<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - SoundDiego]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usWed, 20 Sep 2017 04:30:37 -0700Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:30:37 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[City Council Approves New Name for Qualcomm Stadium]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:06:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stadium-San-Diego-qualcomm-030316.jpg
That big stadium in Mission Valley the Chargers used to call home just got a new moniker.

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<![CDATA[PICS: Green Day at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:53:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Green+Day+AM+%281+of+18%29.jpg
Hope you had the time of your life: Punk-rock legends Green Day brought their Revolution Radio tour through Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Sept. 13.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Hard Rock Café in Downtown San Diego to Shutter ]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:40:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hard-Rock-Cafe-San-Diego-GM.jpg
Hard Rock Café San Diego – the rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant operating in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter for nearly two decades – will shutter by the year’s end, Hard Rock International confirmed Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Glass Animals Kingdom]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:37:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/172*120/469410456.jpg
Peanut butter vibes: Glass Animals saunter through Humphreys Concerts By the Bay Tuesday -- let's hope the venue's notorious audience chatter stays at a minimum for the moody indie-rock band.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Kaaboo 2017 Pics: Alanis Morissette, Live, T-Pain and More]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:36:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/175*120/Alannis+Morissette+KAABOO+by+Kristy+Walker+1.jpg
This year's Kaaboo Del Mar music festival is in the bag -- here's a photo recap of the third and final day, which took place on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Photo Credit: Kristy Walker]]>
<![CDATA[SD Festival of Beer Taps Local Bands for Charity]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:45:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/999Vokab-Kompany.jpg
The 23rd annual San Diego Festival of Beer taps more than 45 breweries and a couple of great local bands to help raise money for the fight against cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Al Howard's Heavy Guilt Hat-Trick at Casbah]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:24:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The+Heavy+Guilt+by+Kristy+Walker.jpg
On Monday night, the Heavy Guilt headline the Casbah, which marks Al Howard's third night in a row at the venue -- all with different bands. Elise Trouw and Aviator Stash will open the night.

Photo Credit: Kristy Walker]]>
<![CDATA[Kaaboo 2017 Pics: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Ice Cube and More]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:51:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/Red+Hot+Chili+Peppers+KAABOO+by+Tim+Fears+5.jpg
A gallery of epic proportions—Kaaboo kicked off in Del Mar on Friday, Sept. 15, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer and Michael McDonald and continued on Saturday, Sept. 16, with Muse, Ice Cube and a whole...

Photo Credit: Tim Fears]]>
<![CDATA[Busdriver's Free Black Press Tackles Identity Politics]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:10:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Busdriver+by+Brian+Tamborello.jpg
Busdriver and Fumitake Tamura's avant-garde podcast FR/BLCK/PR (Free Black Press) will open for Future Islands and Explosions in the Sky at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Photo Credit: Brian Tamborello]]>
<![CDATA[Big Kaaboo Finale With Tom Petty]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453147940.jpg
It's the last day of Kaaboo on Sunday, and with that brings big finale artists like Alanis Morissette and Tom Petty. Elsewhere, Future Islands and Explosions in the Sky set Open Air Theatre ablaze.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[A Quiet Start for the 2018 San Diego Music Awards]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:06:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Verigolds+SDMA+Acceptance.jpeg
After some local grumblings over the past few years, the 2018 San Diego Music Awards nomination process has new criteria in store -- and all with little fanfare from the San Diego Music Foundation.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: 2017 San Diego Blues Festival]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:28:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/172*120/Mavis+Staples+9.9+SD+Blues+Fest+%2810%29.jpg
The 2017 San Diego Blues Festival hit Embarcadero Marina Park North on Sept. 9 with good times and incredible performances by Mavis Staples, California Honeydrops, Joe Louis Walker, and more.

Photo Credit: Steve Covault]]>
<![CDATA[Schizophonics Dive Into the Deep End at the Lafayette]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:21:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Schizophonics+by+John+Hancock.jpeg
Sure, Kaaboo's got all the big names -- Pink, Muse and Jane's Addiction -- but if you're looking for a lot less traffic and a little less crowd, try Casbah's A Pool Party at the Lafayette.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[Kaaboom! Chili Peppers, David Guetta, Weezer Perform Friday]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:38:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Guetta.jpg
The three-day San Diego music, arts, comedy and cuisine festival known as Kaboo kicks off Friday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Fairgrounds.]]>
<![CDATA[What to Do Besides Kaaboo]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:37:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-147458131.jpg
Can't make it to Del Mar on Friday? San Diego has many great options, including the genre-defying Hanni el Khatib at the Casbah.

