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Hi and welcome to What's Up at the Belly Up, a podcast that features all things related to the world famous Belly Up music venue! We talk to our friends, touring artists, people that make us laugh and everything in between.

Some fun facts about our hosts: Meryl seems to have done it all at the Belly Up. Over the past 9 years she has been responsible for hospitality, marketing, and terrifying sweet young interns. A woman of many talents she also writes for the local variety show, Tonight in San Diego and has her own segment, My San Diego where she tries weird and wacky things. She loves drinking celery juice and has an affinity for round animals like manatees and pufferfish. Meryl also has done tequila shots with Prince Harry, and trended on the front page of Reddit for an unfortunate run-in with a falcon!

Damian has been a touring artist, audio engineer and is the Production Director of the Belly Up! He enjoys family, surfing, cooking, loveable humans and honest music. He loves talking about audio gear, and makes a fine cup of Yerba Mate. D is the man!

featuring your hosts: Meryl Klemow & Damian DeRobbio
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10,000 Maniacs

Nov. 02, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features 10,000 Maniacs! We hear their origin story of getting a record deal and how the current lineup came to be, talk about donating plasma and the fact that they were the VERY FIRST MTV Unplugged!

The Jayhawks

Oct. 25, 2016
This week’s “What’s Up at the Belly Up” Podcast is proud to present Gary Louris, founder and frontman of The Jayhawks. We talked about health and supplements, watching a lot of TV, tall people, fashion sense, and of course...the bubonic plague.

Henry Kapono

Oct. 18, 2016
What’s Up at the Belly Up Podcast features Hawaii's very own rock star, Henry Kapono!! This week we talked about the Hawaiian Grammys, traditional and modern music, cultural identity, free love, and horn honking.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

Oct. 04, 2016
The What’s Up at the Belly Up Podcast is proud to present legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Rick Vito, who together form the core of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. We talked about sleeping on instruments, cat ladies, set lists, English gangsters, boarding school, and not being too sure of one’s self. Look for a brand new Live at The Belly Up release from The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring over 2 hours of great blues, out October 28 at and wherever digital music is sold.

Rusted Root

Sep. 13, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast takes it on the road this week, recording in the lovely Observatory in North Park with Rusted Root. We talked about Pennsylvania, pierogis, helicopter rides in Catalina, and Liz being left behind in Vegas. Rusted Root is comprised of Michael, Liz, Patrick and around 26 other members (according to them) and have been writing and releasing music together for around 26 years!!!! Also check out Rusted Root's album on

Donavon Frankenreiter

Aug. 30, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Donavon Frankenreiter and us having 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.


Aug. 16, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features the one and only CeeLo! We held his dog, talked about going in jacuzzi's, conducting the love train, and PRINCE calling out of the blue. He's an artist, performer, businessman, mentor, and love doctor extraordinaire! Thanks for two sold out shows CeeLo! We drank bullet.


Aug. 09, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Z-Trip! We talk about creating the perfect event mashup, navigating work flow, what to do when your equipment malfunctions, UFO's and we hear 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.

Marc Ford

Jul. 26, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Marc Ford! We talked about the letter B, his ability to waterski, disguising life lessons as music lessons, and that one time he rode a unicycle to school. We also talked about his time playing with The Black Crowes, touring with the Rolling Stones, and what it was like to have his son in the band.

Hot Buttered Rum

Jul. 19, 2016
Whats Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features bluegrass band Hot Buttered Rum! We talk fiddle strings, our love for Mormons, saving souls at college parties, fishing and getting lost in the High Sierras - plus a conference room sessions song at the end!

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