Music

  • Coastal Communities Concert Band honors local high school students

    Coastal Communities Concert Band honors local high school students

    For the past 19 years, the top high school band students from the San Dieguito Union High School District have been chosen by their band directors to participate in this annual spring concert.

  • Martin Kent & Friends returning to The Roxy

    Martin Kent & Friends returning to The Roxy

    Sometimes great combinations happen by accident. Like when pieces of hard chocolate were added to a cookie mix to make chocolate-flavored cookies, but didn’t melt — and chocolate chip cookies were invented. That’s a bit like what happened when Martin Kent & Friends was formed. Singer-guitarist...

  • For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing...

  • The Bacon Brothers to perform at San Diego County Fair

    The Bacon Brothers to perform at San Diego County Fair

    Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, Kevin Bacon was one of the biggest stars in the word. An actor and dancer, Bacon starred in such monster hits as “Footloose” (his infamous 1984 breakout role that centers on a town that bans dancing), “A Few Good Men” (the legal drama alongside Tom Cruise) and “Apollo...

  • Actor Jason Alexander to perform with San Diego Symphony

    Actor Jason Alexander to perform with San Diego Symphony

    Long before becoming world-renowned as the iconic George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song and dance man. His City Lights evening with the San Diego Symphony brings a humorous re-telling of his journey to the Broadway stage which features a program of...

  • Photos: Encinitas Arts Festival

    Photos: Encinitas Arts Festival

    The Encinitas Arts Festival was held March 13, 2016 at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center. This year’s theme was “World Music” and the event featured an international array of outstanding performers from throughout Southern California. The festival, which began with the San Dieguito...

  • Tim Flannery to perform at Cardiff Library March 2

    The Friends of the Cardiff Library will host a free concert March 2 from 7-8 p.m. featuring Tim Flannery.  Playing, coaching and winning baseball trophies is not the only part  Tim Flannery's story.  He is also a legend of American music with a gift for crafting potent, resonant songs and delivering...

  • 10 Questions with singer Emily Afton

    10 Questions with singer Emily Afton

    Emily Afton’s voice is transporting, a short bio for her proclaims. Deep and smoky, Emily delivers her emotive and honest songs from a place that feels lodged in the past, rooted in a dreamy era of nostalgia. An Encinitas native but now Oakland based, Emily’s music is indie-pop meets an after-hours...

  • Rancho Santa Fe author and singer-songwriter to perform with fellow artists in Solana Beach

    Although written from the heart, Alex Woodward’s new album and book share another’s story. Two years ago the award-winning author and singer-songwriter received a package from a fan that inspired the project. The box contained a 1968 photograph of young U.S. Air Force Sgt. John K. Fuller in Vietnam,...

  • SDA school band plays with Switchfoot front man

    SDA school band plays with Switchfoot front man

    The concert was part of Foreman’s 25 pop-up gigs over 24 hours

  • Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman ‘embracing chaos’ with pop-up shows

    Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman ‘embracing chaos’ with pop-up shows

    For musicians, playing 25 shows in 25 days is no easy task. But Switchfoot guitarist and lead singer Jon Foreman has an even more difficult challenge ahead of him: 25 pop-up gigs over 24 hours. “It’s going to be a wild ride,” said the Encinitas resident. “I love the spontaneity, I love embracing...

  • Moonalice, Marshall Tucker Band play Sept. 3 at Belly Up in Solana Beach

    The band Moonalice (a psychedelic, roots-rock ensemble of seasoned musicians) is playing at the Belly Up Tavern on Sept. 3, opening for The Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets are $40 to $42. Hailing from the Bay Area, Moonalice mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations....

  • Sprague meshes rock, jazz and Latin touches in latest album

    Sprague meshes rock, jazz and Latin touches in latest album

    Acclaimed guitarist Peter Sprague grew up on The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Later in life, he played and worshipped all things jazz. The new album, “Dream Walkin’,” combines those influences, tinged with a Latin flavor. Sprague, who lives in Encinitas, recorded the album with longtime collaborator...

  • What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 15-21

    These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1M4zyPg • iPalpiti Festival: Open Rehearsals, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (new time!) Friday, July 17, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746. The iPalpiti Orchestra has...

  • What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 9-14

    These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1M0qGXS. • iPalpiti Festival: Open Rehearsals, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 13-17, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746. Watch the musical...

  • What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, June 11-17

    These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1QaKLAW. • Thursday Family Fun Nights: 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 27, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership. Families are...

  • What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, June 4-10

    These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1FM84J9. • Art Groove, Adult Art Camp, Aug. 21-27, Camp de Benneville Pines, Angelus Oaks. Register to Greg Brown at gr8mackinnon@gmail.com. Combine a refreshing week in the mountains...

  • What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, May 28-June 3

    These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1F4SKEV. • Blue Star Museum Program: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, now through Labor Day, Sept. 7. Free admission for active-duty military and up to five immediate family members. Info: ...

  • Fiesta del Sol coming up May 30-31 in Solana Beach

    Don’t miss the 36th annual Celebration of Fiesta del Sol — Solana Beach’s official kick-off to summer! The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts this free two-day music and crafts event from May 30-31. Once again, the Belly Up Tavern has lined up a great list of musicians to perform over the two-day...

  • Battle of the Bands set for May 3 at Leucadia Music Fest

    An eclectic array of Encinitas’ finest young musical talent will have the chance to battle it out for a coveted spot in the line-up of performers at Leucadia’s Music Festival. The stage is set for the young musicians of Encinitas to compete for radical prizes and a spot at this year’s “Summer Fun...

  • CCA students produce ‘[OK.],’ technology-inspired rock opera

    Whether traveling by train or bus or plane, passengers often sit in solitude, wired to their music devices, checking their cellphones, browsing their iPads, communicating with technology, yet isolated from each other. This irony of modern human behavior inspired the 1997 album “OK Computer” by...

  • Leucadia musician Darius Degher preparing release of sixth album

    Leucadia musician Darius Degher preparing release of sixth album

    Because he started writing and performing when he was a child, Leucadia resident Darius Degher said music has been the most consistent thing in his life. “I do it for myself, because I have to,” said Degher of the creative process. “These albums I put out every few years are kind of like snapshots...

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