Ticket T-Shirt Giveaway!

Ticket and T-Shirt Giveaway! Now until January 18, 2018.

Click here and you could win TWO tickets to see The 8th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny on JANUARY 20th with The Farmers & Friends PLUS a special edition Country Dick T-Shirt from Belly Up Live & T-Sherms!

Ticket T-shirt Giveaway

Live too far away from the Belly Up?  Click here and and enter anyways and you could still win a T-Shirt and we will give away your tickets to the runner up.  Just write T-Shirt only please when you enter your contest info.

Click here if you want to shop for a Country Dick T-shirt.

Click here for ticket to see the 8th Annual Beat Farmers’ Hootenanny, Live at the Belly Up January 20, 2018!

10,000 Maniacs Live at the Belly Up!

RELEASED FOR 2018!

One of our longest and most hit filled live albums, 10,000 Maniacs Live at the Belly Up was recorded on August 5, 2017 and features 21 tracks and just under 100 minutes of music. Highlights include the band’s hits “Trouble Me,” “Candy Everybody Wants,” and set closer “These Are Days” as well as a rousing version of the band’s iconic cover of Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” and an inspired version of the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.  Click here to listen to sample tracks.

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Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio. more info…

Bebel Gilberto – Creep – From Live at the Belly Up

Bebel Gilberto Shares Live Cover Of Radiohead’s “Creep

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Bebel Gilberto Live At the Belly Up EP Out 9/29

“A stark, haunting cover … oddly enchanting” BlackBook

Bebel Gilberto has taken on traditional bossa nova rhythms and infused it with her trademark alluring vocals to create a hypnotic new sound.” – NPR

“Gilberto’s voice alights on a song. Her vocals trace the melody with a delicacy that carries its own kind of intensity.” – NY DAILY NEWS

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In anticipation of her upcoming EP Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up, the Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer shares her acclaimed live cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” today with Blackbook. Recorded last summer at the legendary Belly Up nightclub in Solana Beach, CA, the album will be released on September 29, 2017 on the venue’s own Belly Up Live imprint.

Bebel Gilberto has recently started performing these intimate versions of her songs live and has been delighted by the audience response. Perhaps more remarkable has been her own experience: “I feel completely naked listening to such untouched live tracks,” says the singer. “Recording some of my favorite songs wrapped only with acoustic guitar has shown me how unique these moments can be.” As for covering of a Radiohead song, Bebel has always had a broad taste for pop music, from Prince to David Bowie to Bjork, but recording and performing this song has been a particularly profound experience. “It’s a very truthful version for me, and it only came after many late nights of singing the song alone.”

Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up captures a very special, intimate performance featuring the sultry Brazilian singer and and her long-time guitarist Masa Shimizu on guitar, performing some of her fans’ favorite songs rearranged for this special show, along with a show-stopping cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”. The recording also features Bebel’s own interpretation of “Preciso Dizer que Te Amo”, a song she originally wrote and recorded with fellow Brazilian singer Cazuza, a close friend of hers until his death from AIDS related causes in 1990. The song first appeared as a duet between the two artists on Red Hot & Rio in 1996.

Belly Up Live is a digital record label launched by the beautiful beachside nightclub that shares its name. The independently-owned venue has presented a wide variety of concerts over its 43-year history, from John Lee Hooker and The Rolling Stones to newer indie faves like Lord Huron, Ariel Pink, M. Ward and Thievery Corporation. The venue also provides live music fans with professionally mixed, mastered, and edited recordings from many of the artists who play the room, including releases from The Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Donovan Frankenreiter, Matthew Sweet and many more.

Track list for Bebel Gilberto Live at the Belly Up:

  1. Samba E Amor
  2. Creep
  3. Momento
  4. Bananeira
  5. So Nice
  6. Baby
  7. Preciso Dizer Que Te Amo

Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Bebel is the is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha, and grew up surrounded by her extended musically family, including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato.

Although she has been making music all her life, Bebel Gilberto had her first major breakthrough as a solo artist with her highly acclaimed release Tanto Tempo in 2000, introducing her now-trademark blend of electronic bossa nova and positioning her as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. She has has released five albums in the last 16 years, all Grammy-nominated, and all of them reflecting a life growing up with one foot in Brazil and the other New York City, infusing a modern, cosmopolitan edge to her music. She continues to call New York City home to this day.

Common Sense

Common Sense is coming back to the Belly Up  August 26TH!

Check out their album from the last time they were at the club and listen first hand to their small beach town attitude on stage while performing their interpretation of reggae rock. cs

Common Sense builds on various influences and creates their own style.

Martin Sexton releases his new album, Live at the Belly Up!

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“Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” -Rolling Stone

Martin Sexton’s latest album release Live at the Belly Up features soulful lyrics, and a vocal prowess that kept the crowd hootin’ and hollering all night long. Sexton is a singer-songwriter with a genre-blending style incorporating soul, folk, blues, country, rhythm-and-blues, and rock into a feel-good tapestry of sound and story. More to the point, the man is uniquely gifted… However, there’s nothing pretentious about Sexton or his performances and it is obvious that he’s grateful to be on the Belly Up stage, to serve and delight, reminding us of where we’ve been and where we are heading, because the journey is basically one and the same for all.

Live at the Belly Up showcases Sexton’s award winning songwriting and his infectious live show. Highlights include “Diner,” “Glory Bound,” and the closing track; a soulful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.”

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT HIS LATEST ALBUM!

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QUOTES
“He jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man’s supple instrument,” adding that “his unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer’s goal: to amplify the sound of the ordinary heart.”
— The New York Times

“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.
— Billboard

“I’ve been a fan of his for quite a bit more than a decade and It’s a real pleasure to finally share the stage with him. I hope that if you never heard him before tonight is a turning point for you. He’s one of my favorite singers and songwriters… Y’all have a good time with Martin Sexton.
— Dave Matthews

“The best live performer I’ve ever seen. I may just quit my job and go follow Martin and make a fuss everywhere I go, just to make sure that people don’t go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.
— John Mayer

 

NEW RELEASE! Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

rogerKlyneBannerRoger Clyne and his guitar have toured around the world over his 20-year career, starting with The Refreshments. The seminal Tempe, Arizona band made big waves in the ’90s both on college and alternative rock radio as well as MTV with the songs “Banditos” (with the infamous chorus, “Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people”) and “Down Together” as well as writing the theme for TV’s “King of the Hill.”
Live at the Belly Up features 24 songs and over 112 minutes of music.

Check Out His Live Album Now!

JUST RELEASED! Foghat Live at The Belly Up

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JUST RELEASED! Recorded on August 11, 2016, Foghat Live at The Belly Up opens with the one-two punch of “Fool For The City” and “Eight Days on the Road” and doesn’t let up until the last note of the raucous 10 minute, no-holds-barred set closer “Slow Ride.” The album also features three tracks from Foghat’s 2016 release Under The Influence making their live recording debut: “Under The Influence,” “Knock It Off,” and “Hot Mama.”

Check Out Foghat’s Latest Album Now!

KPBS – Live at the Belly Up – Anderson East, Matisyahu & More

A brand new season of our Television show “Live at The Belly Up” has kicked off on KPBS in San Diego. This Friday, 2/3 at 11PM tune in for South African native Johnny Clegg. We also had a great conversation with Johnny Clegg on the What’s Up at the Belly Up Podcast.

 

KPBS Live at The Belly Up Schedule

If you missed past episodes, we’ve got you covered. View the full episodes online!

Anderson East

Matisyahu

Yonder Mountain String Band