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Music. (Photo by Matt Botsford via Unsplash)

Tribute bands offer a variety of music at San Diego County Fair

News Release June 8, 2023
For music lovers, the Chevrolet Paddock Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair presents acts representing a variety of music genres, eras, new and not-so-new, but equally fun dynamic that will have fairgoers tapping their toes and singing along.
JB & the Movers perform at the Stone Brewing Beer Garden Stage on April 29, 2018, at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

20 bands slated for this weekend’s Encinitas Spring Street Fair

North Coast Current April 28, 2023
The winter and early spring’s unusually stormy weather has cleared just in time for the return of the Encinitas Spring Street Fair on April 29 and 30.
“I’m trying to make old music cool again,” Oceanside alt-country singer-songwriter Kimmi Bitter says of her music. (Publicity photo)

From Oceanside to the open road: Kimmi Bitter’s musical journey

Charlene Pulsonetti September 11, 2022
If you long for a fresh take on dreamy tunes reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, and female vocals that pull on the heartstrings, you don’t need Doc Brown’s time traveling DeLorean. Instead, look to Oceanside’s Kimmi Bitter.
Music. (Photo by Matt Botsford via Unsplash)

Summer Fun on the 101 promotes local music, helps fund scholarships

News Release July 7, 2022
Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association announces the return of its annual Summer Fun on the 101 music festival on July 9 at the Leucadia Roadside Park.
Top of the Hill Gang members (left to right) David Murray, Marc Tayer, Stephen Rollins, Trisha Chavarria, Julian Lewis, Lance Gomez. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Rollins)

New beginnings at the Encinitas School of Music

Charlene Pulsonetti May 27, 2022
For Trisha Chavarria, chief financial officer of The Encinitas School of Music, a lifelong passion for music and a background in elementary education has resulted in a fulfilling career as well as a source of personal strength.
Musical instruments. (FreeImages photo by Eduardo Guillen)

CARLSBAD: Local symphony players perform Jan. 22

January 10, 2017

CARLSBAD — The Chamber Music Players of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra present “Musical Mélange” at the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The program will...

Remembrance: Local music scene honors Martin Grusin at Belly Up

Layla Marino March 27, 2016
Mid-November last year, Del Mar and the music world at large suffered a great loss. Martin Grusin, best-known along the North Coast as the best vocal coach in the area, sang his last notes. His true legacy was felt in the support rallied by local musicians, his students and The Belly Up Tavern as they all came together in tribute in early February.
The band Hum continues to be led by Matt Talbott. (Hum publicity photo)

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Layla Marino October 18, 2015

The grunge and metal scenes of the 1990s produced many bands that gained purchase in the pop charts in a way previously unseen in indie music. Many of these groups, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Red...

Helmet lead singer Page Hamilton performs with the band April 29 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. (Photo by Layla Marino)

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Layla Marino May 18, 2015

The 1990s indie/grunge band Helmet burst onto the scene in 1990 with a sound that was completely different from most of the alternative rock bands of the time. With fast, driving guitars and heavy, intense...

The Juliana Hatfield Three perform to a modest but devoted crowd March 18 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. (Photo by Layla Marino)

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Layla Marino April 20, 2015

Even in the 1990s, a period in indie music when there weren’t a lot of limits, Juliana Hatfield checked too many boxes to adhere to just one alt rock genre. Then again, she seemed like the Groucho Marx...

Jazz 88.3 FM station manager and Encinitas resident Claudia Russell is shown in the station’s new facility at San Diego City College. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Manny Lopez March 28, 2015

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has kicked off its four-part “This is Jazz” lecture and concert series with accompaniment from its new program partner, radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM. The...

The Dead Kennedys’ raucous show at the Belly Up on Jan. 15 in Solana Beach attracted viral attention online. (Photo by Jesus Ruiz)

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Layla Marino February 12, 2015

The Dead Kennedys are a punk band from the 1980s with near legendary status. From their iconic rune-inspired logo to the antics of frenetic frontman Jello Biafra, this loud, hardcore and marginally silly...

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