This season's featured bands
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The Tearaways

May 20, 2017

The Tearaways combine the influence of the British invasion with the California Surf Sound to create a driving brand of power pop that appeals to all ages. With fans from Tom Hanks & Piers Morgan, to Tom Green to Jeffrey Foskett (guitarist for the Beach Boys) to music lovers from Southern California to Liverpool and beyond, the reenergized band has a full slate for 2016 with a new album slated for August on Robo Records/Universal and a release of “The Earl Mankey Sessions Vol. III” on Vivid Sounds Inc, in Japan. The Tearaways cut the theme song for the newly rebooted series, “Name That Tune,” and placed four songs in the Multi-Award Winning Independent film, “Flytrap”.

2016 Bands

Broken Stems

August 20, 2016

Play with honesty, believe in your lyrics and live for every note you play. It's quickly apparent when you go to see Broken Stems that you're not just at another concert, you're part of an experience - one that makes you open your eyes and let in the sounds of positive spiritual energy. Their influences stretch from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to Alt-J and Jack White and from this, they've create a unique blend of blues rock and soul that remains true, emotional and original. Broken Stems perform with massive dynamic highs, humming emotional lows and passionate lyrics that coalesce into a musical sermon for the soul.

Imagery Machine

October 1, 2016

Home grown in San Diego, Imagery Machine is no stranger to the city’s eclectic music scene. Its members include five of the city’s most talented veterans. Described as progressive rock/reggae, Imagery Machine also embodies the reincarnation of classic jam bands. Comprised of lead guitarist James Howard, drummer Tyler Shimkus, bassist Will Mino, and backup vocalist/keys players Daechelle Hernandez, the group is heralded by the haunting, soulful lead vocals of Jennie Lynn. Just like their live shows, Imagery Machine’s recently released, self-titled EP evokes powerful, touching emotionalism paired with intimate lyrics and a galvanic beat that is all too rare in the modern age.

Jet West

August 13, 2016 / October 22, 2016

Hailing from San Diego, CA, Jet West launched their music career in the fall of 2009 as an independent, Rock/Reggae band. The band's varied musical style fuses traditional rock with elements of reggae and hard rock, a sound born from the beaches of LA and San Diego.
In 2010, Jet West released their first full-length album, “Dropping In” and a musical journey around the nation was spawned. They were nominated in the San Diego Music Awards for best new World Music Album 2011 and Best Rock in the 2013.
Their next album “WAKE UP” comes out July 2016.

Little Dove

September 24, 2016

Little Dove is a female fronted rock band from Southern California. Often described as "role reversed version of The White Stripes" or a modern day version of the band Heart, the catchy hooks created by Little Dove front woman Vanja James - keep audiences moving and singing along. Getting their start in 2013, Little Dove recorded their first album live in a single day. Playing shows in the Los Angeles and San Diego area, Little Dove has done a residency at the Sunset Strip's Viper Room, played notable venues like The Casbah in San Diego, had multiple appearances on radio stations like FM 94.9 and 91x, and most recently had their song "Misery" featured on the TV show Shameless.