“My Universe,” the cosmically funky debut by Lucid Child is a long-in-the-making labor of love by Jonah Gallon, the 44-year-old former singer/guitarist of the innovative electronic rock group Lango and the experimental trio Minds of Boggle.

Over the last few months, some Bakersfield-based artists have put out some fascinating new releases. All of these can be streamed on all the major music-streaming sites like Spotify, with the exception of NineFingers’ “Broken Hearts and False Starts,” which will be out in wide release on Mar…

Lent is a season that is “observed,” rather than celebrated. A time of prayer, fasting, penance and works of charity, the season of Lent is observed by most Christians, who often have to struggle to find time to pray and reflect in our modern world.

Concerts bring some of life's great pleasures. How fun it is to have a magnet holding tickets on your fridge for an upcoming show, to tell people you are going to a concert or tell them about a great show you just saw, or to be at a concert having such a great time that you all lose track of…

Unlike rock ’n’ roll, bluegrass music's boundaries are often defined in very narrow terms, and that has caused some bands to carefully consider their place within the genre. But, in order to survive, everything must evolve ... even bluegrass. Enter The Infamous Stringdusters, the very model …

As Kiss delves further into farewell tour that is booked into fall and may continue from there, lead singer and guitarist Paul Stanley knows what he'll miss most about the band he co-founded with bassist/singer Gene Simmons in 1973 in New York City. 

Frank Vignola has too much fun onstage to be as serious about his music as he obviously is. After all, calling Vignola a virtuoso is something of an understatement. Recognized primarily as a world-class jazz guitarist, but well versed in every genre, his resume includes work with a range of …

Eager to place his long awaited self-titled release into the hands and hearts of country fans across Bakersfield, singer-songwriter Noah Claunch would love to see a full house partake in all the festivities Friday at his EP release party and show at The Well.

For anyone wanting to add a bit more ’zazz into their Valentine’s Day than just watching some Netflix and eating pizza — not that there’s anything wrong with that — here are a few options. All shows are on Friday and are 21-and-over unless otherwise mentioned.

It's only fitting that the man who once described his sound as “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash in Bakersfield" is performing in town. Tom Russell, whom Rolling Stone called “the greatest living folk-country songwriter,” will play Friday at the Bakersfield Racquet Club's Club Room.

Right around the mid-aughts, there were some really great underground bands like 400 Blows, the Rolling Blackouts and Qui, that would bring their fierce indie-rock snarling and screaming from the neon-hued corners of Los Angeles. Their music was riveting, dark, sleek, dangerous. They would p…