Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Aaron Bowen Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Aaron M. Olson Rock
Aaron Poehler Rock
Aaron Zigman Classical, Soundtrack
A Battle to Fight Metal | Hardcore, Rock
AB Baby Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Abigail's Attic Alternative, Punk, Rock
Abject Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Able the Allies Rock
Abner Rock
Abrina Blues & Soul, Pop
Accept That You Have Suffered Rock
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
Adam Block Duo Acoustic
Adam Feilmeier Rock
Adam Franklin Rock
Adam Gimbel Rock
Adam Gnade Acoustic, Rock
Adam Lambert Pop
Adam Townsend Acoustic
ADD/C Covers | Standards
Addiquit Hip-Hop & Rap
Adelitas Way Rock
Adella Lane Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Covers | Standards, Rock, World
Adestria Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Adhima Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Adriana Smith and Ghost in the Graveyard Rock
Adrian Demain Rock
Adrian Liu Classical
Adrienne Nims Jazz
Adrienne Nims & Spirit Wind Jazz
Ad Seg Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Aerodrone Pop, Rock
Aether X Rock
Afrotruko Latin | Tejano
afterschoolspecial Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
AfterShock Seven Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
After the Crash Alternative, Pop, Rock
Against the World Metal | Hardcore
Agave Reggae & Ska, Rock
Agent 22 Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Agent 51 Country, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Aghori Metal | Hardcore
Agua Dulce Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Aimon Metal | Hardcore
Aja Alycean Country, Pop
A.J. Croce Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
AJ Froman Rock
Aki Kharmicel Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
A.K. Skurgis Rock
Alaina Blair Acoustic, Country, Rock
Alan Iglesias & Crossfire: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Covers | Standards
Alan Land Acoustic
Alan Lewis Silva Rock
Alan Silva Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Alan Silva & the Cosmic Originals Acoustic, Rock
Alan Urich Acoustic, Country, Rock
Alas de Mosca Funk, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska, Rock, World
Albright and the Educators Covers | Standards
The Album Leaf Punk, Rock
Aleck Karis Classical
Alejandro Escovedo Rock
Ale Mania Rock
Alexandra Tibbitts Acoustic, Classical
Alex Carrillo Pop
Alex DePue Classical, Jazz, Rock
Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos Classical, Jazz, Pop
Alex Greenbaum & Alison Luedecke Classical
Alex Guillen Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Alex Lievanos Pop, Rock
Alex Woodard Blues & Soul, Rock
Alexx Absolut Electro | DJ
Alfonso de la Espriella Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Alfred Howard Funk, Jazz, Rock
Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra Funk, Jazz, Rock
Alfredo Sanchez Latin | Tejano
Alias Rock
Alice Teyssier Classical
Alicia Champion Rock
Alicia Gwynn Pop
Alicia Previn Acoustic, Rock
Alien Starr Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap
Alisha Zalkin Acoustic
Alison Brown Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
Alive! Covers | Standards
Alive & Well Pop, Punk, Rock
Alize Rozsnyai Classical
Allan Holdsworth Jazz, Rock
Allegra Acoustic, Classical, Pop
Alley Cat Street Covers | Standards, Rock
Alligator Republic Rock
Allison Adams Tucker Jazz, World
All Leather Metal | Hardcore, Rock
All Saints Episcopal Church Choir Classical, Gospel
AllStar Pop
Allstar Weekend Pop, Rock
Allweather Punk, Rock
Al Mora Acoustic, Rock
Alpha Channel Electro | DJ, Rock
Alternative Sex Tapes Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Alvino & the Dwells Rock, Surf
Alyssa Jacey Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Alyssa Walker Acoustic, Country, Pop
Alysse Fischer Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Alyze Dreiling Classical
A.M. Hip-Hop & Rap
The Amalgamated Covers | Standards, Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Amandas Blues & Soul, Rock
The Amanda Waggener Band Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
The Ambassador Reggae & Ska, Rock
Ambassadors of Soul Blues & Soul, Funk
Amber Ojeda Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
Amber & Rob Whitlock Acoustic, Jazz
Amber Whitlock Jazz
Ambition Hip-Hop & Rap
Amee Wood Classical
Amen BK Hip-Hop & Rap
