Monday, December 26, 2016

Writing: Latest for Beach & Bay Press

Bart Mendoza's latest for the Beach and Bay Press includes spotlights on music events taking place in Mission Beach / Pacific Beach and surrounding areas: Sue Palmer's January residency at Tio Leo's Lounge, Joe Cardillo at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, pianist Chase Morrin at Dizzy's - where the music matters most - plus New Years Eve with The Detroit Underground with Stellita Marie at Humphreys Backstage Live, Slower at Beaumont's Eatery and Whitney Shay & Mike Officer at Firefly Restaurant and Bar.

Pre New Years Beatles Party December 30

This Friday night December 30, Bart Mendoza will host a Beatles themed Pre New Years Eve party at Queen Bee with The Rollers, The Baja Bugs (featuring Hector Penalosa of the Zeros and Ron Silva of the Crawdaddys) and the The Dave Humphries Band!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Los Fantasmas set list at the Casbah December 21 2016

Here is what Los Fantasmas (Diana Death, Vino Martinez, Carlos Mendez, Bart Mendoza) played at the Casbah on December 21, 2016

1) No, No, No (Los Ovnis)
2) Te Quiero (Los Reno)
3) Attencion (varios)
4) Bad Time (The Roulettes)
5) Ana No Duerme (Almendra)
6) Tu En Mi (Los Brincos)
7) Serafin (Sex Pistols)
8) Homicidia
9) Bang Bang (varios)

Manual Scan set list December 21 at the Casbah

Here is Manual Scan's set list for December 21 2016 at the Casbah

1)      Leaving Here
2)      I Can’t Don’t Want to Faster
3)      Nothing Can Be Everything
4)      American Way
5)      Ain’t Got You
6)      I Can Only Give You Everything
7)      And We Still Feel The Same
8)      Fire
9)      New Difference
10)  Jungle Beat
11)  Nothing You Can Do
12)  All Night Stand
13)  For Those
14)  She Said It’s Late
15)  She May Call You Up Tonight
16)  Innocence Becomes You / House of the Rising Sun
17)  She So Fine
18)  Sunny Afternoon 
19)  Like Wow Wipeout
20)  No Matter What
21)  Fox On The Run
22)  Come See Me

Monday, December 19, 2016

Shifty Eyed Dogs added to Manual Scan show December 21 at the Casbah!

The Shifty Eyed Dogs have been added to the bill this Wednesday night at the Casbah, with Manual Scan and Los Fantasmas! Tickets are only $10 and available now!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Manual Scan - Wednesday December 21 at the Casbah - with Los Fantasmas!

Manual Scan will be making a return appearance at the Casbah on December 21! The band has been rehearsing new songs for this event with the night having the added bonus of an opening set from Los Fantasmas, a new band featuring Diana Death, Vino Martinez, Carl Mendez and Bart Mendoza. This will be a very fun night!

Sound Diego - spotlight
San Diego Citybeat - "Plan A" in the "If I Were You" column
San Diego Reader - "Club Crawler" spotlight for Los Fantasmas debut
91X - "Loudspeaker" airplay

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Writing: Beach & Bay Press with Rosie Flores, Joshua White, A Hero Within and more!

Bart Mendoza's latest for the Beach & Bay Press newspaper includes spotlights on rockabilly legend Rosie Flores, Grateful Dead Tribute Band Easy Wind, cover combo The Rosy Dawn Band, jazz pianist Joshua White, heavy metal combo A Hero Within and reggae group I -Way. His spotlights column in this paper is bi-weekly.

Beach & Bay Press Spotlights Rosie Flores etc

Los Fantasmas in the San Diego Reader

Los Fantasmas debut gig is a pick of the week in the San Diego Reader. The show is December 21 at the Casbah

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Elements set list: December 13, 2016 at Grassroots Oasis

On December 13, Elements played a short set as part of a fundraising concert at and for, Grassroots Oasis in San Diego. The night also included performances from Gregory Page, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nena Anderson, Kimm Rogers, Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar, Jeff Berkley and Calamity, featuring Cathryn Beeks, Sierra West, Nisha Catron and Marcia Claire. Here's what Elements played:

1) In Your Arms
2) You Still Take My Breath Away
3) Bleeding
4) Cant's Seem To Make You Mine
5) Clouds All Day

Bart also joined Cindy Lee Berryhill during her set, singing harmony on "She Had Everything"

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Elements set list: December 11, 2016 at the Holding Company

Elements (David Fleminger, Greg Smith, Sppike Mike Muellenberg, Bart Mendoza) opened up Boogie Magazine's "Concert For Charity" at 2 p.m. on December 11 at the Holding Company in Ocean Beach, San Diego. They played a 45 minute set and then due to the following act being delayed in traffic, played a just for fun covers mini-set.

