<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - SoundDiego]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usSat, 03 Dec 2016 09:59:52 -0800Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:59:52 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stem the Tide of Boredom]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:57:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Broken+Stems+Press+Photo.jpg
Saturday is bustin' at the seams with holiday festivals in the day and early evening and the Broken Stems' album release at the Irenic to start off the night.

Photo Credit: Maxwell Hamilton]]>
<![CDATA[Gator By the Bay Announces 2017 Headliners]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:39:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/untitled-7235.jpg
Gator By the Bay, which returns to Spanish Landing Park on May 11-14, announces 2017 headliners and ticket info.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[Bit Maps to the Stars]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:18:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bit+Maps+SD.jpg
Friday night's looking most excellent and mighty nostalgic when it comes to live music -- Helmet, Living Legends, Terry Malts, Guttermouth and more play in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: San Diego's Top New Year's Eve Shows]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:36:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/G-easy.jpg
Before ringing in 2017, check out our guide to all the live music popping off throughout San Diego on Dec. 30-31-- including Big Night San Diego, OMFG! NYE, Dillon Francis, Brian Setzer, the Donkeys and more!

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach]]>
<![CDATA[Pyles' Winter Wonderland of Shows]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:15:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Blink+182+AM+%281+of+41%29.jpg
91x's Tim Pyles makes his picks for all the must-see shows throughout December -- including Blink-182, Miike Snow, Beck, X and Daughter.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Classic Rocker Neil Diamond to Play SD]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:53:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/173*120/Neil+Diamond+VVCC+Covault+%286%29.jpg
If you weren’t a believer before, you will be now: America’s favorite soft-rockin’ storyteller, Neil Diamond, is coming back to town!

Photo Credit: Steve Covault]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: 2016 San Diego Jazz Festival]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:47:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Memphis+Speed+Kings+43-50+%285%29.jpg
The 37th annual San Diego Jazz Festival took over the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center on Nov. 23-27 with performances by the Memphis Speed Kings, Big Butter Jazz band, Sue Palmer, and many others!

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Join the Two Door Cinema Club]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:07:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Two+Door+Cinema+Club+by+Frazer+Harrison.jpeg
Robin Roth highlights the best events in town this weekend, including Two Door Cinema Club, Helmet, and the SoNo Fest and Chili Cookoff.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Coachella]]>
<![CDATA[Changes in Store for Kaaboo]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:55:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/KAABOO+Thursday+2016+AM+%2843+of+78%29.jpg
In the wake of an incident at last year's three-day Kaaboo Del Mar festival, organizers announce changes for 2017.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: A Year in Review]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:21:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Tool+Viejas+Arena+1.9.16+Alex+Matthews+%2830%29.jpg
2016 hasn't been the best of years, so why not reminisce about the things that went right -- like the amazing shows that came through town.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Skiba Dives Into Art]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:43:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Matt+Skiba+by+Alex+Matthews+Resized.jpeg
Blink-182's Matt Skiba joins other punk rock icons to ignite the romance at Punk Rock & Paintbrushes, Romantic Rock and Sailor Jerry's annual holiday art show.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[The Strokes' Nick Valensi Gets a New Skin]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:56:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CRX+Press+Photo.png
Nick Valensi talks about the difficulties of transitioning from guitar to vocals for his new project, CRX, who headline Casbah on Dec. 7.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of CRX]]>
<![CDATA[Top of the Besnard Lakes]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:13:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/176*120/The+Besnard+Lakes+on+Facebook.png
Tonight, take your pick: The Besnard Lakes hit up Soda Bar, Gill Landry (from Old Crow Medicine Show) heads to Brick 15 and the Widows pummel the Casbah.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Moon Hooch at Music Box]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:48:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Moon+Hooch+11.19.16+Fatima+Kelley+%288%29.jpg
So many saxophones, so little time: Moon Hooch brought the house down at Music Box on Nov. 19, with Honeycomb opening.

Photo Credit: Fatima Kelley]]>
<![CDATA[Lee Fields' Expressionism Movement]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:13:38 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/206*120/Lee+Fields+Press+Photo.jpg
The 65 year-old Lee Fields talks about remaining relevant and his youthful fan base that continues to grow]]>
<![CDATA[Lee Fields of Gold]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:06:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lee+Fields.jpg
Lee Fields & the Expressions bring the house down at the Belly Up tonight, while Seu Jorge plays the Balboa Theatre and Reason to Rebel head up the Merrow.]]>
<![CDATA[For Peter's Sake]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:45:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Peter+Murphy+Irenic+Kelley+3.jpg
Get out n' about tonight: Peter Murphy's at the Observatory, Porter Robinson & Madeon take over Valley View Casino Center, and Alive & Well hit the Merrow.