Amenity Metal | Hardcore
Amerikan Bear Rock
A.M. Forever Covers | Standards
Amigo Rock
Amigo the Devil Acoustic, Punk
aMiniature Alternative, Rock
Amir Rock
Amon Raps Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
A.M. Vibe Rock
Amy and the Unknown Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Amy Obenski Acoustic
Amy Serrano Acoustic
A.M.ZOL Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ, Funk, Jazz
ANA Noise | Xprmntl
Anakin Rock
Anal Trump Rock
Anatí Tuesday Pop, Rock
Andra Day Blues & Soul, Jazz, Pop
Andrew Germer Hip-Hop & Rap
The Andrew McKeag Band Rock
Andrew Pinching Punk, Rock
Andrew Vu Classical
Andy Gassaway Country, Rock
Andy Robinson Acoustic, Electro | DJ, Rock, World
Andy Smokeboss Rock
The Angelica String Trio Classical
Angels & Airwaves Alternative, Punk, Rock
Angels Dust Alternative, Electro | DJ, Rock
Angelshade Rock
Angerhead Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Angie Keilhauer Country, Pop
A.ngry Poet Hip-Hop & Rap
Animal Style Blues & Soul, Rock
Anita May & the Interstate 5 Blues & Soul, Pop
Anna Danes Acoustic, Jazz
Anna Lee Fleming Acoustic, World
Anna Savvas Classical
Anna Troy Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
Anna Vaus Acoustic, Country
Anne Fennell Classical
Anne-Marie McDermott Classical
Anonymph Rock
Anoushka Shankar World
The Answers Rock
Ant Pop, Rock
Antar Blue Blues & Soul, Rock
Antar Martin Jazz
Anthony Bianchi Blues & Soul, Classical
Anthony Cullins Blues & Soul, Rock
Anthony Davis Classical
Anthony Smith Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Anti Citizens Rock
Antimi Rock
Antioch Arrow Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Antonio Fe Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Anton Jon Rock
Anya Marina Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
aoK Pop, Reggae & Ska, Rock, World
Apes of Wrath Alternative, Rock
Applebrown Jazz Ensemble Jazz
Approaching Fiction Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Apropos Jazz
Aquapuke Noise | Xprmntl
Aquarium Rock
Aquatribe Rock
Aquile Pop, Rock
Arabella Harrison Alternative, Country, Rock
Arc Rock
Architect Sketch Noise | Xprmntl, Punk, Rock
Archons Metal | Hardcore
Arch Rival Rocks Rock
The Archtones Jazz
ARC Trio Jazz
A. Revolution Punk
Ariel Levine Rock
Aristotle Georgio Blues & Soul
Arkady Luxemburg Classical, Jazz, Pop
The Armada Hip-Hop & Rap
Armando Romé Latin | Tejano, Rock
Arms Entwined Alternative, Rock
Arm the Angels Alternative, Pop, Punk
Army of Love Rock
Arn Da Don Hip-Hop & Rap
Array Orchestra Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Arrowhead Rock
Arthur Blythe Jazz
Artistas Fronterizas Acoustic, Latin | Tejano, World
Artistic Dynamics Rock
Art of Élan Classical
A Scribe Amidst the Lions Alternative, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Ashen Earth Metal | Hardcore
Ashley Matte Rock
Ash Williams Acoustic, Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
As I Lay Dying Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
As Obscure as Enoch Rock
Aspect Deletion Noise | Xprmntl
Aspects of Physics Alternative, Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Asphalt Ballet Blues & Soul, Rock
Assassin Metal | Hardcore
Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock, World
The Assumptions Rock
Astra Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Astra Kelly Acoustic
Astral Touch Electro | DJ, Rock
The Astrorumberos Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska
Atomic Blue History Rock
Atom Orr Pop, Rock
Atoms Pop, Punk, Rock
Atom Willard Rock, Rockabilly
Atris Rock
Atropal Metal | Hardcore
The Attack!! Electro | DJ, Punk, Rock
Aubrey Fay Jazz
Audio Addiction Rock
AudioLeague Rock
Audios Hip-Hop & Rap
Augustana Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Aura & Ovation Rock
The Aurora Complex Metal | Hardcore
Austrian Death Machine Metal | Hardcore
Authentic Sellout Punk, Rock
Author & Punisher Electro | DJ, Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
The Avant Guardians Rock
A Veil Metal | Hardcore, Rock
The Avengers (aka the Contrasts) Pop, Rock
Avenue Army Rock
The Aviara Trio Classical
Aviator Stash Rock
AVicious Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Avitia Alternative, Country, Rock
Avradelix Funk, Rock
Awaiting Samsara Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Awakening Magic Rock
Awfulmoth Rock
Awol & Gamma Hip-Hop & Rap
Ayrton Pisco Classical
Aztec Concert Choir Classical, Covers | Standards

