Thursday, December 31, 2015

New John Lennon documentary, "The Guitar The world Almost Forgot," includes Bart Mendoza

A new John Lennon documentary, "The Guitar The World Almost Forgot," includes notable San Diego based musicians, Marc Intravaia, Mark DeCerbo, Chris Leyva and Bart Mendoza amongst others.

New Book, Getting Nowhere Fast, includes Manual Scan, The Crawdaddys, The Penetrators, The Gravedigger V...

Manual Scan is featured in a great new book, Getting Nowhere Fast, by author Ray Brandes. The book tells the stories behind some of the key bands in San Diego circa 1976-1986 such as the Unknowns, The Penetrators, The Nashville Ramblers, The Zeros, The Gravedigger V, The Tell Tale Hearts, The Crawdaddys, The Dinettes... Essential!
The official video promoting the book!

Manual Scan instore at Record City / San Diego January 16

Manual Scan will make an appearance at San Diego music store Record City on January 16 - this will be a full band appearance to celebrate the release of thier new album, The Pyles Sessions - this is a FREE / All Ages event! 1 p.m.

Manual Scan "Tim Pyles Theme" out on 7" Vinyl

Manual Scan's "Tim Pyles Theme" has been released on a 7" EP by Blindspot Records. It also includes tracks from Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Pony Death Ride, Super Buffet and Blaise Guld. These will only be available in limited quantities from the bands directly and at the upcoming release show - details TBA.

Beatle Fair 2016 announced with Denny Laine, host Bart Mendoza

Beatle Fair 2016 is coming! March 26 at the Queen Bee Center in North Park / San Diego - a full day and night of Beatles fun - and more!

Hosted by Bart Mendoza :

* Headliner Denny Laine 
-of Wings / The Moody Blues!
* True Stories: A Tribute to Ringo Starr 
- an all star group featuring David Fleminger (Manual Scan), Normandie Wilson and more
* The Baja Bugs 
- San Diego's top Beatles band! With Hector Penalosa (The Zeros) and Ron Silva (The Crawdaddys)
* The Dave Humphries Band
- Superb Beatles and solo era tunes featuring Wolfgang Grasekemp
* The Rollers
- young rockers playing Fab hits!

Plus authors Chuck Gunderson and John Borack

and NEW this year: Ohio Street in front of the venue will be closed off for a A Music and Records Street Fair - vinyl junkies get ready!

More TBA

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bart Mendoza on 91X Sunday December 20 / 7:30 p.m.

From 91X host Tim Pyles:
"Tonight on 91X Loudspeaker via 91X-San Diego we will feature many Holiday songs from local artists and the Special In-Studio Guests will be Manual Scan. The band is set to release the "Pyles Session" we did at Alan Sanderson's studio with a Release Party featuring The Bassics and Alvino & The Dwells at the Casbah San Diego on December 23rd. Andrew Rowley will share tales of his annual Ugly Sweater Crawl and Louis Niles II promises to spoil the latest Star Wars film. I think Lou would make a cool Jedi.And finally Mr. Al Guerra will call in with a weather report from Alpine, California.We ARE Local Music!"

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bart Mendoza Purple Weekend Interviews / Radio 3 El Sotano, Leon, Spain

Bart Mendoza appeared on several radio programs while on tour in Spain. Here is El Sotano on Radio 3, in Leon Spain - he performed 3 songs live in addition to various recordings being played

"Episodio desde León con motivo de la XXVII edición del festival Purple Weekend. Charlamos con sus organizadores, y nos deleitamos con las historias y el acústico de Bart Mendoza , el rey de los Mods de San Diego, y líder de bandas como Manual Scan o The Shambles."

Playlist; The Strollers (Let me come on in), Reigning Sound (Stormy weather), The Loons (Inside out your mind), The Neatbeats (Hi heel sneakers), Limiñanas (Down underground), Biscuit (Goodbye again or), Manual Scan (New differences, Nothing can be everything), The Shambles (Brilliant), Manual Scan (Remember the lightning). 

El Sotano / Radio 3 Purple Weekend Bart Mendoza interview - Leon, Spain

Bart Mendoza takes part in Weezer Tribute December 28 / Under Cover at the Office

December 28 / 9 p.m. "A live tribute to Weezer as part of the monthly Under Cover music series held at the Office in North Park / San Diego." An all star gathering, these are really fun events.

Daniel Crawford (Blackout Party)
Ben Zinn
Andrew Mauldin (Manchest & Her)
The Hoth (Buck O'Nine)
Jake Najor (Taurus Authority)

Aaron Magnan (A Beautiful View)
Bart Mendoza (True Stories)
Timothy Joseph (The Palace Ballroom)
Jeremiah Zimmerman (The Silent Comedy)
Kevin Elliot (Teenage Exorcists)
Adam Gimbel (Geezer)
Birdy Bardot
Garrett Eland (Rat City Riot, The Stranger's Six)
Tony Nguyen (Karaoke Ninja)
Christian Taylor (C.A. Burnett)
Steven Bradford (Get Back Loretta)

DJ Saul Q

Manual Scan album release show December 23 at the Casbah San Diego

Manual Scan wraps up the year with a special show at San Diego's legendary music venue, the Casbah. It's a strong bill also featuring the Bassics and surf trio, Alvino & The Dwells. The event is an album release show for the bands new 10" Vinyl / CD release on SNAP! Records - the CD features two bonus tracks.

Bart Mendoza & Friends Flyer Madrid 12/11/15

Here is the flyer for Bart Mendoza Y Sus Amigos (Normandie Wilson and David Fleminger) concert at
Madrid, Spain's top art gallery, La Fiembrera. Held on December 11, all three attended the next days Feria de Discos in the same location.