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<![CDATA[New Name Proposed for Qualcomm Stadium]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:19:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stadium-San-Diego-qualcomm-030316.jpg
What used to be the home of San Diego's former NFL team may soon have a new name.

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<![CDATA[Stray Monroe Video Premiere: 'Happy Accidents']]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:37:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/207*120/Stray+Monroe+press+photo2.jpg
Point Loma indie-rock quartet Stray Monroe stay the course on new single "Happy Accidents" -- watch the SoundDiego video premiere now.

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Stray Monroe]]>
<![CDATA[Blink-182 Boys Are Dogs' Best Friends]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:24:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blink+182+AM+Resized.jpeg
Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker contribute a new tune to "Dog Songs" -- a compilation album that raises funds for dogs impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Back to the Supercave]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/James+Supercave.jpg
Thursday's busy: Your live-music options include James Supercave at the Casbah, together PANGEA at the Irenic, and Hurricane Harvey fundraisers at Bar Pink and the Merrow.]]>
<![CDATA[Hirie Society]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:41:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/Hirie+9.9+screengrab.PNG
Before her recent Mattress Firm Amphitheatre performance, San Diego Music Award-winner Hirie talks world music, hometown love -- and future plans with 91x Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles.]]>
<![CDATA[Del Mar Racetrack Announces Fall Concert Series]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:15:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/176*120/the+roots8.jpg
Del Mar Racetrack has announced its annual Bing Crosby Season concert lineup for 2017.

Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Orchestral Maneuver]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:50:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/xmanchester+orchestra+%289%29.jpg
Wednesday's got everything: Manchester Orchestra at the Observatory, Asgeir at the Belly Up, Green Day at MFA, and more!

Photo Credit: Vito Di Stefano]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego's Music Stars]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:55:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Blink+182+AM+%281+of+41%29.jpg
Is San Diego the pop-punk capital of the world? From Blink-182 to Pierce the Veil and more, America's Finest City runs the gamut of generation-defining bands that flirt with the genre.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[X Ambassadors Kick off Kaaboo This Weekend]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/BBBBBBBBBBB.jpg
X Ambassadors frontman Sam Harris reminisces about his hometown -- and who he's excited to see at Kaaboo Del Mar on Sept. 15-17.]]>
<![CDATA[Ottmar Liebert's San Diego Club]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/246*120/ottmarliebert.jpg
Tuesday's live-music options include Ottmar Liebert at the Music Box, the Night Game at Casbah, Goo Goo Dolls at SDSU's Open Air Theatre, and more.

Photo Credit: Press Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Jason Mraz Catches His Rocket Home to Spreckels]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/476701601.jpg
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of his debut album, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," Jason Mraz will perform a special homecoming show at Spreckels Theatre on Oct. 14.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming Concerts]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bono-U2.jpg
Give it up for the classics this fall and winter. From U2 to Beach Boys, these upcoming concerts are sure to stir up some nostalgia.

Photo Credit: EFE]]>
<![CDATA[Quicksand's New Album Ends 22-Year Drought]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:12:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Quicksand+by+Atiba+Johnson.png
'90s New York City post-hardcore visionaries Quicksand will soon release their first new album in 22 years, and they're playing Belly Up on Monday night to support it.

Photo Credit: Atiba Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[A Weird Night With Frankie Rose]]> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:51:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Frankie+Rose+Press+Photo.jpg
On new album "Cage Tropical," former Dum Dum Girls drummer Frankie Rose dishes about UFOs and out-running trouble from coast to coast. See her at Soda Bar on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Frankie Rose]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Thea Pirouette Into the Spotlight]]> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:19:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SDTV_Spotlight_Thea.jpg
For her solo project Thea, Cameo Kid's Thea Tochihara lets the music speak for itself. She plays the Holding Company on Wednesday, Sept. 13.]]>
<![CDATA[SoundDiego Set List: Sept. 10-16]]> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:24:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mary+J+Blige+Concert+Stage_24249211.jpg
From Mary J. Blige to Quicksand, Manchester Orchestra to Kaaboo and some mega shows from our friends at Live Nation, our end of summer Set List has it all.]]>
<![CDATA[The Slants Trade Supreme Court for Dive Bar]]> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:48:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/the-slants.jpg
Sunday night features the Slants at Soda Bar. The dance rock band's name ignited a free speech and trademark debate that went all the way to the Supreme Court. But guess what? The band won.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[City and Colour Navigate Natural Phenomena]]> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:59:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/City+and+Colour+Press+Photo.jpg
The gods must be angry -- City and Colour frontman Dallas Green talks to SoundDiego about foreboding weather and the camaraderie of his band. He plays Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: OneRepublic, Fitz & the Tantrums at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre]]> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:56:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/OneRepublic+9.1.17+Fatima+Kelley+%285%29.jpg
Good life: OneRepublic and Fitz & the Tantrums popped off at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Friday, Sept. 1.

