Local bands and musicians

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Fabiana Passoni Latin | Tejano
The Fabulous Belair Boys Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
The Fabulous Earrings Rock
The Fabulous Pelicans Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
The Fabulous Rudies Punk, Reggae & Ska
Facelift Covers | Standards
Faded Chroniclez Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Faded Natives Rock
The Fairfield Fats Band Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Faith Faward Reggae & Ska, Rock
Fake Booby Judy Pop, Rock
Fakebook Alternative, Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock
Fake Tides Rock
The Fallbrook Music Society Classical
Fallen Monuments Punk, Rock
Falling Doves Rock
Family Wagon Rock
Fanny, Nook, and Cranny Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Fanny & the Atta Boys Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Fantastic Magic Rock
Far Alternative, Rock
Far From Ya Average Hip-Hop & Rap
Farhad Bahrami World
The Farmers Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Farrows Electro | DJ, Rock
Fashion Jackson Rock, Surf
Fast Heart Mart Rock
Fat Beat Squad Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Punk, Rock
Fat Man’s Misery Blues & Soul, Rock
Fattburger Jazz
Fatty Freelunch and the Natives Blues & Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Fearless in Fairweather Rock
Federal Funk Covers | Standards, Funk, Rock
Federal Reserve of Consumption Rock
Feeling of Hate Alternative, Rock
The Feelings Mutual Rock
Fenix TX Punk, Rock
Fever Sleeves Rock
Fiction Rock
Fiction Family Rock
The Fictitious Dishes Rock
Fiffin Market Acoustic, Pop, World
Fifty Fathms Hip-Hop & Rap
Fifty on Their Heels Alternative, Punk
Fight Fair Metal | Hardcore, Pop, Punk
The Fighting Able Alternative, Blues & Soul, Rock
Fight the Fear Alternative, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Film School Rock
The Filthy Violets Rock
Finch Alternative
Finding T.H.E.T.I.S. Rock
Fing Electro | DJ, Funk, Rock
The Fingers Rock
The Fink Bombs Rock, Surf
Finnegan Blue Funk, Jazz, Rock, World
Finn McCool Hip-Hop & Rap
Firefly Jazz Quartet Jazz
Firethorn Rock
First Power Crew Hip-Hop & Rap
First Wave Hello Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Fish Out of Water Rock
Fish & the Seaweeds Reggae & Ska, Rock
Fishwife Punk
Fistfights With Wolves Classical, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Five More Days Alternative, Rock
Five Pound Grin Rock
Fkenal Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Flaggs Rock
Flamenco Nova Latin | Tejano
Flames Of Durga Alternative, Punk, Rock
Flat Out Liars Covers | Standards, Rock
Flatsound Acoustic, Rock
Flatten Manhattan Funk, Rock
Fleetwood Bigmak Covers | Standards
Fleetwood MAX Covers | Standards, Rock
Flight Path Acoustic, World
Flight to Athena Alternative, Rock
The Flimz Acoustic
Flipside Burners Country, Rockabilly
Flogging Molly Acoustic, Alternative, Punk
The Flounders Acoustic, Covers | Standards
The Flower Animals Latin | Tejano, Rock
The Flowerthief Rock
fluf Rock
Fluid Foundation Reggae & Ska, Rock
Fly to Blue Acoustic, Rock
The FMera Rock
The Focke-Wolves Rock
The Focus Group Rock
Focus in Frame Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Folding Mr. Lincoln Acoustic, Rock
Fold Zandura Electro | DJ, Gospel, Rock
Folklorick Acoustic
Fono Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
The Fooks Rock, World
The Fooz Fighters Covers | Standards
Forced Down Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Ford Madox Ford Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock
Forecast Jazz, Rock
Forest Grove Punk, Rock
Forever Days Forgotten Metal | Hardcore
Forever Ends Now Metal | Hardcore
The Forget Me Nots Covers | Standards, Pop
Forrest Westbrook Jazz
Forsaken Truth Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
The Four Kings Alternative, Funk, Rock
Four Minutes Till Midnight Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Framework Rock
Francesca Sola Pop
Francesca Valle Rock
Fran Hartshorn Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Frank Ballard Acoustic, Latin | Tejano
Frankie Dee & the Funk Natra Band Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Funk
Frankie J Blues & Soul, Latin | Tejano, Pop
Frankie Laine Lounge, Pop
Frank LaMarca Jazz
Frank Lazzaro Acoustic, World
Frank Lee Drennen Alternative, Punk, Rock
Frank Renk Classical
Frank Slay Pop, Rock
Frank Zappa Alternative, Rock
The Frantic Romantic Alternative, Rock
Freakshow Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Freak the Mighty Rock
Freaky Tiki Rock
Fred Benedetti Acoustic, Classical, Latin | Tejano
Fred Burton and Chris B(e) Hip-Hop & Rap
Fred Heath & the Slidewinders Blues & Soul
Fred Saxon Jazz
Free Beer Country
Freedom Fries Rock
FreeMartin Acoustic, Rock
Free Mind Hip-Hop & Rap
Free Minds Hip-Hop & Rap
The Free*Stars Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Freeze Frame Pop, Rock
Freezing Vinyl Rock
The Fremonts Blues & Soul
French Kiss Koma Alternative, Punk, Rock
Frequenz Drop Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
The Fresh Brunettes Rock
The Frets Rock
Friction Monster Rock
Friends of Ghosts Rock
The Frights Punk, Rock, Surf
Fro Brigham Jazz
The Front Punk, Rock
Frontside Punk, Rock
Frosty Hip-Hop & Rap
The FuckLordz Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Fula Bula Latin | Tejano, World
Full Blown Stone Reggae & Ska, Rock
Full Circle Rock
Full Effect Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock
Full House Band Jazz
Full Moon Fever Covers | Standards, Rock
Full Strength Funk Band Funk
Funeral March Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Funk Junkies Blues & Soul, Funk
Funky Pox Blues & Soul, Funk, Pop
Furious IV Rock
FuseBox Funk, Rock
The Fuss Jazz, Pop
Future Crooks Pop, Punk
Future of Forestry Rock
Future Shock Hip-Hop & Rap
Future You Pop, Rock
Futyle Rock
F.U.Z.Z. Acoustic, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Fuzz-Huzzi Alternative, Pop, Punk
FX5 Rock
Fyrce Muons Rock

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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.