Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
M-80 Punk, Rock
The MacAnanys Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Mac Attack Pop
Machelle Slade Gospel, Jazz
Machines Learning Rock
Mac Meda Rock
Macy Blues & Soul, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Mad Cow Disease Punk, Reggae & Ska
Madd Joker Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska
Maddox Revolution Jazz, Pop, Rock
Mad for Mary Rock
Mad Habit Alternative, Rock
Mad Hat Hucksters Covers | Standards, Jazz, Pop
Madison Falls Pop, Punk
Mad Juana Jazz, Rock
Madly Rock
Madman Covers | Standards
Mad Martigan Rock
Mad Mummies Punk
Madre x Mia Alternative, Rock
Mad Traffic Reggae & Ska, Rock
MAD Z and the Boones Rock
Mafard Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
The Magic If Pop, Rock
Magic Mushroom Rock
Magnuson Alternative, Rock
Mahri Hip-Hop & Rap
Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Classical
Mainsail Pop, Punk
Major Minus Rock
Makai Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Funk
Makeda Dread Reggae & Ska, World
The Makeup Sex Rock
Makihele Polynesian Revue World
Making Incredible Time Rock
Malachi Henry & the Lights Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Malaika Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Malek Zavaro Electro | DJ, Pop
Malicious Puppets Punk, Rock
Mama Red Blues & Soul, Rock
Mambo Salvaje Latin | Tejano
Mañanaland Acoustic, Electro | DJ, Rock
The Man-Dells Rock
MandoBasso Classical, Jazz
Mando Padilla Jazz, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Mandoshanks Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Manganista Alternative, Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Manhattans Jazz
Manic Diffusion Funk, Rock
Mani Dollaz Hip-Hop & Rap
Manifest Destiny Punk, Rock
Manistylez Hip-Hop & Rap
Mannequin Electro | DJ, Pop
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Latin | Tejano
Mannyfesto Hip-Hop & Rap
Man the Submersible Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Manual Scan Alternative, Pop, Rock
Manuel Paz Castillo Classical, Covers | Standards
Manuok Acoustic, Lounge, Noise | Xprmntl
Maquiladora Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Marasol Rock
Marc Aliana Rock
Marcelo Radulovich Alternative, Electro | DJ, World
Marcia Claire Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop
The Marcia Forman Band Acoustic, Rock
Marc Intravaia Rock
Marco Minnemann Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
Marcos Fernandes Noise | Xprmntl, Rock, World
The Mar Dels Covers | Standards, Rock
Maren Parusel Rock
Margaret Noble Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Mariachi Chula Vista Latin | Tejano
Mariachi Diamante de San Diego Latin | Tejano
Mariachi Real de San Diego Latin | Tejano
Maria De La Paz Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Pop, Rock
María y José Latin | Tejano
Marie Haddad Acoustic, Alternative
Mariner Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Mario Escovedo Alternative, Pop, Punk
Mario Esteban Blues & Soul, Rock
Mario Orduno Alternative, Rock
Mario Quintero Rock
Mario Rubalcaba Alternative, Jazz, Rock, World
Mariscal Pop, Punk, Rock
Marissa Grace Pop
Mark Applebaum Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Mark Broach Blues & Soul, Rock
Mark DeCerbo & Four Eyes Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Mark Dresser Noise | Xprmntl
Mark Fisher Rock
Mark Goffeney Rock
Mark Huff Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Mark Lamson Acoustic, Latin | Tejano
Markland Rock
Mark Langford Rock
Marklyn Retzer Blues & Soul, Jazz
MarkmyWords Hip-Hop & Rap
Mark Neill Rock
Markos Tegui Hip-Hop & Rap
Mark “Stew” Stewart Pop, Soundtrack
Marlon Dane Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Marqay Rock
Marquez! Latin | Tejano, Rock
Marsha and the Esquires Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Marshmallow Highway Rock
The Marsupials Rock
Marta Zaludova Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Pop, World
Martian Horses Rock
Martin Coughlin Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Martin Green Classical
Martin Storrow Acoustic, Rock
Marty Conley's Big Band Express Jazz
Marty MacPhly Hip-Hop & Rap
Marujah Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Marvin Hamlisch Classical, Covers | Standards, Lounge, Pop
Mary Ann Carr Classical
Mary Barranger Classical
Mary Dolan Acoustic, Rock
Mary Oliver Acoustic, Classical, Jazz
Masashi Pop, Rock
Masayo and Robert Jazz, World
Mascara Monsters Rock
Mascot Mantra Rock
The Mashtis Rock
M*A*S*H*up Unit 619 Covers | Standards, Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Mastas of the Universe Hip-Hop & Rap
Masterpiece Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Matchbox Twenty Too Covers | Standards
