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San Diego International Organ Festival

The San Diego International Organ Festival kicks off on June 24 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Running through August 19, the...

Laurence Juber Helps Students Take Flight / Paul McCartney & Wings guitarist to teach...

The Fourth Annual edition of Guitar Workshop Plus returns to San Diego on June 16-21. Taking place at the historic Lafayette Hotel, attendees will...

‘Princess Diana: the Musical’ Playing in Theaters Across U.S.

By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor With July 29t​ h​ having marked the 38t​ h​ anniversary of the marriage between Princess Diana and...

Tour News

Heavy metal combo As I Lay Dying is embarking on a three leg world tour, With Latin America kicking off September 7 in...

Adrian Belew

September 13 Come to San Diego on Iconic guitarist Adrian Belew performs at the Music Box on September 13. It’s impossible to understate the importance...

Rebecca Jade

September 13 Soul singer Rebecca Jade hosts an album release show at the Casbah on September 13. Jade has spent part of the past year...

The Jason Hanna Trio

August 26 Trumpeter Jason Hanna performs at Bar Pink on August 26. Although known for his jazz and lounge playing as well as his Blue...

Shonen Knife

August 24 Japanese garage pop rock trio, Shonen Knife stop in at the Soda Bar on August 24. Formed in 1982, the band is touring...

The Tourmaliners

August 20 Surf combo The Tourmaliners perform at Tio Leo’s on Au-gust 20. The band excels at surf favorites such as The Ven-tures “Walk Don’t...

Mike Ruggirello – A Multi-Faceted Guitarist

  A life in music is a full-time job to be sure. However, for many performers, it’s a multi-faceted existence, with performance just one part...

San Diego International Organ Festival

The San Diego International Organ Festival kicks off on June 24 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Running through August 19, the...

Satan’s Pilgrims

Garage rock aficionados won’t want to miss Satan's Pilgrims, appearing at the Kensington Club on July 6. Presented by Wrightsville 29 BC, the night...
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Bart Mendoza

Bart Mendoza is a music journalist who has written for numerous local and international publications, starting with KICKS Magazine in the late 1970’s, going on to pen stories for publications such as the San Diego Union Tribune, Axcess Magazine, Shindig and many more. Mendoza has a unique vantage point on music, having worked in various aspects of the business. He has helped stage numerous festival’s and events, including “New Sounds” during the 1980’s. As a musician he toured the world in the 1980’s with Manual Scan, the 90’s with The Shambles and currently performs with True Stories. Meanwhile, for over a dozen years, he worked for Capitol Records, as well as Motown, Angel, Chrysalis and others. A tireless supporter of San Diego’s local music community, Mendoza shines a spotlight on the area’s musicians and concerts, across eras and genres.