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Coastral: Ocean Bound EP

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Tijuana/San Diego beats and bliss producer is a three-day weekend in your earballs.

On his recent debut Ocean Bound EP (free download), San Diego/Tijuana chillout producer Coastral retells some of nature’s classic narratives – the sun setting over the sea, the dawn of a new day, the churning depths of the deep - ...

Schachter Seven live at Dizzy's

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Three basses? Two drummers? Somehow these cats pulled it off.

Tenor saxophonist Ben Schachter brought together a large and unusual ensemble into Dizzy's on Oct. 2, for a wonderful and unique musical experience. Think of this group as a double-trio with special guest: on stage left Schachter lined up with ...

Octa#grape flies in Red UFO

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No wave garage rockers launch soaring debut LP

Last month, Octa#grape delivered a full-length follow up to their previous two EPs As Long As I Forget and Emotional Oil. Comprising members of Trumans Water, Soul-Junk, fluf, and Drifting, The 9-song Red UFO LP was recorded on a 4-track ...

Mallets & Sticks: Ian David Rosenbaum, live

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Solo percussion in Barrio Logan.

New music champion Bonnie Wright's Fresh Sound concert series continued on Oct. 1 with a dynamic evening of solo percussion by mallet specialist Ian David Rosenbaum performing before a large and enthusiastic house at Bread & Salt in Logan Heights. ...

Jeff Hamilton Trio: live

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The LA trio graced the Saville Theatre stage to fund-raise for KSDS Jazz 88

Mainstream jazz got some serious representation on Sept. 29 with a rare afternoon concert by LA's Jeff Hamilton Trio who tore through two sets of boppish activity in support of Jazz 88.3 Playing sans-amplifier, bassist Christoph Luty used the bow ...

Ace in La Mesa!

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Ex-Kiss rocker spotted getting his antique on in the Village.

"I have a funny story for you," California Rangers drummer Jim Dougherty emails. "I was in La Mesa a couple of Mondays ago, just doing some errands. I walked past an antique shop (he confirms it was Park Estate on ...

Fresh Sound presents Ian David Rosenbaum, Oct. 1

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Rosenbaum will perform on marimba and other percussion instruments at Bread & Salt.

Adventurous music promoter Bonnie Wright continues her dynamic concert series Fresh Sound with an evening of solo percussion by Ian David Rosenbaum on Oct. 1 at Bread & Salt, located at 1955 Julian Ave, at 8 pm. This is the ...

The Standells with Johnny Echols of Love at the Adams Avenue Street Fair September 28

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Reunited 1960's era garage rockers The Standells performed at the Adams Avenue Street Fair on September 28, joined for the last few numbers by guitarist Johnny Echols of Love. Five photos.

Legendary sixties garage rockers, The Standells, with guest guitarist Johnny Echols of Love, topped the bill on the first day of the 2013 Adams Avenue Street Fair. The Standells' current incarnation includes founding keyboardist Larry Tamblyn, mid-Sixties bassist John Fleck, ...

SD Union birthday party with Photek

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SD Union's MC Ridda celebrates cakeday with British drum and bass boss

Having just celebrated three years of mulit-genre bass and Amen breaks, SD Union organizer and resident MC Tyler ‘Ridda’ Rosier is celebrating his own birthday with legendary British producer Photek. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYsY4wYMQe8 Nominated for a Grammy 2 years in a row ...

Kornel Fekete-Kovacs Quintet live

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Long, loose interpretations of classic material with lots of improvisation.

Hungarian trumpeter/flugelhornist Kornel Fekete-Kovacs blew into Dizzy's on Sept. 26, fronting a red-hot band comprised of LA pianist Mike Garson, flutist Lori Bell, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Duncan Moore for a night of loose improvisation on mostly standard material. ...

Larry Goldings Trio

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Creative organ-trio music live in La Jolla

Dan Atkinson and the folks at Athenaeum Jazz kicked off their Fall Series of concerts at TSRI on Sept. 25 with a bang, featuring the Larry Goldings Trio with Peter Bernstein on guitar and Bill Stewart on drums. Opening with ...

Capitalizing on music

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"We're doing something that has never been done before."

"So I made a music website!" Filip Mandaric of Capital Grey checks in to talk about his latest project which for once, does not involve his band. This time, the composer/producer is tapping in to his day job as: a ...

Club Purple five-year birthday boogie with Myrryrs

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SD/TJ roving dance party bumps bass at Moustache Bar

Club Purple is celebrating five years of transborder boogie with a birthday bash at Moustache Bar (Sexta & Madero – Zona Centro, TJ) on Saturday, September 28. Over the years, Club Purple has shaken ass with some of the best ...

This is a Wasteland: Pierce the Veil's world tour soon to be released on film

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"Basically a mix of heavy music with a little Spanish feel.”

Don't stress if you missed Pierce the Veil's last arena gig in San Diego. They have a tour film slated for release Nov 11 titled This Is A Wasteland that will be available as a digital documentary on iTunes, along ...

The jazz week ahead.

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Plenty of jazz happening, with a mix of local and international talent.

There's a busy week ahead for San Diego jazz fans with top-flight musicians from Hungary, NYC, and LA all making local stops. Sept. 25 Larry Goldings Trio Goldings brings his organ group to Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI, featuring guitarist Peter ...

Tape Deck Mountain: Sway

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After a year of recording in Austin, San Diego shoegazer drops sophomore LP.

Tape Deck Mountain’s long-awaited follow up to their 2009 LP Ghost is set to be released on Tuesday, October 1. The ten-track Sway will drop via TDM frontman Travis Trevisan’s own imprint label, Nineteen98. The album was written and recorded ...

Our Star Will Die Alone: an interactive heavy metal(s) band

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UCSD faculty and graduate students explore the death of the Sun through lights and sound.

Sure, 2012 was an over-hyped fail fest, but make no mistake about it: the world is coming to an end. In just 6 billion years, the Sun’s core will run out of hydrogen fuel, causing it to collapse under its ...

Coming this November: San Diego Indie Acoustic Original Artist Showcase

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But the showcase name, says curator Donna Larsen, may be too long

Donna Larsen, a singer/songwriter, explains her long sabbatical from local stages: "Because I was a mom." She still is a mom, but the kids are older now and there's this backlog of material to deal with. "I kept writing songs," ...

Jaime Valle and the Colors of Latin Jazz

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A full camera crew from San Diego State filmed the concert.

Guitarist Jaime Valle brought the all-star Colors of Latin Jazz to Dizzy's on Sept. 20, for an exciting evening celebrating the wide arc of the art form -- and featuring lithe vocalist Coral MacFarland-Thuet, virtuoso pianist Allan Phillips, with the ...

Enigmatic Party: sights and sounds of Baja in the Barrio

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Voz Alta hosts exploratory art and music from Tecate, Tijuana, and Mexicali.

Barrio Logan art collective Voz Alta (1754 National Ave. - Barrio Logan) has a knack for showcasing the exotic and eclectic sounds of Latin America. You can stop by weekly for the energetic family ambiance of Latin jazz Thursdays with ...

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