The Material Rock
Matt and Card Rock
Matt Cameron Rock
Matt Commerce Acoustic, Rock
Matt Curreri Rock
Matt Haeck Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Matthew Blake Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Matthew Logan Vasquez Rock
Matthew Rowe Classical
Matthew Stewart Electro | DJ, Rock
Mattie Mills Acoustic, Rock
Matt Lamkin Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Matt McBane Alternative, Classical, Pop
Matt Resovich Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Matt Rhea Rock
Matt Sandoval Reggae & Ska, Rock, World
Matt Smith Jazz
Mattson 2 Jazz, Surf
Maudie & the Inspirations Lounge, Pop
Mauru Rock
Maximino Melchor Vázquez Classical, Latin | Tejano
Max Maharaja Rock
Mayfield Rock
A Mayfield Affair Rock
The Mayors of SexyTown Reggae & Ska, Rock
Mayor Taco Ghost Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
May Stands Still Acoustic, Alternative
MC Flow Hip-Hop & Rap
M-Double-A-L Hip-Hop & Rap
Meadow Rock
Meaty Diabetes Alternative, Electro | DJ, Punk
Mechanical Mammals Rock
Media Lab Metal | Hardcore, Noise | Xprmntl
Medius Metal | Hardcore
Megadeth Metal | Hardcore
Megan Combs Acoustic, Rock
Meidai Hip-Hop & Rap
The Melanies Rock
Meld Blues & Soul
Melinda Gilb Classical, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Melissa Vaughan Acoustic, Classical, Jazz
Mel Roberts Rock
Melvus Funk, Rock
Me Me the Moth Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock, World
Memo Rex Electro | DJ
Menace Metal | Hardcore
Men of Assurance Gospel
Men of Clay Rock
Mercedes Moore Blues & Soul
Mercury Legion Rock
Mercury Street Blues Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock
Meridian Covers | Standards
Meridian 65 Rock
Mesa Blue Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Jazz
M.E.T.A. Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Metal Snake Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Metrofique Pop, Rock
Mettle Rock
The Mice Alternative, Pop, Punk
Michael Andrews Rock
Michael Armstrong Classical
Michael Brondstetter Acoustic, Blues & Soul
Michael Chain Rock
Michael Dvoskin Classical
Michael Franks Jazz, Pop
Michael J. Dwyer Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Michael McGraw Rock
Michael Molnau Classical
Michael Page Punk, Rock
Michael Quiñones Hip-Hop & Rap
Michael Rennie Covers | Standards, Rock
Michael Smith Jazz
Michael Tagart Classical, Jazz
Michael Tiernan Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Pop
Michele Lundeen Blues & Soul
The Mickey Finn Show Covers | Standards, Jazz, Rock
Mid-Century Cello Quartet Classical
A Midday Atlantic Alternative, Rock
Middle Brother Rock
Middle-Earth Ensemble Acoustic, Classical, World
Midget Madness Metal | Hardcore, Punk
The Midnight Block Rock
The Midnight Pine Blues & Soul, Rock
Midnight Rivals Rock
Midnight Satellites Rock
Midnight Track Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Midwinters Alternative, Pop
Miff Laracy Rock
The Mighty Untouchables Covers | Standards, Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Miguel De Pedro Electro | DJ
Miguel “Miguex” Vega Electro | DJ
Miguel Velasco Electro | DJ, Latin | Tejano
Mikan Zlatkovich Jazz
Mike Broward Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Mike Cook Blues & Soul, Gospel
Mike Dierickx Electro | DJ
Mike Gao Electro | DJ
Mike Gardner Acoustic, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Mike Hood Punk
Mike Kamoo Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rock
Mike Keneally Blues & Soul, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
mikelewismusic Acoustic, Rock
Mike McGill Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Surf
Mike Myrdal Acoustic
Mike Nelson Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz, Pop
Mike Officer Acoustic
Mike Pinto Acoustic, Reggae & Ska, Surf
Mike Press Acoustic, Country, Rock
Mike Spent Rock
Mike Stax Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Mike Stockalper Electro | DJ, Pop
Mike Wofford Jazz, Rock
Mike Wofford/Holly Hofmann Quintet Jazz
Mike Wojniak Acoustic, Pop
Mikey Beats Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop, Rock
Miki Vale Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
Miles Ahead Covers | Standards
Millionaire Beach Bums Rock, Surf
Milt Ellison Acoustic, Rock
Mimi Zulu Blues & Soul, Pop
Miniature Moon Rock
Minmae Rock
Minor Gems Rock
Mint Field Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
MinusOne Metal | Hardcore
MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra Classical, Jazz
Mirage Big Band Orchestra Covers | Standards, Jazz, Lounge, Pop
Mira Parfitt Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Pop
Misanthrope Punk
Misc. Ailments Rock
Mischif Hip-Hop & Rap
Misdelphia Pop, Rock
