The sometimes unpredictable path to motherhood

Andra Day

Oscar-nominated Andra Day began singing at the First United Methodist Church in Chula Vista, then studied music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. In 2012, her cover of Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” peaked at number two on the YouTube Music Charts, earning her a signing to Warner Bros. Records. His first album Long live the fall earned a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards, where she was also up for Best R&B Performance for the song “Rise Up.” Following up on her covid-19 benefit single “Make Your Troubles Go Away,” Day released a cover of Billie Holiday’s “All of Me,” ahead of her Oscar-nominated lead role in The United States against Billie Holiday, a 2021 Hulu biopic about the late singer. This month, Day appears in Eggs easier, a new Discovery+ streaming special that “investigates the oft-taboo subject of infertility in the black community and brings together black women for illuminating and thought-provoking dialogue on the sometimes unpredictable journey to motherhood.” Keshia Knight Pulliam narrates the program, which also features Black women, doctors and fertility advocates who share their personal experiences including miscarriages, IVF, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and other reproductive issues .

dope price

“We’re putting the band back together with all the original members,” says acid-jazz band Price of Dope. The band originated in the 1990s, playing beach venues like Winstons and the Catamaran. Songs from their debut CD were used for Rob Machado’s MTV surf videos and featured frequently on local TV and radio. The band broke up in 1999 when saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum aka Cheme Gastelum (Creedle) and Dave Carano joined Robert Walter (Creedle, Greyboy Allstars) at the 20th Robert Walter Congress. Soon after, Jeff Kelley, Andy Holmes, Christian Schinelli and Ben Moore came together to form Pocket. Moore left Pocket in late 2008 and was replaced by another Price of Dope veteran, organist James Cummings, although he left in early 2012, along with Price of Dope bassist Christian Schinelli (who joined Crash & the Burns, alongside former members of Dirty Sweet).

Saxophonist Gastelum, who grew up in Spring Valley, immersed himself in the world of jazz. The 1990 Monte Vista High School graduate moved to New York City, where he records and performs. Price of Dope’s last meetings were in January 2011 at Bar Pink and September 2011 at Gallagher’s in Ocean Beach. The next performance will be on March 26 at Wintons.

Sully Group

Fronted by Sully Sullivan, the Sully Band has a funky new single featuring Albert Collins’ 1980 track “If You Love Me Like You Say”, from upcoming band Let’s Straighten It Out! album. According to Sullivan, “I’ve always been a fan of the blues, of artists like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker, but Albert wasn’t really on my radar. Then, while making this album, we were looking for certain songs about love and found this gem by Albert Collins and it was love at first sight. I’ve since become a huge fan of The Iceman, and even though we put a little New Orleans spice into our version, I still wanted to bring in a really blues-soaked player to handle the guitar solo, out of respect for Albert. Luckily, I knew a young blues guitar phenom based in San Diego, Anthony Cullins, and he came into the studio and recorded the track live with us, and completely killed it. Available March 11, the album features ten soul, blues and R&B tracks from the 60s and 70s, curated by Grammy-winning producer Chris Goldsmith (Blind Boys of Alabama, Ben Harper) and recorded at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood. (formerly A&M Studios).

Adam Gnade

Asked to describe his music, San Diegan native Adam Gnade said, “The loudest songs sound like a midnight head-on collision on 70 West — the sound of cars hitting cars, the creaking of metal, the breaking of glass and spray on the highway – then silence, followed by God and the devil trying to figure out which one has you. The calm ones are like [Led Zeppelin’s] “Going to California” played by truck drivers or sad waitresses. Music writers sometimes call it “speech,” but I hate speech. I’m just into non-traditional voices. Gnade collects his books and audio recordings in a series called We Live Nowhere and Know No One, which is set to novels, short stories and writings released on vinyl and cassette. His new book, After Tonight, Everything Will Be Different, is set in San Diego and features “taco shops and ramshackle beach apartments, on the amusement park boardwalk at 3 a.m., and in cars bound for of Tijuana and drunken glory…it’s a book of deli sub sandwiches, endless burritos, eggplant parmesan, the magnificence of good sourdough bread, boxed brownies and Doritos Nacho cheese, taco wraps and the perfect tortilla After Tonight, Everything Will Be Different is a furious, ecstatic and troubled book that shows a world of food and a world of life, each inextricably linked to each other. other.


After playing only a handful of shows, Augustana was signed to major label Epic Records, who released their debut album All the Stars and Boulevards in 2005. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (STP, Pearl Jam), the title single from the album was for a time the sixth most requested track on LA’s KROQ 106.7 FM. Their hit song “Boston” reached platinum sales status. The band’s 2008 feature Can’t Love Can’t Hurt debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at number 21. Their self-titled third album, released by Epic Records in early 2011, was recorded in Los Angeles with the Grammy Award-winning producer. /engineer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, etc.) It only sold about 29,000 copies in the United States. By comparison, All the Stars and Boulevards sold over 345,000 US copies, while Can’t Love Can’t Hurt sold 121,000 US copies. copies.


  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 8 p.m.
  • Kasbah,

    2501 Kettner Blvd.,
    San Diego
  • 21+

Their fourth studio album Life Imitating Life was released in 2014, recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN with producer John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir). After several band members left Augustana, frontman Dan Layus released his first solo album, Dangerous Things, in 2016. He returns to San Diego as Augustana to perform at the Casbah on Tuesday, January 25.

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