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
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
Beaters Alternative, Rock
The Beat Farmers Blues & Soul, Country, 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 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
Beira Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Belen Latin | Tejano, 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 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
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

Ariel Levine

A new single drops October 22, "If This Isn't Me," along with a music video directed by Grant Reinero. "The songs take a new direction for me," Levine told the Reader, "as they are very personal and focus on my own life experiences, inspired by some recent events and hardships in my life. No plans to play these new songs live, they may just live in the recorded world. However, some members of my band Ariel Levine & Mechanical Royalty are considering coming out of hiatus and forming a new three-piece with new music."

Marc Intravaia

In response to Eve Selis' post about the two no longer working together, he replied "Eve and I remain friends and will always be friends. We did not have a fight or a blowout or anything of that nature. The fact is we just drifted apart musically. It’s been happening for the last couple years and now she is on a much different path than me."

Warish

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."

Blink-182

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.

Hirie

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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