Hear are some of the upcoming dates for True Stories and it's members. The band normally plays shows consisting primarily of originals, but for certain events, as noted, puts together special set lists. Speaking and promotional appearances are included. More dates are waiting tbc, so check back for updates...
May 17 - 9 p.m. Tim Pyles and Bart Mendoza - Shakedown Bar - They will host a birthday party for Starlit Productions Joseph Stevens
May 30 - 8 p.m. True Stories - Queen Bee - True Stories opens for Rhythm and the Method, Steph Johnson
June 1 - 1 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - National Cat Shelter, Spring Valley. Performing a pair of cat themed songs in an afternoon of music.
June 1 - 9 p.m. Adam Rosen & Bart Mendoza - FM94/9 - A brief appearance to promote the following Saturdays Art Around Adams Festival
June 6 - 10 p.m. The Baja Bugs (with David Fleminger) - Whistlestop / the music of The Beatles + a few choice extras
June 7 - 2 p.m. True Stories - Art Around Adams Festival / Blindspot Records - Smitty's Garage Stage
June 7 - 5 p.m. The Baja Bugs (with David Fleminger) - Art Around Adams Festival / Blindspot Records - Smitty's Garage Stage
June 12 - 5 to 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - San Diego County Fair / special acoustic set: The Music of The Beatles
June 19 - 3 p.m. Bart Mendoza - San Diego County Fair / A short talk on the many and varied connections of the Beatles and San Diego, from concert appearances to cover songs.
June 27 - 2 p.m. Bart Mendoza - San Diego County Fair
June 28 - Noon The Baja Bugs (with David Fleminger) / Downtown Public Library
June 28 - 2 p.m. True Stories - Ocean Beach Street Fair
June 29 - 5 to 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - San Diego County Fair / special acoustic set: The Music of The Beatles
July 4 - 5 to 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - San Diego County Fair / special acoustic set: The Music of The Beatles
July 5 - 5 to 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - San Diego County Fair / special acoustic set: The Music of The Beatles
July 6 - 5 to 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger - San Diego County Fair / special acoustic set: The Music of The Beatles + A Birthday tribute to Ringo
July 6 - 9 p.m. Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger, with Normandie Wilson - FM94/9 -A brief appearance to promote the following Fridays "Sounds Like San Diego" show
July 11 - 7 p.m. Bart Mendoza - Museum of Making Music / Bart hosts and provides commentary for "Sounds Like San Diego", a celebration of the areas music, todays performers playing yesterdays hits. Also appearing is the Comeuppance with David Fleminger on acoustic guitar.
August 22 10 p.m. True Stories - Riviera Supper Club
March 28 2014 True Stories - Beatlefair / special set: The Music Inspired by The Beatles
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Out Now! Power Pop Planet Volume 3 features 29 tracks including San Diego's True Stories (Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger, Danny Cress, Billy Fritz) "Hearts on Sleeve", Neon Cough "World of Tomorrow, Scott Mathiasen "Oh Misery" and Normandie Wilson "Nobody Loves You (Like I Do)". Limited to 500 copies, the 2 CD set (with gatefold sleeve) also includes tracks from The Headboys, Myracle Brah, The Stanleys, Popdudes and many more. From Pop Geek Heaven.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
A new album from the Jeremy Band, All Over the World, includes live tracks recorded at venues including Lestat's Coffeehouse in San Diego. Bart Mendoza plays guitar and sings on several tracks.
The sixth edition of Sounds Like San Diego takes place at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA on July 11. The History of San Diego's Music, In Story and Song (and projections!)- there is a great line up, today's artists performing yesterdays hits, with commentary by host Bart Mendoza. Selections could include songs by the likes of Jim Croce, Iron Butterfly, Jason Mraz, The Cascades, Nickel Creek, Switchfoot, Stephen Bishop, Tom Waits, The Monroes and many more of San Diego's hitmakers of the past sixty years. Admission includes the show, entrance to the museum plus a slice of pizza and a beverage! :
Cindy Lee Berryhill (legendary singer-songwriter)
Johnny Vernazza (former Elvin Bishop Group guitarist, #5 Chart hit)
NE1 (first show in 27 years)
True Stories (with Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger, Danny Cress and Orrick Smith)
The Comeuppance (includes cellist Heather Vorwerck and Tom Ward of the Nashville Ramblers!)
Tolan Shaw (award winning singer-writer also guitarist with Sister Speak)
Blaise Guld (frontman for Mad Traffic)
Patric Petrie (founder of Celtic wonders, Skelpin)
Scott Mathiasen (blues and beat from multiple SDMA nominee)
True Stories - featuring Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger, Danny Cress and Mark DeCerbo made an appearance on episode 12 of the talk show, Tonight in San Diego. Bart and David were interviewed (27:12) and the band played the song, "Hearts on Sleeve" (36:45) as well as a few bars of "In Your Arms" (41:15) over the closing credits. The show also includes a cooking segment with author Cathlyn Choi, a monologue and more. The band also played "You Still Take My Breath Away," "Can't Seem To Make You Mine," "Problems of Her Own" and "There's A Lot of Different Ways To Get To School," but these were not broadcast.