Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
J03L Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Pop
JAC Rock
Jack City Blues Band Blues & Soul
Jack Costanzo Acoustic, Jazz
Jackie Austin-Singer Project Acoustic, Gospel, World
Jackie Foster Pop
Jackie Mendoza Pop
Jack Mitchell Acoustic, Classical, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Rock
Jackpot Junkies Pop, Rock
The Jacks Blues & Soul, Rock
Jack Sabbath Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore
Jack’s Broken Heart Rock
Jackslacks Bluegrass & Roots, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly
The Jackstones Country, Rock
The Jackstraws Acoustic, World
Jack Tempchin Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Jacob Miranda Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz, Rock
Jacob Turnbloom Pop, Rock, Surf
Jacob Underwood Pop
Jacqueline Grace Hip-Hop & Rap, Latin | Tejano, Pop
Jaded Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
The Jade Element Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
The Jade Shader Alternative, Jazz, Punk
Jagged Lines Rock
Jailbait Rock
Jaime Valle Jazz
Jaimie Valle Jazz
Jake Allen Acoustic
Jake E. Lee Rock
Jake Loban Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Jake Najor Rock
Jakob Martin Acoustic, Rock
Jakob Nowell Rock
The Jamacha Project Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
James Call Rock
James Clark Rock
James Clements Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
James Frimmer Classical
James Harman Blues & Soul
James Maslow Pop
James Moody Jazz
James Morris Pop, Rock
James Steele Rock
James Zollar Covers | Standards, Jazz, Lounge
Jamie Foxx Blues & Soul, Classical, Jazz
Jamie Kime Rock
Jamie Shadowlight Covers | Standards, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Jamuel Saxon Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ, Rock
Jamul Acoustic, Rock
Jan Elie Classical
Janell Rock Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Jane Lui Acoustic, Rock
Janet Hammer Jazz
Janie Plante Acoustic
János Négyesy Classical
January Berry Band Blues & Soul, Rock
Janu & the Whalesharks Rock
Japandi Rock
The Japanese-Lovers Rock
Japanese Sunday Rock
Jara Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Jarabe Mexicano Latin | Tejano
Jareb Liewer Pop, Rock
Jasmine Bailey Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Jasmine Commerce Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Jason Blackmore Rock
The Jason Chase Trio Electro | DJ, Jazz, Rock, World
Jason Ginter Classical
Jason Hanna Covers | Standards, Funk, Jazz
Jason Lee Rock, Surf
Jason Mraz Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Jason Ott Acoustic, Rock
Jason Robinson Alternative, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Jason Scheff Rock
Jason Thomas Rock
Jason Turtle Alternative, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Javier Batiz Blues & Soul, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Javier Escovedo Punk, Rock
Javier “J.V.” Villanueva Latin | Tejano
Jaws of Terror Rock
Jay Alexander Hip-Hop & Rap
Jay Chu Acoustic
Jay Dancing Bear Alternative, Blues & Soul, Rock
Jay Hough Rock
Jayo Felony Hip-Hop & Rap
Jay Tighe Country
Jay Wat Hip-Hop & Rap
Jazmin World
Jaz Williams Blues & Soul, Pop
Jazz Project Big Band Jazz
Jazz Romántico Jazz
J.D. Boucharde Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
J.D. Combs & the Soul Stealers Blues & Soul, Rock
Jean Moe Classical, Covers | Standards
Jeannie Chetham Blues & Soul, Jazz
Jeans Wilder Rock
Jeff Berkley Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Rock, Rockabilly, Soundtrack
Jeff Denson Jazz
Jeff Edmons Classical
Jefferson Jay Funk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Jefferson Washington Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Jeff Kaiser Jazz
Jeff Moore Blues & Soul, Rock
Jeff Nevin Classical, Latin | Tejano
Jeff Pekarek Classical, Jazz
Jeffrey Jackson Rock
Jeffrey Joe Morin Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
Jeffrey Luck Lucas Alternative, Country
Jejune Alternative, Rock
Jenn Grinels Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Jennifer Batten Rock
Jennifer Klein Acoustic
Jennifer “Spags” Spingola Rock
Jenn Renee Cruz Blues & Soul, Jazz, Pop
Jensen Rufe Rock
Jens Rossen Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Jeremy Kurtz Classical
JEre & SLayne Rock
Jeri & the Jerritones Rock
Jerome Dawson Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop
Jerry Joseph Blues & Soul, Rock
Jerry McCann Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Jerry Olea Jazz, Rock
Jerry Raney Rock
Jerry Scheff Rock
Jesse Daniel Edwards Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Jesse Davis and the Soul of Jazz Jazz
Jesse Eisner Acoustic, Gospel
Jesse Johnson Pop, Rock
Jesse LaMonaca Acoustic, Blues & Soul
Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels Blues & Soul, Rock
Jesse Plack Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Jesse Pruett Gospel
Jessica Baron Country, Rock
Jessica Chappell Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Jessica Hull Acoustic
Jessica Lerner Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Jessica Sanchez Pop
Jessie Taylor and the Riffs Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Jester’s Fate Rock
Jesus “Jess” Porras Rock
Jet West Reggae & Ska, Rock
Jevy Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
Jewel Acoustic, Country, Pop
Jim Croce Acoustic, Rock
Jim Earp Acoustic
Jim Hinton Acoustic, World
Jim Hitchins Blues & Soul, Rock
Jim Morrison Rock
Jimmy Cheatham Blues & Soul, Jazz
Jimmy Dude Rock
Jimmy & Enrique Acoustic, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Jimmy LaValle Rock
The Jimmy Lewis Band Rock
Jimmy Liggins Blues & Soul, Pop
Jimmy Patton Jazz, World
Jimmy Powers Hip-Hop & Rap
