Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Baby Buffalo Rock
Baby Bushka Covers | Standards
Babydoll Warriors Rock
Bach Collegium San Diego Classical
Bacilla Stevenson Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Back 2 Black Covers | Standards
Back Off Cupids Blues & Soul, Rock
Back to the Garden Acoustic, Covers | Standards
Badabing Alternative, Rock
Bad Craziness Alternative, Rock
Bad Credit Hip-Hop & Rap
Badd Co Covers | Standards
Bad Kids Punk, Rock, Surf
Bad Neighborz Bluegrass & Roots, Reggae & Ska, Rock, World
Bad Radio Alternative, Funk, Rock
Bad Science Fiction Rock
Bad Things Rock
Baghdad Buddha Rock
Baja Blues Boys Blues & Soul, Rock
Baja Boogies Dance Band Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Baja Bugs Covers | Standards, Rock
Bakes Hip-Hop & Rap
Bakkuda Electro | DJ
Bakkuda (original incarnation) Electro | DJ, Rock
Bak/Vanstrum Violin/Piano Duo Classical
Baldheaded Jesus Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Balian Hip-Hop & Rap
BandaBordel Acoustic
Bandalier Rock
Band Argument Rock
Band Diego Covers | Standards
Bandemic Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Band in Black Acoustic, Country, Rock
Band of Gold Covers | Standards
Band of Gringos Rock
Bang Bang Jet Away Rock
Bangladesh Rock
Bang Pow Pop, Rock
BanjoSlim and the SaltyDogs Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Jazz, Rock
Bankers Hill Punk, Rock
The Bankhead Press Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Bantam Feather Alternative, Rock
Baptism of Thieves Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Barbara Jamerson Jazz
Barbara Mandrell Country
Barbara Nesbitt Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Country
Barbara Wharff Classical, Covers | Standards
Barbarian Rock
Barbwire Country, Rock
Barefoot Hockey Goalie Rock
Barnaby Finch Jazz
Barney Kessel Jazz
Barnwell Shift Rock
The Barnyard Cupcakes Country, Rock
Barry Green Covers | Standards, Jazz
Bartenders Bible Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
Bart Mendoza Pop, Rock
Bassassin Electro | DJ
The Bass Clef Experiment Classical, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
The Bassett Brothers Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock
The Bassics Rock
Bassnectar Electro | DJ
Bastard Saints Metal | Hardcore
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Country, Rock
Batar-Zan Rock
Bathwater Babies Punk, Rock
Batiquitos Blues Band Blues & Soul
Bat Lords Rock
Battalion of Saints Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Battery Point Rock
Battle the Mothra Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Batwings Rock
Bavarian Holiday World
Bayou Brothers Acoustic, Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Bayside Dixie Stompers Country, Rock
Baytown Band Covers | Standards
BayWolf Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
BB King Kong Hip-Hop & Rap
B.C. Jean Pop
The Beach Funk Revolution Rock
Beach Goons Punk, Rock
The Beat Farmers Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Beating Alternative, Rock
Beat Panther Hip-Hop & Rap
Beatrix*JAR Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
Beatsmith Resist Hip-Hop & Rap
Beautiful Beast Rock
Beautiful Mutants Electro | DJ, Punk, Rock
The Beautiful State Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
The Beautiful View Rock
Becca Jay Acoustic
The Bedbreakers Blues & Soul, Rock
Bedford Grove Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Beehive & the Barracudas Blues & Soul, Rock
Beekeeper Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Beer Money Rock
Beggars Blues & Soul, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Beheading the King Metal | Hardcore
Behind the Wagon Country, Punk, Rock
Being As An Ocean Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Beira Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Belen Latin | Tejano, Rock
Belladon Rock
Bella Kaye Pop
Bell Pepperz Rock
Belmont Lights Pop
Ben Davis Hip-Hop & Rap
The Benders Blues & Soul
Beneath Lanston Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Benedictum Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Benjamin Davis Blues & Soul, Rock
Ben Moore Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Bennie Herron Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Benny Hollman Covers | Standards
Ben Owens Acoustic
Ben Powell Blues & Soul
Ben Schachter Jazz
Ben Wanicur Jazz
Berkley Hart Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Berkley Hart Selis Twang Acoustic, Rock
Bertram Turetzky Classical, Jazz
Bert Turetzky Classical, Jazz
Beside Myself Pop, Punk
The Besos Jazz Trio Jazz
Beta Lion Rock
Betamaxx Covers | Standards, Rock
Betty Turner & the Chevelles Blues & Soul, Funk
Beware We Are the Werewolves of Belial Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