Photo Credit: Fatima Kelley]]>
<![CDATA[The Return of Joshua White]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:56:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Joshua+White+Tom+Harten.jpeg
At their Nov. 26 performance at Dizzy's, White, Dean Hulett and Dan Schnelle used superior listening skills to blur the lines between composition and improvisation.]]>
<![CDATA[Showmanship? No, Fromanship]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:33:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AJ+Froman.jpg
Sure, it's getting a little chilly, but that doesn't mean you can't bundle up and catch AJ Froman's mesmerizing performance at the Casbah on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Vanishing Life at the Hideout]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:38:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Vanishing+Life+at+Hideout+by+Tim+Fears16.jpg
Hardcore and indie rock supergroup Vanishing Life pounded the Hideout on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Photo Credit: Tim Fears]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Chip and Dip]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:12:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hot+Chip+by+Anne-Laure+Fontaine-Kuhn.jpeg
It's hard to get back to the grind after a holiday, so make the most out of your Sunday -- Hot Chip help you dance off those extra Thanksgiving calories at the Casbah!

Photo Credit: Anne-Laure Fontaine-Kuhn / Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The Toys for Tots Festravaganza]]> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:15:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Inspired+and+the+Sleep+Press+Photo+2016.jpg
The all-ages "Toys for Tots Festravaganza" takes over UCSD's Che Cafe on Dec. 10 with a great lineup of local acts -- and a very worthy cause.]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Steel Panther at House of Blues]]> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:08:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/164*120/Steel+Panther+House+of+Blues+Jason+Bang+%289%29.jpg
Steel Panther brought LA's Sunset Strip to San Diego's House of Blues on Nov. 12.

Photo Credit: Jason Bang]]>
<![CDATA[Mrs. Jones and Me]]> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:38:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-111873387.jpg
Start Saturday off early with a super fun happy hour event celebrating the life of singer Sharon Jones. Then, head over to Casbah for Mother Hips' round two!

Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Sleigh Bells at the Observatory North Park]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:01:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/Sleigh+Bells+John+Hancock+11.11.16+%2824%29.jpg
You hear that jingling, ring ting tinglin' too? Sleigh Bells pummeled the Observatory North Park on Nov. 11.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Pops Off]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:33:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Soda-Bar.jpg
Robin Roth highlights the best events in town this weekend, including Black Sabbitch at Soda Bar and Hot Chip at the Casbah.]]>
<![CDATA[How I Met Your Mother Hips]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:38:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/203*120/The+Mother+Hips+Press-popeye-hires.jpg
The Mother Hips return to San Diego for a two-night stand at the Casbah starting Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Symphony Celebrates American Music]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:19:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Talib+Kweli+Outside.jpg
The San Diego Symphony celebrates American music throughout the month of January, with concerts including Rosanne Cash, Talib Kweli, La Santa Cecilia and Gilbert Castellanos.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The San Diego Music Awards Return]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:15:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/SDMA15-1407.jpg
The San Diego Music Awards announce their return -- with some changes in tow.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Dream Theater at Pechanga Resort & Casino]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:18:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Dream+Theater+Pechanga+Alex+Matthews+%2825+of+36%29.jpg
Consider it a wake up call: Dream Theater blew away an entranced Pechanga Resort & Casino crowd on Nov. 18.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Preacher vs. Choir's New Ritual]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:44:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/167*120/Preacher+vs+Choir+press+photo.jpg
Local rapper Chris Mosher, aka Preacher vs. Choir, returns with his latest album, "The Coming of Age Ritual" -- an explosive tirade against the powers that be.

Photo Credit: Photo by Aaron Eudaley]]>
<![CDATA[Nothing but Trouble in the Wind]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:23:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/touble+in+the+wind.jpg
Trouble in the Wind head up some great live-music options before the big holiday -- find out what else is popping off around town.

Photo Credit: Rosemary Bystrak]]>
<![CDATA[PICS: Gogol Bordello at Observatory North Park]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:51:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Gogol+Bordello+AM+%281+of+38%29.jpg
Gogol Bordello brought their beloved brand of gypsy punk through the Observatory North Park on Nov. 19.

