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 ListenLocalRadio.com, a new show every Thursday. SEND US YOUR TUNES AND NEWS! Submit to Cathryn@ListenLocalRadio.com
Saturday 10 10 - CalAmity at The Company Pub in Poway. 9pm sharp!
Hey! I'm a musician again! Catch CalAmity at The Company Pub in Poway from 9 to 10pm this Saturday and The Ordeal at The El Cajon Library at 2pm on Saturday the 17th. Join us for some fun. Thank you. xo
The Game takes place on Sunday October 18th at 1pm. Live art and a preview of our Full Moon Mama art show happening the following Tuesday.
The Acoustic Alliance features songwriters "in the round" performing 3 songs in rotation. Tomorrow night at The Grassroots Oasis there are 3 sets featuring 4 to 5 acts (TALENT BEYOND WORDS!) each set plus intermission entertainment on the patio under a lunar eclipse. Limited seating available for $10 here (which include a free ticket to this event!). Standing room only passes are $6, Acoustic Alliance Alumni get in free. The show is all ages, however, we don't encourage small children as it's a quiet, story-telling environment. Refreshments available.
Truck update: My sweet baby sprayed the first coat of paint on the inside of The Green Room last weekend. It's HAPPENING! Although, it's been slow going due to the heat. In the meantime, I've been salvaging supplies, gathering goodies, collecting cool clothing and focusing with friends in anticipation of our launch. Since HOB was essentially my "day job", Listen Local Radio and all of our endeavors are currently completely sponsor funded until I can get The Green Room up and running. I've been overwhelmed by our music community's generosity, even receiving donations from musicians I know are struggling, too. Besides getting "family discount" status for life, we'll be throwing an appreciation party for all of our donors before we're open to the public. Any donation, from $10 to ten zillion, gets you in on the fun so if you have a little extra dough I promise to put it to good use. This truck will spread San Diego's music to those who may not be exposed to it, otherwise. Click here to help. THANK YOU, FRIENDS! xo
Purchase your seat ($10) from Listen Local Radio for The Acoustic Alliance and get a free ticket to The All Access Fest. Thank you for your support! xo
Big gigantic love to our newest sponsors, Holiday Foliage and DIY Lettering. These fine folks are helping Listen Local Motion get up and running, give them a holler for your lettering and artificial holiday decor needs!
Hey friends, I've been getting a lot of inquiries as to why my weekly HOB shows are no longer on my calendar at ListenLocalRadio.com so here's the story. Again. :)
In June of 2015 I was informed by interim GM Brian Carp that my monthly Kid Shows were being cancelled and that my Tuesday night shows were being renamed so that people would not confuse them with Local Brews Local Grooves, our larger multi stage shows that HOB had adopted in their other markets. As for the future of my Tues weekly residency, I was told that if a private party needed our stage on a Tues night they would no longer move my show to another stage or night as they'd been doing for the past 6 years, they would just cancel them. Heartbroken at that and the loss of the Kid Show, I changed Tuesday's name to Listen Local Radio Showcase and hoped for the best.
HOB's cancelling of my Tuesdays continued on the 1 per month average for the next few months and although I tried to move the cancelled shows to other venues, it proved to be too difficult. I lamented to my HOB contact Casey that some of these bands I'm forced to cancel were using these Tues nights as CD release parties and other special events, not to mention, they're playing for FREE as an audition for our All Access Fests. Casey then told me, face to face, that they were not doing any more LBLG all access fests in 2015.
Although I found it hard to believe since the last event sold out over capacity (fire marshals were called in, even), I decided based on that information, it was in everyone's best interest if I gave notice. I used the last date I was fully booked on a Tuesday as my last day, September 8th.
Less than a week later I found out the big show WAS happening, 3 days after my last show in September. I was heartbroken and super pissed at having been lied to. Calls and emails to Casey and Brian Carp went unanswered. My other contact Jerry told me it was a last minute decision (?!) and so, in an effort to keep the remaining shows I had (both b/c I needed the income and because there were over 60 bands counting on those shows) I kept my mouth shut and showed up every Tuesday. By the final week, last Tuesday, I was so emotionally drained that although I was sad to leave my Tuesday crew I couldn't wait to leave this new HOB.
I would have preferred the honest approach. "Hey, thanks for this successful series, we're gonna take it from here" ...instead of the shady way they pulled the rug out from under me and then ignored me. That having been said, I have nothing but love for the time I shared with the musicians and the REAL people who give venues like that soul.
This Friday join Astra Kelly and a cast of talented folks for the celebration of her CD release. Get all the info here, see you there!
The weather is cooling down and I'm gearing up to get started on Listen Local Motion thanks to the generous donations of friends from the SD music community. Since leaving HOB, Listen Local Radio is now completely sponsor funded and we can use all the help we can get to make this mobile endeavor happen. If you've got a few bucks to spare you can do so here, all of our benefactors get FAMILY DISCOUNT status for life. Listen Local Motion... coming soon!
Calamity is playing in Carlsbad Saturday the 26th at 6:30, join us for the fun! VOTE FOR US at http://www.SanDiegoMusicAwards.com VOTING ENDS THIS WEEK!
Got something SD music related to share on The Listen Local Radio show? Contact Cathryn@ ListenLocalRadio.com to schedule an interview session. The home studio is located in Crest but soon we'll be everywhere, even in your neighborhood.