

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Good times at our All Access Fest at Music Box last Thursday, huge thanks to all of the bands, fans, staff and affiliates who made it such a success. Stay tuned for info about our next event in December!

Speaking of good times, who knew you could have so much fun at the library? Thanks to Veronica Graciano for booking The Ordeal and all of our pals for showing up. We're looking forward to rocking the Poway Library in November.



Thursday 10/15/15 at The Music Box!

The Music Box and Listen Local Radio present The All Access Fest. 10 amazing bands playing every half hour THIS THURSDAY. Free tickets from ME or any of the bands. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

Natalie emmons7:00 Natalie Emmons: Natalie Emmons is an indie pop singer-songwriter.  She is also a travel writer, commercial actress, trained dancer, full-time wanderer, and red panda adoptive parent. She recently spent three years in Osaka, Japan singing and dancing in several productions at Universal Studios.  While in Japan, Natalie was asked to sing for three episodes of Nodojiman: Song For Japan on national television.  Currently, she is appearing in a series of Trivago commercials speaking entirely in Japanese.  After returning the United States in 2013, she recorded and released "Therapy," an EP of originals in English and Japanese.   Her new single "Call of the Wild" was released on February 24, 2015 as a free download and she is currently working on her debut full-length album. A vagabond at heart, she hopes to travel the world, grow artistically, and consistently become more sensitive to the overwhelming beauty and poetry of the earth and its wonderfully diverse inhabitants... also she likes red pandas.

Jerry olea7:30 Jerry Olea and The 805 Drifters -  The 805 Drifters are comprised of singer-songwriter Jerry Olea, bass player Chris Ledezma, guitarist/singer Manny Aguirre, and drummer Ian Oneal. Each member comes from a diverse musical upbringing; Jerry Olea began to sing and play guitar at the age of 13, Prior to forming The 805 Drifters, Jerry fronted blues band "The Jerry Olea Trio." Chris Ledezma and Manny Aguirre each with over 10 yrs playing bass and guitar, with a variety of musical influences ranging from jazz to rock. Ian Oneal was recruited from the local San Diego band "Adult Fiction" and brings his drumming style to the newly improved band.Together the band thrives off the energy of the music, driving bass, smooth tones and melodies. The 805 Drifters take every chance they get to play their music live and to connect with new audiences.

Morgan leigh band8:00 Morgan Leigh Band - Morgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s most sought after up and coming high energy country bands. Performing all of your favorite current country hits as well as their original debut album “Trouble”, they keep the party rocking all night long. Morgan Leigh was recently seen on American Idol S12 and S14, Texaco Country Showdown State Winner, American Country Star Finalist, and National Anthem performer for PBR Finals, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and PRCA Rodeo’s. The Morgan Leigh Band has been an opening act for Pat Benatar, Loverboy, Jamie O’Neal, Craig Wayne Boyd, James Otto, Sammy Kershaw, Phil Vassar, and Juice Newton.


Leave the universe9:00 Leave The Universe
- Leave The Universe is a band based out of Southern California, with music that embraces pop sensibilities incorporated into a driving, theatrical approach to modern rock. We live in a world where limits have been defined. Leave The Universe is a symbol for breaking those limits. Here there is no center, no edge, and no boundaries. Here there are only dreams, awaiting the catalyst that can force them into existence, led by the simple idea that nothing is impossible.

Ottopilot9:30 - Ottopilot - Launched in 2009, as a rock-based acoustic brother duo, Ottopilot is rapidly becoming a lucrative act to follow. Their Dynamic, acoustic, Pop-rock feel, sets them apart from the typical garage jam band. The Brothers are enjoying moderate success at the moment by sharing
the stage with impressive acts such as Mat Kearney, Gavin Degraw, Michelle Branch, Sugar Ray and the list goes on. The name Ottopilot reflects their personal view on pure freedom. "The ability to believe and achieve full success while maintaining a clear and lucid, state of mind. In 2010, the brothers released a hit single "Streetlight". With the help of live shows, radio airplay, and word of mouth, the ripple effect began to take place. They were quoted that year by John Phillip Willie, writer/editor for San Diego Troubadour. "Of all the new artist leads that I have ever been given, Ottopilot by far, exudes the most talent.” Their new album is underway and with the help from their local support, Ottopilot is ready and eager to take off!

Bandalier10:00 Bandalier - Bandalier is a group of very creative musicians willing to push the musical envelope, drawing from all styles to fashion new yet familiar sonic adventures.



The lyrical groove10:30 The Lyrical Groove - The Lyrical Groove is a band that combines spoken word and live instrumentation, cohesively crafted to inspire and entertain. With a musical style that balances Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, RnB, Gospel and Soul, The Lyrical Groove infuse a potent message with social consciousness and a spiritual awareness that sings to your humanity and moves your soul. 


Dani bell aned the tarantist11:00 Dani Bell and The Tarantist - There’s a driving haunt at the center of Dark West, antique reverbs ripple out around the edges of vocals. A scene is painted, escape, loss and longing for something more. The light at the end of the tunnel is not quite as important as the tunnel itself.  This music is the journey through. Dani Bell sighs over every genre, tip toeing through the spooky diner blues of Crave, raising the dynamic for the soulful Motown strut of Nightfall and whispering mournful melodies over ethereally jarring atmosphere of Hired Hands.  She composed the parts herself, playing bass, keys and guitar, but they were perfected in studio by a stellar cast of musicians that make up The Redwoods Music Collective. Cinematic in scope, eclectic in sound and focused in vision.

Headphone11:30 Headphone - Started by Morgan McRae and Philip Cullin, Headphone developed over the last 3 years in the San Diego music scene as players from various recording studios met and began playing together. Several members came and went in the first couple years as the group honed its sound, writing, and recording style. In the last year, the group solidified as a three piece when Darren Goldberg joined the group. The music itself blends their interests in everything from classical and jazz to electronic and independent rock. The lyrics look at the enigmatic space between connection and detachment, hopefulness and despair. Their intense live performance is fueled by sonic contrast, subtle moods and explosive dynamics.

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Happy Sunday, friends. Soak up the rain!

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Thursday 10 8 - THE LISTEN LOCAL RADIO SHOW this week features our 2nd episode of Listen Local Lounge at Berkley Sound with The Jimmy Lewis Band. Tune in for some live tunes and chatter PLUS all of our great local music, news, info and more. Hear San Diego Here, on demand 24/7 at, a new show every Thursday. SEND US YOUR TUNES AND NEWS! Submit to

Calamity dates
Saturday 10 10 - CalAmity at The Company Pub in Poway. 9pm sharp!