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Sceneroller, Java Joe's, 2000, July 27, 8:00 pm (Thu), The Shambles, Happy Losers, Vertibird
(collection Bart Mendoza)
About This Gig


Bart Mendoza, Che Underground: The Blog: Another of my paste-&-cut jobs, the black-and-white motif being down to using an old New Sounds flyer for content. The 1989 gig itself was pretty great, featuring Happy Losers from Spain, whom we’d met on tour in Europe. They stayed in town long enough to record a session at Earthling Studios in El Cajon. Frank Barajas is a great songwriter who by coincidence ended up in Spain at the same time as we did and became part of the Shambles entourage for a few weeks of fun and mayhem.

Vertibird was a superb power-pop band (one album) that featured Jack Reynolds and Charlie McCree, current mainstays of the San Diego music scene with a zillion bands to their credit.