The world of music with a San Diego slant: The SoundDiego Podcast brings the NBC 7 TV show and music platform to online life with an exploration of the community local musicians and music fans — and touring acts headed San Diego’s way — live and breathe in, from the moment they order their breakfast burrito to the time they call it a night at the Casbah. Host Dustin Lothspeich is a San Diego Music Award winner and longtime chronicler of the weird and unforgettable scene and will plug you in or show you where there’s an outlet.
'Professionalism and Musicians Don't Always Go Hand-in-Hand' -- Nine Inch Nails' Ilan Rubin
On Episode 17 of the SoundDiego Podcast, Nine Inch Nails' Ilan Rubin gives us the inside scoop on Tom DeLonge's UFO obsession, Trent Reznor's no-nonsense professionalism and why Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time.
"My blood was on fire the whole time" -- Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis
On Episode 16 of the SoundDiego Podcast, Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explains why he can't stop listening to Nine Inch Nails, plays some Padres walk-up-song trivia and talks about live music in a post-pandemic world.
"The skill I had at Rock Band didn't translate at all into real life" -- Elise Trouw
On Episode 15 of the SoundDiego Podcast, San Diego YouTube mashup star Elise Trouw explains how she graduated from playing video games to playing sold-out stages, shares onstage horror stories about her tour with Incubus and why she wants her fake I.D. back from Mavericks in PB.
"How much is Karlos paying? We'll triple it" -- B-Side Players' Karlos Paez
On Episode 14 of the SoundDiego Podcast, the B-Side Players' Karlos Paez explains why Carlos Santana owes him a favor, which vintage piece of clothing he's resold for $5,000, and why he's lost bandmates to Slightly Stoopid, Lenny Kravitz and others.
"Reading and music activate the same part of your brain" -- Verbatim Books' Justine Epstein
On Episode 13 of the SoundDiego Podcast, Justine Epstein — the owner of North Park's Verbatim Books — shares her love of Oingo Boingo and Tom Waits, raves about great local musician authors, possibly gets converted into a Bruce Springsteen fan, and more.
"Those sibling ties will always be there" -- Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins
On Episode 12 of the SoundDiego Podcast, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins belts out her favorite Whitney Houston hit, admits that she's guilty of going to a show and talking during a set, shares what it's like to write music with her brother and fellow Grammy winner — and more.