We’ve been so itching to start this music blog thingie that we posted the first item before explaining ourselves. this space aims to chronicle the goings-on of the local music scene —- who’s starting a band, who’s splitting up, who’s ditching town for a tour, who’s coming to town, who’s signing a deal, who’s dropping a new LP. (Wait, did “dropping” really just appear in that sentence?) It’ll be a place to crow about a new release that everyone should hear or about a set that everyone should catch or should have caught. And maybe, just maybe, there will be (gasp!) musings —- Rhythm & News could document those “the Shins will change your life”-type moments.
I write “we” with nary a hint of pretense, because this will be a team effort. I’m here because I oversee most of the music coverage for the North County Times’ Preview magazine. along for the ride are longtime NCT music critic Jim Trageser and an actual working musician, “Dr. Dave” Sawyer. Trag and I can place a needle on a groove (more or less) and admire our media databases, but Sawyer can pick up a guitar and produce pleasing tones with it. And who knows, maybe we’ll snag some other folks to help us along the way. Tips are most welcome. We have an email address and everything: firstname.lastname@example.org.