Grassroots organization, South Monterey County Center for Arts & Technology (SoMoCoCAT), is offering digital media workshops for the first time in Monterey County’s ‘salad bowl of the world.” A ‘lettuce curtain’ isolates residents of rural Salinas Valley from opportunities in a 21st century creative workforce. SoMoCoCAT has therefore started a movement to cross the a ‘digital divide’ and part the ‘lettuce curtain” to bring free arts and technology training to underserved, mostly Latino, agricultural communities in South Monterey County.
The 1st annual Otherground All Stars Showcase presented by Quilombo Arte
There is going to be a HUGE show on November 13th at Giovane’s Restaurant in Salinas. At MC Cambio’s CD release show, you’ll get to see not only Mr. Cambio himself, but the entire Para La Gente crew, including Bocafloja, straight out of Mexico City, and vocalist Shannon Michele! Realization will also be there along with DJ Mike J (spinning soul and funk) and special guests.
It’s an 18 and over show, and will cost only $7 for entrance.
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On top of the three already available, “A Life on the Road,” “Hollis Brown,” and “A Table for Two,” we have added a bunch of new Ken Girardey songs to the “All Genres” radio stream, the “Rock, Metal, and Acoustic” audio stream, and the On Demand Player!
The new songs added are as follows: “Ali,” “Apache,” “Down in the Hole,” “For a Missing Cat,” “Life’s One Act Play,” “No Mo Joe,” “Smoking Gun,” “World in a Jug,” “Yes it is, it’s True,” and “You Belong to Me (Clara).”
Here is the press release for a few of the songs, written by Mr. Girardey himself.
A Table for Two…. this all original unique CD is a story about the life of Jack Kerouac and his daughter Jan Michelle Kerouac. It’s a fantasy fiction piece about a Father and Daughter who never really connected in life, and although they were like two peas in a pod, they seemed to pass each other like ships in the night. The story takes place after Jack passes away and is on his journey to his final destination where he gets one last chance to connect with the daughter he never took the time to get to know. The original story is narrated by the Author Ken Girardey and features lots of colorful sound effects and original music performed by the author.
Emmy nominated Producer of Thirty Something and Handwritten Theater, Joseph Dougherty, gave it 5 Stars and stated, “Ken Girardey confidently sculpts music, language and wishful thinking to create a contemplation of loss and regret on the road to eternity. Perfect overnight programming, this passes my test for appropriate audio company on a late night drive across the desert.”
Noted Producer and Peabody award winner Marjorie Van Halteren gave it a 4 star review. “Good writing, nice voice, full of music, sound, and humour, and truly from the heart.
- Ken Girardey
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Check out our new On Demand Player! Bands and artists can opt in to allow their listeners to pick and choose which songs they want to hear. After only being up for 24 hours, we had already gathered permission to use over 100 songs! A special thanks for those who have already allowed their music on the On Demand section: August Sky, Bog Iron, Counter Clockwise, Donnie Williams & Park Place, Garibai, Ken Girardey, Para La Gente, Riz Orkestra, RastaFarOUT, and Rondalia Armonia.
Check it out and enjoy some great music, absolutely free, by clicking here.
Hey everyone, we just wanted to let you know that we’ll be writing a review pretty soon on Para La Gente‘s CD, People Living Growing. I would have waited for the review to get some promo out for these guys, but I’ve been listening to it a lot and it’s something you guys and gals need to listen to. Their genuine “New New School” music, self described as “Otherground Hip Hop, Live and Lyrical Rap, Digital and Dynamic with Rock, Funk, Reggae and Club influences” truly does bring something very new to the table. Their messages are clear, pick up the CD and hear for yourself. Official review coming soon.
Treat yourself to some fantastic blues! John “Broadway” Tucker, the 2006 Monterey Blues Festival Artist of the Year, and his 7 piece Broadway Blues Band will knock your socks off! John Tucker will be playing this Saturday, October 3rd, with the Broadway Blues Band at Giovane’s Restaurant in Salinas. Dinner will be served from 5-9pm, and the music starts at 9pm. You can check out the late night menu as well from 9pm to 12:30am. The cover charge for this show is $5!
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Irish Traditional beaten with a shovel made from pure Hard American ROCK! Please welcome Bog Iron from Monterey to SalinasRadio.com, and be sure to check them out at their website, BogIron.com.
Born in the fog of the Monterey Bay, Bog Iron is a Celtic rock band with deep roots in the hard rock tradition. We formed in early 2008 with our original lineup: John Michael, Chris Burke, Tim Burke, Patrick Golden, and Dave Holodiloff. In the summer of 2008, Steve Lenard and Peter Sheehan replaced the Brothers Burke, and Dave Holodiloff played his last show with us on St. Patrick’s Day 2009. Currently, we have John Michael on vocals and Peter Sheehan on bass, both Ireland-born; and Patrick Golden (guitars, originally from Bakersfield, CA) and Steve Lenard (drums, originally from Downers Grove, IL).