Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
c0de Acoustic, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Cabaret Oscuro Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
The Cabrillo Singers Classical, Gospel
Cabron Punk
Cacique Latin | Tejano
Cactus Honey Acoustic
Cadillac Wreckers Blues & Soul, Rock
Cafe Peyote Rock
Cage Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Caifanes Latin | Tejano, Rock
CalAmity Acoustic
Calder Quartet Classical
The Calefaction Rock
Calibrate Me Pop, Punk
Cali Cam Hip-Hop & Rap
Calico Horse Alternative, Pop, Rock
California 666 Rock
The California Chamber Orchestra Classical
The California Rangers Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
California Sons Rock
California Suns Rock
Call Me Alice Rock
Call of Thousands Metal | Hardcore
Calm Tree Electro | DJ
Camarada Classical
Cambrian Shores Rock
Camera Lucida Classical
Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band World
Cañamo Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska
C and H Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Candye Kane Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rockabilly
CannonFire Rock
Canobliss Metal | Hardcore
The Canton Mudders Rock
Cape May Alternative, Rock
Capital Grey Rock
Cappella Gloriana Classical, Covers | Standards
Capsize Rock
Captain Ace Rock
Captain Fiction Rock
Captain Viejo Rock
Cardboard Truckers Alternative, Rock
The Cardiac Kidz Punk
The Cardielles Rock
Cardinal Moon Blues & Soul, Jazz
Carl Durant Rock
Carl Evans Jr. Blues & Soul, Gospel, Jazz
The Carlos Blues Experience Blues & Soul, Rock
Carlos Olmeda Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Carlos Santana Blues & Soul, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Carly Allyse Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Carly Smithson Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Carmen Caserta Acoustic, Rock
Carnifex Metal | Hardcore
Carol Ann Metal | Hardcore
Carolann Ames Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
Carol Williams Classical
Carolyn Jaynes Covers | Standards
Carrier Signal Rock
The Cascades Pop
Casey Hensley Blues & Soul, Rock
Casey Turner Reggae & Ska, Rock
Cash’d Out Country, Covers | Standards
The Cash Kings Country, Covers | Standards, Rockabilly
Casino Madrid Rock
Caskitt Rock
Cassie B & the Stingers Funk, Pop, Rock
Castanets Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Castoff Pop, Punk
Cathedral X Rock
Catherine Barnes Acoustic, Jazz
Cathouse Thumpers Rockabilly
Cathouse Thursday Rock
Cathryn Beeks Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Catie + Kevin Acoustic
Catnip Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock
Cattle Decapitation Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Caught Looking Covers | Standards
Causing Problems Rockabilly
Caustic Felon Rock
Cavalletto Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Cave Bastard Metal | Hardcore, Rock
The Cecilia String Quartet Classical
Cecil Lytle Classical
Cedar Fire Rock
The Cedar Shakers Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
The Celebrities Covers | Standards, Rock
Celeste & the Upbeats Covers | Standards, Rockabilly, Surf
Celia St Croix Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Celio Skilz Hip-Hop & Rap
Cell Therapy Rock
Celtic Groove Jazz, World
The Centaurs Pop, Rock
The Center Chorale Covers | Standards
Centerlight Pop Rock
Cerro Negro Acoustic, Latin | Tejano, World
Cerulean Veins Rock
Cesar “Crhymes” Tellez Hip-Hop & Rap
Chad Cavanaugh Acoustic, Rock
Chad Farran Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Chad Scott Acoustic, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Chad Taggart Acoustic
Chairs Missing Rock
Chalk Talk Pop, Rock
Chamber Bravura Covers | Standards, Pop
Champ Rock
Chanauk Metal | Hardcore
Change Hip-Hop & Rap
Chante’ Moore Jazz, Pop
Chapter 14 Rock
Charisma Kain Pop
Charles Burton Blues Band Blues & Soul
Charles Ellis-MacLeod Classical
Charles McPherson Jazz
Charles Musket Rock
Charles Owens Jazz
Charles Williams Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap
Charley & Jesi Acoustic, Rock
Charlie Arbelaez Jazz
Charlie Chavez Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Charlie Dominici Acoustic, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Charlie Imes Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Charlie Rae Acoustic, Blues & Soul
