Dirty Thursdays was podcast every Thursday direct from Dirty Boulevard Recording Company in San Diego, CA. The show provided an audio snapshot of SD jazz artists, songwriters, acoustic groups, and bluegrass from 2010-2012

Thursday, May 26, 2011

023: Frame Of Reference

OK, we're back in introspective-jazz-land this week. Frame Of Reference is Doug Walker on bass, Nick Tocco on guitar, and Tim Nunnink and Peter August on saxophones (well, that's four-fifths of the group... we are minus-drums here at Dirty Blvd Recording Co.).

All the members attended the jazz program at San Diego State University, but this band started developing a truly original sound during their three-year residency at South Park Bar & Grill. Tune in and hear a few tunes by Doug and Nick.

If you are in San Diego, you can catch Frame Of Reference live this June at Ray At Night in North Park.

-Out Of Thin Air (N. Tocco)
-Digression (D. Walker)
-Waterdoor (D. Walker)
bonus: In The Know (D. Walker) [outro]

Entire episode:
download ep 23

Cut to the Chase (last two songs):
download ep 23 part 2

Frame Of Reference (official site)
F.O.R. on Facebook

Thursday, May 19, 2011

022: Summer Mencher

We're continuing the girl-meets-guitar theme here at Dirty Thursdays. Gotta stay the course...

This week we got a surprise preview of Summer Mencher's new disc "Break The Mold" which is slated to release in August.

Tune in to hear stories about her incomparable swimming prowess, as well as the low-down on the record.

Next week we are back in jazz-mode with Frame Of Reference bringing on some two-tenor-sax jams.

-Love is Love
-One Hit Wonder
-Lead With Love
-Stranger to Stronger
bonus: The Maze [outro]

Entire episode:

for non-flash users - download ep 22

Cut to the Chase (last two songs):

for non-flash users - download ep 22 part 2

Summer Mencher (official site)
Summer on twitter

***9:00am PST: All the links should be working properly now. Sorry if you tried to access the post for the last couple of hours.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

6000 pageviews!

A huge thanks to all you dirty-fans; we just passed 6000 views! Please spread the word and keep listening ;-) Our stats show we're getting listeners from every continent except Africa. Lots of folks are tuning in from Japan, Australia, Europe, and Brazil. 

-The Lovebirds (Dirty Thursdays 001) are playing their first gig tonight (5-17-11) at the Tin Can Ale House. 

-Saxophonist Jason Robinson (Dirty Thursdays 003) is giving a "farewell San Diego" concert at Dizzy's on June 2nd.

-The Smart Brothers (Dirty Thursdays 016) killed it at the North Park Festival of the Arts this past weekend! Keep an eye on their facebook page for upcoming shows. 

-Miss Erika Davies (Dirty Thursdays 013) has her new CD 'Galaxy Lakes' available for pre-order.

-San Diego pianist Sir Edward Kornhauser (Dirty Thursdays 002) quit the scene for a while and took off to the far-east.  You can get updates on his blog at whiskeythunder.blogspot.com

-You can catch bassist Rob Thorsen (Dirty Thursdays 020 and Dirty Thursdays 005) this Wednesday (and most Wednesdays) at the El Camino Latin Jazz Jam Session as part of the smoking house band. 

-Some upcoming episodes: Summer Mencher, Frame of Reference, The Heavy Guilt, Irving Flores, etc. Also, there will be an exclusive live podcast/concert with alt-jazz-surf-rock-indie-fabtastic duo THE MATTSON 2 coming up this summer. We hope you can join us for this special event - stay tuned for the time/date/venue!

Friday, May 13, 2011

blog outage

Blogger was down for almost 24 hours... suddenly it's back. You could read blogs but I was unable to post anything. Sorry for the delay with this week's episode. Great job GOOGLE! (can you hear the digital sarcasm?)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

021: Nena Anderson

**It's our Dirty 21st! Dirty Thursdays is definitely hitting the bars tonight!**

This week's dirty-episode has been in-the-making since January... we finally found time to sit down with singer-songwriter Nena Anderson - and she was even kind enough to entertain my 'professional' interviewing skills.

Tune in to hear about her upcoming indie/blues/jazz/country/pop album, San Diego's honky-tonk scene, and a new duo project with Adrian DeMain.

Nena's debut record "Beyond The Lights" is slated to come out in the next month or two. Until then you can hear her in person at the Grant Grill or Belly Up Tavern.


-Sink Or Swim
-One More
-I Fall In Love Too Fast
-Beyond The Lights
bonus: Hush [outro]

Entire episode:
 download episode 21

Cut to the Chase (last two songs):
 download ep 21 part 2

Nena Anderson (official site)
Brawley (facebook)
Nena on twitter
The Neverout (facebook)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

020: Rob Thorsen Trio

We convinced 3rd time dirty-guest Rob Thorsen to come back, but this time the bass is in front; Rob's leading a trio  that includes Joshua White on Fender Rhodes and Fernando Gomez on drumset.  Rob is the hardest working bassist in San Diego and is first-call as a sideman in addition to leading his own groups.  This trio exists only 'in-the-moment' and will be playing some originals by both Rob and Joshua.

Rob also gives us the inside-track on the San Diego Double Bass Summit which is coming up this summer.  Rob has been the organizer, CEO, and driving force behind the summit - a yearly concert that brings together upright-bass legends like Mark Dresser, Marshall Hawkins, Burt Teresky, and many others all on one bill.

If you are local to Southern CA, you can catch Rob with Louis Hayes on May 10th, 2011 at Jazz Live (see link below).


-Hall Hawk (Joshua White)
-Blues Clues (Rob Thorsen)
-Sad Guy (Rob Thorsen)

Entire episode:
 download episode 20

Cut to the Chase (last two songs):
 download ep 20 part 2

Rob Thorsen (official site)
Jazz 88.3 (jazz live concert series)
Joshua White (facebook info page)
Fernando Gomez (facebook)

***Upcoming Podcasts: Nena Anderson, Nathan Hubbard, The Mattson 2, The Heavy Guilt, and more... stay tuned and stay dirty!