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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
contact Meryl at: @MerylKlemow on fb & instagram or contact Damian at:

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Sara Watkins

Mar. 15, 2017
What's Up at the Belly Up podcast features Sara Watkins! We talked about learning the fiddle, body boarding, how her music inspires hope when grieving a pet, and life in LA vs San Diego!

Shawn Mullins

Mar. 14, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features singer songwriter Shawn Mullins! We talk about Tom Waits, Shawn feels sorry for Meryl, phone apps, weird forensic cases, how the hit song Lullaby came to be, his new song My Stupid Heart, and beagles!!! We drank coffee and for dessert had a podcast take over from Steve Poltz!!

Soul Rebels

Dec. 10, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features the Soul Rebels live and direct from New Orleans! We talked about church, science, linear thinking, how they started as drum line competitors and ended up as tour mates and yummy southern food. Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and leave a good review + who you would love to see on the Belly Up podcast!

Steve Poltz

Jan. 19, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Steve Poltz! He is playing the Belly Up on Feb 20 for his 7th Annual Birthday Bash. We start off with a call from his agent in Australia, hear the best Michael Keaton story ever, hear how a bad reaction to pot led to a party for Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), what stocks to invest in, and the positive side of his recent health scare. We hear not one, not three but TWO songs at the end! We drank mint tea.

Taylor Williamson

Feb. 06, 2017
What's Up at the Belly up features comedian Taylor Williamson! We talk about Goldberg, text etiquette and letting people down gently.


May. 23, 2017
What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features multi platinum singer songwriter Tiffany! We talk about dogs, parties, food, clothing and her new album "A Million Miles." We love you Tiffany!

Tim Mays

Jul. 04, 2015
Meryl and Damian sit down and talk national and local booking with the amazing Tim Mays! Tim co-owns and books The Casbah and also has a part in booking most everything else music related in San Diego. The Casbah has been open since 1989. Its first location had a legal capacity of 75 and hosted such bands as: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lemonheads, The Jesus Lizard, and Rocket From The Crypt. We hear stories on behind the scenes at The Casbah and get Tim's advice for those looking to break into this industry. We drank Mexican Coca Cola.

Tim Pyles

Jul. 20, 2015
Meryl and Damian talk with...Tim Pyles! Tim is like so many things including: Host of Loudspeaker on 91x, SoundDiego TV Reporter/Host and books and marketings some shows at the legendary rock club in San Diego, the Casbah! In this episode we talk all about radio in San Diego, Tim talks about trying to sneak into the Rolling Stones show, how he chooses music for his radio shows, Meryl makes him blush with compliments about his beautiful eye color and we drank champagne.

Tolan Shaw

Oct. 19, 2015
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features - Tolan Shaw! Tolan just won "Best Pop Album" for his album "Chin Up" at the San Diego Music Awards so we cheersed to that and also talked about our favorite form of physical affection, the gramophone, Tolan's victory of being most athletic in high school and some hot spouse blouse talk! We drank really good hard cider - rhubarbaric in form.

Tristan Prettyman

Nov. 09, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up features the lovely and talented Tristan Prettyman! We talk about not saying sorry, come up with a cooking show, fun smoothie ideas (warning don't drink these and drive!), Peyote ceremonies, health, friends babies and love!! She also plays a song for our Conference Room Session. We drank Turkish Lattes with almond milk!

Tyson Motsenbocker

Dec. 08, 2015
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features singer songwriter Tyson Motsenbocker who plays the Belly Up on December 16. We talked about taking control of talking fans, Tyson's walk up the Calfornia Coast, what makes a good listener, craigslist nightmares and we hear a Conference Room Sessions Performance. We drank Americanos!



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