Donavon Frankenreiter – New Podcast

Donavon Frankenreiter is our guest this week on the “What’s Up at the Belly Up” Podcast.  According to Donavon, we have the honor of being his first podcast (if you know of another he is on please just let us have this and don‘t burst our bubble!) We talked about collecting art, Hawaii, opening slots, trusting people with facial hair, and underwear. He is a musician, painter, retail store owner, and a family man and we couldn’t be more happy to have him on our show and stage.

Donavon has been a friend of the club for years. Give the Podcast a listen, and pick up his excellent Live at the Belly Up, which features 15 Tracks including “Free,” “It Don’t Matter,” “What’cha Know About” and 12 more. Over 70 minutes of music.

Donavon Frankenreiter – Live at the Belly Up

Check out our What’s Up at The Belly Up Podcast Page for more great podcasts

Bombino – Live at The Belly Up – Available Now

Belly Up Live is proud to announce the digital release of internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino’s Live at The Belly Up. Recorded in Solana Beach, CA at the Belly Up nightclub on April 20, 2016, the album features eight tracks including multiple songs from Bombino’s critically acclaimed 2016 Partisan Records release Azel.


BOMBINO Live At The Belly Up
Bombino – Live at The Belly Up

Track Listing:

1. Inar (If You Know The Degree Of My Love For You) (Live)
2. Azamane Tiliade (The Girls Of This Era) (Live)
3. Iwaranagh (We Must) (Live)
4. Iyat Ninhay/Jaguar (A Great Desert I Saw) (Live)
5. Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life) (Live)
6. Timtar (Memories) (Live)
7. Timidiwa (Friendship) (Live)
8. Akhar Zaman (This Moment) (Live)


The digital album can be purchased exclusively via the Belly Up Live store

Bombino returns to the United States in support of Azel with high profile appearances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Desert Daze Festival in Joshua Tree, CA.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:

Sep 30 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
Oct 2 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum
Oct 3 – Albuquerque, NM – The Dirty Bourbon
Oct 4 – El Prado, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
Oct 7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s
Oct 14 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze

Chris Cote – Friends of the Belly Up Playlist

We asked long time friend of the Belly Up Chris Cote for a playlist featuring bands he’s seen over the years at the club. Chris Cote is an action sports personality, long-time editor of Transworld Surf, bassist and vocalist for Kut U Up, and editor in chief of Encinitas Magazine.

Here’s his playlist!

 Chris Cote – Friends of the Belly Up Playlist

Pick up Kut U Up’s fantastic Live at The Belly Up
Kut U Up - Live at the Belly Up show cover thumbnail
And check out Chris Cote on the What’s Up at The Belly Up Podcast

For more on Chris, go to his website
Follow him on Twitter: @chriscoteshow
And Instagram @chriscote

Fernando Viciconte – Live at The Belly Up

Belly Up Live is proud to announce the digital release of Fernando Viciconte’s Live at The Belly Up. Recorded in Solana Beach, CA at the Belly Up nightclub on July 26, 2016, the album features nine tracks including several songs from Fernando’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Leave The Radio On. Also included are tracks from Fernando’s 2010 release True Instigator, his 1997 release Widows, and 1998’s Pacoima, as well as a touching cover of the late Jim Boyer’s Three Sheets To The Wind.


Argentina-born Fernando Viciconte came of age musically in L.A. fronting the popular hard rock band Monkey Paw. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1994 where he has recorded eight studio albums, and will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame this October alongside Sleater Kinney, Pete Krebs, Duffy Bishop, Tim Ellis, Brian Berg and Paul Brainard.

“This live recording is a good representation of Dan Eccles (Richmond Fontaine) and my duo set which we performed while opening for our friends The Jayhawks on our 2016 tour to promote our new record Leave The Radio On. This recording is raw and loose, just like the people making the music. It was our first time playing the wonderful Belly Up too!”
Track Listing:
1. White Trees (Live)
2. Como Sueno (Live)
3. True Instigator (Live)
4. The Dogs (Live)
5. Save Me (Live)
6. Three Sheets to The Wind (Live)
7. Watchtower (Live)
8. Kingdom Come (Live)
9 Beautiful (Live)

What’s Up at The Belly Up Podcast Z-Trip

Our guest for this week’s podcast on What’s Up at The Belly Up is Z-Trip. Meryl and Damian chat with the pioneering DJ and Producer about creating the perfect event mashup, navigating work flow, and what to do when your equipment malfunctions. We also hear the DJ’s insight about UFO’s as well as a great story about getting his stolen records back. He works with just about every type of artist in every genre and we love him both in our club and Belly Up Aspen! We drank Scotch. Listen Now!

Z-Trip – August 26 @ The Belly Up. Click Here for Tickets!




We’ve Updated our Coming Soon Playlist with Belly Up’s August schedule. Lot’s of great music coming to the Belly Up in Solana Beach this month!

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