BhorelordE Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Bianca Lara Noise | Xprmntl
Big Ass Robot Rock
Big Bad Buffalo Rock
Big Bloom Rock
Big Boy Groves Blues & Soul, Jazz
Big Daddy Rucker Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
The Big Decisions Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
The Bigfellas Alternative, Pop, Rock
BigFins Rock
Biggie Babylon Hip-Hop & Rap
Big Groove Band Covers | Standards, Funk
Big Jon Atkinson Blues & Soul
Big Mountain Pop, Reggae & Ska
the Big Provider Blues & Soul, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Big Rig Deluxe Acoustic, Country, Rockabilly
The Big Thank You Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Big Time Operator Jazz, Lounge, Rock
Big Toe Alternative, Pop, Rock
bill Alternative, Pop, Rock
Bill Caballero Jazz
Bill Cardinal Country, Punk, Rock
Bill Farkas Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Bill Magee Blues Band Blues & Soul, Rock
Bill Molch Rock
Bill Ray Alternative, Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Surf, World
Bill Shreeve Jazz
Bill Travis Jazz, Pop
Bill Wesley Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Billy Bacon Blues & Soul
Bill Yeager Jazz
Billy Galewood Rock
Billy Joe & the Roosters Blues & Soul, Rock
Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters Jazz, World
Billy Midnight Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
Billy Shaddox Blues & Soul, Rock
Billy Thompson Blues & Soul, Rock
Billy Watson Blues & Soul, Jazz
The Bi-National Mambo Orchestra Classical, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Bing Crosby Covers | Standards, Pop, Soundtrack
Bi-Polar Express Blues & Soul, Rock
Birdbath Pop, Rock
Birds of Prey Rock
Birdy and the Bow Tie Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Birdy Bardot Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Birdzilla Rock
Bit Maps Rock
Bitter Sober Rock
BJ and Todd Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
BJ Jezbera Acoustic, Pop, Punk
Black Ambulance Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Black Belt Jones Band Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Funk
Blackfeet Braves Pop, Rock
The Black Heart Procession Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Blackheart Warriors Hi-Fi Bluegrass & Roots, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Black Hesher Hip-Hop & Rap, Punk
Black Hondo Rock
Black Levee Rock
Black Mamba Alternative, Pop, Rock
Black Market III Acoustic, Alternative, Blues & Soul, Rock
Black Mikey Hip-Hop & Rap
Blackout Party Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
Black Patterns Rock
Black Resume Hip-Hop & Rap
The Black Sands Rock
BlackSky Nectar Alternative, Rock
Black Swans Rock
Black Tango Punk, Rock
Blacktop Royalty Rock
Blackwater Prophecy Alternative, Rock
Blaise Guld Pop, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Blake Sennett Pop, Rock
Blame One Hip-Hop & Rap
The Blanks Rock
Blasphemous Guitars Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Blaze Eisner Acoustic
The Bleeding Irish Covers | Standards, Rock, World
Bless 619 Hip-Hop & Rap
Blessie Rock
Blessure Grave Rock
Blind Mountain Holler Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Blink-182 Alternative, Punk
The Blitz Brothers Rock
Blizzard Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
The Blokes Rock
The Blonde Bombers Pop, Rock
Bloodbat Metal | Hardcore
The Bloodflowers Rock
Blood on the Saddle Country, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Blood Ponies Punk, Rock
Bloodstone Rock
The Bloody Hollies Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock
Blow by Blow Covers | Standards, Rock
Blown Fuse Covers | Standards, Rock
Blue44 Jazz
Blue Breeze Band Covers | Standards
Blue Current Band Rock
The Blue Four Blues & Soul
BlueFrog Band Blues & Soul, Rock
Bluegrass Etc. Bluegrass & Roots
The Bluegrass Ramblers Bluegrass & Roots
Blue Heron (CA) Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Blue Largo Blues & Soul, Jazz
Blue Marble Jazz, Rock
The Blue Moonies Rock
Blue Note Noise | Xprmntl, Punk
The Blues Brokers Blues & Soul
Blues Denial Blues & Soul
The Blues Gangsters Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock
The Blue Shift Alternative, Punk
Blue Sky Blonde Rock
Blue's Ruby Alternative, Rock
Bluetech Electro | DJ
Blue Velvet Covers | Standards, Rock
bLUMPY Jazz, Rock
BLV3D Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
BMartini Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
BM$B Hip-Hop & Rap
bMUSE Alternative, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Boarsley Electro | DJ
Bob Bartosik Jazz
Bob Bell Latin | Tejano
Bob Bereley Rock
Bobby Bray Rock
Bobby Detroit Blues & Soul, Rock
Bobby Fantasy Electro | DJ, Rock
Bobby Martin Blues & Soul, Soundtrack