1) In Your Arms
2) You Still Take My Breath Away
3) Bleeding
4) Who Will Play Us In The Movie?
5) Can't Seem To Make You Mine
6) Hearts On Sleeve
7) Eleanor Rigby**
8) Marie's The Name (Of His Latest Flame) **
9) Clouds All Day
10) Problems Of Her Own
11)  I Woke Up In Love This Morning **
12) Can't Don't Want To Faster
13) Better Days
14) Comets Tomorrow

Bonus set:

1) High Heeled Sneakers **
2) Kissin' Cousin's **
3) Runaway **
4) Ticket To Ride **

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Elements performs December 11 at the Holding Company in Ocean Beach

Elements will be performing at Boogie Magazine's "Rock Concert For Charity" at the Holding Company in Ocean Beach / San Diego on December 11. Elements are Bart Mendoza, David Fleminger, Greg Smith and Sppike Mike Muellenberg

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ten San Diego-centric Music Gifts For Christmas

The San Diego Troubadour has a list of ten gift ideas recommended by Bart Mendoza, all from San Diego based authors, artists and musicians.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger December 13 at Grassroots Oasis

On December 13 Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger will play a few songs at a fundraiser for beloved San Diego venue Grassroots Oasis in San Diego. Its a top notch bill wth Cindy Lee Berryhill, 
Kimm Rogers, Nena Anderson, Jeff Berkley, Lisa Sanders with Brown Sugar and Calamity.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Interview with the Steely Damned

Bart Mendoza interviews guitarist Hank Easton and singer Larry Grano of The Steely Damned in the December 2016 issue of The San Diego Troubadour.

Tickets on sale now for Manual Scan / Los Fantasmas at the Casbah December 21

Manual Scan will be playing at San Diego's famed venue, the Casbah on December 21 - it's a great bill that includes the debut of Los Fantasmas 

New Band! Los Fantasmas debuts December 21

Los Fantasmas is a new four piece band featuring singer / guitarist Diana Death (Chinese Rocks, Little Richards), drummer Carlos Mendez & bassist Vino Marttinez (both of The Bassics) and Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan) that performs rock 'n roll classics -  in Spanish! The band performs songs by the likes of Los Ovnis and Los Brincos, with some like minded originals thrown in the mix. The debut gig will take place on Dec 21 at the Casbah on a bill with Manual Scan.

Bart Mendoza upcoming dates

From Facebook:

"Here are some upcoming events you will find me at:"

12/07 OB Farmers Market Holiday Drive (acoustic)
12/11 Elements @ The Irenic / Boogie Magazine Concert for Charity
12/13 Elements @ Grassroots Oasis Fundraiser
12/16 The BLVD Market - 3rd Fridays
12/21 Manual Scan @ The Casbah
12/27 Morning Show (TBC)
12/30 Fab Four New Years Party @ Queen Bee
03/21 San Diego Music Awards
03/25 Beatles Fair (host)
03/26 TBA @ The Casbah 

04/20 City College
06/03 Art Around Adams

June    San Diego County Fair

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tonight In San Diego - Bart Mendoza to guest with the Mondaze November 21

Bart Mendoza will be sitting in with the Tonight in San Diego house band, The Mondaze on November 21 - the night will include guests Joe Cardillo, Cirque du Soleil and Amy Burkman. The show will be "taped" at 8 p.m. for broadcast later in the month

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chuck Perrin interview

Bart Mendoza interviewed Chuck Perrin about the move of his San Diego music venue, Dizzy's to a new location, Arias Hall as well as details about a new collection of unreleased demos, from the mid 1960's and early 1970's, recorded as part of a brother /sister duo, Chuck and Mary Perrin

Interview with Chuck Perrin

Greg Douglass interview

Bart Mendoza interviewed guitarist Greg Douglass in the Peninsula Beacon. Douglass is the former guitarist for The Steve Miller Band, Greg Kihn, Eddie Money, Van Morrison and more!

Greg Douglass Interview

Saturday, November 12, 2016

San Diego Music Thing Press

Bart Mendoza was interviewed twice for the annual San Diego Music Thing Event

November 10 / CW6-TV - an on air interview alongside singer-songwriter Jimmy Ruelas
November 10/  San Diego Union Tribune - an interview by George Varga

Friday, November 11, 2016

Beatles Fair Pre party December 30 at Queen Bee

A fundraising event for the 2017 Beatles Fair will be held December 30th at Queen Bee. it will be a  great way to start the NYE weekend - featuring The Rollers, The Baja Bugs and the Dave Humphries Band, the night will be hosted by Bart Mendoza. More details soon:

