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7sealdub Reggae & Ska
7th Day Buskers Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
9 Theory Electro | DJ, Rock
Aaron Bowen Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Aaron Poehler Rock
Aaron Zigman Classical, Soundtrack
A Battle to Fight Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Abigail's Attic Alternative, Punk, Rock
Abject Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Able the Allies Rock
Abrina Blues & Soul, Pop
The Accident Experiment Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Ace Frehley Rock
Ace the General Hip-Hop & Rap
ACME Rhythm & Blues Revue and Show Band Blues & Soul, Funk
Acnom Hip-Hop & Rap
Acoustic Blue Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Acoustic By Default Rock
Action Andy Rasmussen Rock
Action Andy & the Hi-Tones Blues & Soul, Country, Rock

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Local Music News

Strawberry Alarm Clock

Randy Seol and company are back in the studio for the first time since 2012, recording new music with Robert Cowan and others.

Adam Lambert

The American Idol vet will substitute for Keith Urban during the show's Season 14 auditions at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.


Their first five Capitol Records will be issued on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S., including Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, So Far, So Good…So What!, Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, and Youthanasia.

Josh Damigo

“Just Give Me a Call,” the lead single from his upcoming full-length I Will Be There (drops October 2 at House of Blues downtown), is now available online.

Sierra West

The 2014 SDMA Best Singer-Songwriter nominee just closed a deal to have her song “Hold Your Fire” included in an upcoming episode of ABC TV's Resurrection.

Tribal Theory

Their Mr.2Nite Fall Tour runs through the end of November, when they'll wrap up in Seattle, Washington with Hawaiian singer Anuhea.

Dave Mustaine

Megadeth cancelled their involvement in Motorhead's upcoming Motorboat cruise after frontman Dave Mustaine was told by his doctor to cancel all performances for the next two months, due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery.

Tom Waits

Director John Lamb launched a Kickstarter campaign to restore the animated short “Tom Waits For No One,” starring a rotoscoped Waits performing “The One That Got Away” in 1979 at Hollywood's La Brea Stage.

Jim Croce

The upcoming Jerry Lee Lewis album The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings, due September 23, includes the Killer's cover of Croce's “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”

Steve Poltz

The occasional Rugburn will open the first five dates of the 2015 Mike and the Mechanics tour, which marks the first time Mike Rutherford and company have toured the U.S. and Canada since 1989.

The Long and Short of It

"Three out of the four of us have started families, and I just got engaged" says Brian Barrabee of the delay in releasing Burl, their first full-length since 2009, which drops (on vinyl and CD) October 11 at Soda Bar.

All Leather

A new video for “An Insufficient Apology,” directed by Dennis Bersales and from the band's newest 7-inch, is streaming online.

David J. Sherry

His album Glory Road is number two on Malta's D'Amato Top 15 album chart. "David Sherry in Malta is kinda like David Hasselhoff in Germany now," he tells the Reader. "However, I will NOT be getting drunk and eating a hamburger off the floor, while being videotaped!"

The Gravedigger V

The band is featured in a new book, Knights of Fuzz, detailing sixties-inspired bands including other locals like Shake Before Us, the Loons, the Morlocks, the Event, Tell-Tale Hearts, Manual Scan, and the Crawdaddys.

Brenda Xu

Her new album For the Winter, recorded in her new Washington hometown with Seattle-based producer Don Farwell, makes its local debut October 16 at Lestat's, where the Lovebirds will also perform.

Steven Ybarra

He’ll head to Nashville in November to record a new album at Nashville-Castle Recording Studios with Carrie Underwood’s guitarist Chad Jeffers, as well as members of Kelly Clarkson’s and Martina McBride’s bands.

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.

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