Bob Demmon Classical, Covers | Standards
Bob Magnusson Classical, Jazz, Pop
Bob Mosley Rock
Bob Peace Acoustic
Bob Wade Acoustic, Rock
Body Song Rock
Bogsey and the Argonauts Acoustic, Rock
Bomb and Scary Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Bombast Rock
Bombay Status Rock
The BombPops Rock
Bone-A-FieD Brass Ensemble Classical
Bone Yard Covers | Standards, Rock
Bonita Jazz Band Covers | Standards, Jazz
The Bonita Trio Classical
Bonneville 7 Alternative, Rock, Rockabilly
Bonneville Band Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Jazz
Bonnie Jefferson Acoustic, Blues & Soul
Bonnie Wright Noise | Xprmntl
Bonsoir Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
The Boo Hoo Crew Pop
Boomsnake Rock
BoomSnap Rock
Boostive Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock, World
Bootleg45 Rock
Bop Moderno Jazz
Borborygmus Electro | DJ, Jazz, Rock
Bordertown Blues & Soul, Rock
Bordertown Blues Blues & Soul, Rock
Border Town Bust Blues & Soul, Rock
Born Blind Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Born Tonight Rock
Borracho y Loco Acoustic, Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots
Bossfight Pop, Punk, Rock
Bosswitch Rock
Bostich and Fussible Latin | Tejano
Botanica Chango Funk, Rock
Box Car Racer Alternative, Pop, Punk
Boyd Rice Noise | Xprmntl
The Boyish Charms Rock
Boy King Rock
Boys About Town Rock
Boyscout Rock
Boy Shakira Covers | Standards
Braceros Brass Band Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Braden Diotte Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Brad Lee Rock
Bradley Leighton Classical, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Rock
Brad Perry Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Braggers Punk
Brain Buckit Alternative, Jazz, Rock
The Brain Police Rock
Brain Tweet Jazz
Branden Parish Rock
Brandon Burrows Pop
Brandon Rice Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Brandy Alexanders Rock
Bratz Pop, Rock
Brawley Rock
Brazzabelle Rock
Breez’n Covers | Standards, Rock
Brendan B Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Brendan Prout Band Gospel, Rock
Brenda Panneton Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Brenda Xu Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Brett Ellis Rock
Brian Baynes Acoustic, Classical, World
Brian Demers Rock
Brian Ellis Electro | DJ, Funk, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Brian Holwerda Rock
Brian Jones Rock 'n' Roll Revival Blues & Soul, Rock
Brian Justin Crum Pop
Brian Karscig Rock
Brian Lynch Jazz, Pop, Rock
Brick Bath Rock
The Bridge Punk, Rock
Bridget Brigitte Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Bright Sheng Classical
Brigitte DeMeyer Blues & Soul, Gospel, Rock
Broadcasting Sirens Rock
Brogue Wave Rock, World
Broken Dial Radio Pop
Broken Dreams Hip-Hop & Rap
The Broken Stems Reggae & Ska, Rock
Broke on Friday Rock
The Brombies Rock
Brooklyn Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Brother Love Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore
Brothers Gow Acoustic, Funk, Rock
Brothers of Praise Phase II Blues & Soul, Gospel
Brothers Weiss Rock
Brown Sugar Covers | Standards
Bruce Cameron Jazz
Bruce Joyner & the Tinglers Pop, Rock
Bruce Robinson Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Country, Jazz, Rock
Bruce Warnock Classical, Jazz
Bruin Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Brush Arbor Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Gospel
Bryan Verhoye Classical
B-Side Players Funk, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska
B. Slade Hip-Hop & Rap
Bucket of Fish Reggae & Ska, Rock
Buckfast Superbee Alternative, Rock
Buck-O-Nine Reggae & Ska
Bucky Pizzarelli Jazz
Buddha Trixie Rock
Buddy Akai Alternative, Electro | DJ, Rock
Buddy Banter Rock
Buddy Blue Band Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Buffalo Picnic Alternative, Punk, Rock
Bug Guts Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Bugs Rock
The Buick Wilson Band Blues & Soul
Build Classical
Built In Sun Rock
bUK FiDy Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
The Bulbs Rock
Bulletproof ­Tiger Rock
Bullets in a Burning Box Rock
Bully Blinders Hip-Hop & Rap
Bumbklaatt Punk
Bumpasonic Covers | Standards, Funk, Pop
Bunky Alternative, Pop, Rock
Bunnell Strings Classical
Bunny Gang Rock
Burden of Truth Rock
Buried Under Carrots Rock
The Burning of Rome Rock
Burning the Masses Metal | Hardcore
Burnsville Blues Band Blues & Soul
Burnt Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
The Burrito Brothers Funk
Burt Bacharach Covers | Standards, Lounge, Pop, Soundtrack
Bushwalla Acoustic, Rock
Butch Lacy Jazz
Butler Rock
The Buzzbombs Country, Funk, Rock, Rockabilly
Buzzkill Romantics Alternative, Rock
Buzz or Howl Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Bviolin Jazz, World

