Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Gabe Lehner Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Gabe Serbian Rock
Gabe Vega Electro | DJ
Gabriella Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Gabriel Sundy Jazz
Gaby Aparicio Acoustic, Latin | Tejano
Gaetano Rallo Classical
The Gandhi Method Acoustic, Rock
Gangbusters Reggae & Ska
Garbo Acoustic, Rock
The Garcia 3 Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop, Rock
Garden Echo Pop, Rock
Gari Geiselman Country
Gary Heffern Alternative, Country, Punk
Gary Hoey Rock, Surf
Gary Hood Bluegrass & Roots, Country
The Gary Lefebvre/Joe Marillo Quintet Jazz
Gary Puckett Pop
Gary Ràchac Rock
Gary Rich Jazz
Gary Seiler Country, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Gary Walker Rock
Gary Wilson Jazz, Lounge, Noise | Xprmntl
The Gaslamp Jazz Band Jazz
Gaslamp Killer Hip-Hop & Rap
Gaslamp Underground Covers | Standards, Jazz
Gasoline Chicken Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Gaux Nu Vaux Pop, Rock
The Gay Agenda Rock
Gayla Peevey Pop
Gayle Skidmore Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
The Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego Acoustic, Classical, Covers | Standards
G Burns Jug Band Blues & Soul
Geezer Covers | Standards
Geisel Library Toy Piano Ensemble Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Gemini Junction Acoustic
Gene Lamarr Rockabilly
Gene Perry Latin | Tejano
The Generations Blues & Soul, Pop
Generator Rock
Generik Rock
Genghis Con-Job Rock
Genghis Khan Hip-Hop & Rap
Genius of Soul Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
The Gennaro Trio Classical
The Gents Rock
Geoffrey Keezer Classical, Jazz
The Geoffrey Keezer-Peter Sprague Band Jazz, Rock
George Kirazian Acoustic, Classical, World
George Lewis Electro | DJ, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
George Svoboda Acoustic, Classical, Jazz
Get Back Loretta Pop, Rock
The Getdown Rock
Get Groovin' Covers | Standards, Rock
Get Your Death On Electro | DJ, Rock
Ghetto Blaster Rock
Ghost & Billa Hip-Hop & Rap
Ghostbird Rock
The Ghost Dance Rock
The Ghost Jazz Trio Jazz
Ghost Party Rock
Ghost Town Deputies Rock
Ghoulgotha Metal | Hardcore
Ghoulspoon Rock
Giant People Rock
The Gift Machine Rock
GiGZ Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Gil Barron Jazz, Lounge
Gilbert Castellanos Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Gill S.O.T.U Hip-Hop & Rap
Ginger Cowgirl Country
Ginger Roots Acoustic, Reggae & Ska
Gino Mingo Gospel
Gino & the Lone Gunmen Blues & Soul, Country, Rock, Rockabilly
GipsyMenco Acoustic, Latin | Tejano
Girlboy Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Girl in the Middle Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
Girl Talk Rock
Given Life Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Glasmus Rock
The Glass Menagerie Rock
Glass Spells Rock
Glean Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Glen Erath Pop, Soundtrack
The Glenn Thomas Band Rock
Gletscher Rock
The Gloomies Jazz, Punk, Rock, Surf
Gloomsday Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Glory Rock
The Glossines Pop, Rock
G-Man & the Clan Funk, Rock
Gnarly Beast Rock
The Gnarly Whals Rock
Goblin Cock Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl, Punk
Goddamn Electric Bill Acoustic, Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Godhammered Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Gods of Mount Olympus Jazz, Punk, Rock
The Gods of Science Punk, Rock
Gogogo Airheart Alternative, Punk, Reggae & Ska
Gold Dust Band Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Golden Beaches Pop, Rock, Surf
Golden Howl Acoustic, Rock
Goldfish Electro | DJ, Jazz, Pop, Surf, World
Gold In Heart Covers | Standards
The Golliards Acoustic, Classical, World
Gone Baby Gone Rock
Gone Blonde Covers | Standards, Rock
Gone Fishing Jazz
Gone to Oblivion Alternative, Metal | Hardcore
Gonjasufi Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Gonzo Reggae & Ska, Rock
Goodbye Blue Monday Alternative, Pop, Rock
The Good Lords Rock
Good Morning Milo Rock
Goodnight Caulfield Alternative, Rock
Good Ol’ Friends Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Gooon Rock
Gorgeous Boyscouts Rock
The Gory Details Rock
Got it Covered Covers | Standards
Governor Drive Rock
Govinda Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
Graceband Covers | Standards
Graceland Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock
Graffick Electro | DJ
Grammatical B Hip-Hop & Rap
grampadrew Rock
The Grams Acoustic, Alternative, Jazz, Pop
Grand Million Gang Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, World
Grand Nova Rock
Grand Ole Party Alternative, Funk, Rock
Grand Tarantula Rock
Grandview Rock
Gran Sasso Rock
Grant Clarkson Blues & Soul, Classical, Jazz
Grass Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
The Grass Heat Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Gravedigger V Punk, Rock
Gravespell Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Gravyyard Rock
Gray Ghosts Rock
Great Electric Quest Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra Classical, Lounge
Great White Buffalo Acoustic, Alternative, Pop, Rock
Greg Douglass Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Greg Friedman Alternative, Rock
Greg Gibson Acoustic, Alternative, Blues & Soul
Greg Kester Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
Greg Laswell Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Gregory Page Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Gregory Porter Jazz
Greg Vaughan Rock
Greg Willis Rock
The Greyboy Allstars Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
The Grids Rock
Griever Metal | Hardcore, Punk
The Grim Imperials Rock
Grim Luck Reggae & Ska, Rock
Grim Slippers Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ, Funk, Rock
Grin's Edge Alternative, Blues & Soul, Rock
Grizzly Business Rock
The Groms Rock
Groove Kitties Blues & Soul, Funk, Pop, Rock
Groove Kitty Covers | Standards
The Groove Squad Blues & Soul, Funk
Groove Syndicate Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Grossmont Master Chorale Classical, Covers | Standards
The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra Classical
The Grossmont Symphony String Quartet Classical
Grunion Run Blues & Soul, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
GruvMatic Covers | Standards
The Guana Batz Rock, Rockabilly
Guava Belly Funk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Guerrilla Sun Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
The Gulag Carnies Punk, Rock
Gunakadeit Rock
Gunnar Biggs Jazz
Gunner Gunner Rock
Gun Runner Rock
Gunther's Grass Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Gurtrudestein Noise | Xprmntl
Gus McArthur Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Gustavo Romero Classical
Gut Punch Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Gutter Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Gypsy Groove Jazz
The Gypsy Swing Cats Blues & Soul, Jazz, Latin | Tejano

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Local Music News

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.