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[Broken Stems: For All of Mankind]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:56:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/11_19_SDTV_BrokenStems_1200x675_812656195880.jpg
On this week's Spotlight, the Broken Stems explain why music should benefit all of humanity. Catch their album release party at the Irenic on Saturday, Dec. 3, with Creature & the Woods.]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: LANY at House of Blues San Diego]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:47:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/LANY+by+Connie+Bolger10.jpg
With their mixture of alternative and electro-pop, LANY made the audience go wild at House of Blues on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[Warpaint and Peace]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:59:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/warpaint.jpg
Tuesday's live shows feature Warpaint at the Observatory North Park, Red Fang at the Casbah, Radkey at Soda Bar and more.]]>
<![CDATA[A Method to the Man-ness ]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:08:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Method+Man+by+Alfredo+Flores.jpeg
Monday is about to get poppin' with Method Man and Redman at Observatory North Park! And there's an internet-famous clown at Belly Up?

Photo Credit: Alfredo Flores]]>
<![CDATA[SoundDiego Set List: Nov. 20-26]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Two+Door+Cinema+Club+by+Frazer+Harrison.jpeg
On this week's episode, scope your upcoming plans -- Red Fang, Young Thug, Madeon and Porter Robinson, Lee Fields and Two Door Cinema Club all included!

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Coachella]]>
<![CDATA[The Fresh Sound of Sarah Cahill]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:13:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Sarah+Cahill+by+Bonnie+Wright.jpeg
Bay Area pianist Sarah Cahill dazzled at Bread & Salt on Friday, Nov. 4, for the final installment of Bonnie Wright's Fresh Sound concert series.

Photo Credit: Bonnie Wright]]>
<![CDATA[There's the Cherub]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:27:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cherub+by+Christopher+Polk.jpeg
After you're fully recovered from your Sunday brunch mimosas, head down to House of Blues for a dose of Cherub and dance your butt off.

Photo Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Red Fang: Pinball Wizards]]> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:45:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Red+Fang+by+James+Rexroad.jpeg
Ahead of their Nov. 22 Casbah show, Red Fang's Bryan Giles talks about all things ... pinball?

Photo Credit: James Rexroad]]>
<![CDATA[Upcoming Concerts]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:44:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Blink+182+AM+Resized.jpeg
Heading into the holidays, big acts hit San Diego stages -- including Blink 182 at Valley View Casino Center on Dec. 11!

Photo Credit: Alex Matthews]]>
<![CDATA[I Love Lucius]]> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:27:39 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lucius+by+Ryan+Cowen.jpeg
While it might be heartbreaking to not be able to see everyone you want to see on Saturday night, a special highlight is Lucius, who are at the Belly Up and better than ever!

Photo Credit: Ryan Cowen]]>
<![CDATA[Gogol Bordello Sell Out]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:25:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Gogol+Bordello+Press+Photo.jpg
Ahead of their sold-out Observatory North Park show, Gogol Bordello's lead singer Eugene Hutz speaks about "The Matrix" -- and why music can be boring.]]>
<![CDATA[FIDLAR on the Roof]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/FIDLAR+screenshot.png
(Warning: adult language) FIDLAR go for broke every time they hit the stage and their recent San Diego show at the Observatory North Park was no different.]]>
<![CDATA[Last Mana Standing]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:05:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mana-pide-hispanos-votar-elecciones-los-angeles-california2.jpg
Mana at Viejas Arena, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at the Belly Up, Trash Talk at Soda Bar and Hopsin at the Observatory North Park are just a few of the excellent live-music options for your Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Dark Side of the Moon Hooch]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:12:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Governors+Ball+Day+2+Michel+Dussack+%283%29.jpg
Robin Roth highlights the best events in town this weekend, including Moon Hooch at Music Box, Iration at the Del Mar racetrack and Gogol Bordello at the Observatory North Park.

Photo Credit: Michel Dussack]]>
<![CDATA[Bootleg Special]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:35:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/SAM_7341.JPG
David Ramirez's Casbah show comes with a free bootleg for each fan who attends.

Photo Credit: Rosemary Bystrak]]>
<![CDATA[8 of San Diego's Best New Bands]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:43:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Lulls-Press+Photo-overlay.png
San Diego churns out great, fresh music on the regular -- so it's time we highlight eight of the top new bands to spring forth in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[A New Copeland]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:52:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Copeland+Press+Photo.jpg
Wednesday's got something for everyone: Copeland headline the Irenic, Lany takes over House of Blues, and Rae Sremmurd is at the Observatory North Park.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tooth & Nail Records]]>