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Local Music News

Reverend Stickman

"I’ve been spending much of my creative time working with Bahman Violin and Dan Ochipinti on a brand new original musical theater production, Refugee Songs, after we received a grant from UCSD," reports Stickman. "In addition to recording a soundtrack EP for the show with Mystic Groove Collective, I’m also working in the studio again with my friend and co-producer Bob Bartosik...I recently bought an electric sitar/guitar which I have been exploring. I am now ready to gig with the Mystic Groove Collective, Sita Rose and TJ Moss, Ari Marsh, and others who appreciate the exotic sound it creates."

Chad Farran

The Superunloader drummer released his first solo album since 2012, After All, featuring guest players such as Chris McGreal and Jimmy Lewis of Superunloader and David Carano of Wise Monkey Orchestra. "Think if Paul Simon and Paul McCartney started a band with James Mercer and Dan Auerbach," says Farran. "It might sound something like this."

The Gloomies

Their new album, Are We Getting Better, due March 6, is so far preceded by singles for “Moonlight” and “Sick Like You” (both released late last year) and the newest, "Sideways," which frontman Andy Craig describes as "A hazy and fuzzy reflection on feeling lost in your own life...the song captures the depth of intense, muted emotions surrounding this notion of aimlessness, which can so often be as anxiety-provoking as its lyrics suggest."

Carnifex

In their latest lineup change, lead guitarist Jordan Lockrey (who joined in 2013) is out, and Devildriver's Neal Tiemann will take his place on their upcoming tours with 3TEETH (hitting San Diego's Brick by Brick on April 16) and Thy Art Is Murder.

Switchfoot

They're celebrating the one year anniversary of their Native Tongue album with a 5-song Reimagine/Remix EP, featuring "re-imagined versions of select songs." Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling contributes "Voices," for which she also directed the accompanying music video along with Joshua Shultz, and other contributors include Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Will Chapman (Colony House), John Painter on horns (Fleming and John), and Mason Self. The band also shared a music video for the new version of "Wonderful Feeling."

Flogging Molly

They'll headline their annual St. Patrick's Day Festival on March 17 at the Hollywood Palladium, with a lineup featuring Mad Caddies, Street Dogs, LA icons the Briggs, Celtic rockers Hoist the Colors, Texas grit punk group Vandoliers, a Live Broadcast from Frosty, Heidi and Frank on KLOS 95.5, and Irish dancing from Power Academy of Irish Dance. The Festival will be preceded by a free outdoor pre-show in the Palladium parking lot with performances from members of Flogging Molly with Matt Hensley & Dennis Casey taking the stage as an Irish acoustic duo, and a DJ set from bassist/vocalist Nathen Maxwell.

