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Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans

The Neon Trees come to the Del Mar Racetrack for a concert on Friday, Aug. 1.

Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist’s office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert series.

Carmel Valley Library to host piano trio in concert

The Striano Piano Trio will play music by Debussy, Schubert and Dvorak.

The 45-minute program will include music by Debussy, Schubert, and Dvorak.

San Diego’s AmateurPianists returns to Solana Beach church for second annual concert fundraiser

A pianist performs at last year’s concert. Courtesy photo

For the second consecutive year, eight amateur pianists will take the stage at a Solana Beach church to showcase their not-so-amateur talent.

M-Theory Music celebrates vinyl in Flower Hill’s Row

M-Theory Music general manager Rick Tyner in Flower Hill Promenade’s new record store in the Row Collective.

A new vinyl record shop has spun into Del Mar with M-Theory Music in Flower Hill Promenade.

The store officially opened on June 14, but held a grand opening party on July 12 with live performances from the bands Island Boy and Ditches in Flower Hill’s lively Row Collective courtyard. Saturday’s scene included outdoor ping-pong matches, and the Row’s first Makers Market was held on Sunday with homemade goods and do-it-yourself crafts.

Rock band OK Go on viral success, chart-topping hits, and playing at the Belly Up in Solana Beach

When rock band OK Go rolls into San Diego to play a July 24 gig at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern, it will mark the latest in a string of memorable shows in the region.

The Clay Colton Band joins the line-up for Summer Serenades Concerts in Carmel Valley

The Clay Colton Band. Courtesy photo

The Clay Colton Band will be playing at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center on Sunday, July 20, in the amphitheater from 5-7 p.m.

From yoga to music, Del Mar singer-songwriter is finding success

Luke Willaims (right) performing at a recent Concert at the Cove event in Solana Beach.  Photo by Jon Clark

La Costa Canyon graduate Luke Williams, 21, was attending the University of Oregon studying nutrition, but things just weren’t clicking.

“After a while, I stopped going to class,” he says, looking back. “I lost interest because I knew that all I wanted to do was make music. That didn’t make my dad happy, but it’s ultimately paying off.”

Atomic Groove to launch Summer Serenades lineup in Carmel Valley

Atomic Groove is making its fifth appearance in the Summer Serenades concert series. All kinds of music are featured in the series lineup.  Courtesy photo

Back for its 11th appearance, Atomic Groove, with the AG Fly Girlz, will “rock the house” on July 13 at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center in the first Summer Serenade concert. Voted No. 3 for two years in a row in the San Diego A-List Reader’s Poll for Best Wedding Music, Atomic Groove will have the crowd singing along and moving with a groove that is distinctly theirs!

Carmel Valley Recreation Center’s Summer Serenades concert series lineup announced

Atomic Groove is making its fifth appearance in the Summer Serenades concert series. All kinds of music are featured in the series lineup.  Courtesy photo

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council, along with Pardee Homes and Kilroy Realty Corporation, recently announced the Summer Serenades 2014 concert series lineup. This will be the council’s 24th year to host the summer concert series.

Life and music of Spain’s deFalla to be presented at Carmel Valley Library

Joanne Regenhardt, Janelle DeStefano and James Frimmer will combine their talents July 9 for a program on composer Manuel de Falla at the Carmel Valley Library.

July’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the library’s community room.

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