Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Symea Solomon & True Stories - "What Good Am I"

Symea Solomon & True Stories featuring Normandie Wilson and Jason Hanna perform the soul classic "What Good Am I (Without You)" at Sounds Like San Diego VIII on July 8, 2017. The event was at The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad California, hosted and curated by Bart Mendoza. True Stories is David Fleminger, Bart Mendoza, Greg Smith and Lee Smith. Video by Vania Zamora edited by Bart Mendoza.


The Alarm / Manual Scan August 15 The Casbah San Diego

Here's the poster image for the upcoming show featuring the Alarm with Manual Scan, August 15 at the Casbah.


Pony Death Ride / A Tribute to RATT - live at Sounds Like San Diego VIII

On July 8, husband and wife musical comedy duo, Pony Death Ride was part of the fun at the semi-annual Sounds Like San Diego event held at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California- they performed a comedy skit, "A Tribute To Ratt," you can see the video below:


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1984 Manual Scan "American Way" video surfaces

A video shot in 1984 for Manual Scan's song "American Way," has been posted online. Taped for a San Diego music program, it's one of five that were recorded that day, all from the debut "Plan of Action," though only "New Difference" is still known to exist. While the quality isn't 100%, it's discovery lends hope the other clips will surface eventually.
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2012 Soundboard video - Exile on Kettner "B-Team"

Here is soundboard audio and video of the 2012 Christmas Eve Exile on Kettner show at the Casbah in San Diego. "The B-Team" , consisting of singer Mario Escovedo (The Dragons), drummer Paul Brewin (Ypsitucky, Drip Tank, Uncle Joe's Big Ol Driver, Manual Scan), bassist Michael Halloran (radio legend), lead guitarist Ian Trumbull (Ypsitucky, El Monte Slim) and rhythm guitarist Bart Mendoza (True Stories, The Shambles, Manual Scan) played a five song set of sixties Rolling Stones covers during the intermission. The whole show has been posted in parts - Part 12 kicks things off with renditions of "The Last Time" and "It's All Over Now." The following clips include versions of  "Get Off My Cloud" and "Let's Spend The Night Together" where the band is joined on lead vocals by Robert Lopez aka El Vez and Maren Parusel. The segment ends with Steve Poltz joining the band for a rendition of "Satisfaction."



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sounds Like San Diego VIII July 8 - Set List



Here's the set list for this year's Sounds Like San Diego Show, held at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California - the names after the songs are the lead vocalists. The event is curated and hosted by Bart Mendoza. For this show, True Stories consisted of Bart Mendoza (vocals/guitar), David Fleminger (vocals/guitar), Normandie Wilson (vocals/keyboards), Greg Smith (vocals/drums), Lee Smith (bass) Symea Solomon (vocals) and  Jason Hanna (trumpet).


SET 1

San Diego Medley (Jack Tempchin / Stephen Bishop / Iron Butterfly / The Cascades / Switchfoot / The Monroes) – True Stories

David Gates (full band)
Saturdays Child – David Fleminger /  True Stories
Guitar Man – Bart Mendoza w/ Johnny Vernazza / True Stories
Goodbye Girl – Bart Mendoza / True Stories

Jack Tempchin (acoustic solo)
Already Gone – Peter Hall
Slow Dancin’ (Swayin to the Music) – Scott Mathiasen

JJ Cale- (blues trio)
Call me The Breeze– The Shifty Eyed Dogs

Mickey Champion (full band)
What Good Am I  - Symea Solomon / True Stories

Jesse Davis (with True Stories)
Stormy
Ebb Tide
Gonna Hang On In There 

Set 2

Wayne Riker (solo electric)
Original
Time In A Bottle

Switchfoot (solo acoustic)
Dare You To Move – Nina Francis

Ratt (acoustic comedy duo)
Round & Round – Pony Death Ride

The Dinettes (full band)
Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
Motor Queen

91X July 2 Playlist

Here's the playlist for Bart Mendoza's appearance on 91X's Loudspeaker program alongside Doriot Lair of the Dinettes on July 2. They were promoting The Dinettes reunion at sounds Like San Diego VIII at the Museum of Making Music.

www.91x.com/loudspeaker/loudspeaker-7-2-2017-playlist

LOUDSPEAKER 7.2.2017
 HOSTED BY TIM PYLES
CO-HOSTED BY ANDREW ROWLEY AND LOU NILES

 

 SPECIAL GUESTS:
THORN STREET BREWERY – DENNIS, TOM, JAY
SUPERUNLOADER – JIMMY LEWIS
BRIAN KARSCIG – CONVOY, LOUIS XIV, THE NERVOUS WRECKORDS
THE DINETTES – DORIOT LAIR
BART MENDOZA – SOUNDS LIKE SAN DIEGO SHOW

MOJO NIXON – LOUDSPEAKER THEME
MANUAL SCAN – LOUDSPEAKER THEME


MY REVENGE – KNOWING WONDERING WHY
PONY DEATH RIDE – BIKE
ROLLERS – GOING NOWHERE
WANTED NOISE – TIDES
SOMME – LONG TIME
PAT HILTON – SNAPCHAT GIRL
HIRIE – RENEGADE
MY AMERICAN HEART – BOY’S GRAB YOUR GUNS
DREAM BURGLAR – MELLOW FEVER
THESE WHITE PIGEONS – TAKE ME ALL APART
SUPERUNLOADER – SEA PLANE
SUPERUNLOADER – PALE AND BLOATED
SUPERUNLOADER – TWICE IN HALF
THE DRAGONS – BAD REPUTATION
LOUIS XIV – GOD KILLED THE QUEEN
LOUIS XIV – AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
LOUIS XIV – YOUR SHOES ARE THE STAR OF THE SHOW
CONVOY – HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU
CONVOY – GONE SO QUICK TOMORROW
CONVOY –ELEVENTEEN
THE NERVOUS WRECKORDS – IVY
THE NERVOUS WRECKORDS – 8 TRACK (I’M COMIN’ BACK)
THE DINETTES – POISON
THE DINETTES – MOTORQUEEN
THE SHAMBLES & JEREMY MORRIS – IT’S GETTING BETTER
ALVINO AND THE DWELLS – CHOCOLATE MINT
MARUJAH – SHAME
SPLAVENDER – TIDE POOL
ABNER – MIND TAKES OVER
END OF SHOW…