The PettyBreakers is the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more… perfectly reproduced. Playing to packed houses all over the U.S., the band is comprised of excellent musicians who have performed and recorded with international artists. The PettyBreakers were chosen to perform on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” honoring the music of this legendary American icon.
Prepare yourselves, if you can, for cover songs performed with such energy and attitude, with voices so pure and performances so transcendent, that you might just find yourself, against your better judgment, dancing so hard that your legs snap off, leaving your torso flopping helplessly — yet happily — into a musical oblivion. Such is the power of The Pine Mountain Logs.
For these are no ordinary covers. Surprises lurk around every corner. The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” might unexpectedly turn into the theme from “Gilligan’s Island.” The chorus to David Bowie’s “Fame” could transition into the chorus from Irene Cara’s 80s anthem, “Fame: I’m Gonna Live Forever.” Any song could end with the 70s tag “Solid Gold” — and often does.
Atomic Groove is North County San Diego’s best in variety dance band entertainment for ALL occasions, since 1995!
This quintessential high energy cover band recreates renditions of all of your favorite dance jams from present to past. Delivered beyond expectation with enthusiasm, credibility, and a distinctive, ever-evolving personality, Atomic Groove keeps setting themselves apart from the rest with their versatility and danceability for any event. Atomic Groove features The AG Fly Girlz back up dancers, exclusive to Atomic Groove, that catapults the AG presentation to an even higher level of dance frenzy fun! Atomic Groove boasts an incredible following they’ve developed at The Belly Up Friday night Happy Hours since 2005, with packed shows full of unbelievable good vibes and dance therapy for the local community.
OINGO BOINGO/DANNY ELFMAN tribute band DEAD MAN’S PARTY has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE – the way you remember ’em from actual Oingo Boingo shows – for OVER 15 YEARS! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the ORIGINAL OINGO BOINGO LINE-UP, featuring a THREE-PIECE HORN SECTION, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS, DRUMS and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching DANNY ELFMAN himself!
Not only has DMP been “ELFO-APPROVED” by Oingo Boingo founder & DMP supporter RICHARD ELFMAN, but at times the band has been joined on stage by FORMER OINGO BOINGO BAND MEMBERS, such as JOHN AVILA, STEVE BARTEK and JOHNNY “VATOS” HERNANDEZ.
“Hard-core Boingo fans continue to show their support and appreciation for the band’s ‘TRUE-TO-BOINGO” sound and their lead-singer’s uncanny resemblance to DANNY ELFMAN, both in looks and in vocal performance. Whether you’re an old-school MYSTIC KNIGHTS of the OINGO BOINGO fan, a DANNY ELFMAN / OINGO BOINGO fanatic, or are new to the Boingo world, DMP always delivers a HIGH-ENERGY, IN YOUR FACE PERFORMANCE that never disappoints!”
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.
Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”
The following Pato Banton story charts his rise from the most disadvantaged of circumstances in his youth, through a long and successful career as a world renowned reggae legend, back to his roots with a commitment to work for the benefit of young people in his community, and finally on a mission to spread the “Good News” & “Positive Vibrations” to the “Now Generation”.
Blazing into Spring 2016, Through the Roots is fresh out of the studio and gearing up for a busy summer. In addition to the release of its new single “Miss Lovely,” TTR will be joining California-based reggae/rock band Rebelution this summer for its nationwide “Falling Into Place” amphitheater tour.
From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born.
By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.
Evan and Taylor came from different musical backgrounds but shared some similar musical tastes, and both were very moved by reggae. They believed TTR would provide them with the perfect vehicle to spread their message and adopted a Cali reggae/rock concept.
In late 2008, Through the Roots added Brady O’Rear to round out the group’s core. He brought his own musical tastes, complete with Hawaiian Islands reggae, and mixed them with those of Evan’s and Taylor’s to give TTR a broader range of ideas and influences to draw from.
Through the Roots quickly moved from the streets and backyard shows to touring in 2010 and soon hooked up for West Coast and national tours with some of the reggae/rock genres top headliners. The San Diego band eventually added Corrick Watson (lead guitar/vocals) and Budda Foster (bassist/keys) from Los Angeles to the talented, five-man mix.
With the band set, Through the Roots looks forward to continue spreading its positive messages, and showcasing its high energy shows to a growing legion of fans.
