Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
The Kabbs Rock
Kahlee Hip-Hop & Rap
Kahlil Nash Acoustic, Pop
Kahlil Taylor Hip-Hop & Rap
Kaije Acoustic
Kako Yayo Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
Kalashnikov My Wife Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl
Kalibur Hip-Hop & Rap
Kallisti Classical
Kamau Daaood Alternative, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Kamau Kenyatta Alternative, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Kaminanda Rock
Kara Connolly Country
Karen Keltner Classical, Covers | Standards
Karin Carson Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Karla Holland-Moritz Classical, Gospel
Karl Anthony Acoustic
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Karl Denson Trio Jazz, Rock
The Karl Marx Band Rock
Karma Hip-Hop & Rap
Kartik Seshadri Classical, World
The Kasket Krawlers Punk, Rockabilly
KATA Metal | Hardcore
Katharnia Rosenberger Classical
Kathryn Cloward Acoustic
Kathryn the Grape Pop
Kathy and Carol Acoustic, Pop
Katie Leigh Acoustic, Rock
Katie Stump Acoustic, Country, Pop
Kavena Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Kayla Hope Acoustic, Country, Pop
Kayla Iwane Classical
Kayo Hustle Hip-Hop & Rap
Kayslee Pop
K-Bomb Hussain Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock, World
KD3 Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Kearny Mesa Concert Band Acoustic
Keepers Noise | Xprmntl, Punk
Keith Hartman Acoustic, Rock
Keith Jacobson Jazz
Keith Milgaten Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
Keith Popejoy Classical
Keith Sweaty Electro | DJ, Rock
KEiTHXSN! Electro | DJ
Kellen Malloy Electro | DJ, Rock
Kellis Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Kelly Alvarez Alternative, Pop, Rock
Kelly Dalton Acoustic, Rock
Kelp Giant Jazz, World
Kelsea Little Acoustic, Alternative, Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Keltik Kharma Acoustic
K. Emeline Blues & Soul, Jazz, Pop
Kemistry Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Kendra Shank Jazz
Kendro Calica Classical
Keni Yarbro Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Jazz
Ken Lehnig Acoustic, Jazz
Kennady Tracy Acoustic
Kennedy's Curse Alternative
Kenny Eng Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Ken Schoenwetter Rock
Kenseth, Brandon & Jason Rock
Kenseth Thibideau Rock
The Kensington Trio Acoustic, Classical, Covers | Standards
Kent Morrill Rock
Kentucky Express Country, Pop
Kera & the Lesbians Blues & Soul, Rock
Ketchikan Punk
Keven Blues & Soul, Pop
Kevin Cavanaugh Covers | Standards, Lounge
Kevin Garner Acoustic
Kevin “Juice” Orange Hip-Hop & Rap
Kevin Martin Alternative, Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Kevin McPeak Gospel, Pop, Rock
Kevin Thomas Band Blues & Soul, Rock
Kevyn Lettau Jazz
Keyes Metal | Hardcore, Rock
KeySlayer Jazz, Pop, Rock
Ki Rock
Kicking K8 Metal | Hardcore
Kick the Princess Rock
Kid606 Electro | DJ
Kids in Heat Punk, Rock
Kilikili Alternative, Jazz
KILLcRey Hip-Hop & Rap
Killfast Casino Punk
Kill Holiday Rock
Killing Kindness Rock
Killing the Messenger Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Killing Tyranny Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Kill Me Tomorrow Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
Kill the Capulets Rock
Kilowattz Hip-Hop & Rap
Kim DiVine Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Kim Evans Jazz, Rock
Kim Fowley Pop, Punk, Rock
Kim Lenz Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock, Rockabilly
Kimmi Bitter Acoustic, Country
Kimm Rogers Acoustic, Pop
Kindle to Ember Reggae & Ska
King Biscuit Blues Band Blues & Soul
King Hiss Noise | Xprmntl
King Kruk Covers | Standards, Rock
King of Tha Hills Hip-Hop & Rap
King P Hip-Hop & Rap
King Schascha & Irusalem Reggae & Ska
Kingsland and Citlali Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Kingsmen Rock
The Kingsmen (1960s) Blues & Soul, Funk, Pop
The Kingston Trio Pop, Rock
King Taylor Project Blues & Soul, Rock
King Tet Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Kinnie Dye Acoustic, Pop
Kirsten Ashley Wiest Classical
Kissed Alive Covers | Standards
Kite Flying Society Alternative, Pop
Kitten's Pharmacy Rock
Kitten with a Whip Alternative, Rock
Kitty Baudoin Blues & Soul, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Kitty Plague Covers | Standards, Rock
Kiyoshi Blues & Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap
Klaatoo Covers | Standards, Rock
The Klay Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
The KneeHighs Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Punk
Kng Mkr Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Knights of Apollo Rock
Knitwit Hip-Hop & Rap
Knoboff Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Knock 'Em Stiff Noise | Xprmntl, Rockabilly
Knockout Bell Rock
Known By Nothing Hip-Hop & Rap, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
KodaSounds Rock
Kodiak Metal | Hardcore
Kompany of Kings Alternative, Rock
Kooties Rock
Kornflower Covers | Standards
Korrie Paliotto Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
kRem Rock
Kris Kraft Alternative, Rock
Kris McCoy Acoustic, Rock
Kryptid Metal | Hardcore, Rock
The KSDS Jazz 88.3 All-Stars Jazz
Kush & Jah Blood Fiyah Angels Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Kut U Up Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl
Kyle Myers Jazz
Kyle Phelan Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Kyle Turley Band Country, Rock
Kyle Van Band Alternative, Country, Rock

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Local Music News

The Hurricanes

Guitarist "Blonde" Bruce Thorpe - once the subject of a song by the Mississippi Mudsharks - passed away.


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.

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