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Chuck Charles

Chuck Charles will be joined by Spud Davenport for a double record release party on Saturday, April 8 at Goodbar in Point Loma. Charles will play his entire album Hiya, while Davenport will stage a live performance of Songs For The Cynical. The event will include a food truck and more.

Unwritten Law

They kicked off a tour with Authority Zero that does not include a San Diego date, but does conclude nearby at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown on April 15. That bill includes Las Vegas-based pop-punk outfit Mercy Music.

Little Hurricane

"Our children’s album, Life Is But a Dream, is available streaming worldwide," announced the band. Among the fifteen tracks are standards such as "Wheels On the Bus," "This Old Man," "Three Blind Mice" and "Hole in the Bucket," as well as a "Railroad Medley" and a dreamy, twinkly version of "Little Star."

Jefferson Jay

His new Good Vibe Kids video series is geared for parents and caregivers looking for fun and educational videos that their kids can enjoy. "Our videos are specifically designed to engage and entertain young viewers," says Jay, "while also teaching them valuable skills and knowledge. From energetic read-alouds to educational songs and much more, our videos are also safe and age-appropriate, so you can feel confident in the content your children are watching."

Sully Band

On April 7 at the Belly Up, the Sully Band will join forces with alt-pop royalty The Aquadolls for a charity show to benefit physical disability empowerment organization Team Chase. Founded in 2014 by NBA player Bill Walton and his wife Lori, along with Lance Weir of Challenged Athletes Foundation and Chase's parents Andy and Caroline Boyd, Team Chase was created to honor the memory and spirit of Chase Boyd who passed away that same year from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The organization works to show the world that a physical disability doesn't stop you from achieving amazing things. The night will boast a happy hour and live music, with money being raised to help create a lasting scholarship to be given in Chase’s memory.

Huge Shark

On April 3, the musical project of Valerie Polichar will drop a debut full-length called Everything, mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Joe Lambert (The National, The Black Crowes). Over the course of seven years, Polichar recorded new arrangements of older compositions and penned five new tracks. “Recording work from another part of my life lets me see through a window into my past emotional self,” she says. “What amazes me is how consistent my heart has been, how familiar and immediate those long-ago feelings are. The songs are little communication lines through time to which I hope others, too, will connect.” Guest contributors include Garry Franklin (U.S.) on vocals, Gary Gahan (Canada) on saxophones, Hilliat Fields (United Kingdom) on guitars and Ebow, Pete Nickerson (Canada) on drums, and bass and Michael Wojtasiak (U.S.) on guitars. The record is being promoted with video for "Everything," a lyric video for "Lose Your Love," and Scottish filmmaker Robin Johnston's 2018 video for "Red Flares" has been remixed and remastered for the release.

Flogging Molly

The band's new three-song EP 'Til The Anarchy's Restored (Rise Records), features the previously unreleased title track and one-take performances of the band's classic songs "Drunken Lullabies" and "What's Left of the Flag." Says singer-guitarist Dave King, "In a world that seems more divided than ever, this song feels more like a letter reaching out to a neighbor or a friend, and renewing relationships that might seem lost or gone. Maybe it's time to say hello again."

Alvino & the Dwells

They'll share a split-EP with fellow locals True Stories, Capitulo Uno, featuring five songs from each band and due on May 26 via Spain's Snap!! Records label. The EP will be available on 12-inch vinyl, CD, or digitally, with two different front cover sleeves. The Alvino selection includes five instrumental songs, including two David Fleminger originals and a surf-styled ELO cover. The True Stories side collects four out of print rarities and a Db's cover.

Mark Langford

His upcoming album A Passage contains musical interpretations of sixteen Irish poems, most of them from the 19th century. Guest bassist John Avila (Oingo Boingo) recorded the album at his San Gabriel studio, with additional guest musicians such as guitarists Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band) and Johnny Vernazza (Elvin Bishop Group), and drummer Larry Grano (Richie Furay).

LP and the Vinyl

They won a Jazz Road Tours grant enabling them to travel to Florida and Georgia at the end of March for shows in Orlando, Del Ray Beach, Miami Dade, Largo, and Madison.

Blink-182

The had to cancel the first leg of their big reunion tour, after drummer Travis Barker suffered an injury to his finger requiring surgery. The reunion tour was due to start in Mexico, followed by a Latin American leg, but those dates are canceled and the tour will instead launch on May 4 in St. Paul, MN.

Blair Gun

Their debut album Blaspheme Queen was just released on Enabler No. 6/SonaBLAST! Records, along with a video for their single “Bennet.” According to the band, "Bennet is about a man that I met online. After years of making music and seeing no progress, no fans, no attention, he was making all these posts about giving up on his dreams and his feelings of defeat. It really touched me on a profound level because he reflected a lot of my own personal fears at the time and the fears of a lot of people that are pursuing a career in the arts." They'll perform at Sun Valley Film Fest on April 1.

VirgoTwins

The new project from San Diego/Tijuana-based MC Gilead7 (of Chicago hip-hop act Tomorrow Kings) and San Diego-based producer Boricua Sandy will drop their album ArtSpace on April 21 via Damn That Noise/Expanded Art. A single and video is streaming online for “Unspoken” featuring DJ Presyce of the Chicago collective The Molemen (a former member of Mass Hysteria).

Steve Poltz

Poltz's second annual BaHOOTenzie! Song School and Folk Fest will be staged in conjunction with the Joshua Tree Music Festival on May 2-4 (Song School) and May 5-6 (Folk Fest). The songwriting sessions, open to all, are led by Poltz alongside fellow instructors Tim Bluhm, Amber Rubarth, and Maya de Vitry. Folk Fest performers include Keller Williams, Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Rainbow Girls, Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips), Maya De Vitry, Amber Rubarth, and Lisa Sanders.

Allison Adams Tucker

Her RETRO Trilogy, is a three EP set of pop-music covers done in jazzy arrangements, with each EP covering a different decade and will feature six songs. The 1977: Retro Trilogy EP came with a music video for the single covering Cat Stevens' "The Wind," shot on the Big Island of Hawaii. The second installment recently dropped, 1988 Retro Trilogy, recorded in New York City with producer Matt Pierson and featuring songs by Tears For Fears, Prince, Gipsy Kings, Peter Gabriel, and more. Part three, 1999 Retro Trilogy, is due March 10.
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