Stone Temple Pilots

Their "An Evening With" acoustic tour of North America due to begin in Vancouver, BC on February 5 was cancelled due to lead vocalist Jeff Gutt suffering a severely herniated disc. Their upcoming acoustic album due on February 10, Perdida, is new singer Jeff Gutt's second studio release with the band following a 2018 self-titled record. A new single "Fare Thee Well" was recorded at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios, with a video directed by P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Prince), and another new single is streaming online, "Three Wishes." Once Gutt recovers, they still plan a tour of Australia with Live and Bush, and summer tour with Nickelback.

Wavves

An upcoming tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2010 album King of the Beach kicks off April 10 in Phoenix, Arizona and wraps May 28 in Los Angeles. The album will be rereleased by Fat Possum Records April 10 as a purple kush vinyl with alternate art that was originally slated to be the cover, before it was scrapped and a bonus 7-inch with “Mutant” and “Stained Glass (Won’t You Let Me Into Yr Heart).”

Death Eyes

Frontman Alberto Jurado has passed away.

Watkins Family Hour

Brother Sister drops April 10 via Family Hour Records/Thirty Tigers, the first release from the former Nickel Creek siblings in five years. Produced by Mike Viola (Jenny Lewis, Mandy Moore, J.S. Ondara), it features seven original songs co-written by Sara and Sean Watkins as well as three new covers: Courtney Hartman and Taylor Ashton’s “Neighborhood Name,” Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally Like A Martyr” and Charley Jordan’s “Keep It Clean,” which features guest vocalists David Garza, Gaby Moreno, and John C. Reilly.

Jacob Turnbloom

He has a comedic new video for his track "Ride Past the Waves of the Future."

Falling Doves

"We're going on tour to Australia for the third time," frontman Christopher Leyva tells the Reader. "We're doing a few benefits we created along our tour to benefit the https://www.wires.org.au, they help the animals burned by the wildfires. The main benefit in Australia will be in Brisbane at the Crowbar Feb 21 where along with a couple locals we will be selling our shirts and collecting cash...we teamed up with a great poster artist, Diego De Grandi from Brazil, to create a tour shirt and benefit poster, he's done art for Oasis, Tom Petty, and the Rolling Stones. We'll sell the shirt on tour, and all funds will go to the Wires charity." Over the coming year, the band will also visit hit China, Turkey, Dubai and South America for the first time, as well as a return to the UK, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Mexico, France, Germany, and Australia.

The Frights

They're playing the Spreckels Organ Pavilion February 15 as part of their new album promotion for Everything Seems Like Yesterday, as well as appearing at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, running May 22 through 24 and headlined by Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, and the Dave Matthews Band. A video is streaming online for "Leave Me Alone."

P.O.D.

Drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo Jr. has teamed up with members of Flyleaf for a new band called Belle & the Dragon.

Marie Haddad

The video for her song "JDITA" won Best Music Video at the 2019 San Diego Film Week Awards.

The Cardiac Kidz

In addition to their recent 40 Years of Punk CD, a new album on local Blindspot Records called Empty Chairs spotlights the power pop punk side of the group, featuring two new songs and a track previously only found on a compilation, with all original recordings dating from 1976 - 2018.

MohaviSoul

Their fourth full-length, Live at the 42nd Annual Huck Finn Jubilee, includes three new original songs written by Randy Hanson, Mark Miller, and Orion Boucher, as well as a cover of the Waylon Jennings classic "Lonesome, On’ry and Mean."

Manganista

The title track of their Hillbilly Bomb Shelter album, due February 1, is "about a couple of hillbillies who stumble across a bunch of old underground bomb shelters," says Matt Rhea. "They decide to fix up the bomb shelters and sell them to doomsday believers. Dave Talbott painted the album art and kept the theme going from our last two releases."

Whitney Shay

The release show for her Stand Up album happens March 26 at the Belly Up and features the 44's and the Anthony Cullins Trio.

Psychotic Waltz

The God-Shaped Void, their fifth full-length and first new album in 23 years, is due February 14 via InsideOutMusic, so far preceded by a single for “Devils And Angels.” A lyric video by Cloud Music Typography is streaming online.