<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - SoundDiego]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:49:28 -0800 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:49:28 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[7 of San Diego's Weirdest Bands]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:49:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/Gary+Wilson+Ryan+Cowen+%281%29.jpg
Who likes to be normal all the time? And what's "normal" anyway? We let our freak flag fly with a list of 7 of San Diego's Weirdest Bands.

Photo Credit: Ryan Cowen]]>
<![CDATA[Win Front-Row Beyonce Tickets!]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:37:16 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/487073448.jpg
We've got FOUR front-row tickets to Beyonce's May 12 show at Qualcomm Stadium -- who wants 'em?

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<![CDATA[Upcoming Concerts]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:30:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/164*120/Yonce1.jpg
Some of the names on the way to San Diego stages may surprise you -- Beyonce, for example.

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<![CDATA[Work on Your Music Theory]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:56:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/James+Supercave.jpg
James Supercave plays a free show Saturday at M-Theory Records in Mission Hills.

Photo Credit: James Supercave]]>
<![CDATA[R5 for Fighting]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:49:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/R5+SD.jpg
R5 show us why they've made the leap from family band to international pop stars -- and now sell out arenas like LA's Greek Theatre.]]>
<![CDATA[The Frights: Pretty Little Liars]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:45:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/161*120/the+frights+press.jpg
The Frights frontman Mikey Carnevale talks FIDLAR tattoos, freestyling rock & roll lyrics and "You Are Going to Hate This" -- the band's new record and eponymous release festival at SOMA on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Photo Credit: Courtesy the Frights]]>
<![CDATA[The Bulbs Light Up Friday Night]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:57:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The+Bulbs+SD.jpg
The cross-border band the Bulbs play their first San Diego show for FREE on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel's Mary Jane's Underground party -- hosted by 91x's Tim Pyles.]]>
<![CDATA[Mrs. Magician's Magical Weekend]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:30:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Mrs+Magician+HOB+8.20+Bolger+%281%29.jpg
91x's Robin Roth makes her picks of the top shows popping off around town this weekend -- including Mrs. Magician at Soda Bar.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[Gary Peacock Brings NYC Trio to La Jolla]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:35:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/0297_Jarrett_Peacock_DeJohnette.jpg
Bass lovers can celebrate this weekend with choice performances by Peacock, Bert Turetzky, and Mark Dresser.

Photo Credit: E. Patsialos]]>
<![CDATA[Take a Donkeys Ride at Soda Bar]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:15:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/The+Donkeys+2015+New.jpg
The Donkeys headline a home-town show at Soda Bar on Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: Geoff Tate]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:40:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Geoff+Tate_RamonaMain_06Feb2016-12.jpg
Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate slayed the Ramona Mainstage on Feb. 6 with his current band, Operation: Mindcrime.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[Tall Drink of Waters]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:44:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/SAM_2098.JPG
Wednesday gives some love to the all-ages crowd with Waters and Max & the Moon at the Loft, while Ottmar Liebert plays for a sold-out Belly Up.

Photo Credit: Rosemary Bystrak]]>
<![CDATA[Kickin' Back With the Donkeys]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:39:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/310*120/DonkeysNewNoBorder.jpg
Get all your dizzy-happy and high feels with the Donkeys, who play a hometown show at Soda Bar on Thursday, the eve of their EP release.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Donkeys]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: Gaslamp Mardi Gras 2016]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:29:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gaslamp+Mardi+Gras_2016-111.jpg
Mardi Gras started early when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, DJ Jam and tons more took over a costume-clad Gaslamp on Feb. 6.

Photo Credit: Be Water Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Rachel Platten's Fightin' Words]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:25:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rachel+Platten+722.jpg
It's Fat Tuesday, and San Diego is plump with Rachel Platten, Lil Weezy, an emo night at Casbah and Mardi Gras happenings at Tio Leo's.]]>
<![CDATA[Melody Men: Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:39:10 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/184*120/bobbykaiser722.jpg
Bobby Bradford is a living legend, and his hookup with Vinny Golia was nothing short of sublime.

