Daily Archives: June 15, 2009

Frubble Open Mic Night

Frubble Open Mic Night

Last Friday night, June 12, was the first Open Mic Night at Frubble.  Mark and Caroline Baker decided to start this event to give local artists – singers, musicians, and writers/poets – a chance to share their talents with the community.  And who knows, maybe one of them might be discovered over a Thai tea or a peach frubble.  Being the first time, the turn out was small, but everyone seemed to have a good time.  The talent ranged from very amateur to quite good, and it will be fun to see how this develops.

Here are some pictures from the event.

Open Mic Night 1

Open Mic Night 2

Open Mic Night 3

Open Mic Night 4

Open Mic 5

Open Mic Night 6


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80z All Stars Kick Off Rocking Summer Concert Series

80z All Stars

The sky was cloudy and gloomy, but there was more than enough energy coming from the stage to keep everyone heated up, as the 80z All Stars blew into town to open up the annual Summer Concert Series.  With their hard-driving music and electrifying personalities, band members Nigel Naughty, Motley Who, Devo 2.0, and Karate Kid had the crowd dancing all around the amphitheater.  At one point Nigel even started up a conga line that made its way up one set of stairs, around the back of the crowd, and back down the other stairs.

Conga Line

This was the second time in two weeks that this group has performed in Santee – previously they had been the closing band on the Main Stage at the Street Fair – and they will be coming back again as part of the entertainment on the Fourth of July.  Talking to the band afterwards, they admitted that Santee is one of their favorite places to play because they are always so well received.  This was certainly the case this night.  One pair of fans went so far as to create a three-part sign to ask for a song from their favorite 80s group – Journey.

Journey Fans

I want to take a moment to thank the companies that are helping to sponsor this great concert series, particularly this year with so many businesses cutting back on their spending – to the detriment of many community organizations and activities.  So thank you to Barona Resort and Casino, Cox Communications, Daphne’s Greek Cafe, the Metropolitan Transit Service, Target, and, of course, the City of Santee.

Summer Concert Sponsors

Lead singer Nigel Naughty shares some love with fans

Nigel Naughty

The Wild Man – Bass Player Devo 2.0

Devo 2.0

Lead Guitar Motley Who

Motley Who

The ever-solid Karate Kid on Drums

Karate Kid

Fans of all ages rocked to the music


The flying fingers of Motley Who

Shredding the Guitar

Santee City Staff was there for the fun

Santee Staff Members

Miss Santee and Miss Santee Teen were on hand with some of their Court

Miss Santee and Court

Next week Lindsay Spurlock, the 2006 KSON Lakeside Idol Winner, brings her Rockin’ Country Tribute to the Summer Concert Series.  Be sure to check the Summer Concert Series schedule to see when your favorites will be playing.

Check back for more pictures.


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