Artist Spotlight

  • Switchfoot lets the light shine through in new album

    Switchfoot lets the light shine through in new album

    Switchfoot is a San Diego staple. Now in its 20th(!) year, the North County quintet just released “Where The Light Shines Through,” their 10th album together and first for Vanguard Records. It documents a band focused on resilience. Following a year filled with struggles in both their personal...

  • Twin musicians meet their jazz destiny

    Twin musicians meet their jazz destiny

    San Diego-bred jazz duo The Mattson 2 came by their musical roots honestly. Twin sons of parents who met at art school in the ’60s, Jared (guitar) and Jonathan (drums) Mattson grew up in a creative home. While constantly surrounded by art, music also played a big role in their formative years....

  • Grab a brew with... Grizzly Business

    Grab a brew with... Grizzly Business

    A local spotlight on stellar musicians and brews in San Diego

  • Pierce The Veil surges with new album & tour

    Pierce The Veil surges with new album & tour

    Now embarked on 16-city concert trek, the 10-year-old San Diego band is rocking with vigor while playing the most ambitious music of its career

  • Could KAABOO be looking for you?

    Could KAABOO be looking for you?

    When KAABOO Del Mar revealed the music lineup for its second annual festival a few weeks ago, festival promoters promised that additional local and emerging artists would soon be revealed. They recently made good on their word with the announcement of the new Tourmaline Emerging Artist Stage and...

  • Grab a brew with: Daddy Issues

    Grab a brew with: Daddy Issues

    Shining a light on stellar local musicians and brews in San Diego

  • Rock scion hits Soda Bar

    Rock scion hits Soda Bar

    Eliot Sumner finally feels good about rock ’n’ roll again. The youngest daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler signed a multialbum deal with Island Records when she was 17 and released an electro-pop album under the name I Blame Coco in 2010.But the 25-year-old former Burberry model didn’t feel comfortable...

  • The Young Wild gets music education on road

    The Young Wild gets music education on road

    Local pop trio The Young Wild has done this before. Bryan B. William, Gareth Moore, and Brandon Zedaker all played music prior to joining forces while they were at Point Loma Nazarene University together. As The Young Wild, they’ve toured somewhat extensively - playing shows up and down the West...

  • A new concept for P.O.D.’s music

    A new concept for P.O.D.’s music

    If you attended any of San Diego’s ASR (Action Sports Retailer) tradeshows in the ’90s, it’s likely you ran into P.O.D. peddling CDs out of their backpacks. Founding drummer/multi-instrumentalist Noah “Wuv” Bernardo owned a skate shop on Palm Avenue during those days, and he promoted the Christian...

  • How do Nicki Minaj & Kelly Clarkson compare?

    How do Nicki Minaj & Kelly Clarkson compare?

    We put the two San Diego-bound pop stars side-by-side to see how they match up.

  • Sculptor makes creating works of art look as easy as A-B-C

    Sculptor makes creating works of art look as easy as A-B-C

    Architect, planner, painter and sculptor all describe emerging San Diego artist Scott Thornycroft.  Thornycroft is making a name for himself with three-dimensional letter sculptures that tell unique stories through layers of eye-catching painted detail. Thornycroft’s use of 3D storytelling was...

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