San Diego Music Thing November 11-12

Bart Mendoza is hosting the Music Conference side of San Diego Music Thing 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Shambles - "It's Getting Better"

The Shambles version of the Jeremy Morris powerpop classic, "It's Getting Better" will be included in the fourth installment of the Sweet Relief compilation album series. Funds raised by the disc this time out are earmarked for cancer research. More details soon. 
Here's a "needle drop" video (aka playing the actual vinyl) for the band's most recent song
 "More Than This" on Bickerton Records

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bart Mendoza's latest San Diego music spotlights for the Beach & Bay Press 10/07/16

Bart Mendoza's latest for the San Diego based newspaper, the Beach & Bay Press includes spotlights on "the Carly's Cause Fundraiser at Brick By Brick with Get Groovin', Points North and Lords of Sabbath, Sue Palmer at the PB Library (free!), The Fred Benedetti Trio's tribute to John Lennon at Dizzy's, Dirty Taxi & Copy Cat Killers at the 710 Beach Club, David Shyde at Firefly Restaurant and Bar, and the Chargers own Joe Barsdale's blues jam at Humphreys Backstage Live with proceeds from the show going to the Fender Music Foundation," 

True Stories in the studio!

From Facebook: "Just spent the afternoon at Pacific Beat Studios with (Grammy winning producer) Alan Sanderson at the board and David Fleminger and Danny Cress joining me - taped four new tunes: "Just To See Your Face Again," "Dim Images," "Skywriting" and "Windmills"

Sanderson has worked with many top artists including Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Switchfoot and many more

Pacific Beat Studios

Monday, October 3, 2016

Bart Mendoza's FYI music column returns to the San Diego Troubadour!

Bart Mendoza's column for the San Diego Troubadour, FYI, returns after a nine month hiatus and this time out includes:

"Five Questions For Doug Booth" 
+ album reviews for Daddy Issues, Mittens, Jeremy Morris, Les Madres, Los Imposibles, Mark Montijo and Briatore 
+ the latest edition of "Strange Stage Stories" with Tom Araya of Slayer, Whitney Shay, Jesse Egan host of TV's "Tonight In San Diego", Craig Schreiber of The Verigolds, Russ Noel of HELP - A Beatles Tribute etc., Brent Meyer of Strangelove- tribute to Depeche Mode, Melissa Barrison and Skid Roper with a Yes / Steve Howe related story.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Manual Scan Oct 3 Tonight In San Diego TV Show Taping!

Manual Scan will perform - LIVE - on San Diego's late night variety / talk show, Tonight In San Diego on Monday, October 3:  Manual Scan / Tonight In San Diego Tickets
Season 4 - Episode 90 - Taping Monday Oct 3rd 2016

San Diego's premiere late night variety talk show! Join us LIVE as part of our studio audience at the Geoffrey Space as we bring you the best and brightest of what San Diego has to offer. Join our host Jesse Egan and co-host Keith Foster along with The Mondaze ft Dj Teelynn.

Studio audience members will be receiving gifts and prizes from the Belly Up Tavern, House of Blues and more!

We are looking forward to seeing YOU on our Oct 3rd  taping!
Kimi Evans - Meteorologist
David Moye - Staff writer/ Weird News at The Huffington Post
Manual Scan - Musical Performance

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Manual Scan 40th Anniversary set list! September 24 2016

Here's what Manual Scan played at their 40th Anniversary show, September 24, 2016 at the Adams Avenue Street Fair:

1)      I Can’t Don’t Want to Faster
2)      Nothing Can Be Everything
3)      Ain’t Got You **(Kevin vocals, Zach Cole harmonica) 
4)      I Can Only Give You Everything
5)      And We Still Feel The Same
6)      Leaving Here
7)      New Difference  
8)      American Way
9)      Jungle Beat  
10)  Nothing You Can Do 
11)  Shake & Shout  **(w/ Samuel Martinez of the Bassics on vocals, Jason Hanna of the Bullfighters on trumpet)
12)  For Those
13)  She Said It’s Late
14)  All Night Stand
15)  Sorry (w / Brad Wilkins drums)
16)   High Heeled Sneakers **(w/ Johnny Vernazza of the Elvin Bishop Group on slide guitar, Brad Wilkins drums)
17)   Biff Bang Pow (w/ Brad Wilkins drums)
18)  I Want To Hold Your Hand (w/ Brad Wilkins drums -not the Beatles song, its a vintage original)
19)  Fire
20)  She May Call You Up Tonight **(Dave vocals)
21)  Like Wow Wipeout 
22)  She So Fine
23)  Innocence Becomes You
24)  Plan of Action **(Kevin on vocals)
25)  Walk The Beat **(w/ Chris Davies of the Penetrators)
26)  Come See Me