Local bands and musicians

Band Genre
Wag Halen Rock
The Waits Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Country, Rock
Waking Ashland Alternative, Rock
The Wallflowers Funk, Punk, Rock
Wally World Rock
Walter Fuller Jazz
Walt Richards Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock
Wanted Dead Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Wanted Noise Pop, Punk
Warish Punk, Rock
Warpath Metal | Hardcore, Rock
Warren Gref Classical
Warren Lovell Jazz
Warren Torns Classical, World
Warring States of Mind Rock
Warsaw Rock
War Stories Rock
The Washington Projects Blues & Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop & Rap
The Waste Aways Punk, Rock
Waste of Wits Hip-Hop & Rap
Wasting June Alternative, Pop, Rock
The Wastrels Metal | Hardcore, Pop, Punk
Watch Us Burn Rock
Watkins Family Hour Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots
The Watusis Pop, Punk
Waves + Billows Rock
Wavves Acoustic, Rock
The Waylon Hicks Project Funk, Jazz
Wayne Nelson Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Wayne Riker Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Jazz
We Are Sirens Alternative
Weatherbox Pop, Punk, Rock
Weed Rock
Weekend Wives Rock
A Weeks Worth Alternative, Pop, Rock
Weight of the Sun Rock
WellFair Hip-Hop & Rap
Well Well Well Rock
Wendy Bailey Pop, Rock
Wendy Darling Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
We Shot the Moon Rock
Wes Maharas Reggae & Ska, Rock
Wesside Rehl Hip-Hop & Rap
West Coast Iron Works Rock
West Coast Pinups Country, Rock
The Western Collective Rock
Western Plains Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Jazz
The Western Set Country, Rock
Western Settings Rock
The West Indies Hip-Hop & Rap
West of 5 Covers | Standards, Rock
West of Memphis Blues & Soul, Country, Rock
Westside Inflection Jazz
West Wind Boyz Hip-Hop & Rap
Westwind Brass Classical, Jazz
Wet Lungs Rock
Wha? Punk, Rock
The Whiskey Circle Rock
Whiskey Ridge Country, Rock
Whiskey State of Mind Country
White Apple Tree Alternative, Rock
White Gold and the Calcium Twins Rock
White Mule Rock
Whitney Shay Blues & Soul, Jazz
Whole Hog Country, Punk, Rock
The Whole Shebang Rock
Wicked Garden Covers | Standards
The Widows Punk, Rock
Wigbillies Rock, Rockabilly
Wild Man Fischer Alternative, Noise | Xprmntl, Rock
Wild Nights (formerly Left4Dead) Covers | Standards, Rock
Wild Pack Blues & Soul, Rock
The Wild Truth Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Pop
Wild Weekend Pop, Punk
Wild Wild Wets Rock
The Will Faeber Band Blues & Soul, Jazz, Rock
William Ward Country, Pop, Rock
William Wilson Classical, Latin | Tejano
Willie PSYCHO Punk
Will Ogdon Classical, Jazz
Willovealot Blues & Soul, Funk, Jazz
Willy Clauson Acoustic, Latin | Tejano, Rock
The Winchester Friendlies Rock
The Wind Playing Tricks Rock
Winterhawk Rock
Wise Monkey Orchestra Jazz, Rock
Wish & the Well Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul
Without Papers Rock
Woke Up Dead Covers | Standards
The Wolly Mammoth Punk, Rock
Wolves Of Eden Rock
WonderDogs Acoustic, Blues & Soul, Rock
Wookie Garcia Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
WordSmiths Hip-Hop & Rap
World of Pain Metal | Hardcore, Punk, Rock
Worthy Gubbins Rock
Wovenwar Metal | Hardcore
The Wrecking Crew Punk
WRITER Acoustic, Alternative, Rock
The Writhers Punk, Rock
The Wrong Trousers Acoustic, Bluegrass & Roots, Rock
Wu Man Noise | Xprmntl, World
Wyatt Lowe Blues & Soul

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Local Music News

Bostich and Fussible

Celebrating 20 Years of Nortec, the duo's new compilation album, Nortec Collective Bostich + Fussible's Greatest Hits, includes songs such as "Tijuana Sound Machine," 'Tengo La Voz," and "Tijuana Makes Me Happy."

Happy Ron Hill

A young Barcelona electropop group, High Pijama, found Hill's decade old acoustic song "No Angel" and turned it into a futurepop Americana dance track.


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 dropped 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.

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," and four original holiday songs including the newly released lyric video for "Morning Star." Judas Priest were just named among the nominees for induction into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.


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.

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