Local bands and musicians

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N3RO Hip-Hop & Rap
Naivete Rock
The Naked I Alternative, Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Nam Chi Vu Classical, Jazz, Rock
Nancarrow Country, Rock
Nancy and Kevin Langdon Acoustic
Nancy Guy Classical, Covers | Standards
The Napoleon Complex Rock
The Nards Rock
Narinas Pop, Punk, Rock
The Narrows Rock
Nashville Ramblers Rock
Natalie Emmons Jazz, Pop, Rock
Natasha's Ghost Alternative, Pop
Nate Donnis Acoustic
Nate Hess Rock
Nate Jarrell Jazz
Nathan Collins Jazz, Pop, Rock
Nathan East Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
Nathan Fox Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Nathan Hubbard Classical, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Nathan James Blues & Soul
Nathan James & Ben Hernandez Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Nathan James Trio Blues & Soul, Jazz
Nathan & Jessie Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Nathan Manning Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Rock
Nathan Mills Covers | Standards, Jazz, Rock
Nathan Welden Rock
Nathan Williams Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Natisha Lyne Country
The Natives Rock
Natural Sounds Trio Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Nature of the Beast Hip-Hop & Rap
Nature’s Kid Electro | DJ, Rock
Nautical Disaster Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Nautikal Alternative, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Navy Band Southwest Classical, Covers | Standards
N-E-1 Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Neat Rock
Necrolepsy Metal | Hardcore
Necromancer Rock
Negative Filter Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Neighborhood Watch Rock
The Neighbors Punk
Neighbors to the North Rock
Neil Argo Classical, Pop
Neil MacPherson Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
NEIN Pop, Punk, Rock
Neko Neko Neko Rock
Nemesis Rock
Nena Anderson Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Country, Jazz
Neon Cough Rock
Neon Nation Covers | Standards
The Nerd Herd Rock
The Nervous Wreckords Rock
Netzer Alternative, Rock
Neurotic Mirage Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Never Come Down Rock
Neveready Blues & Soul, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Nevergreens Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
The Neverout Rock
New Addiction Punk, Rock
The New Archaic Alternative, Pop, Rock
The New Assembly Rock
A New Challenger Approaches Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
New City Sinfonia Classical
New Day Mile Alternative, Rock
The New Expression Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
The New Kinetics Rock
The New Lead Detectives Rock
New Me Pop, Rock
New Mexico Alternative, Rock
New Presidents Pop, Rock
The New Regime Jazz, Rock
New Skeletal Faces Punk, Rock
The New Standard Jazz Trio Jazz
Next Generation Bluegrass & Roots
Nexus Jazz, Rock
Nexus 4000 Jazz, Rock
The Nformals Alternative, Rock
Nicely Rock
Nice World Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Nicholas Halbert Acoustic, Classical, Covers | Standards
Nicholas J. DeMaison Classical
Nick Bone and the Big Scene Rock
Nick Cannon Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
Nickel Creek Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Nick Leng Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Nick Reynolds Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
Nick Stamon Classical
Nicky B. Le Grand Rock
Nicky Tomorrow Rock
Nicky Venus Rock
Nick Z Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Nicolas Merritt Punk, Rock
Nicolas Reveles Classical, Covers | Standards
Nicolas SK Shivers Gospel, Hip-Hop & Rap
The Night Doctors Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Night Howls Rock
The Night Marchers Alternative, Rock
Nightmare's Riot Alternative, Rock
Nights Like Thieves Punk, Rock
Night Soil Man Punk, Rock
Nimbus Obi Rock
Nina Francis Acoustic, Jazz
Ninja Love Rock
Ninth Choir Rock
Nisha Alternative, Country, Rock
Nite Hawk Rock
Nite Lapse Electro | DJ
Nite Ritual Hip-Hop & Rap, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Noah Rickertsen Acoustic
Noble War Rock
Nobu Stowe Jazz
NofacE Shadowmen Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap
NOISE Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Noise 292 Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Noise Floor Rock
Noise Gate Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Noisegod Punk, Rock
Noisepie Reggae & Ska, Rock
Noise Ratchet Rock
No Kings Reggae & Ska, Rock
No Knife Alternative, Rock
Nomad Hip-Hop & Rap
Nomad Culture World
The Nomads Pop, Rock
No Name Gang Metal | Hardcore, Rock
No Reply Rock
Normandie Wilson Pop, Rock
Nortec Collective Alternative, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Nortec Panoptica Orchestra Latin | Tejano, World
The North Atlantic Metal | Hardcore, Pop, Punk
North Beach Pop, Rock
North County Lumber Truck Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Northern Tigers Rock
Northern Towns Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
The Northstar Session Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Nos de Chita Latin | Tejano
No Service Rock
Not British Acoustic, Funk, Rock
Nothingful Noise | Xprmntl, Pop, Rock
The Notice Rock
Notre Temps String Ensemble Classical
Nova Pop, Rock
NovaMenco Jazz, Latin | Tejano, World
Nova Modern Jazz
Novocaine Rock
Nowhereland Rock
Now Time Quartet Jazz
Nox Anger Punk, Rock
Nuclear Tomorrow Punk
Nukem Metal | Hardcore
Numskul Rock
Nurses Rock
Nuvi Mehta Classical

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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.

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