Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Rabbitlight Electro | DJ
Race Against Space Rock
Rachael Gordon Acoustic, Rock
Rachel Drexler Jazz, Pop
Rack of Bones Covers | Standards, Jazz
Radical Classical Classical, Covers | Standards, Latin | Tejano
Radio Moscow Rock
Radios Silent Rock
RadioStar Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Raelee Nikole Acoustic
Rael J Hip-Hop & Rap
Rafael Reyes Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Raf Deza & the Avenue Acoustic, Rock
Rafter Pop, Punk, Rock
Raggabond Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Raggle Taggle Acoustic, Jazz, World
Raggle Taggle’s Le Jazz Hot Jazz
Raise the Guns Metal | Hardcore, Rock
The Ramblin' Outlaws Country, Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Ramekega Rock
Ramona Rock
Ramona (Tijuana) Latin | Tejano, Rock
Ramshackle Rock
Rancho Penasquitos Flute Choir Classical, Covers | Standards
Rancho Shampoo Rock
Randam Luck Hip-Hop & Rap
Randi Driscoll Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Ran Diego Acoustic
The Randles Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Randolph Clay Wood Blues & Soul, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Random Gibberish Rock
Random Order Covers | Standards, Rock
Rand Steiger Acoustic, Classical, Jazz
Randy Chiurazzi Rock
Randy Fontaine and the Swingers Covers | Standards, Jazz
Randy Lane Acoustic, Rock
Randy Phillips Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
Randy Porter Acoustic, Jazz
Randy Seol Covers | Standards
Randy Sterling Country, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Rane Vega Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap
Range Rover Pop, Rock
The Rapture Electro | DJ, Pop
The Rarities Rock
Rat City Riot Metal | Hardcore, Punk
Rats Eyes Rock
Ratt Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Raul Blaze Cervantes Hip-Hop & Rap
Raumicio Blues & Soul, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Ravens Blues & Soul, Pop
Ravi Shankar World
Raw Moans Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Ray Brandes Country, Punk, Rock
Ray Mo Blues & Soul, Rock
Raymond DiGiorgio Group Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
R. Barry Knox Blues & Soul, Electro | DJ, Pop, Reggae & Ska, Rock
R.C.K. Hip-Hop & Rap
Ready Set Survive Punk, Rock
The Reaganomics Covers | Standards
Really Idol Covers | Standards, Rock
The Real Spectra Rock
Rear View Mirror Rock
Reason to Rebel Reggae & Ska, Rock
Rebecca Jade Blues & Soul, Jazz
Rebecca Tang Acoustic, Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Rebelle Jacobs Acoustic
Reckless Disregard Rock
Recordable Colors Alternative, Rock
Red Circle Underground Rock
Red Dye No. 5 Rock
Red Fish Blue Fish Classical
Red Flag Electro | DJ, Noise | Xprmntl, Pop
The Red Fox Tails Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock
Redhanded Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Red Headed Stranger Country
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra Classical
Red Llama Dog Hip-Hop & Rap, Rock
Red Lotus Klan Hip-Hop & Rap
The Red Lotus Revue Blues & Soul, Rock
Redmond Rock
Red Not Chili Peppers Covers | Standards
Red Pony Clock Latin | Tejano, Pop
Red Room Dance Cabaret Jazz
Redwave Rock
Red Wizard Rock
Redwoods Revue Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
The Reed Street Sessions Blues & Soul, Rock
Reeve Oliver Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Refuse Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
ReggaePartySD Reggae & Ska
Reggie Push Hip-Hop & Rap
The Regime Rock
Reina Mystique Blues & Soul, Jazz
Relax Max Rock
Relentless Nation Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Remedeux Electro | DJ, Rock
The Reo Collective Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Republic of Letters Alternative, Rock
The Resentments Punk, Rock
The Resevior Tips Metal | Hardcore, Punk
The Resizters Acoustic, Covers | Standards
The Restraining Orders Rock
Retox Rock
Retrolust Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
The Retro Rocketts Covers | Standards, Rock
Return of Mr. Blackshirt Alternative, Punk
Revenge Club Alternative, Punk
Revenge Death Ball Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Reverend Stickman Alternative, Pop, Rock
Reverend Thomas Shaw Blues & Soul
Revival Reggae & Ska, Rock, World
Revolt-Chix Punk, Rock
Rex Hermogino Acoustic, Pop, Punk
Rhino Rock
The Rhumboogies Blues & Soul
Rhythm and the Method Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
The Rhythm Jacks Rock
Riboflavin Classical, Jazz, Rock
The Rice Kryspies Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
Richard Filaccio Rock
Richard Thompson Classical
Richie Furay Acoustic, Country, Rock
Rich McGee Country, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Rick & Carm Acoustic
Rick Elias Gospel, Rock
Rick Elliot & the Secondhand Smoke Band Country, Rock
Rick Froberg Rock
Rick Gazlay Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Rick Mendoza Band Rock
Rick Ross Covers | Standards, Jazz, Lounge, Pop
Ricksha Rock
Rick Wolfman Rock
Ricky Ruis Rock