Jimmy Ruelas Acoustic, Blues & Soul
Jim Ryan Rock
Jim Soldi Country, Rock
J-Irie Hip-Hop & Rap, Latin | Tejano
JJ Cale Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
JMatth Hip-Hop & Rap
J-Mic Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
J. Neuman Alternative, Country
Joanie Mendenhall Acoustic, Pop, Rock
JoAnn Dickinson Ford Classical
Joanne Regenhardt Classical
Jocko Marcellino Lounge, Pop
Jodi Neilson Classical, Pop
Jodi V Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Jody Bagley Pop, Rock
Joe Cardillo Acoustic, Jazz
Joe Cardillo and Kenny Eng Acoustic
Joe Garrison Jazz
Joel Kmak Blues & Soul, Country, Rock, Rockabilly
Joel P. West Rock
Joel Rafael Acoustic, Rock
Joel Scott Hill Rock
Joe Mariglio Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Joe Marillo Jazz
Joe Mendoza Acoustic, Rock
Joe Palen Alternative, Pop, Rock
Joe Rathburn Acoustic, Rock
Joe Rathburn's Island Covers | Standards, Rock, World
Joe Walsh Rock
Joe Waters Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Joe Witkin Covers | Standards, Rock
JoeyCIII Jazz
Joey Harris Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Joey Pearson Acoustic
Joey & the Sting Rays Rock
Johaz Electro | DJ
John and the Time Traveling Bicycle Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
John Bilezikjian Acoustic, World
John Blaze Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
John Cain Blues & Soul, Jazz, Lounge
John Caruso Rock
John Flood Classical
John Gummoe Pop
John Helix Acoustic
John Henry Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
The John Hull Band Rock
John January Blues & Soul, Rock
John Katchur Acoustic, Rock
John Kuhlken Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
John Meeks Alternative, Country, Rock
John Miller Acoustic, Rock
John Miller & the Payback Acoustic, Rock
John Murray Jazz
Johnny Almond Rock
Johnny and the Goiters Rock
Johnny Bruhns Rock
Johnny Deadly Trio Blues & Soul, Rock, Rockabilly
Johnny Different Alternative, Punk, Rock
Johnny Love Lounge
Johnny Mannion Band Blues & Soul
Johnny Steele Jazz
Johnny Vernazza Blues & Soul, Rock
John Reis Rock
John Reynolds Jazz
Johnson, Bosley & Morin Acoustic
John Stewart Acoustic, Pop, Rock
John Stubbs Classical
John Wayne Gacy Daycare Punk, Rock
The Joint Effort Rock
Joji Yuasa Noise | Xprmntl
Jonathan Karrant Covers | Standards, Jazz
Jonathan Lee Band Country, Rock
Jonathan Valverde Latin | Tejano, World
Jon Bishop Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Noise | Xprmntl
Jon Campos & the Incurables Rock
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp Alternative, Punk, Rock
Jon Foreman Rock
Jon Garner Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock
Jon Goodhue Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Jon Hasz Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Jon Ji Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Jon Kanis Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Jonny B. Russell and the Troubled Way Zones Rock
Jonny Tarr Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ
Jonny Wagon & the Tennessee Sons Country, Rock
Jon Pebsworth Rock
Jon Swift Acoustic, Alternative
Jon Szanto Classical
Jordan Krimston Rock
Jordan Reimer Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Jorge and Alexa Narvaez Pop
Jory Herman Classical, Jazz
Joseph Gospel, Hip-Hop & Rap
The Joseph Angelastro Trio Jazz
Joseph Henschel Gospel, Rock
Joseph Howell Jazz Quartet Jazz
Joseph Waters Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Jose Sinatra Lounge
Josh Damigo Acoustic, Rock
Josh Gooch Blues & Soul, Rock
Josh Kmak Rock
Josh Rosenblum Rock
Josh Steely Rock
Joshua Blatchley Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Joshua Bonas Rock
Joshua Taylor Blues & Soul, Rock
Joshua Vasquez Blues & Soul
Joshua White Jazz
Joshua Zimmerman Rock
Josh Weinstein Blues & Soul, Rock
Josie Day Pop
J.O.T. Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
The Journeymen Jazz
Journeymen: Journey Tribute Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Jovias Blues & Soul, Jazz, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Jovi & the Issues Rock
Joy Rock
Joyce Rooks Rock
The Joyelles Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Juan Carlos Acosta Rock
Judy Henske Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Judy Taylor & the Wild Oats Blues & Soul, Country, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly
Juice Rock
Juice Box Funk, Jazz
Juice Newton Country, Pop
JuJu Satori Rock
Jukebox Covers | Standards
Julian Tydelski Electro | DJ, Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Julia Sage Acoustic, Blues & Soul
Julie Ann Smith Classical
Julien Cantelm Funk, Jazz
Julieta Venegas Latin | Tejano, Pop
Julio Pillado Electro | DJ, Pop
Jumbalayah Rock
Jumbotron Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
JumpStart Blues & Soul, Rock
JuneNine Alternative, Rock
Jung-Ho Pak Classical
Jungle Fever Rock
Junior High Rock
Junior the Discopunk Electro | DJ
Jupiter Rock
just.chill Hip-Hop & Rap
Just in Case Punk
Justine Ducloux Rock
Justin Froese Rock
Justin Grinnell Jazz, Rock
Justin “Jaybird” Langford Hip-Hop & Rap
Justin Markowitz Classical
Justin Nozuka Blues & Soul, Rock
Justin Pearson Rock
Justin Werner Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Just Like Jenna Punk, Rock
Just Us Covers | Standards
J. Young Hip-Hop & Rap

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Local Music News


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."


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.


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.


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."


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.


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."


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.