The Charms Rock
Chase Morrin Jazz
Chasing Norman Rock
Chauncey Maynor Blues & Soul
Chaz Rock
The Cheap Leis Punk, Rock, World
Cheeky Alternative, Funk, Rock
Chelsea Chen Classical, Gospel
Chelsey Chavez Acoustic
Cherish Country
Cherries Jubilee Jazz
Cherry Chuck Gang Hip-Hop & Rap
The Chessmen Blues & Soul, Gospel
Chess Wars Blues & Soul
Chet and the Committee Blues & Soul
Chet Cannon Blues & Soul, Rock
Chewing Rock
Che-Yen Chen Classical
Chica Diabla Rock
Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits Blues & Soul
Chicken Wire Covers | Standards
The Chi Club Funk, Rock
Child Rock
Children of Nova Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Children of the Grave: A Tribute to Early Black Sabbath Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore
Chill Clinton Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Chimney Fish Rock
Chimpos Rock
China Clippers Rock
Chinary Ung Classical
Chinchilla Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Chinese Rocks Rock
Chip Conrad & the Concrete Feat Acoustic, Country, Rock
Chloe Feoranzo Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Chloe Lou & the Liddells Blues & Soul, Country
The Choice Entertainers Covers | Standards, Rock
Chon Rock
Chorus Breviarii Classical, Gospel
Chris Acquavella Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Classical, Jazz
Chris Biggin Rock
Chris Carpenter Acoustic
ChrisChrisChris Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Chris Clarke Bluegrass & Roots
Chris Clarke and Dane Terry Blues & Soul, Country
Chris Daniels Project Country, Rock
Chris Goldsmith Rock
Chris Gorsuch Classical, Covers | Standards
Chris Hassett Rock
Chris Hillman Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Pop, Rock
The Chris Klich Jazz Quintet Jazz, Pop
Chris Leyva Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Chris Lougeay Funk, Jazz, World
Chris Luessman Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Chris Morris Reggae & Ska, Rock
Chris Springer Jazz
Chris Squire Punk, Rock
Chris Sullivan Punk, Rock
Chris Thile Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
Chris Thile & Michael Daves Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Covers | Standards
Christian Jules Taylor Blues & Soul, Rock
Christian Schinelli Rock
Christina Ashley Pop
Christina Tourin Classical
Christine Parker Acoustic
Christ Killer Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Christmas Island Alternative, Rock
Christopher Adler Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Christopher Cash Alternative, Rock
Christopher Dale Rock
Christopher Hoffee Rock
Christopher Hollyday Jazz
Christy Bruneau Rock
Chris Wilson & Planet Earth Rock
Chroma Season Rock
The Chrome Domes Covers | Standards, Rock
Chubby Dice Rock
Chuck McPherson Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
Chuck Perrin Jazz
Chuck Schiele Rock
Chugboat Acoustic, Rock
Chunk Blues & Soul, Rock
Cici Artemisia Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Funk, Pop
Cinda Peck Acoustic
Cindy Lee Berryhill Acoustic, Country, Rock
Cindy Santini Pop
Cinematic Century Pop, Punk
Circa Now Rock
Circle 7 Rock
The Ciros Rock
Citizen Band Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
Citrus Funk, Pop
The City Guard Band Classical
City Limits Rock
City Limits Band Blues & Soul, Country, Rockabilly
A City Serene Rock
The City's Finest Alternative, Funk, Rock
Cityzen Rock
Civil Satans Punk
Civil Unrest Metal | Hardcore
CJ Hutchins Rock
Clachan Boys Acoustic, World
Claire Chase Classical
Classics Philharmonic Orchestra Classical
Classijazz Duet Classical, Jazz
Claude Coma & the IVs Pop, Punk, Rock
Claudeo Electro | DJ, Pop
Clay Colton Covers | Standards, Rock
Clay Pigeons Hip-Hop & Rap
Cleopatra Degher Rock
Clifford Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Clikatat Ikatowi Rock
The Clinic Hip-Hop & Rap
Clinton Davis Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
Clockart Electro | DJ, Rock
The Clock Work Army Alternative, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Cloud Feather Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Cloudside Alternative, Rock
Club*Man Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Coastal Communities Concert Band Classical, Covers | Standards, Pop
