Music

  • CRSSD Fest stages have unique vibe

    CRSSD Fest stages have unique vibe

    Returning for its fall 2016 incarnation, the CRSSD Fest is promising to be another incredible weekend of innovative music and inspiring performances. With a commitment to championing edgier, forward-thinking acts and bringing together artists of different backgrounds, CRSSD will take over Waterfront...

  • CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park for fourth time

    CRSSD Festival returns to Waterfront Park for fourth time

    San Diego does not have the same cachet as such Electronic Dance Music hot spots as Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. But, slowly but surely, the scene here has become increasingly vibrant. And CRSSD Festival, which returns to Waterfront Park Saturday and Sunday for the fourth...

  • Keep the party going at CRSSD "After Dark"

    Keep the party going at CRSSD "After Dark"

    Get ready to get all CRSSD up. The two-day music fest is back, and if you can’t make it during the day or want to keep the fun going once the festival ends, the “After Dark” lineup has you covered. Read below to see which of your favorite DJs and artists will be performing around San Diego once...

  • CRSSD Fest releases day-by-day set times

    CRSSD Fest releases day-by-day set times

    CRSSD Fest will make its triumphant return to Waterfront Park on Oct. 1 and 2 with a strong lineup of EDM-based artists and DJs that you won’t want to miss.  The festival has revealed their official set times for each day, offering fest-goers three different stages and a variety of artists to choose...

  • This week’s top concerts in San Diego

    This week’s top concerts in San Diego

    TUESDAY DJ Shadow The hip-hop turntablist celebrated his 20th year of making music with the release of his sixth studio album, “The Mountain Will Fall,” in June. 8 p.m. Tuesday. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $27.50-$50. All ages. (619) 299-2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego Dolly...

  • Amazing 'Potential' for The Range

    Amazing 'Potential' for The Range

    New York-based musician/producer The Range is just one guy  — and other than, perhaps, admiration from afar -- he has nothing at all to do with Bruce Hornsby. The Brown University physics grad, whose given name is James Hinton, first gained attention for his 2013 sophomore full-length album, “Nonfiction.”...

  • Grab a brew with ... The Schizophonics

    Grab a brew with ... The Schizophonics

    Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well in San Diego, with the sound of The Schizophonics reverberating through speakers. The band, comprising Pat and Lety Beers, has been shaking up sound waves in San Diego with their time-warping, make-you-wanna-dance-and-yell, garage-based music.  DiscoverSD recently...

  • Beck, blink-182 to headine 91X's "Wrex the Halls" concerts

    Beck, blink-182 to headine 91X's "Wrex the Halls" concerts

    Beck and blink-182 will headline radio station 91X-FM's annual "Wrex the Halls" concerts at Valley View Casino Center on, respectively, Dec. 10 and 11. (Ticket prices and on-sale information appear at the conclusion of this article). Beck, who rose to international prominence in 1994 with his slacker...

  • New fall album releases

    New fall album releases

    Warpaint – Heads Up (Sept. 23) Warpaint releases its new album "Heads Up" on Sept. 23. (Courtesy photo) As Warpaint, members Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg and Stella Mozgawa took 2015 off. And if their new album is any indication, the L.A. indie-rockers might want to consider...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seu Jorge set San Diego shows

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seu Jorge set San Diego shows

    The concert tours by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Brazilian troubadour Seu Jorge are both San Diego-bound.Ticket information for both shows here appears below. The Peppers, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, will perform March 5 at Valley View Casino Center. Their date here...

  • This week’s top concerts in San Diego

    This week’s top concerts in San Diego

    Shows in town this week include Leon Bridges, Tiesto and Atmosphere

  • KAABOO gets Shakey on Sunday

    KAABOO gets Shakey on Sunday

    A heavy marine layer had enveloped KAABOO Del Mar when Shakey Graves started his set on Sunday afternoon. But the billowy blanket of clouds above Trestles stage didn’t prevent things from heating up below ― even if it did take things some time to get started. With a capacity crowd filling the confines...