Photo Credit: Jeff Kaiser]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: Listen Local All Access Fest at Music Box]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:38:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Mayfield-0910.jpg
San Diego packed the Music Box for Listen Local's All Access Fest on Feb. 4, which included performances by Saba, Caresa, Star Party, Mayfield, MRKTS and more.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[Long Live Emily King]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:43:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/Emily+King.jpg
Monday hosts Grammy-nominated R&B artist Emily King at Soda Bar, while Rvivr bring punk to Casbah.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[The SoundDiego Record Club]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:18:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/sxsw_0048.JPG
The SoundDiego Record Club returns for February with two new entries: the Donkeys and AJ Froman.

Photo Credit: Eric S. Page]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce Comes to San Diego]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:59:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/tlmd_beyonce_mtv_vma_2014_6_140893963140_485x364.jpg
Queen B announced her 2016 Formation World Tour after performing at the Super Bowl halftime show -- and San Diego made the cut.]]>
<![CDATA[The Battle of the Bulbs]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:09:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The+Bulbs+SD.jpg
The Bulbs explain the different roles each member plays in the band -- and why their garage rock sounds so damn killer. Catch 'em at Maryjane's Underground for free on Feb. 12.]]>
<![CDATA[SoundDiego Set List: Feb. 7-13]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:09:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rrr46.jpg
We highlight the best upcoming shows headed your way this week in our SoundDiego Set List -- including the Donkeys, the Frights, and more.

Photo Credit: John Audley]]>
<![CDATA[Super Shaddox Sunday]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:42:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/Billy+Shaddox.jpg
After Sunday's big game, head out and score one for the home live-music team with Billy Shaddox at Lestat's or Second Cousins at Soda Bar.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[DJ IDeaL's Month of EDM Love]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/469447612.jpg
DJ IDeaL clues the San Diego EDM fanatics out there what shows to be at throughout February -- like Tycho, Amtrac, Showtek, and Keys N Krates.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["She Was Beautiful": Friends Pay Tribute to Late Musician]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:02:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nicki_careno_pic2.jpg
Friends, family and musicians will pull together a memorial service Saturday for a San Diego artist killed by a falling tree in Pacific Beach during a strong El NiƱo storm.
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<![CDATA[Future Jazz: Telematic Performance]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:16:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/209*120/dressertele2722.jpg
Mark Dresser brought players from UCSD and South Korea together in real time from both locations.

Photo Credit: Kyle Motl]]>
<![CDATA[Adolescents Rip It Up at the Casbah]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:05:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/adolescents.jpg
The Adolescents return to the Casbah on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[The Evolving Sound of DJ Pound]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:40:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/DJ+Pound+Photo.jpg
DJ Pound turned to stormy weather for inspiration in 2014 -- but an upcoming 2016 release could be his biggest and brightest yet.]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: 2016 She Rocks Awards]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:39:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/162*120/Laura+B+Whitmore+Chaka+Khan+Chalise+Zolezzi+Mary+Luehrsen.jpg
The annual 2016 She Rocks Awards celebrated leading women in the music industry at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California on Jan. 22.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[The English Beat Are Coming!]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:26:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/The+English+Beat+press+photo+2.jpg
91x's Robin Roth highlights her picks for the top shows in town this weekend -- including a two-night stand by the English Beat at the Belly Up.

Photo Credit: Photo by Eugenio Iglesias]]>
<![CDATA[The Saints Are About to March In]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:16:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/173*120/saintseneca.jpg
Saintseneca headline the Casbah on Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[He Won't Stier You Wrong]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:19:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/hideout+band.jpg
The talented talent buyer of Soda Bar, Cory Stier, celebrates his 30th birthday at the bar on Thursday with performances by the Soaks, Spooky Cigarette and Teach Me!

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[The Gift of Music]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:30:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GiveMusic-1.Group.jpg
Five young, local musicians get hooked up with instruments from the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation and its Give Music Program.