Coast Bop Quintet Jazz
Coastral Electro | DJ
CoastRiders Country, Rock
Cochemea Gastelum Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz, Rock
The Cockburns Country, Rock
The Cockpits Punk
Coda Reactor Punk
Cody Lovaas Pop
Cohen the Violinist Classical, Rock, Soundtrack
Colette Turner Acoustic, Pop
Colin Armstrong Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Colin Clyne Acoustic, Pop
Colin McAllister Classical, Jazz, World
Collage Menage Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Colony Rock
The Color Forty Nine Electro | DJ, Rock
Comanche Moon Blues & Soul, Rock
Come Together Covers | Standards
The Comeuppance Rock
The Comfortable Creeps Hip-Hop & Rap
Comfort in Chaos Rock
Comfort in Rage Metal | Hardcore, Rock
COMMANDc Electro | DJ, Rock
The Common Loon Alternative, Pop, Rock
Common Sense Reggae & Ska, Rock
Conceptus Rock
The Concrete Project Hip-Hop & Rap
Condemned Rock
Congress of the Cow Rock
Conrad Susa Classical
A Conscious Few Blues & Soul, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Conspiracy Theorists Hip-Hop & Rap
The Contrasts Rock
The Conversation Rock
Convoy Blues & Soul, Rock
Convulsic Electro | DJ
Cookoo Hip-Hop & Rap
Copenhagen Rock
Coral Bells Acoustic, Rock
Coral MacFarland Thuet Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Cordelia Degher Acoustic
Corduroy Institute Rock
Corelia Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Corina Rose Jazz
Cori & the Music Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop
Corna Boy Hustlaz Hip-Hop & Rap
Cornelius Blue Band Covers | Standards
Coronado Big Band Classical, Covers | Standards, Jazz
Corporate Citizen Punk, Rock
The Corvettes Show Band Covers | Standards
The Corvinas Punk
Cory Wilkins Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Cosmodrome 66 Electro | DJ, Pop
Cosmologic Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Cotton Fever Rock
Cottonmouth Rock
Counterfit Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Counter Launch Rock
CounterPoint Culture Reggae & Ska, Rock
Country Rockin’ Rebels Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
The County Fair Acoustic, Rock
Coup-Da-Villan Hip-Hop & Rap
Courtly Noyse Acoustic, Classical, World
Cousin Bob Rock
Cover Me Badd Covers | Standards, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Cowboy Jack Johnson Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country
The Coyote Problem Acoustic, Country, Rock
Cozy Corners Rock
Craig Goldy Rock
Craig Zarkos Acoustic, Rock
Cranial Vacancy Rock
Crash Carter Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Crash Encore Rock
CrashKillsFour Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
The Crash Recovery Electro | DJ, Rock
Crash & the Burns Rock
Crash Worship Electro | DJ, Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl
The Crawdaddys Rock
Creature and the Woods Rock
Creature Canyon Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Creedle Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Creeps A.D. Rock
Creepseed Rock
The Creepy Creeps Punk, Surf
Crew D’Etat Brass Band Funk, Jazz
Crime Desire Metal | Hardcore
Crimson Knight Metal | Hardcore
Crimson Moon Metal | Hardcore
Critical Me Punk
Crocodiles Rock
The Cronies Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Crooked Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, World
Crooked Rulers Punk, Rock
Crooks Pop, Punk
Cross Moon Supercult Electro | DJ
Crosswinds Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock
Crow Squawk Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Crucial Blend Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Crunchberry Covers | Standards, Punk
Crush Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Pop
Cruz Radical Latin | Tejano, Punk, Rock
Crystavox Rock
Cubensis Rock
Cuckoo Chaos Rock
Cults Pop, Rock, Surf
Cult Vegas Alternative
Cumbia Machin Latin | Tejano, Rock, World
Curbside Vinyl Blues & Soul, Rock
The Cured Alternative, Covers | Standards
Curfew Rock
Curli Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
Curtis Brooks Gospel, Jazz
Curtis Peoples Acoustic, Rock
Curtis Taylor Jazz
Custom Floor Alternative, Rock
Cutthroat Hip-Hop & Rap
Cyanide Vogue Rock
CYKA Rock
Cynthia Hammond Jazz
Cynthia Phelps Classical
Cyren Covers | Standards, Rock

