Meet The Very
Interviewed by Aural Gravy in downtown San Diego.
The Very at M-Theory
When The Dinettes formed in 1979, just as San Diego’s budding punk-rock scene was kicking into high gear, they had the distinction of being the only all-woman band in town.“It was both an advantage and a disadvantage,” recalled lead singer Doriot Lair, who is back on board after the recently reunited Dinettes’ 37-year hiatus.“People’s insistence at calling us an ‘all-girl’ band really drove me crazy. I’d been brought up to be a feminist and it was really difficult to get away from people labeling us a novelty act. It was never about our musicianship, even though all of us were classically trained. It was: ‘Oh, an all-female band.
“We’ll have ID cards,” Diana Death says. She giggles. “Your street cred will be based on the card’s color.” How does a person get one? “Just show up.”Death is cofounder of the Rock ’N’ Roll Preservation Society along with DJ Heather (Adams) Hardcore and DJ Miss K (Kylee Mayer). She says it meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Til-Two on El Cajon Boulevard. But the word “meet” is possibly misused here.“It’s for the people,” Death says of the Society, which in truth is a loosely themed club night with rock and roll music as its basis.
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Los Fantasmas features Diana Death (Chinese Rocks, Little Richards), Vino Martinez (Bassics), Bart Mendoza (Manual Scan, the Shambles), and Carlos Mendez, performing originals and covers in Spanish. They made their live debut December 21, 2016 at the Casbah.
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Diana Death (Chinese Rocks, the Little Richards) fronted the Gory Details from 1997 through the next two years, playing area clubs like the Boulevard, Homer’s, and the Oblivion. The group split after a final gig in 1999.
In June 2016, Death reunited with drummer Heather Dobson (whose move to Seattle in 1999 factored in the band split) and bass player Damien for a reunion performance at the Casbah on 6-6-16.