  • KAABOO announces 2017 dates, but big improvements are needed

    KAABOO announces 2017 dates, but big improvements are needed

    It’s been barely 11 hours since KAABOO Del Mar concluded its 2016 edition, but the festival’s producers have already announced dates for next year's three-day edition. It will take place Sept. 15-17, 2017, and “early bird” passes, priced at $199 to $2,599, plus service fees, are already on sale....

  • Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Like any big festival, fans are forced to deal with overlapping set times and choices must be made. On Saturday night at KAABOO Del Mar, two polar opposite headliners split the biggest crowd of the weekend in two. With matching 90-minute set times of 8:25 to 9:55 p.m., New York’s DJ duo The Chainsmokers...

  • The Shelters shake up KAABOO on Saturday night

    The Shelters shake up KAABOO on Saturday night

    L.A.-based band, The Shelters, shook the Tourmaline stage on Saturday night of KAABOO Del Mar with extreme guitar rifts and a real deal, rock-n-roll sound. It’s no surprise that the quartet exhibits that sort of old-school rock charm, produced by the legendary Tom Petty. The Shelters nailed a set...

  • Jimmy Buffett turns KAABOO into giant beach party

    Jimmy Buffett turns KAABOO into giant beach party

    DEL MAR —  Jimmy Buffett was right in his easy-going element Friday night at KAABOO Del Mar, where he drew an overflow crowd to his headlining set on the Sunset Cliffs Stage. At 69-going-on-16, this quintessentially laid back troubadour has been transforming his concerts into giant beach parties...

  • Gavin DeGraw talks growing up and new music at KAABOO

    Gavin DeGraw talks growing up and new music at KAABOO

    Sitting in his home, a plush yet quaint house on wheels, Gavin DeGraw looks out onto the outer-edge of the Del Mar Fairgrounds where a giant hot air balloon is slowly rising up into the sky. He reminisces about a terrifying experience in which his brother abandoned him on a similar-looking basket...

  • KAABOO Del Mar gets off to breezy start

    KAABOO Del Mar gets off to breezy start

    “It’s a beautiful night, KAABOO. KAABOO! KAABOO!” said Daryl Hall, and so it was as the KAABOO Del Mar festival kicked into high gear early Friday evening at the Del Mar Racetrack and adjacent fairgrounds. It was seven hours into the opening day of the music, comedy, food, drink and lifestyle festival’s...

  • Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    It’s hard to believe that The Avett Brothers are in their 16th year of making music. North Carolina-based brothers Seth and Scott Avett, along with bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon, have made an incredible transformation since their start as string-breaking, fingers-bleeding punkers-turned-folkies....

  • Chris Isaak kicked off Thursday KAABOO VIP show with flair to spare

    Chris Isaak kicked off Thursday KAABOO VIP show with flair to spare

    DEL MAR — Chris Isaak was hot to trot, literally, when he performed on a double-bill Thursday night at the Del Mar Racetrack for the KABOO Del Mar VIP kickoff concert. The outdoor show, under a full moon, was held in the paddock area of the racetrack as a prelude to the festival, which runs today...

  • 20 years in, Aoki still a force

    20 years in, Aoki still a force

    Steve Aoki is a household name in EDM. But the Grammy-nominated electro house DJ and producer is just as well known for the music on his L.A.-based, independent record label, Dim Mak. Started out of his dorm room in 1996 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dim Mak has grown into a global...

  • Grab a brew with... Bang Pow

    Grab a brew with... Bang Pow

    Don’t put them in a box, because Bang Pow is sure to break out of it with their own set of rules that lead their unique, upbeat sound forward. The indie-dance-rock group has been creating synth-filled music with soul that welcomes its listeners to groove freely and enjoy the moment. Recently, the...

  • KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    Shakey Graves 3 p.m., Trestles stage: This bluesy guy is a must-see at KAABOO, in my eyes. He blends old school rock and roll with blues and grass-roots, folk music seamlessly. The musician is typically seen performing as a one-man show, but will likely be coming to this concert with a full band....

  • Moonshine Beach announces fall concerts

    Moonshine Beach announces fall concerts

    Head to the Pacific Beach bar for a brand new fall concert series, kicking off Sept. 16

  • KAABOO: Top acts to see Saturday

    KAABOO: Top acts to see Saturday

    Our team picks the top acts to see on Saturday, Sept. 17, of KAABOO Del Mar

78°