Why is Florentino Buenaventura smiling? Because it introduces the world to the San Diego music scene.
“We will be shooting a good part of the show in the studio,” says producer Florentino Buenaventura of the new SDTV musical stage program. “But like most media outlets, we plan to have correspondents on site, who will report on music news in clubs, recording studios, concert halls, musical instrument shops. music and vinyl records and rehearsal rooms. ” Several shows have already been filmed at EnterTalk Studios in Miramar and, according to Buenaventura, “we can shoot entire episodes on location as well. One of the possible spot spots is Winter NAMM 2022. We’ve been the primary broadcaster of the NAMM Livestream scene for the past three years, before Covid, and if Winter NAMM goes this year as planned, I can see us do a ‘SD music scene goes to the live broadcast of NAMM.
Buenaventura, a filmmaker who has shot several local music videos, played bass with Curbside Vinyl and was previously with the Changing scene radio show at WSRadio Internet Talk. Live concert practice took off last year while streaming group concerts from the locked Queen Bee’s stage, as well as hosting the November Songs For Shelter benefit live concert with Rebecca Jade, Cedrice Ce & Lyrical. Groove and Jason Mraz collaboration with Renée Dominique. Earlier this year he participated in TVSD business partner Paul Berezetsky in the launch of a Concerts Cafe website, pairing local artists with custom branded coffee varieties.
SDTV musical scene Ep 1. Brian Witkin & The Tourmaliners
The first edition of TVSD features a conversation with Deven Berryhill of the Tourmaliners, as well as Brian Witkin of local Pacific Records, speaking about the label’s new label Grapefruit moon Southside Johnny & LaBamba’s Big Band released, paying homage to the music of San Diego’s Tom Waits. Joe Dameron performs and the show takes a look at Beat Farmers’ new reissue of Tales from the New West. A new episode debuts at EnterTalkMedia.com every Friday at 6:30 p.m. before being added to a YouTube archive, where the first entry was uploaded on June 19.
Several episodes shot so far have been hosted by music historian Bart Mendoza, whose bands Manual Scan and the Shambles have a long local history. According to Buenaventura, “When planning the show with Bart, we decided that a good start for the guests would be the nominees for the San Diego Music Awards, as well as longtime San Diego notables such as Wayne Riker. Bart. was the primary source and coordinator for connecting with guests.
Asked about his role on the show, Mendoza said, “I have a co-host on every episode, usually a non-musician, but someone who works in the industry. The plan is for most of them to be filmed at Miramar’s studio, but there is talk of doing a few specials throughout the year that would have segments recorded during an event. No real-time shows are planned at this time. The format will remain the basic Tonight show configuration, with occasional thematic edits. Of course, this all assumes we’re going to last awhile, but we have 11 episodes ready to edit, with more to record in late July, with another dozen in the works.
Upcoming musical guests include classic rock singer Laurie Beebe Lewis (the Mamas & the Papas, the Buckinghams), multi-instrumentalist Skyler Lutes (Defamation League, Everything Said), soul bluesy singer Casey Hensley, guitar Wayne Riker, jazz pianist Ed Kornhauser, alternative rockers Evening’s Empire, acoustic troubadour Jeff Berkley and pop singer Audrey Callahan.
According to Mendoza, the wide mix of genres represented will make the vibe of the show unique from previous focused local programming. “I think the biggest difference is that we look at all types of music. Upcoming guests include people from hip-hop, country, blues, jazz and rock. But we will also have artists from classical, opera, children’s music and world music. Plus, each episode includes a conversation with someone behind the scenes. There are so many people who keep our music community alive, from promoters to photographers to producers. It’s nice to be able to shine the spotlight on them.
Buenaventura reveals that expansion plans are already underway. “We are in talks with a local concert hall with several Concerts Cafe Scope to include in-person concerts alongside online concert broadcasts. One of our production concepts is to produce a Music Scene SD concert series featuring musical performers from the show. I cannot reveal the location yet, as we are still in the process of finalizing the details.