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 ...

Moving and grooving with San Diego Autism Society

Chadwick Stokes, Parker Meridien, Vokab Kompany, Hullabaloo, Cardinal Moon

Most bands favored by Deadheads are content with providing psychedelic spinners with the requisite groove to get their tie-dye twirling. Chadwick Stokes likes to use his folky jam band style to educate, engage, and yeah, ...

Renegade country stars

TSOL, Sickstring Outlaws, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Beat Farmers Hootenanny, Chase Morrin Trio

Local concert attendees now pushing their fifties still swap war stories about the times that T.S.O.L. (which stands for True Sounds of Liberty) played around town at punk-friendly places like the Adams Avenue Theater and ...

Vision of a Sweaty world

El Vez, Keith Sweaty, Stick Figure, The Steely Damned 2, The Schizophonics

An El Vez show is like a cross between an Ike and Tina Turner Revue, a Tom Jones Las Vegas gig, the LSD episode of Dragnet, and Elvis Presley’s 1968 comeback special. The self-proclaimed “Mexican ...

Christmas Cash

Berkley Hart Christmas, Cash’d Out Christmas, Danielle Forsgren & Joe Savant, Cattle Decapitation, Pony Death Ride

Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart, aka Berkley Hart, have long been staging occasional themed concert programs. “We do it just to put a different spin on things,” says Hart. “For New Year’s 2001, we did ...

All-female, non-fictitious band

Second Chance Benefit, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Gary Heffern’s Last Waltz Screening, Kiefer Sutherland, Hellyeah

Second Chance San Diego will be raising funds and awareness to stop the cycle of incarceration and poverty with a packed bill that includes Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Hurricane Kate, Black Cat Sabbath, and headliners ...

Prison songwriting workshops

Astra Kelly, Rebecca Jade, San Diego Beatles Fair, Pink Froyd, Eyedress

Astra Kelly began her singing career after taking note of Chicago’s subway performers while en route to her job. Already trained in classical and jazz guitar, and with a few pointers from a veteran subway ...

Tribute to Billie Holiday

Mad Hat Hucksters, The Rosalyns, Billie Holiday Tribute, Unsteady, Angel Olsen

The San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza runs November 27 through December 1, with multiple stages hosting over two dozen acts, including Dan Levinson, Molly Ryan, John Royen, Katie Cavera, Carl Sonny Leyland, Marty ...

Spandex-filled

Beekeeper, Ace Frehley, Pinback, Crocodiles, Jimi Hendrix Celebration

Female-fronted heavy metal death rockers Beekeeper came together in 2010 when Ally Levine (Sumu Pitchayan) and Dylan Marks (Eukaryst) found themselves bonding over albums like Slayer’s Show No Mercy and Sepultura’s Arise. Citing other influences ...

Tie-dyed and squinty-eyed music of the Grateful Dead

Lost Monarchs, Social Spit, The Sleepwalkers, Sacha Boutros Trio, Bill Walton and Electric Waste Band

“This will be our first full-length album, which we have assembled as a sort of concept album,” says Ben Ringgenberg of the Lost Monarchs’ release party for Eye on the Sun. “The album title takes ...

Kate Bush Dance Party

Blueish: Jews & the Blues, Tim Flannery, Baby Bushka, Cardiac Kidz, Augustana

SDSU’s Jewish Studies Program presents a concert in celebration of the intersection of Jews and Blues. Local performers, well versed in ethnic music and the blues, will be playing songs with lyrics sung in both ...

Soda Bar 10 Year Anniversary celebration

Old Man Wizard, Soda Bar 10 Year Anniversary, Dia De Los Deftones, Glory, Matt and Kim

Specializing in metallic prog perfect for a smoked-out fog, Old Man Wizard was founded in late 2011 by singer/guitarist Kris Calabio and bassist/guitarist/violinist/singer Andre Beller (both of Platypus Egg), along with drummer/keyboardist/singer Francis Roberts (Dread ...

Pedigreed B-listers

Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration, Rocket From the Crypt, Stay Strange: Checked Out 2019, Ed Kornhauser, Sara Bareilles

The talent lineup for this year’s Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration may be populated with second stringers in today’s ever-growing reggae scene, but at least several are pedigreed B-listers whose roots date back to Tosh’s own ...

San Diego is Paradise For Goths

Birdy Bardot, Chelsea Wolfe, Sophie Webber, Taken By Canadians, Pruitt Igoe

Emily Reilly — aka Birdy Bardot — is known from multiple incarnations of the New Kinetics and all-female rockers the Rosalyns. Her debut solo album was recorded in collaboration with Al Howard (Heavy Guilt, Midnight ...

Elizabeth Borg’s birthday gig

The Drug Hunt, Lana Del Rey, Chica Diabla, Irving Flores, UFO

Alt-country blues rockers the Drug Hunt were originally known as Bad Vibes. After releasing their album No One’s Safe, they signed to local Blind Owl Records earlier this year and changed their name to the ...

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