All posts tagged: the che cafe

"The Day Moon" – An Interview With The Howlies

“What makes us different is that we always try to make each song we create different and original with lyrics and sound. We want our songs to have meaning and texture, we want to set ourselves apart by taking people on a trip with our youth. This album we’re releasing is called, “The Day Moon,” because whenever it’s broad day, or before sunset, there’s a day moon that’s just so beautiful; that acts as a beauty mark in the sky. The vibes you get are too surreal sometimes.”  A passion that acts as a canvas, we sat down with Nicholas Bodenstadt of The Howlies to talk about the ambitions and idea behind San Diego’s latest “psychedelic surf rock” band.

A Few Words with Local Spacy Dinosaur Rock Band: T.Rexico

Sometimes so laid back I could literally lay back on The Venue Couch (you know, that couch that’s in every venue… Even if you don’t see a couch anywhere, it’s there somewhere), and sometimes so energetic that even the sound guy is jumping up and down in the booth, a T.Rexico show never disappoints. Catch them at a house show or the Che and you’ll see Thomas rocking those summery surf rock guitar progressions we all love, Bryce bringing major Buttertones vibes on bass, and Tristin on drums laying down beachy beats straight out of the 60s. When we got to talk to them at this particular show, we got to hear Kiara on organ too, which added a whole new element to their sound that we totally dig. Stay tuned for deets on their Spacy Dinosaur Rock sound, some notes on the scene, and how this local San Diego band came to be.

Like Lightning and Sipping Soda – An Interview with Lightning Cola

For the wild-wave-washed-dreamers of Lightning Cola, it’s all about passion; each song a moment, feelings that describe them as a whole. A genuine, quiet group, the band’s fast songs and loud lyrics make up for the shy exterior. Members Jordan Graham, Nathan Blake, and iconic brothers Niko and Xander Sitaras all coexist with individuality that immediately sets them apart.

“You Gotta Breathe It, Eat It, Shower It, Or Something Like That"- An Interview With Los Shadows

Article written by Autumn McDonald For San Diego band Los Shadows, it all started with the simple question of: “Do you wanna go to California and do music?” All five members came together from places like Florida all to make music they say is described as surf goth, one member saying, “Yeah, some people call us surf goth…I wouldn’t wanna take it on but, I mean it is what it is.”


Article written by Kyla Wyllie Video filmed and edited by Kyla Wyllie The infamous DIY venue, known as The Che Cafe, describes the local music scene in a nutshell. Created by unedited self expression and complete social and creative acceptance, The Che Cafe is a must visit destination for music lovers residing in San Diego. Some might see it as a small building swallowed whole by spray paint and graffiti, but if you take another look you’ll see a safe space filled with a close family of strangers, all there for one reason… music.