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Local Music News

Warish

Fronted by singer-guitarist Riley Hawk (Petyr), son of skateboard star Tony Hawk, the band's new single "Woven" comes at the beginning of a tour with tour the Black Lips, followed by an appearance at Soda Bar on March 10.

Beehive & the Barracudas

Tracy Wooley, who also played with Tourette's Lautrec and Tammy Faye and for a time adopted the pseudonym Tracy Haze, has passed away.

Steve Poltz

"Sharon and I got married a couple days ago on Cayamo," reports Poltz. "There were a lot of folks there. The whole thing was planned in three days. @sxmliveloud are awesome and mapped out the whole shebang and there were about 1500 folks there. Insane that this could even be organized so fast. We were just gonna go to the courthouse in Nashville."

Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra

SDSU English Department alumni Michael Buchmiller, aka Professor B. Miller, and his singing robot SPO-20 have a new video for their track "Abraham Lincoln," from their album Conjure the Paranormal.

Mike Pinto

He has a new single, "Come A Long Way," featuring Jack Johnson's drummer Adam Topol, as his band prepares for a tour that kicks off February 26 in Austin and wraps May 30 in Ohio.

Justin Pearson

A documentary about Pearson is in production, Don't Fall in Love With Yourself, which explores his life from childhood tragedy through his appearance on Jerry Springer's show and his role in the local music scene. Interviewees include Dave Lombardo, Eric Paul, Gabe Serbian, Bobby Bray, Travis Ryan, Jeremy Bolm, Alexis Marshall, Jon Syverson, Molly Neuman, Becky DiGiglio, and other material is sourced from dozens of VHS and mini-DV tapes recorded over three decades.

Hot Snakes

Four 7-inch singles are being released in advance of their next album, beginning with “Checkmate” (November 2019) and the just-issued “I Shall Be Free.” A support tour kicks off February 27 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps March 12 at the Belly Up.

Rebecca Jade

She was seen during the TV broadcast of the Oscars ceremony singing backup for Elton John,.

Stone Temple Pilots

Their "An Evening With" acoustic tour of North America was cancelled due to new lead vocalist Jeff Gutt suffering a severely herniated disc. Once Gutt recovers, they still plan a tour of Australia with Live and Bush, and summer tour with Nickelback. Their new acoustic album Perdida is 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 dropped, "Three Wishes."

The Kabbs

"We've been working on our full length over the past year," reports the band, whose newest single "Something to Lose" debuts at Bar Pink on February 21, for a bill that includes the Strawberry Moons and Daggers86. The single precedes a full-length due in Spring.

Author & Punisher

The tour opening up for Tool will continue as the bands make their way across Australia.

Lenny Morris

"It's a clear departure from my escapades as a freelance acoustic songwriter, as I have now focused on a career writing carefully crafted lyrics with messages I hope to resonate with the masses," says Morris of his new hip-hop single "Dear World," streaming on all platforms with a video on Youtube as well.

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.

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.

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