The Misfits Punk
Miss Demeanor Blues & Soul, Country, Funk, Rock
The Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band Jazz
Mission Infinite Hip-Hop & Rap
Mission: To Mars Rock
Mission:Valley Rock
Mississippi Mudsharks Blues & Soul, Punk, Rockabilly
Miss New Buddha Rock
Missy Andersen Blues & Soul
Missy Lukin Classical
Misty & the Mobys Funk, Pop, Rock
Mitch Budd Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Mitch Dodge Electro | DJ
Mitchy Slick Hip-Hop & Rap
Mittens Pop
Mix Medix Reggae & Ska, Rock
Mizery Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Miz Liberty Hip-Hop & Rap
Miz Mandy Electro | DJ, Latin | Tejano, Pop
ML Trio Jazz
Mochilero All Stars Rock
Mockingbird Jazz, Lounge, Rock
Mod Amish Alternative, Punk, Rock
Modern Day Moonshine Blues & Soul, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Modern Heist Rock
Modern Me Rock
Modern Radio Rock
Modern Rhythm Rock
Modern Rifles Alternative, Rock
The Modlins Acoustic, Pop, Rock
The Modoc Horns Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock
Mohammed Qiang Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
MohaviSoul Blues & Soul, Rock
Mohaymxn Hip-Hop & Rap
Mojo Nixon Rockabilly
Mojo Working Jazz, Rockabilly
Molchenstein's Monster Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Mold Rock
Molly Bee Country, Covers | Standards, Pop
Molly Jenson Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Molly McGuire Blues & Soul, Rock
Molly Wilmot Classical
Monarch Rock
Monarch (Oceanside) Metal | Hardcore, Rock
The Monarchs Rock
Monday's Alibi Alternative, Punk, Rock
MoneyFirst Hip-Hop & Rap
Monkeys in Space Rock
Monk Party Acoustic, Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Monochromacy Rock
Mono Mono Electro | DJ, Latin | Tejano, Noise | Xprmntl
The Monroes Rock
Monsoon Jazz
Monsters from Mars Rock, Surf
Monsters of Rock Covers | Standards, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Montalban Quintet Jazz
The Montell Jordans Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Montezuma’s Revenge Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
MoonDance Band Covers | Standards, Rock
Moon Ra Hip-Hop & Rap
Moontucky Risin Rock
Moosejaw Pop, Punk
Moral Majority Punk, Rock
Mordium Metal | Hardcore
More Pain Rock
More the Merrier Acoustic, World
The Morgan Leigh Band Country
Morgan Sully Electro | DJ, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
The Morlocks Punk, Rock
The Morning Glass Alternative, Rock
The Morning on Fire Rock
The Morning Riot Alternative, Punk, Rock
Morphesia Metal | Hardcore
Morricone Youth Alternative, Covers | Standards, Rock
Mortal Electro | DJ, Gospel, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Mortal Bicycle Pop
Mortuus Terror Metal | Hardcore
The Mosaic Quartet Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
The Most Hi Noise | Xprmntl, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Mother Grundy Blues & Soul, Rock
Mothlight Electro | DJ, Pop
Moth & Sons Electro | DJ, Jazz
The Moves Rock
The Moviegoers Rock
Mower Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Moxy Bullets Rock
Mr. Brady Hip-Hop & Rap
Mr. Milky Hip-Hop & Rap
Mr. Ridley Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
Mr. Roarke's Tattoo Rock
Mrs. Henry Acoustic, Rock
Mrs. Jones’ Revenge Rock
Mrs. Magician Rock
Mr. Stress One Hip-Hop & Rap, Latin | Tejano
Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Mt. Pleasant Rock
Mu Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Mudgrass Country, Rock
Mufasa Rock
Multiplex Electro | DJ, Rock
Mundell Lowe Jazz
Murder of Five Blues & Soul, Rock
Murmur Alternative, Covers | Standards, Rock
Murrugan the Mystic Unspecified
Mursic Rock
Musica Vitale Classical, Covers | Standards
The Music Men Chorus Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Pop
The Muslims Alternative, Pop, Punk
Mutt & Jeff Acoustic
My American Heart Alternative, Rock
My Iron Lung Metal | Hardcore, Rock
My Mynd Electro | DJ, Funk, Pop, Rock
MÿndCrÿme Covers | Standards, Rock
My Next Dilemma Alternative, Rock
My Revenge Rock
Myron & the Kyniptionz Blues & Soul, Rock
Myron Tweed Classical
Mystery Cave Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Mystery Machine Rock
Mystery Train Blues & Soul
Mystic Groove Collective Acoustic, World
Mystic Roots Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Mystique Element Of Soul Blues & Soul, Funk
Myth Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock

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Local Music News

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."

Warish

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."

Blink-182

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.

Hirie

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."