Scott McDonald

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  • Ziggy Marley continues the positive vibrations

    Ziggy Marley continues the positive vibrations

    As heir to one of music's most famous families, David "Ziggy" Marley has more than answered the call. The seven-time Grammy winner has honored his place in reggae royalty as a singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, author, actor, businessman, and more. The eldest child of Bob and Rita Marley...

  • Making 'Time' with Valerie June

    Making 'Time' with Valerie June

    Valerie June grew up in Tennessee. The 35-year-old singer/songwriter was influenced as much by the gospel of her church as she was helping her music-promoting father hang posters for the likes of Prince and Bobby Womack.  She relocated from the outskirts of town to Memphis and honed her craft by...

  • Top concerts this week (June 5-11)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Sheryl Crow, Deorro, Biz Markie and Earth, Wind & Fire.   6.4&5 - Michael Franti & Spearhead It's been a long journey for Michael Franti, from the political rap of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to the universalistic sing-alongs of his work...

  • Wavves crash on local shores

    Wavves crash on local shores

    Wavves founder Nathan Williams may live in Los Angeles now, but he still calls San Diego home. Perhaps that's because the project he started as fuzzed-out home recordings in Point Loma has steadily grown into a reliable rock quartet that hasn't lost the punk attitude or energy. Despite personnel...

  • Top concerts this week (May 29-June 4)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Modest Mouse, Lady Antebellum, Francesca Lombardo and New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul . 5.30: Modest Mouse  Isaac Brock continues to lead this nearly 25-year-old indie rock outfit with original drummer Jeremiah Green still...

  • Take a spin: June EDM calendar

    Take a spin: June EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include What So Not, Party Favor, Deorro and NGHTMRE.   6/1: Mark Knight Knight, the founder of U.K. label Toolroom Records, released his 14-song full-length "A Year In The Life" in 2016 on his own imprint. The Grammy-nominated British DJ/producer's...

  • Groove: June concert calendar

    Groove: June concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Lady Antebellum,  Earth, Wind & Fire, Marian Hill and Future. 6/1 - Wavves San Diego bad boy Nathan Williams continues to crank out dynamic music under the moniker Wavves. The band released its sixth full-length...

  • Top concerts this week (May 22-28)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Rodriguez, Melissa Etheridge , Hardwell and LED USA. 5/22: Bryan Adams The Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with sales in excess of 100 million records. He last released a studio album...

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