Summer Music Series
The KPBS Summer Music Series celebrates local music. Each week features performances and interviews with San Diego musicians representing a cross-section of the region's diverse music scene.
Audiences are back, venues are opening up, and San Diego is bursting with music from local artists this summer. KPBS Summer Music Series returns, kicking things off with Jelani Aryeh.
The hip-hop artist Indian K is a member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. He spent the early part of his childhood living on his tribe’s reservation. His life has taken him on a long and winding road through foster care and prison and back into the community as a respected musician.
This summer, the entire nation had the chance to meet the group of homeless musicians and singers who first assembled in a small metal church in 2016. As contestants on "America’s Got Talent," the group has wowed the judges and moved into the contest's semi-finals.
As part of a new multimedia project, Alfred Howard is writing 100 songs — each one accompanied by an original watercolor painting by his mother.
The San Diego-based trio only started playing a year ago. But by their second show, they were signed to the same label that backed Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.
Gonzalez, who is known for his experimental style and looping techniques, joined Midday Edition on Thursday as part of our annual summer music series.
"Como De Allstars" is the bands first album in seven years.
From his upbringing in Tijuana to life in Carlsbad, Maldonado opens up about his musical influences.
Shay is a four-time San Diego Music Award winner. Her new album debuted number one on the Billboard Blues Chart.
- March 9, 2020
- By Jade Hindmon
NPR Music's Tiny Desk contest is looking for the next great undiscovered musician. The contest submission period ends March 30.
In the final installment of Midday Edition's first summer music series we hear from one of San Diego's finest bluegrass bands. Prairie Sky stopped by the KPBS studio to perform and talk about Appalachian music.
The band La Diabla brings its bi-national dance party wherever it goes. As part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series, musicians Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Rodriguez and Jose Bolanos stopped by the KPBS studio to share their influences and some history about cumbia music.
As part of the Midday Edition Summer music series San Diego's Euphoria Brass Band stopped by KPBS to share their special brand of funky west coast “second line” jazz and talk about how they started.
San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.
The San Diego band Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact have a funk infused-soul sound that hearkens back to the 70s Motown and Stax-record era.