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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.

Finch

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.

Family Wagon

Catch them under their new name, the Young Wild, when they play the next Third Thursdays at the Hard Rock Hotel's 207 Nightclub on August 21, along with Barbarian, Oliver Trolley, and resident DJs Adam Salter and Gabe Vega.

Scott Weiland

He badmouthed his former band Stone Temple Pilots and their new EP with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, telling iChill: “It sold 35,000 units. That's kind of unbelievable considering STP sold over 40 million, and I'm sure Linkin Park has sold pretty much the same amount. It didn't work, people weren't buying into it.”

Hot Nerds

They'll debut new tracks from their upcoming full-length (on the Three One G label) during a west coast tour with fellow locals Retox and labelmates Doomsday Student, starting October 4 in Santa Ana and running through an October 11 date in L.A.

Bostich and Fussible

The Latin-EDM-hi-hop duo’s upcoming album Motel Baja (due September 16 and featuring members of Tom Tom Club and Kraftwerk) will be their final release, as they announced they’re splitting after their October 11 appearance at L.A.’s Supersonico Festival.

Rick Elliot & the Secondhand Smoke Band

They recently recorded four songs in L.A. with Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila, which they'll debut in concert on August 28 at BNS Brewing and Distillery Company in Santee.

Cleopatra Degher

Her debut full-length Pacific, mixed by Jeff Berkley in San Diego and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (T-Bone Burnett, Jackson Browne, etc.), drops September 12 at Lestat's in Normal Heights.

Shake Before Us

Their upcoming full-length Radio Time Bomb, produced by (and featuring) Rocket From the Crypt mainman John Reis, was recorded and mixed by Ben Moore for Tower Bar Records. The Casbah release party on August 29 will include a guest spot from original bassist Kevin "Cuz" Donahue.

Rachael Gordon

The former Sleazybeats singer contributed lyrics to two songs on the new solo album from her live-in boyfriend Ace Frehley, Space Invader.

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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