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Steven Ybarra

The multiple SDMA winner has been signed to a recording deal with Pacific Records.

The New Archaic

Joe Harrison (guitar, keys, vocals) will tour Spain, France, Germany and Sweden with the Adolescents through mid-August, while Tim McNalley (bass, vocals), who graduated UCSD in May, splits his time with his dad’s band the Hutchins Consort, Ron Bondurant, Privet, In Motion Collective, and Second Cousins.

Tolan Shaw

He's been writing songs with Jason Mraz for an upcoming collaborative project, as well as honing a solo set that you can catch July 31 at Lestat's in Normal Heights.

C and H

Seven of their songs will be heard in the film The Identical, starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, and Seth Green and due in theaters September 5. The tunes will also appear on their upcoming album The Morph Kings.

Grand Tarantula

They have a new video streaming online for their track “We're Gonna Get You High.”

Mrs. Magician

Despite having supposedly played their final show in December 2013, they'll be opening for the Sonics at the Irenic on August 16 and for the Zombies at HOB on August 20.

Black Market III

They're heading out on a European tour that runs through November 2, with stops including Belgium, Holland, Germany, and England.

The Album Leaf

The latest installment in their collaborations series is a new track featuring Peter Broderick of Efterklang called “Never Held a Baby.”

David J

The former Bauhaus player has a new video for his cover of Britney Spears' “Toxic” co-starring porn star Sasha Grey, plus he can be heard on a new single from Amoeba, “What's in My Bag.”

The Donkeys

With a new video for “Scissor Me Cigs,” off their new album Ride the Black Wave, they're on a support tour that wraps at the Casbah on September 5.


Rehearsals are underway for a new album, a process made more difficult due to Tom DeLonge living in San Diego, while Travis Barker lives in Los Angeles and Mark Hoppus lives in London.

Michael Tiernan

With his reality TV show now back-burnered, he'll release his fifth studio full-length Inside Your Head (produced by Andre De Santanna) on August 17 at the Crossings in Carlsbad, with Lee Coulter and Dawn Mitschele also on the bill.

Eddie Jason Coven

The acoustic country/blues rocker is joining the seeming mass migration among local musicians to Los Angeles.

Cattle Decapitation

"We regret to inform our fans that due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, Cattle Decapitation will not be performing upcoming dates in Europe which included several festivals," the band announced. "We were looking very forward to touring with Possessed." No reason was given for the cancellation.


They announced plans to release a crowd-funded acoustic album featuring reworked versions of their hits, as well as new songs, to be made available on a direct-to-fan platform via PledgeMusic.


She announced that she's divorcing her husband of sixteen years, Ty Murray.

Delta Spirit

With their fourth full-length Into the Wide, due September 9, the album's lead single “From Now On” is now available, to be followed by “Push It” and “Patriarch.” The support tour wraps at the Belly Up on November 1.

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