Live Five

Live Five: La Jolla High alumni

Avenue Army, Ten Bulls, Los Lobos, The Paladins, Low Volts

“Avenue Army relocated from Saint Paul, MN to San Diego specifically because they felt that their sound would fit nicely in Southern California, and because they strongly felt that this was the place to build ...

Blurt Music News

Worst-ever touring stories from Caspian

“We got chased out of Milan by the Russian mob one time.”

“If one word sticks in my mind about shows in San Diego, it’s ‘sweat.’ We all get pretty soaked during shows, because we love to get into it. But San Diego is always next-level.” Jonny ...

Big in Spain: The Loons and The Rosalyns rock León

New Spain label compilation records also feature Skid Roper and Manual Scan

San Diego acts remain big in Spain, a longstanding trend that arguably kicked off when the Zeros stormed out of Chula Vista in the late 70s. The influential punk band has a new single on ...

Queensrÿche: The music between the notes

“It’s the subtleties that make it great”

Queensrÿche, who will be 40 years into their prog-metal run by the time you read this, are painfully aware that they’ve got some members from the classic years who aren’t around anymore; and some songs ...

Classical Music

Emmanuel Ax’s hands were 100 percent water

San Diego Symphony shines with Beethoven Piano Concerto

The San Diego Symphony has been holding a January festival for the past several years. This year, the topic is Beethoven at 250. The festival started with performances of Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No. 3, Piano ...

Beethoven is gravity

A few of the best San Diego Beethovens I recall

We are now in the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth and there will be content created like never before. The internet is already dripping with articles about the grim master of the human condition. ...

Musician Interviews

Oceanside's first public painted piano

“It was actually a gorgeous instrument before it was painted”

“I guess I am the force behind the Oceanside Art Piano Project,” admits musician Robert Parker, about the intricately hand-painted piano that now calls the Oceanside Museum of Art its home. “But it’s a collaboration ...

Of Note

Lil Yachty sails into town

Keeping that “surreal Willy Wonka” vibe

“I miss the old Yachty, the ‘bubblegum trap’ Yachty,” said fan Jhueller, “the never, switch up-Yachty.” “I’ve got songs that sample Mario Bros., Charlie Brown, the Rugrats theme, the music that plays when you turn ...

Breaking Music News

MohaviSoul

Their fourth full-length, Live at the 42nd Annual Huck ...

Cardiac Kidz

In addition to their recent 40 Years of Punk ...

Marie Haddad

The video for her song "JDITA" won Best Music ...

P.O.D.

Drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo Jr. has teamed up with ...