Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Pac 10 Hip-Hop & Rap
Pacific Air Rock
Pacifica Strings Classical
Pacific Coast Chorale Acoustic
Pacific Coast Harmony Classical, Covers | Standards
Pacificly Bluegrass Bluegrass & Roots
The Pacific Rails Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Rock
Pacific Women's Chorus Classical, Covers | Standards
Paco Hip-Hop & Rap
Paco Sevilla Acoustic, Latin | Tejano
The Paddle Boat Acoustic, Rock
Padre Joe and the Foul Balls Acoustic, Covers | Standards
The Palace Ballroom Rock
Palace Pages Rock
The Paladins Rockabilly, Surf
Pal&Drome Electro | DJ, Rock
Pale Fire Rock
Palimpsest Ensemble Classical
Pali Roots Reggae Reggae & Ska
Pall Jenkins Rock
The Palomar Pacific Music Men Classical, Covers | Standards
The Palominos Rock
Pandemonium Rock
The Panhandlers Country, Rock
Panicker Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Pan of Eels Rock
Pant Hoots Rock
Paperback Statue Alternative, Rock
Paper Forest Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Paper Moon Alternative, Jazz, Rock
Paper Plane Pilot Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
Parade of Horribles Punk, Rock
Paradigm Rock
Paradise Blues & Soul, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Paragon Jazz Band Jazz
The Paragraphs Rock
The Paranorms Alternative, Rock
Parasitic Metal | Hardcore
Parker Edison Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
Parker Meridien Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
Parker & the Numberman Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Parker Theory Alternative, Rock
A Park Tradition Punk
The Parlour Shootout Rock
Parodi Fair Soundtrack
Paroxysmal Butchering Metal | Hardcore
Pass the Axe Rock
Pat Hilton Acoustic
Pathology Metal | Hardcore
The Path to the End Rock
Patricia Fernandez Acoustic
Patricia Javier Pop
Patricide Electro | DJ
Patrick Dowling Acoustic
Patrick Harmon Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Patrick Norton Rock
Patrick Yandall Jazz
Patric Petrie Acoustic, World
Patrizia the Sultry Lady of Jazz Blues & Soul, Jazz
Patti Page Covers | Standards, Jazz, Lounge, Pop, Soundtrack
Pau Hana Reggae & Ska, Rock
Paul Cannon Band Pop
Paul Hartley & the Chiefs Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Pauline Oliveros Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl
Paul Ingram Quartet Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Paul Kamanski Rock
Paul Keeling Jazz, Lounge
Paul Kenyon Classical, Jazz
Paul Moeller Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Paul Smith Classical, Jazz
Paul Tanner Covers | Standards, Jazz, Lounge
Paul Willette Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Classical, Covers | Standards, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Pop, Rock
Pebaluna Rock
Pedalay the Boss Hip-Hop & Rap
Peggy Watson Acoustic, Jazz
Penelope's Children Rock
The Penetrators Punk, Rock
Peninsula Singers Classical, Covers | Standards
Penis Hickey Rock
The Penny Lanes Rock
Pensive Rock
The People Movers Pop, Rock
Pepper Pop, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Perfect Blue Rock
The Peripherals Rock
Permacrush Rock
Perry Vasquez Rock
The Persistence Rock
Personal Conflict Punk, Rock
Peter Bolland Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Peter Kuhn Jazz
Peter Marin Covers | Standards, Jazz, Pop
Peter Pupping Classical, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Peter Sprague Acoustic, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
The Peter Sprague String Consort Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Peter Swanson Classical
Pete Stewart & the Plastic Saviors Acoustic, Rock
PetsAlwaysDie Alternative, Rock
The PettyBreakers Covers | Standards, Rock
The Petty Saints Rock
Petyr Rock
PH Rock
Phantom Cargo Rock
Phantom Ratio Rock
The Phantoms Rock
Pharlee Rock
Pharmacy Rock
PHD Jazz Jazz
The Pheasants Rock
The Pheromones Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Phil Bellante Rock
Phil Higgins Gospel
Philip Mann Classical
Philippe Manoury Classical
Philip Treas Acoustic, Pop
Philosopher's Ray Gun Rock
Physics Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Pop
Picus Maximus Rock
Piece of Mind Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Pierce the Veil Punk, Rock
Pier Group Lounge
