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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:
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?

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.


February 18th

Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor (out 14 October 2016 (Europe / Australia / New Zealand) and 3 February 2017 (US / Canada) on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as "pretty frickin' good”. But let's not forget the backstory that brought her here.
The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart “the ultimate female rock star”,

2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

February 9th

Detroit Underground

The Detroit Underground was established in 1994, and still has several of its original members. Over the years the band has earned the reputation for being a hard working, high energy, show band. The group features a very solid and funky rhythm section. These four seasoned players provide a solid foundation for the band's "smokin" horns.
Topping it off are California's best male and female lead vocalists. These two high-powered singers will light up the stage, and leave you singing their songs long after you leave the show.
This powerful combination of dedicated musicians gives the band the ability to crank out tunes from artists such as EARTH, WIND, and FIRE, CHAKA KAHN,and STEVIE WONDER. We also play great motown hits and heart-felt ballads.

Kona Coffee



1055 5th Avenue, San Diego

February 1st

Braeden is the singer and rhythm guitarist in the band Wallows with Cole Preston (drums) and Dylan Minnette (singer, guitar). Before 2017 they were known as The Feaver and then The Narwhals when past bandmate Zack Mendenhall was a member. They performed at "Summer Meltdown", a concert for autism awareness in 2010. They won a battle of the bands contest in 2010 sponsored by 98.7 FM[ and played at Vans Warped Tour 2011. The band has since performed at many Los Angeles venues including the Roxy Theatre and Whisky a Go Go. Their song Bleeding Man was used in the promo for season 2 of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.
On April 12, 2017, they released their single "Pleaser" on Apple Music and Spotify. His most popular songs are Uncomfortable and Pleaser.

Sycuan Casino Events
Tickets now on Sale!
Current lineup (see below)
Poco and Pure Prairie League

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February 11thh

Two great country rock bands in one night! Pure Prairie League is best known for the early '70s chart-topper "Amie," plus other timeless favorites including "Early Morning Riser," "Jazzman" and, "Two Lane Highway," and "Falling in and out of Love." Still going strong since the late '60s, Poco will bring back memories with their many hits throughout the decades, including "Crazy Love," "Heart of the Night," "Call it Love," plus many others.

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Stone Brewing Company

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