Photo Credit: Fatima Kelley]]>
<![CDATA[Indie Jam Rolls Out Portugal. The Man, Misterwives ]]> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:24:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Portugal+the+Man+by+Connie+Bolger.jpeg
It's hard not to feel guilty that the weather is always perfect in San Diego. So, while you're enjoying FM 949's Indie Jam in Oceanside on Saturday, be grateful that we have it so good.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[Goo Goo Dolls Give Back]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:07:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/photo-credit-bob-mussel-extralarge_1456169367109.jpg
Goo Goo Dolls frontman, John Rzeznik, talks about the band's big charity show in Houston, almost quitting music -- and what's next for the band.

Photo Credit: Bob Mussel]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Cheap Trick at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:11:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Cheap+Trick+8.29.17+Alex+Matthews+%2812%29.jpg
Some epic rock & roll trickery was afoot when Cheap Trick hit Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Villainous Lair]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:37:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vaud.jpg
Vaud and the Villains bring the Big Easy to America's Finest City on Friday, but it's not your only live-music option -- SD: Dialed In's Rosey Bystrak delivers the full scoop.

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<![CDATA[SD Music Scene Bands Together for Hurricane Relief]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:29:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/178*120/Frankie+J+Getty+Photos.jpg
San Diego's music scene comes together for several Hurricane Harvey relief benefits around town.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Foreigner at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Foreigner+8.29.17+Alex+Matthews+%281%29.jpg
Jukebox heroes: Classic-rock behemoths Foreigner brought the hits through Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[91x Announces 2017 Wrex the Halls Lineup]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:10:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/The+Lumineers+5.27.16+Connie+Bolger+%282%29.jpg
91x brings the Lumineers, the War on Drugs, and others to Valley View Casino Center for Wrex the Halls on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[Tim Pyles' Stacked September]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:07:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/176*120/GettyImages-671331928.jpg
The entire month of September continues our hot streak with some awesome shows -- like the xx, Quicksand, Future Islands and Against Me! 91x Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles delivers the scoop on the best of the best.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Young the Giant, Joywave at Open Air Theatre]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:15:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Young+the+Giant+8.24.17+Tim+Fears+%286%29.jpg
Young the Giant and Joywave delivered a one-two indie-pop punch to SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Photo Credit: Tim Fears]]>
<![CDATA[Natural Born Kolars]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:36:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/LADYGUNN_ARMITAGE_KOLARS_5.jpg
Kolars bring their endless energy to Blonde on Thursday night, but it's not the only gig in town -- find out what else is popping off.

Photo Credit: CORTNEY ARMITAGE]]>
<![CDATA[Frankie J Helps Organize Hurricane Relief Effort]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:22:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Frankie+J+SoundDiego+Interview.PNG
Frankie J will be performing at the Music Box (in Little Italy) on Sept. 9, in an effort to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey -- the San Diego R&B/pop star explains why it's more than a worthy...]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Andrew McGranahan's Collage World]]> Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:51:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*247/Andrew+McGranahan+SodaBar_MorganDelt.jpg
Local artist Andrew McGranahan makes some of San Diego's most creative show posters (among other pieces) -- here are just a few that caught our eye.

Photo Credit: Andrew McGranahan]]>
<![CDATA[SoundDiego LIVE Makes Waves]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/09_02_SDTV_SoundDiegoLIVE.jpg
We held an epic SoundDiego LIVE bash at 710 Beach Club recently with Todo Mundo, 7 Seal Dub, a Belching Beaver craft-beer happy hour -- and it was all hosted by SoundDiego TV reporter Alysha Nett! Relive...]]>
<![CDATA[Tops' Jane Penny at the Center of the Earth]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:47:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/TOPS+Press+Photo.jpg
Tops' frontwoman Jane Penny talks about the band's San Diego ties, new album -- and the big change of scenery that accompanied it.

Photo Credit: Richmond Lam]]>
<![CDATA[Carnivorous Appetite]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:14:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Springtime+Carnivore+by+Eddie+O%27Keefe.jpg
Wednesday's a sleeper: Catch Springtime Carnivore at the Casbah, Stephen Stills at Humphreys, or Stiff Little Fingers at Belly Up.]]>
<![CDATA[Minus the Bear Necessities]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:12:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Minus+The+Bear+UCSD.jpg
Sorry everyone -- back to the work week: Minus the Bear play the Observatory North Park, Carbon Leaf folk-rocks the Casbah, and Shaggy gets into the groove at Music Box.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>