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Local Music News


Fronted by singer-guitarist Riley Hawk (Petyr), son of skateboard star Tony Hawk, the band's first video from their debut full-length Down In Flames, "Bleed Me Free," was shot entirely on Super 8 film. They're on an album support tour with San Francisco stoner rockers Acid King.

The Palominos

Singer-songwriter Mark Merrell (who also played with Whiskey Heart and the Neverly Brothers) passed away

Tom Waits

Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits (due November 2) features new renditions of classic Waits songs by Aimee Mann, Phoebe Bridgers, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Courtney Marie Andrews, and others.

Rob Halford

The Judas Priest frontman is streaming video of "Donner And Blitzen" as the lead track from forthcoming Rob Halford & Family & Friends Christmas album, Celestial, featuring his brother Nigel on drums, nephew Alex (son of Priest bassist Ian Hill) on bass, sister Sue, on bells, and guitarists Robert Jones and Jon Blakey. Other tracks include "Deck The Halls," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Joy To The World," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."


The new lineup has so-far released five singles off their upcoming album Nine (due September 20): "Darkside," "Happy Days," "Generational Divide," "Blame It On My Youth," and "I Really Wish I Hated You."

Odessa Kane

His new single and music video for "Tres Sietes" comes in advance of his upcoming studio album King K.A.N.E.

Slightly Stoopid

Their Party at Fivepoint, happening October 12 in Irvine, will include support from local reggae act Hirie, as well as the Interrupters and J Boog.

Thousand Below

Their upcoming second album Gone In Your Wake is so far preceded by a single for "Chemical" and a video for a new track, "Disassociate," as they prepare to go on tour with Of Mice & Men (including Soma on September 24).

The New Regime

Their new EP Heart, part one of a four part EP series called Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul, will be previewed while opening shows on tour with Angels & Airwaves (which he drums with), including San Diego's HOB on October 5 and 6.


Their third album Dreamer (due September 13 via MegaForce) will be supported with a national headline tour that begins October 11 in Ventura and ends in San Diego at Observatory North Park on November 23. A video for the album's fourth single "Message In A Bottle" is streaming online.

Cattle Decapitation

Their Geocidal Tendencies tour with Atheist kicks off November 22 in Austin and wraps at Brick by Brick on December 22.

Stone Temple Pilots

They're streaming audio of a 1994 live version of "Interstate Love Song," recorded in New Haven, CT, as a preview to the 25th anniversary edition of their second album Purple, due September 13. The reissue includes three unreleased songs from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as demos ("Unglued" and "Army Ants"), alternate takes ("Meat Plow" and "Interstate Love Song"), and acoustic recordings ("Big Empty").

Jacob Turnbloom

The Mrs. Magician and First Wave Hello guitarist formed Cheddar Goblin Records for his debut solo studio album, Cemetery Luau, due in October. After that, "I'm going to be releasing a new cassette tape with a lot of weird songs, demos, and instrumentals...it's kind of a sister tape to the 'death tape' that I released on Grizzly Records in 2012."

Greg Laswell

His Covers II album, due September 13, features songs from Kate Bush, Echo & The Bunnymen, Mazzy Star, The Verve, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, Catherine Wheel, and Röyksopp. Laswell performed, produced and recorded the album, with the exception of vocals from Molly Jenson on four songs.

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