Photo Credit: Paul Saini Photography]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego's Music Stars]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:14:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/jim+morrison+the+doors.jpg
Take a look at the music stars who light up San Diego's galaxy -- including Andra Day, Ace Frehley, Steve Perry and others.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[To the Gallows]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:03:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/gallows+fb.jpg
Wednesday slows way, way down, but there's still Appalachian folk-punkers Gallows at Soda Bar, with Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons in support.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Pyles Loves February]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:48:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/DSC_6892.jpg
The month of love is upon us, and 91x's Tim Pyles shares what he's loving in live music in February.

Photo Credit: Ryan Cown]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: SD Bands at NAMM]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:04:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/The+Routine+NAMM+2016+%289%29.jpg
San Diegans showed up for 2016's National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual convention in Anaheim, California, Jan. 21-24, 2016, including the Routine, Sister Speak and others.

Photo Credit: Connie Bolger]]>
<![CDATA[An Army of Ukes]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:33:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/WellingtonUke.jpg
Tuesday greets us with something we've never seen: an international orchestra of ukulele players, who take to the stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, while the Hand of Gavrilo and Bullet for...

Photo Credit: Courtesy California Center for the Arts, Escondido]]>
<![CDATA[Jason Mraz Returns to Java Joe's]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:16:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/476701601.jpg
Jason Mraz celebrated the 15th anniversary of his 2001 Java Joe's live album with a special, intimate performance at the coffeeshop on Jan. 29.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Family, Friends Mourn Woman Crushed by Tree]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:32:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nicki_careno_pic2.jpg
Family members have identified the San Diego woman killed by a falling tree in Pacific Beach.]]>
<![CDATA[SoundDiegoGram Gallery]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:00:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/12558936823640804448643667910975n.jpg
Photos of the San Diego music scene, sent to us by you on our free iPhone app or via Instagram with the hashtag #sounddiego.

Photo Credit: jackieoh9/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Born to Be Childbirth]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:27:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Childbirth.jpg
Monday kicks off with feminist punk rockers Childbirth at Soda Bar, while the Anti-Monday League holds residency at Casbah, and Little Foot step in to the Merrow.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Riot Act]]>
<![CDATA[And in This Corners]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:03:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/187*120/corners1.jpg
Sunday's live-music offerings include Corners at the Casbah, Crime Desire at the Che, and Marty O'Reilly at Soda Bar.]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: Europe]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:27:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Europe+Band+Music+Box+Kelley+%2818%29.jpg
Start the final countdown, San Diego: Europe hit Little Italy's Music Box on Sunday, Jan. 24, with Gabbie Rae opening -- and we've got photos from the epic show!

Photo Credit: Fatima Kelley]]>
<![CDATA[Be Like Mike Gordon]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:24:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/161*120/Facebook+Band+Photo.jpg
Saturday's got something for everyone, including Phish's Mike Gordon, the Silent Comedy, Pato Banton, Fayuca -- and more!

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Langhorne Slim Pickings]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:45:46 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Langhorne_Changes_1200x675_611734595762.jpg
Langhorne Slim & the Law barreled through the Belly Up with their beloved brand of backwoods Americana -- this one's called "Changes."]]>
<![CDATA[9 of the Top SD Bands to See in 2016]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:56:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Garden+Echo+Press+Photo.jpg
We all know the big names, but what about the little guys? These are our picks for 9 of the Top San Diego Bands to See in 2016.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Garden Echo]]>
<![CDATA[Go Katch a Kabb]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:30:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/may-rumble-14.jpg
The Kabbs play a record release party at the Whistle Stop on Friday.

Photo Credit: T. Loper]]>
<![CDATA[Earthless Touch Down]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:23:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Earthless+SD.jpg
Earthless -- beloved hometown psych-rock heroes -- touch down at the Casbah with a mind-bending jam off their latest album, "From the Ages."]]>