Tag Archive: 2012



Locally, this year has been one to remember in the way of new music. It’s no easy task to nail down a Top 5, but these records definitely deserve the high praise. Here’s our Top 5 San Diego Albums of the Year.


New Year Resolutions

As the year comes to a close, it’s an official SD Rock ‘n’ Roll tradition to put out a couple of questions to some of our favorites in the San Diego music scene to help us reflect on the awesomeness of 2012 and launch us into the possibilities of 2013. Never ones to disappoint, here’s what our charismatic, warm, and witty friends had to say.


New Years Eve

A bunch of sweet shows have been lined up to help San Diego pop its collective cork this New Year’s Eve. Here’s a list of festivities worth the price of admission.

It’s the 2012 San Diego Music Thing!

SAn Diego Music Thing 2012

The San Diego Music Thing comes around once a year and features some of San Diego’s finest bands doing their thing for two nights throughout town. If you are a musician, wannabe musician, industry insider or just want to hear about where the music industry is at these days, this is the place for you.

Saturday vs. Sunday – 2012 Fiesta Del Sol Music Lineup

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This year’s two day Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol lineup, booked by the Belly Up, offers up a ton of great music to choose from. With similarities and differences abounding, here’s an hour by hour breakdown of what to expect each day. Featuring The English Beat, Donavon Frankenreiter, Little Hurricane, Vokab Kompany, The Grass Heat, Nena Anderson, Family Wagon, Stripes and Lines and much, much, more.

Humphrey’s Top 5 Don’t Miss Shows of 2012


Humphrey’s by the Bay’s 2012 Concert Series offers a wide array of great shows by a variety of musical acts all summer long. Here’s SD Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Top 5 don’t miss shows of 2012.

Humphrey’s By The Bay Announces 2012 Calendar


Starting in April, Humphrey’s By The Bay prepares to launch another season of music out on Shelter Island. One of San Diego’s finest venues nestled next to the harbor, this intimate, outdoor venue’s calendar is laced with a plethora of talent. 2012′s lineup features Elvis Costello, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and Devo, to name a few.

Sunset Sessions – An Inside Look with Kevin Martin

sunset sessions

San Diego’s local talent rep Kevin Martin offers up an inside glimpse of his experience at this 4-day, invite-only event.

Rock ‘n’ Roll For New Year’s? Hell Yeah!


New Year’s Eve Rock ‘n’ Roll Shows in San Diego

SD Music Scene’s 2011 Highlights and 2012 Resolutions

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Without a doubt, 2011 was the best year so far at SD Rock ‘n’ Roll. So many great shows came through the San Diego area and I was blessed to be able to see a bunch of them. It would be hard to name my favorite rock and roll moment for 2011, so I asked the people who make up this wide-ranging music scene to help me out with two questions:

1.) What was your favorite rock and roll moment from 2011?
2.) What is your New Year’s resolution for 2012? The resolution can be personal, revolve around your music, or both.

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