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Shake Before Us

“We're playing our first shows in the Inland Empire and the desert in September,” Will Lerner tells the Reader. “We're going back to Las Vegas in October, making our second tour of the Bay Area in November, and we have an opportunity to play the Cosmic Trip Festival in France May 2015, so we're trying to get everything in place for a European tour.”

Scott Samuels

His upcoming CD Live at Uncommon Ground (due September 19) archives a May 2014 show in Chicago, Illinois, and features bassist Dave Hartmann, along with guests Bill McDowell on electric guitar and Scott Carlton on flute.

Rhythm and the Method

Their first professionally filmed video “4th Dimension”, helmed by Hollywood director Jenn Page, is streaming online, and they booked an east coast tour and an appearance at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival.

Delta Spirit

A new video for “From Now On,” from their upcoming fourth album Into the Wide (due September 9) is streaming online. The support tour will wrap at the Belly Up on November 1.

Jake E. Lee

His former Badlands bandmate Greg Chaisson has joined Red Dragon Cartel, replacing bassist Ron Mancuso, who quit to concentrate on his production career. They'll play Brick By Brick on November 21.

Pony Death Ride

The comedic duo's new video for “Three Girls and a Cup...of Soup,” featuring Joe MacAskill dressed in drag, joins other new vid clip online like “Shut Up, Ted Nugent is Talking” and “Furries.”

The Marsupials

Having played around town for about four years, the group has announced that they've broken up.

Gary Heffern

“Lately all of my favorite albums have been books,” says the Penetrators frontman, whose new book of poetry Unholy Dreams, laid out by longtime musical collaborator Ray Brandes, is now available on Amazon.

Drive Like Jehu

Rick Froberg and John Reis are reuniting the band for a free all-ages performance at Spreckels Organ Pavilion on August 31, where resident organist Carol Williams will open with a solo set as well as playing with the band.

Blackout Party

The 2013 Best Rock SDMA-winners are crowd-funding their upcoming full-length Float On Towards Our Doom, recorded at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios in Nashville.

Pierce the Veil

The band is at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a new full-length (their first since 2012’s Collide With the Sky), due out in January on the Fearless label.

Danielle LoPresti

Her new video “Maybe I Was Wrong” was filmed over several years, before and after her late-stage cancer battle, shot by three-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Mario Ortiz and directed in two parts by Craig Wilson and Asher Brown.

The Tree Ring

Their farewell performance takes place September 17 at the Irenic, where they'll debut their final album Ten Rivers.


Their first album in nearly ten years, Back to Oblivion, drops September 30 at the Casbah, before they embark on a U.S. tour with Weatherbox and Maps & Atlases, running through November 8. The first single “Two Guns to the Temple” is out now.

Local Band Database

Band Genre
12 Cent Alternative, Punk, Rock
145th Street Blues & Soul, Rock
16 Hour Drive Punk
1Louder Covers | Standards, Rock
2000 Tons of TNT Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
22 Kings Acoustic, Rock
321 Stereo Rock
3against1 Alternative, Rock
3 Guys Called Jesus Rock
3 the Hardway Hip-Hop & Rap
40 Oz. to Freedom Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
+44 Alternative, Electro | DJ, Punk
50/50 Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
5051 Rock
56 Hope Reggae & Ska, Rock
5 Miles High Covers | Standards, Rock
66ohm Acoustic, Alternative, Country, Rock
71 Fish Acoustic, Rock
(760) Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
7sealdub Reggae & Ska

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