Hawaiian born singer, guitar player and songwriter Anuhea blends Pop and Reggae with conscious lyrics to create a style of her own.
Eating good food, traveling, jamming, MMA, sounding good, sushi, drinking Crown, practicing, traveling, getting hooked up with free baggage and exit row seats on the airplane, changing lives, striving to achieve more.
If you want to relive the best parts of the ’80s, Betamaxx is the band you need. When this 7-piece, high-energy group from San Diego hits the stage, you’ll hear all the hits you remember, and some you’ve forgotten! Betamaxx thrills audiences with an authentic ’80s sound experience that includes Depeche Mode, Pat Benetar, and Guns ’n Roses. Everyone in the room will crowd the dance floor, no matter the occasion.
Nancarrow is an original honky-tonk band born out of rural Southern California. Fronted by singer/songwriter Graham Nancarrow, the band infuses raw energy and classic tones to tell their unique brand of American song. Their stories of fishing, surfing, drinking and girls are rooted in rich traditions of country and alternative music. The band is currently in Nashville recording the much-anticipated follow up to “Simple Things” (San Diego Music Awards best Americana album 2015).
Defying the current state of popular music,Thicker Than Thieves successfully blends soulful vocals, searing guitar solos, and a rock-reggae based rhythm section to create a unique signature sound. “San Diego based, Thicker Than Thieves pump out a sun-baked and surf inspired mix of heavy, reggae inflected bass lines and blazing guitars, Influences ranging from Bad Brains, Bob Marley, The Clash, and classical composers like Dvorak, have allowed TTT to bring a multi-faceted yet widely appreciated original style to a diverse fan base. Primarily defined by memorable live performances, TTT has entertained audiences at events such as Reggae In The River and the Vans Warped Tour. TTT began in San Diego with local acclaim in 2000, and by extensively touring throughout the western U.S. (including Hawaii), Canada, and Costa Rica. TTT has been widely accepted by all types of music fans. TTT music has been featured on various surf movies, as well debut their music on the movie Hard Breakers featuring Tia Carrera and Tom Arnold(2010). With band members from Costa Rica, Hawaii, and California, TTT has a sound that stands on its own. TTT is currently working on new releases with record producers Michael “Miguel” Happoldt(Skunk Records) and Louie Richards(17th Street Recording Studio) which best displays the unique talents and diverse songwriting skills TTT brings to the stage. For this hardworking band, the philosophy is simple: play positive music that makes people dance, and to inspire the youth.
Hailed as one of the most exciting live acts on the road today, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest fueled by witty and insightful lyrics, crunching guitar riffs, a dynamic rhythm section and tequila. RCPM are the only act to release seven consecutive studio albums to land on the top 10 of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart, two at No. 1, all released on a 100% independent record label.
Dubbed the “Springsteen of the Southwest” by the Asbury Park Press, Roger Clyne and his guitar have toured around the world over his 20-year career, starting with The Refreshments. The seminal Tempe, Arizona band made big waves in the ’90s both on college and alternative rock radio as well as MTV with the songs “Banditos” (with the infamous chorus, “Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people”) and “Down Together” as well as writing the theme for TV’s “King of the Hill.”
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ latest release, The Independent, raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled. The band’s annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, called Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden pallets more than a decade ago has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of fans to the once sleepy fishing village. In 2014, fans from 43 states and 7 countries represented at Circus Mexicus.
Clyne not only sings about life in the border-lands, he also produces his own private label top shelf tequila called Mexican Moonshine. From Gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition to Gold Ribbons from Tequila Aficionado’s Brands of Promise, accolades have been rolling in. And a bottle of Mexican Moonshine Tequila made a well received “guest appearance” on the Rachel Ray Show.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Roger’s debut album, “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy,” with a residency at the Yucca Tap Room in their hometown of Tempe, AZ as well as out on the road for their Spring 2016 Tour. “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy” was the first album by Clyne when his band was called The Refreshments. He still performs the cult classic songs he penned with his current band incarnation, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.
Rock n Roll: the real fun, sexy, hot, lack of sleep, always outrageous kind.
The Paragraphs have been rolling their own version of rock since 2009, and with plenty of sass to boot. From the growl of “Old Shoes” off their 2009 debut “Gallows EP” to the heart of “There Is Nothing You Can Do” from 2012’s critically acclaimed “+/-” album, The Paragraphs deliver unpretentious music with no room to pigeonhole their sound.
