Category archives for: Music

Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind to perform at Solana Beach Library

Adrienne Nims

Get in the holiday spirit with Adrienne Nims and her talented band Spirit Wind, featuring Pianist J.R. Betts, when they perform a Holiday Jazz Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Solana Beach Library’s Friends Night Out.

Carmel Valley Middle School to hold Winter Music Concerts

Carmel Valley Middle School’s award-winning music ensembles will perform Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12. In total, the Winter Concerts will showcase the talents of over 200 musicians.

Punk rock band X to perform in Solana Beach

Los Angeles-based punk rock band X will perform Dec. 8 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.  Photo/ Frank Gargani

Like most people, Exene Cervenka is headed home for the holidays. But her home is the road.

As the lead vocalist of the Los Angeles-based punk rock band X, Cervenka and her band mates John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake, are once again hitting the road for their annual holiday tour.

Fair Trade Décor hosts Drum Circle twice monthly in Del Mar

Fair trade

Fair Trade Décor hosts a drum circle open to the public on the first and third Tuesday each month from 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Drums provided or bring your own. 1412 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 461-1263.

The Del Mar Foundation presents The John Jorgenson Quartet at the Del Mar Powerhouse

The John Jorgenson Quartet

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts Committee presents The John Jorgenson Quartet, featuring Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson at the Del Mar Powerhouse. The evening showcases Gypsy jazz: the dynamic blend of swing, French café music, and Gypsy melody created by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris.

Life is a ‘string of surreal situations’ for exploding rock band ‘The 1975’

“The 1975.” Photo/Dave Ma

It’s a damp, October afternoon in Portland, Oregon and Matthew Healy is being greeted by throngs of screaming fans.

Alternative band Deer Tick to perform at Belly Up in Solana Beach

Deer Tick will play at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern on Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of

Strife inspires songs on new album ‘Negativity’

The Scott Roberts Trio to perform at the Carmel Valley Library

The Scott Roberts Trio.

A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 23. It will feature three Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) students who have been playing jazz together for three years.

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory to honor Carmel Valley teacher

Cinda Peck

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is awarding the 2013 Profiles in Music Education Awards to Cinda Peck, long time elementary school teacher at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School, and Kay Etheridge, professor of piano at University of San Diego (USD).

‘Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway’ event Oct. 11 to benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation will be hosting “Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway” on Friday, Oct. 11. This rock and roll benefit concert will feature Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow for guests alongside live auction, delicious food and specialty cocktails, all benefiting a great cause. Attendees will enjoy captivating stories from Fresh Start patients, doctors and volunteers shared under the night sky aboard the large military vessel while raising funds to help give disadvantaged children a fresh start at life. All of the proceeds will support Fresh Start’s mission of providing free reconstructive procedures to children suffering with physical deformities due to birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease.



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