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
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


Their sophomore album People in the Sky, due on Halloween via Pig Baby Records, is so far preceded by singles for "Battle Line," "Steely Eyed Lady," and the newest, "Something's Got To Give"

The Secret Fun Club

The recorded a live-in-studio Halfway Home session streaming online, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Darkthrone.


Returning from hiatus, they released another song recorded live in studio for Half Way Home earlier this year, "A Band Astride Clouds," with a handful of shows just announced including a November 1 appearance at Soda Bar's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Latex Grenade

Having recorded their EP The Cage at Bellville Studios in Cape Town, South Africa, by Theo Crous (guitarist for Springbok Nude Girls), they're hitting the South African shores again this month for their second visit and tour of the country.

The Locust

The reunited costumed band, who recently played their first gig in four years, released a typically bizarre video for their track "Recyclable Body Fluids In Human Form," in advance of their November 7 Music Box gig alongside Silent and the Creepy Creeps.

The Zeros

Having announced new music on the horizon, the influential reunited punks are reissuing their classic single "Don't Push Me Around" in an autographed starburst vinyl pressing with an original insert, released by Bomp Records.

The New Regime

Their new EP Heart, part one of a four part EP series called Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul, will be followed November 22 by part two, Mind, with a video now streaming online for "A Way To Feel Again," directed by John David Moffat.

Ariel Levine

A new single drops October 22, "If This Isn't Me," along with a music video directed by Grant Reinero. "The songs take a new direction for me," Levine told the Reader, "as they are very personal and focus on my own life experiences, inspired by some recent events and hardships in my life. No plans to play these new songs live, they may just live in the recorded world. However, some members of my band Ariel Levine & Mechanical Royalty are considering coming out of hiatus and forming a new three-piece with new music."

Marc Intravaia

In response to Eve Selis' post about the two no longer working together, he replied "Eve and I remain friends and will always be friends. We did not have a fight or a blowout or anything of that nature. The fact is we just drifted apart musically. It’s been happening for the last couple years and now she is on a much different path than me."


Fronted by singer-guitarist Riley Hawk (Petyr), son of skateboard star Tony Hawk, the band's first video from their debut full-length Down In Flames, "Bleed Me Free," was shot entirely on Super 8 film. They're on an album support tour with San Francisco stoner rockers Acid King.

The Palominos

Singer-songwriter Mark Merrell (who also played with Whiskey Heart and the Neverly Brothers) passed away

Tom Waits

Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits (due November 2) features new renditions of classic Waits songs by Aimee Mann, Phoebe Bridgers, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Courtney Marie Andrews, and others.

Rob Halford

The Judas Priest frontman is streaming video of "Donner And Blitzen" as the lead track from forthcoming Rob Halford & Family & Friends Christmas album, Celestial, featuring his brother Nigel on drums, nephew Alex (son of Priest bassist Ian Hill) on bass, sister Sue, on bells, and guitarists Robert Jones and Jon Blakey. Other tracks include "Deck The Halls," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Joy To The World," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."


The new lineup has released several singles off their new album Nine (due September 20): "Darkside," "Happy Days," "Generational Divide," "Blame It On My Youth," and "I Really Wish I Hated You."

Odessa Kane

His new single and music video for "Tres Sietes" comes in advance of his upcoming studio album King K.A.N.E.

Thousand Below

A single for "Chemical" is streaming online from their second album Gone In Your Wake, along with a video for a new track, "Disassociate," as they tour in support of the release with Of Mice & Men.


Their third album Dreamer is being supported with a national headline tour that began October 11 in Ventura and ends in San Diego at Observatory North Park on November 23. A video for the album's fourth single "Message In A Bottle" is streaming online.

Cattle Decapitation

Their Geocidal Tendencies tour with Atheist kicks off November 22 in Austin and wraps at Brick by Brick on December 22.

Stone Temple Pilots

They're streaming audio of a 1994 live version of "Interstate Love Song," recorded in New Haven, CT, from the 25th anniversary edition of their second album Purple. The reissue includes three unreleased songs from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as demos ("Unglued" and "Army Ants"), alternate takes ("Meat Plow" and "Interstate Love Song"), and acoustic recordings ("Big Empty").

Jacob Turnbloom

The Mrs. Magician and First Wave Hello guitarist formed Cheddar Goblin Records for his debut solo studio album, Cemetery Luau, due in October. After that, "I'm going to be releasing a new cassette tape with a lot of weird songs, demos, and instrumentals...it's kind of a sister tape to the 'death tape' that I released on Grizzly Records in 2012."