Ricky Small and the Talls Acoustic, Pop, Rock
The Riders Rock
Ride the Sun Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Rifftide Covers | Standards, Rock
The Rightovers Rock
Rightside Gospel
Rihanna Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap, Lounge, Pop
Riki Michele Blues & Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Ringo Jones Gang Alternative, Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
Rio Covers | Standards, Rock
Rio Peligroso Alternative, Country, Rock
The Riot Act Pop
Rip Carson Rockabilly
Rise of the Speedmen Rock
Rising Star Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Ristband Rock
Riston Diggs Hip-Hop & Rap
Rita Cantos Cartwright Classical
Rita Coolidge Acoustic, Country, Pop
Ritual Torture Metal | Hardcore
River City Acoustic, Country, Rock
Riververb Funk, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Road Noise Rockabilly
Roadog Covers | Standards, Rock
Road Work Ahead Jazz
Rob Bondurant Rock
Robby Nelms Jazz
Rob Crow Alternative, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place Rock
Rob Deez Acoustic, Hip-Hop & Rap
Robert Dove Jazz
Robert M Electro | DJ, Jazz, Noise | Xprmntl
Robert Parker Jazz
Robert Vaughn & the Shadows Acoustic, Rock
Robert Walter's 20th Congress Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Robert Zelickman Classical
Rob Halford Metal | Hardcore
Robin Adler Covers | Standards
Robin Henkel Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Robin Lee Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Rob Machado Rock
Rob Moran Rock
Rob Stone Hip-Hop & Rap
Rob Thorsen Jazz
Rob Whitlock Acoustic, Jazz
Rochelle Rochelle Alternative, Rock
Rocket from the Crypt Punk
Rocket Surgery Covers | Standards, Rock
The Rockin’ Dogs Alternative, Punk, Rock
Rockola Covers | Standards, Pop, Rock
Rock Out Karaoke Covers | Standards
Rockslyde Covers | Standards, Rock
Rocks Off Covers | Standards, Rock
Rockstar Albatross Alternative, Rock
Rock Steady Rock
Rockstreet Covers | Standards, Rock
Rodello's Machine Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Roger! Rock
Roger Friend's Rhythm Village Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
Roger Reynolds Classical, Noise | Xprmntl
Rogue Stereo Metal | Hardcore
Roland Lee Ware II Rock
Rolle Love Alternative, Blues & Soul, Punk, Rock, Rockabilly
Rollers Pop, Rock
The Rollers Covers | Standards, Rock
Rolling the Stones Covers | Standards, Rock
Roman Holiday Covers | Standards, World
Roman Palacios Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Lounge, Pop
The Roman Spring Blues & Soul
Roman Watchdogs Reggae & Ska, Rock
Ronald Shaheen Classical
Ron Fountenberry Rock
Roni Lee Rock
Ron's Garage Acoustic, Rock
Ron Shaheen Classical
Ron Shumate Country, Rock
Ron Silva Alternative, Jazz, Rock
Ron Silva and the Monarchs Blues & Soul, Rock
Rookie Card Alternative, Country, Punk
Room E Electro | DJ, Hip-Hop & Rap, Noise | Xprmntl
Roosevelt Rock
the Roosters (1960s) Pop, Rock
The Roosters (1980s) Punk, Rock
Roots Covenant Reggae & Ska, Rock
Rootsicali Reggae & Ska
The Rosalyns Rock
Rosa's Cantina Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Country, Jazz
The Rosery Acoustic, Alternative, Pop
Roses on Her Grave Rock
Rose Winters Acoustic
Rosewood & Rye Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Hip-Hop & Rap
The Rosicrucians Punk
Rosie Flores Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Rosie & the Originals Pop, Rock
Rossi Hip-Hop & Rap
Rossi Rock Hip-Hop & Rap, Latin | Tejano
Ross Moore Acoustic
Roswell That Ends Well Rock
The Rothko Quartet Jazz
The Rotten Johnnies Covers | Standards, Punk
Rotten Scaliwag & the Low Lifes Punk, Rock
Roudydoggs Hip-Hop & Rap
The Rough Rock
Roundabout Covers | Standards, Rock
Route 77 Blues & Soul, Funk, Reggae & Ska, Rock
The Routine Blues & Soul, Funk, Rock
Roxy Blue Blues & Soul, Rock
Roxy Dioxide Rock
Roxy Jones Rock
Roxy King Pop
Roxy Monoxide Pop, Rock
Royal Campaign Rock
The Royals Covers | Standards
Roy Ansell Acoustic
Roy Freesinger Acoustic
Roy Rapid Rockabilly
Roy Ruiz Clayton Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
Ruby Blue Blues & Soul
Ruby Clouds Blues & Soul, Latin | Tejano, Rock
Ruby & the Red Hots Blues & Soul, Rock
The Rugburns Pop, Rock
Ruines ov Abaddon Metal | Hardcore
Ruletta Rock
The Rumblers Country, Punk, Rockabilly
Rumble with the Socs Punk, Rock
The Runabouts Rockabilly, Surf
Runhoney Rock
Run Luca Electro | DJ, Pop, Rock
Rushed Covers | Standards, Rock
Russell Bizzett Blues & Soul, Jazz, Latin | Tejano, Pop, Rock
Russian Tremors Punk, Rock
Russ Peck Covers | Standards
Rust Rock
Rusty Jones Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Pop, Rock
RV & The Hubcaps Pop, Rock
Ryan Anthony Hip-Hop & Rap
Ryan Dart Trio Funk, Jazz, Latin | Tejano
Ryan Hiller Rock
Ryan Hughes Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae & Ska, Rock
Ryan Vernazza Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
Ryn Weaver Country, Pop

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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."


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."