SoundDiego LIVE Blows Up

Dynamite Walls, DJ Gabe Vega and FMera played explosive sets at the Saloon in Encinitas.

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Dynamite Walls, DJ Gabe Vega and FMera played explosive sets at the Saloon in Encinitas at SoundDiego LIVE X on Thursday night.
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Dynamite Walls
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Dynamite Walls frontman Tom Pritchard (left) and bassist Allan Bates
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FMera kicked things off around 8:30
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The most memorable bartender in North County? Maybe
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DJ Gabe Vega on the turntables
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There's always one in any bar
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The highlight of the night might have been the world debut of Dynamite Walls' new video, "Sing Out Loud" -- check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-qRH58Fzt4&feature=plaayer_embedded
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Ah, yes, the PBR oil can
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SoundDiego LIVE hosts Chris Cantore of KPRI and Robin Roth of 91X
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Dynamite Walls' frontman, Tom Pritchard
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SoundDiego LIVE host and KPRI DJ Chris Cantore interviewing Chris Strickland, one of the partners who runs the Saloon.
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Dynamite Walls
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Republic of Letters' drummer Nick Venti (left) came up to see the show.
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Bassist Nic Stauber and guitarist Michael Stauffer of FMera
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Paul Welch (second from left) and Kurt Dunlop (far right) of FMera with friends
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Chris Strickland of the Saloon
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FMera's drummer, Kurt Dunlop (left), with some friends
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Some early birds noshing during the free happy hour
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The Saloon's soundman, Jordan, kept things sounding great all night.
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Dynamite Walls bassist Alan Bates with a couple of fans who had seen both bands before
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Some of the artwork inside the Saloon
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The bar was packed all night.
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FMera
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FMera drummer Kurt Dunlop
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FMera's Michael Stauffer
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FMera's multi-instrumentalist Paul Welch
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FMera bassist Nic Stauber
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FMera Paul Welch
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FMera guitarist Michael Stauffer
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FMera frontman Paul Welch
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SoundDiego LIVE host and KPRI DJ Chris Cantore introducing FMera to kick off the music
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Now this is why we have SoundDiego LIVE, boys and girls
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FMera drummer Kurt Dunlop
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Tuning, tuning, always tuning
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Paul Welch fronting FMera
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FMera performing
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FMera's Michael Stauffer (left) and Paul Welch
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FMera's Michael Stauffer (left) and Paul Welch
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Another shot of FMera
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Longtime Saloon bartender Joe stuck around after his shift and spend some time on the other side of the bar, clearly happy he had done so.
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Somebody's happy they got FMera merch
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Thanks to the Saloon's soundman, Jordan, all went smoothly throughout the night.
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FMera
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SoundDiego LIVE hosts Chris Cantore and Robin Roth are old friends from their days at 91X, where Roth is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cantore is now over at KPRI in the afternoon-drive slot.
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FMera's Michael Stauffer
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DJ Gabe Vega on the turntables
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SoundDiego editor Eric S. Page with Republic of Letters Nick Venti
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SoundDiego LIVE lit up the Encinitas night.
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DJ Gabe Vega, who spins at the Saloon every Monday as well, was good enough to share his Thursday-night slot at the Encinitas landmark with SoundDiego LIVE and hit the turntables between FMera and Dynamite Walls' sets.
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DJ Gabe Vega on the turntables
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Dynamite Walls drummer Eric Pritchard
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Dynamite Walls guitarist Alex Blundell
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There would have been no SoundDiego LIVE at the Saloon without Dynamite Walls' frontman, Tom Pritchard.
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Dynamite Walls keyboardist Paul Kimmel
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Dynamite Walls' frontman, Tom Pritchard
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Dynamite Walls
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Dynamite Walls guitarist Alex Blundell
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Dynamite Walls guitarist Alex Blundell
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Dynamite Walls drummer Eric Pritchard
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Dynamite Walls keyboardist Paul Kimmel
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The highlight of the night might have been the world debut of Dynamite Walls' new video, "Sing Out Loud" -- check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-qRH58Fzt4&feature=plaayer_embedded#at=214
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Now you're kicking yourself, right? It's hard to pick our favorite in this crowd shot.
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Dynamite Walls
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The Saloon's security both kept the peace and kept things running smoothly all night.
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SoundDiego regular Jeff Sperling with DJ Robin Roth
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SoundDiego LIVE hosts Chris Cantore of KPRI and Robin Roth of 91X
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Dynamite Walls
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Dynamite Walls bassist Allan Bates
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Dynamite Walls keyboardist Paul Kimmel
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Dynamite Walls frontman Tom Pritchard (left) and bassist Allan Bates
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Dynamite Walls guitarist Alex Blundell
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