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This is an online version that began back in real print in Houston Texas in 1985 by the late Douglas Groover: Editor, Publisher, Musician, Recording Engineer and a true descent person that I for one was very glad to have known. Go ask Cyndi Lauper about Doug as she considered him a true friend as well.
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Local Music One of the good things about San Diego is the local music scene! At KKSM we support local music by adding some local artists to our regular rotation. If you're a local artist or band and would like to submit a CD for airplay consideration please send a CD to:
KKSM
1140 W. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069
All submissions and genres are welcomed. If you know of anyone in a local band tell them about KKSM!



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Songs For Peace is looking for a few good songs...In 1969, John Lennon gave us "Give Peace a Chance," his anti-war anthem. Songs For Peace is taking it to the next stage: an international songwriting contest for the next best original peace song.
First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $1,000
Honorable Mentions (2): $500 each
Want to find out more?
CLICK HERE






Here is a reprint we at Music Arts Monthly feel is something worth reading and it's quite important for all musicians who value their music.
It's from "Source" by Nationwide Disc


When a major artist makes a move that goes against the music industry's trend-from label deals to management changes to album release methods (a la Beyoncé last year)-people tend to sit up and take notice. When that move involves two of the biggest topics in the music industry-Taylor Swift and music streaming-you can bet that everyone is talking about it.
So, what did Taylor do that's so noteworthy? And why should it matter to you?
Read More by going here.








On another note. The winner of the 2014 Jon Lennon Songwriting Contest was just announced!
Click here and see whose talent prevailed.






A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016
featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove

December 23rd



Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice!! A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove is coming to town. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast year after year.
Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world- renowned. Euge Groove adds a dynamic charm to his music with exquisite saxophone artistry and wisdom. Rick Braun is a masterful trumpet/flugelhorn player whose warm tones transform the simplest melody into a work of art. They have each separately sold millions of records and their combined fans will surely appreciate this special performance of Christmas chestnuts!





2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA



December 8th

Bayou Brothers

With a sound straight out of Louisiana's dance clubs, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils, the BAYOU BROTHERS will rock you right on into "Fat Tuesday" with their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm to deliver a rousing, rollicking, heart thumpin', foot stompin' musical gumbo y'all won't soon forget!!!
Start with a blend of accordion, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and rubboard, add three-part harmonies, mix it up with a lot of rockin' Zydeco, blues, R&B and that great Mardi Gras sound, toss in dazzling showmanship and a big old dance floor and you get the hot, spicy musical jambalaya that IS the BAYOU BROTHERS!!!




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The Venice Christmas Show

December 14th
at


143 S. CEDROS AVE, SOLANA BEACH, CA 92075


Venice is known as a highly collaborative band, collaborating with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Dave Mason, Phil Collins, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Isaak, and many more.
Venice's trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. These garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance they've given, from intimate theaters to sprawling festivals, from the US to Europe. And it's earned them major record releases on Sony Records, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Vanguard Records.
Their distinctive vocal sound and harmonies have allowed Venice and its members to perform and/or record with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Cher, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, America, Heart, and the list goes on. The Lennons spent most of 2010-2013 as backing vocalists performing in the 219 show, record-breaking worldwide arena and stadium tour of "Pink Floyd's The Wall" with Roger Waters. Recently, Venice was invited to contribute a track to the 2014 CD, "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," joining such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ben Harper and Lyle Lovett.













TRIBAL THEORY

at


1055 5th Avenue, San Diego

December 29th & 30th



Tribal Theory of San Diego, California has established themselves as the originals of Urban Reggae music. Continuously producing fresh musical compositions that are undeniable masterpieces. Formed in 2005, Tribal Theory's signature is the fusion of their Pacific Island culture with the feel good vibes of Reggae, grittiness of Urban Ska, and the soulful harmonies of R&B. This hybrid sound has the depth and versatility to span across many different genres including Reggae, Island Reggae, R&B, Alternative, Roots, and World music.
Tribal Theory is bringing the "west coast cool" vibe all around the world. Headlining concerts all across Hawaii, Guam, and the tip of Eastern Asia. Over the years, the band has gained the respect of numerous music legends. Performing alongside artists such as The Expendables, Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, The Wailing Souls, Fiji, SOJA, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Common Kings, The Green, Anuhea, and J Boog; to name a few. Playing festivals such as Caliroots, Hafa Fest, Pala Vibes, Reggae in The Hills, Shoreline Jams, and Majah Rayjah.













GOO GOO DOLLS
Featuring
SAFETYSUIT

coming to

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA

December 10th


The GOO GOO DOLLS have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have had an unprecedented string of 14 Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including "Name," "Slide", "Black Balloon", "Broadway," "Here Is Gone," "Big Machine," "Sympathy," "Stay With You", "Let Love In", "Before It's Too Late", "Jim's Theme" (Treasure Planet), and "Better Days," which, due to its uplifting lyrical spirit, was adopted by CNN as an music bed anthem of sorts for the news channel's Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage. "Iris," from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 17 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide.









Sycuan Casino Events
Tickets now on Sale!
Current lineup (see below)
Vince Neil The Voice of Mötley Crüe

coming to



December 14th & 15th



Neil was discovered while performing with his band Rockandi in 1979, and joined Mötley Crüe in 1980. Neil had been friends with Tommy Lee in high school. Mötley Crüe was looking for a lead vocalist at the time and were impressed by Neil after hearing him through Lee. Mötley Crüe released its first album, Too Fast for Love, the same year. The band then began a string of hit releases throughout the decade-1983's Shout at the Devil, which established the band as a big act in rock and roll, 1985's Theatre of Pain, 1987's hit Girls, Girls, Girls, and their highest-selling album, 1989's Dr. Feelgood-establishing the quartet as one of the biggest hard rock/metal bands of the '80s.
Following the band's first compilation album Decade of Decadence 81-91 Mötley Crüe parted ways with Vince Neil in February 1992. Neil had taken up Indy racing a few years earlier, often turning up at celebrity races. Neil enjoyed the sport so much that he eventually formed Vince Neil Racing. He was racing in the Indy Lights open-wheel developmental series at the time. Neil retired from racing in 1992 after crashing his car during a race in Long Beach after the third lap.
In a 2016 interview with Billboard, Neil revealed that he was scheduled to play at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Which figures as bad boys hang together.





San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Jingle


coming to



December 17th



It's the holly jolliest show of the year! Sycuan Casino presents Jingle, the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' popular holiday show at its festive Live and Up Close venue. The family friendly spectacular includes wintry and wonderful holiday music from traditional favorites like “Silent Night,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland” to modern classics like Frozen's “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” to a hilarious look at how Broadway stars celebrate the holidays. Featuring special appearances by SDGMC's highly acclaimed Chamber Chorale and the audience favorite Mood Swings ensemble.










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