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KAABOO 2019

KAABOO 2019 is now in the history books, with the sold-out, three-day event once again delivering an incredible experience for music fans. As always,...

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...

November 17 / The Test Pressings

Tio Leo’s Sunday afternoon powerpop series, Big Stir, has it’s third installation on November 17. The show will include The Arthur Alexander Band and...

November 16 / The Ocean Blue

One of the most underrated bands of the 1980’s, The Ocean Blue, performs at the Casbah on November 16. While the group never scored...

October 25 / Three Dog Night

One of the biggest bands of the early 1970’s, Three Dog Night, stops in at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay on October 25. The...

October 25 / Rocket From The Crypt

There are plenty of options this Halloween, but for fans of rock ‘n roll, in all in it’s incarnations from punk to surf, nothing...

LA MESA OKTOBERFEST 2019

By Sandra Castillo Even though La Mesa Oktoberfest is less than a month away, it’s not too early to start gearing up for the event, when...

Manzanita Blues

By Bart Mendoza There are few musical genres as popular in San Diego as the blues. With numerous events and stellar players all around, it’s...

San Diego Music Hall of Fame ceremony at Newbreak Church

By Bart Mendoza It’s no secret that San Diego’s current music scene is thriving. That success, however, comes through the hard work of many earlier...

KAABOO 2019

KAABOO 2019 is now in the history books, with the sold-out, three-day event once again delivering an incredible experience for music fans. As always,...

LA MESA OKTOBERFEST 2019

LA MESA OKTOBERFEST 2019 By Sandra Castillo Even though La Mesa Oktoberfest is less than a month away, it’s not too early to start gearing up...

‘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...
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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.