Piff California Herrera Hip-Hop & Rap
Pillbox Remedy Acoustic, Rock
The Pills for Fear Rock
Pinback Funk, Noise | Xprmntl, Punk
Pine Creek Posse Country, Covers | Standards, Rock
Pink Army Pop
The Pink Floyd Experience Rock
Pink Froyd Rock
Pinkiny Canandy Rock
Pink Sock Rock
The Pink Trio Jazz, Pop
Pissed Regardless Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Pistolera Acoustic, Alternative, Latin | Tejano
Pitchfork Alternative, Punk, Rock
Pizarro Brothers Covers | Standards, Jazz
P.J. Otaku Acoustic
P.J. Sparkles Pop, Rock
Plain J.A.N.E. Hip-Hop & Rap
Planet B Hip-Hop & Rap, Punk, Rock
Plane Without a Pilot Pop, Punk, Rock
Plastic City Pariah Rock
Plastic Explosive Alternative, Rock
The Plastic Revolution Electro | DJ, Pop, Punk
The Plateaus Rock
Plato Soul Covers | Standards
Platypus Egg Reggae & Ska, Rock
Play B. Hip-Hop & Rap
Players Inc. Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Players Touch Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz
The Playground Slap Alternative, Funk, Punk
The Pleasure Barons Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rockabilly
Pleasure Device Alternative, Rock
Pleasure Fix Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock
Pleasure Model Rock
Pleasure Victims Covers | Standards, Rock
Plook Rock
The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower Alternative, Noise | Xprmntl, Punk
Plow Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Plunderbund Rock
Pocket Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Po County Country, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
P.O.D. Alternative, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Podunk Nowhere Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Poetic Black Hip-Hop & Rap
Point Loma Electro | DJ, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Point of Contact Acoustic, Jazz
Poison Headache Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Polish Punk, Rock
Pony Death Ride Lounge, Punk
Pool Party Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Pop Nouveau Jazz, Pop
Porcelain Fangs Electro | DJ, Rock
Possible Man With Possible Gun Rock
PostCrush Alternative, Rock
Poway Community Symphony Orchestra Classical
Poway Symphonette Classical
Power Jazz, Pop
Powerballs Rock
The Powerchords Alternative, Pop, Punk
Powerdresser Pop, Punk
Power Shake Rockabilly
Powerthud Blues & Soul, Rock
Prairie Sky Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Prayers Electro | DJ, Rock
The Prayers (defunct) Pop, Punk, Reggae & Ska
The Predicates Rock
Preezy Hip-Hop & Rap
Prem Rock
The Preservationists Jazz
Presidio Brass Quintet Classical
The Preteens Rock
Pretty Boom Rock
Prettyhowtown Electro | DJ, Rock
Pretty Too Bad Rock
Prevailer Rock
The Prey Punk
PRGRM Electro | DJ, Rock
The Price of Dope Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
Pridebowl Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Priest Heavy Metal | Hardcore
Primitive Noyes Rock
Printz Board Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop
Priti Gandhi Classical
Private Domain Pop, Rock
Privatized Air Rock
Privet Rock
The Prizms Rock
Processor Rock
Professor K Hip-Hop & Rap
The Professors Surf
Project Analogue Rock
Project: Out of Bounds Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Promise Rock
Pruitt Igoe Electro | DJ, Jazz, Rock
The Pseudo Dates Alternative, Pop
Psicomagia Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
PSO Punk
Psychic Dancehall Electro | DJ, Punk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Psycholizard Rock
Psychopop Electro | DJ
Psychosally Rock
Psychothermia Metal | Hardcore
Psychotic Waltz Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Psycho TropiCo Rock
Psydecar Jazz, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Puddletown Tom Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Pueblo Rock, Surf
Puente Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Reggae & Ska
Pumphouse Rock
The Punch Brothers Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
PunchCard Punk, Rock
Punk Yacht Club Punk, Rock
Puppies Rock
Puppy Kicker Jazz, Rock
Purple Church Rock
Purple Faze Band Covers | Standards, Rock
Pushers Rock
Pushin Rope Alternative, Country, Punk
Puttin' on the Fritz 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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