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10 19 The Numberman Hip-Hop & Rap
12 Cent Alternative, Punk, Rock
145th Street Blues & Soul, Rock
16 Hour Drive Punk
16 Sparrows Rock
1Louder Covers | Standards, Rock
2000 Tons of TNT Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
22 Kings Acoustic, Rock
The 25th Hour Metal | Hardcore
321 Stereo Rock
3against1 Alternative, Rock
3 By Design 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
$50 Orchestra Electro | DJ, Jazz, Rock
56 Hope Reggae & Ska, Rock

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Local Music News

The Black Heart Procession

Band Joe Plummer (who also drums for the Shins and Modest Mouse) has a new project called Built In Sun featuring Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot) on vocals and Richard Swift on bass, with a self-titled debut album due August 7.

Blink-182

Mark Hoppus, who recently scored the animated short I'm Scared, has revealed to Billboard that the band will be entering the studio in August to record a new album with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba in place of departed frontman Tom DeLonge.

The Dragons

Bassist Steve Rodriguez - who also played with Saint Shameless, Ziggy Shuffledust, and others - has reportedly passed away.

Tolan Shaw

He won the Battle for Kaaboo, becoming the first 2015 Discovery Tour Winner and earning a slot on the Emerging Artist Stage at Kaaboo Del Mar (running September 18-20)

Chris Thile

Having already guest-hosted PBS radio show A Prairie Home Companion for show creator Garrison Keillor, Thile will become the permanent host after Keillor completes the next season's episodes.

Jake E. Lee

His band Red Dragon Cartel announced its fifth lead vocalist in the past four months, former Jones Street singer Shawn Crosby, who replaces Chas West (who was preceded by DJ Smith, Michael Beck, and Darren James Smith).

Wavves

No Life For Me, a collaborative album featuring Nathan Williams and Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings recorded at Williams' home, is now available via Williams' own imprint, Ghost Ramp.

A.J. Croce

A 20th anniversary of his album That's Me in the Bar is being reissued in August by Compass Records, with an added bonus track.

Tom DeLonge

DeLonge and author Suzanne Young have teamed up for Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares, the first of a planned trilogy. The novel, due October 6, "explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two sometimes disappears," according to a release.

The Rosalyns

Amy Gore from the Gore Gore Girls will fly in from Detroit to play two high profile shows, at Tiki Oasis on August 16 (supporting Chocolate Watchband at the Crowne Plaza Hotel) and Burger A Go Go on September 5 at the Orange County Observatory.

Bill Ray

"After 26 years in San Diego, I'm relocating up to Seattle at the end of September," reports the prolific drummer.

Switchfoot

Their 2006 album Oh! Gravity will be reissued August 4 on 180 gram vinyl via SRCVinyl, in editions limited to 1,000 copies on red vinyl and 500 copies on smoke white.

Cathryn Beeks

Her Listen Local showcase at House of Blues wraps September 8, as she prepares to launch a new project called Lunch Ladies, intended to "provide live acoustic entertainment and delicious catered meals for your mid-day events."

Roni Lee

After more than 35 years ("With Bert Evanger's help," she says), Lee recently received a gold record for the song "I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are," most famously recorded by the Runaways and Venus & the Razorblades.

Missy Andersen

Her 2014 album In the Moment has been nominated for two Blues Blast Music Awards (Best Soul Blues Album, Best Female Blues Artist), with the award ceremony set for September 25 in Champaign, IL.

Jon Foreman

He'll promote his new 4-EP solo series by performing 24 local sets on October 24 at 24 locales TBA.

Big Mountain

"I just landed my first little acting gig in a movie called Ruta Madre, to be released next summer," reports singer Joaquin McWhinney, aka Quino, who says "Big Mountain also contributed a song to the soundtrack."

Mark Dresser

The jazz bassist is one of seven recipients to receive the Doris Duke Impact Award, splitting an $80,000 award with other nationwide proponent of the arts.

Pierce the Veil

Guitarist Tony Perry will miss some Warped Tour dates after being injured in a mountain biking accident that resulted in three broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung, and a broken sternum, for which he needed immediate surgery to repair.

Rocket from the Crypt

A reunion performance is slated for Tenacious D's Festival Supreme on October 10 at L.A.'s Shrine Expo Hall, for a bill that also includes Die Antwoord, Dan Deacon, Andrew W.K., the Darkness, and Big Freedia.

Lucy's Fur Coat

They'll perform for the first time since 2008 at the Casbah on July 31 and August 1.

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