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