The Brokers Band has long been known as one of San Diego’s finest dance music bands. It’s four guys who bring a great deal of diverse experience to their fun, high-energy, and very tight shows. You’ll recognize every song as a new or old favorite. Formed in 1998, The Brokers pride themselves in providing a variety of music for your dancing and good times. All four players are very strong musicians and vocalists in their own right, but when they get together their chemistry and love of playing as a group is undeniable. During an appearance on Channel 9 news, they were called “One of the best bands in San Diego”. The band also was honored with a nomination from the San Diego Music Awards for a Best Album. Check the calendar and go see them live soon. You’ll be dancing the night away!!!.
Euphoria Brass Band is a San Diego based musical collective that serves up a contemporary mix of old school New Orleans traditional brass band jazz, funky street beats and new school edginess with a West Coast feeling!
EBB was created in 2011 by two New Orleans transplants, Ron Bocian and David Bandrowski and local jazz radio DJ, Drew Miller. They quickly assembled a top notch, hard-hitting horn section: Steve Ebner (trumpet), April West (trombone), David Jackson (tenor sax), JP Balmat (baritone & alto sax, clarinet) and Wayne Rice (sousaphone). Euphoria Brass Band is proud to have been nominated 5 years in a row for various San Diego Music Awards since their inception in 2011!Embracing the exciting spirit of improvisation with a hard funk edge, Euphoria Brass Band has become known for their incendiary high energy shows…. guaranteed to get a crowd smiling, dancing and having a good time. EBB always leaves ‘em wanting more!
In the short time they have been together, EBB has quickly become a Southern California favorite, playing many high profile music venues, festivals, parades, corporate events and weddings.
Zen Thomas has been slowly taking the Los Angeles music scene from his many street performances in Santa Monica, Venice, and Hollywood. Now with a full band behind him, he has been bringing his music to a whole new and engaged audience. Since starting to sing at the age of 2, Zen was always interested in how music makes people react and just change their mood. Starting guitar at 13 brought and entire new form of energy he could create, and since moving to LA at 19 he hasn’t stopped bringing that energy wherever he goes. From his R&B like vocals mixed with the blues/funk music he brings with him, theres no doubt you will need to prepare to dance at one of his shows. Zen plans on dominating the music industry one day and hopes you enjoy his craft and support his passion that he only does to make people happy.
Live on Cedros Avenue Saturday and Sunday! Come enjoy the music LIVE on Cedros Avenue featuring Nena Anderson!
Nena Anderson’s voice is velvet, a rich contralto, smoothly able to change from a whisper in your ear to a howl…soulful, sexy and intimate. Her phrasing and stage presence are reminiscent of jazz greats: bluesy, reserved, commanding you to watch and listen.
Currently Nena fronts her solo band as well as honky-tonk band, Brawley. In addition she is also a member of collaborative book/album/concert project, For The Sender,, and tours with Johnny Cash Tribute, Cash’d Out, as June Carter Cash. Nena has shared stages as support or collaborated with Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Switchfoot, Dan Hicks, Cindy Lee Berryhill, The Blasters, Charlie Musselwhite, and Albert Lee.
Performing in San Diego and nationally with various ensembles, her band projects have earned 13 San Diego Music Award nominations, in the categories of Best Jazz, Best Acoustic, Best Americana, Best Tribute and Best New Artist. Several of her tracks have been released internationally in Poland, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, South Korea, and Asia.
Anderson has been interviewed on KPBS Midday Edition as well as many local FM and online radio and tv stations. Her band, Brawley, was featured last year on the first season of PBS “Belly Up Live” television series.
Her first all-original album Beyond the Lights was released in September 2011 (produced by Mike Butler), earning a Best Album recognition and comparisons to early Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones and Bob Dylan with its accessible and deceptively uncomplicated lyrics and bluesy sound. From the moody, minor-keyed, driving swamp blues to rollicking 60’s piano soul groove or catchy two-step country heartache of “I Fall In Love Too Fast,” Nena proves she can write timeless songs for a modern audience. She has since released the single “Kiss You Goodnight” through Randm Records and a self-released “under the radar” album of demos entitled Serenade.