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Salinas Underground

We tell the story of the city we grew up with by interviewing the people that make it what it is: the business people, the musicians, the scholars, anyone that adds to the culture of Salinas.

Jun 13, 2019

The last episode we promised you a recap of the Cali Roots Festival that happened at the Monterey Fairgrounds over Memorial Day weekend so this episode we brought on our social media manager Leah to tell us about her experience. This is Leah's sixth-year-in-a-row attending and camping out all three days at Cali Roots,...


May 30, 2019

In this episode, we interview several of the comedians from the May 18 edition of the Bricks N' Beer Comedy show that happens monthly at XL Public House. If you have not been to this FREE comedy show, you are missing out on a great night of jokes and beer. But you don't have to take our word for it listen to...


May 15, 2019

We are back and finally recovered from the drinking madness that was the 2019 Steinbeck Homebrew Festival. The weather was beautiful, and the beer was delicious, at least the ones we remember, and we can't wait to come back next year. We also talk about the events coming up the last couple of weeks of May. If you have...


May 9, 2019

We recorded this episode at XL Public House which has been our studio for most of our 200+ episodes we have recorded but this episode was different. This was the last day that the original owners, the De Leon's, we're going to be running the bar! After six years they decided it was time to spend more time with...


Apr 26, 2019

In this episode, we talk about some of the events coming up in April including a big party in Chinatown. We also talk about a significant change that may come to Salinas streets soon with the city thinking about installing several red light cameras around town. Do they work? Where will they be? Where won't they be and...