Sunday, June 25, 2017

True Stories OB Street Fair Set List June 24 2017

True Stories performed at the OB Street Fair  on June 24, playing a mix of originals and covers:

Set List:

Can't Seem To Make You Mine
In Your Arms
Eleanor Rigby
Twenty Flight Rock
Better Days
All Sorts
Who Will Play Us In The Movie?
Ticket To Ride
Roll Over Beethoven
You Still Take My Breath Away
Hearts On Sleeve
Comets Tomorrow
Surfin' USA
With A  Little Help From My Friends

Friday, June 23, 2017

Gabriela & La Buena Onda promo video

Singer-Songwriter Gabriela Aparicio's new promo video includes commentary from producer Alan Sanderson, award winning singer-songwriter Tolan Shaw and Bart Mendoza.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Manual Scan 1991 BBC John Peel Airplay - Listen Now!

Legendary BBC DJ John Peel played Manual Scan on his show on at least two occasions, both songs were from the Days & Maybes EP released on Minneapolis label, Susstones Records :

July 22 1991  "Of Heart & Soul"
September 28, 1991  "For Jamie"

You can download one of the shows in its entirety on the Perfumed Garden Blogspot here:

Here's the playlist: 

PJ Harvey - Dress (Too Pure)
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (Jive)
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Geffen)
Thousand Yard Stare - No Score After Extra Time (Stifled Aardvark/Polydor)
Surgery - Brazier (Session)
Messiah - There Is No Law {Rap Edit} (Kickin')
Manual Scan - For Jamie (Susstones)
Moe Tucker - Blue All The Way To Canada (New Rose)
Heaven 17 - We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Virgin)
Captain Condoms - Great Captain (Public Bath)
Steely And Clevie - African Beat (Digital B)
Therapy? - Innocent X/Meat Abstract (Session)
Rum And Black - Wicked (Shut Up And Dance)
Babes In Toyland - Ripe (Strange Fruit)
Arthur Gunter - Baby Let's Play House (Stompin')
Surgery - Dear Sweet Laura (Session)
The Heart Throbs - Turn Away (One Little Indian)
Bass Kruncher - Keep Calm {Mare Street Mix} (Lafayette)
Moondog - Tugboat Toccata (Prestige)
Some Have Fins - Wherever (Eve)
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Strange Fruit)
Primal Scream - Slip Inside This House (Creation)
Gene Vincent - Maybe (Capitol)

Monday, June 19, 2017

True Stories at the OB Street Fair - Free shuttle and parking info

If you are going to the Ocean Beach Street Fair (free!) this Saturday June 24, featuring True Stories, Jeff Berkley, Cardinal Moon, The Routine, The Moves Collective, Stone Horse and many more- Info on free satellite parking and free shuttles to the event can be found here:

OB Street Fair - Free Shuttle & Parking Info 

True Stories at the Ocean Beach Street Fair - June 24!

True Stories will be performing at the Ocean Beach Street Fair, this Saturday June 24 at 1:30 pm on the Bacon Sun Stage at the corner of Bacon and Niagara streets. The festival has five stages, with other artists on this stage set to include: The Routine, Jeff Berkeley, Stone Horse, Jefferson Jay, Cardinal Moon and The Millionaire Beach Bums.

True Stories included on new "Dizzy Spells" compilation

True Stories is one of 40 San Diego based bands included on the new compilation, Dizzy Spells. The album includes a new song, "The Last Time Life Was Perfect," recorded with producer Alan Sanderson, featuring Bart Mendoza (vocals / guitar), Normandie Wilson (vocals), David Fleminger (keyboards, lead guitar), Danny Cress (drums) and Orrick Smith (bass). Others tracks include songs by Schizophonics, The Bassics, Birdy Bardot, Buckfast Superbee, Creepseed, Bit Maps, Gloomsday, Oh Spirit, Geezer and many more! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

FYI returns to the San Diego Troubadour!

After a six month hiatus, Bart Mendoza's FYI column returns to the San Diego Troubadour:

The latest edition includes a conversation with Gregory Page on his new album, 14 Jim Croce covers and misc with video links, a conversation with Elvis tribute combo, Graceband - and reviews of Dot Dash, Casey hensley, The Cherry Bluestorms, John McCutcheon, Kelly Ryan, Rob Martinez, Hullabaloo, The Big Stir Records compilation with Scott Samuels, Steve Rosenbaum, Fernando Perdomo, Super Buffet and more.  

Tonight in San Diego June 12 2017 - True Stories

Bart Mendoza sat in with the Tonight in San Diego band, The Mondaz, during a show taping on 
June 12. Guests on the show were David Moye, Zandra Rhodes and musical guest, Lisa Sanders. The Mondaz, featuring Trish Naval, Richard Galiguis and Nina Leilani, play theme music as well as for a few moments before and after segments (ie bumper music coming in and out of commercials / breaks). For this segment music played included two True Stories songs penned by Mendoza, "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" and "Hearts On Sleeve," as well as The Partridge Family classic, "I Woke Up In Love This Morning." During a break in taping towards the end, "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" was played again as part of an audience participation dance contest.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

True Stories at the Riviera Supper Club June 10 - Free!

True Stories will perform a free show at the Riviera Supper Club on June 10. The band will perform at least two sets, mixing originals and cover tunes

True Stories Set List: Riviera Supper Club May 26

Here are the songs that True Stories played at the Riviera Supper Club in La Mesa, California, on May 26 - a a set of originals and a set of covers:

Cant Seem To Make You Mine
You Still Take My Breath Away
Clouds All Day
Hearts On Sleeve
In Your Arms
Who Will Play Us In The Movie
I Can’t Don’t Want to Faster
Better Days
Comets Tomorrow

Mystery Train / Folsom Prison Blues 

Route 66
Twenty Flight Rock
Little Sister
Ticket To Ride
High Heeled Sneakers
I Woke Up In Love This Morning
Mystery Dance
Honey Are You Straight or Are You Blind
I'm A Believer
Secret Agent Man
Outdoor Miner
Kissin' Cousins
Marie's The Name (Of His Latest Flame)
Walk Don't Run
Eleanor Rigby
Seventh Son

Art Around Adams Set List June 4

Here's what True Stories played at this year's Art Around Adams:

Can't Seem To Make You Mine
You Still Take My Breath Away
Eleanor Rigby
Ticket To Ride
Mystery Dance
Better Days
Hearts On Sleeve
I Can't Dont Want To faster
Comets Tomorrow
Twenty Flight Rock