The Front Row – San Diego’s Hottest Concerts for March

Photo courtesy of Clayton Hodges

G-Love will be at the Belly Up on March 11th and 12th. Photo by Clayton Hodges.

San Diego music venues are packed with solid live shows in March. This month we’ll have Common, The Shins, Matisyahu and G-Love passing through as well as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (they absolutley kill it live!), the legendary Wu-Tang Clan in addition to punk legends Fu Manchu, Social Distortions and the Meat Puppets.

Check out the calendar below featuring some of our favorite local live-music spots. With all the talent flowing through our fine city, you’re guaranteed to find a good time out here.

Belly Up

This classic, higher-end SD music venue has been a staple since 1974. With top-shelf sound and acoustics, you’ll find everything here, from ripping up-and-coming artists to established icons.

Featuring musicians ranging from alt. rock to reggae, hip-hop to blues.

 

 

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to play March 6th at Belly Up.

 

3/1 Britton, KIYOSHI (Live Set) and PRGRM Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $8 advanced / $10 day of

3/2 Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $18 advanced / $20 day of

3/3 Railroad Earth: Winter Tour Doors: 8:30 pm / Show:  9:30 pm Tickets $25 advanced / $25 day of

3/4 Railroad Earth: Winter Tour Doors: 8:00 pm / Show:  9:00 pm Tickets $25 advanced / $25 day of

3/5 Desert Daze Caravan feat. Temples Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  7:30 pm Tickets $26 advanced / $26 day of

3/6 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $34 advanced / $36 day of

3/8 Mike Pinto Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $14 advanced / $16 day of

3/9 Salif Keita Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $35 advanced / $35 day of

3/10 Ozomatli Doors: 8:30 pm / Show:  9:00 pm Tickets $35 advanced / $35 day of

3/11 G. Love & Special Sauce Doors: 7:30 pm / Show:  8:30 pm Tickets $32.50 advanced / $35 day of

3/12 G. Love & Special Sauce Doors: 7:30 pm / Show:  8:30 pm Tickets $32.50 advanced / $35 day of

3/14 Matisyahu Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $38 advanced / $40 day of

3/15 Matisyahu Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $38 advanced / $40 day of

3/16 Teenage Fanclub Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $22 advanced / $24 day of

3/17 The California Honeydrops Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $18 advanced / $20 day of

3/18 The California Honeydrops Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $18 advanced / $20 day of

3/19 Lake Street Dive – SOLD OUT

3/20 Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $25 advanced / $27 day of

3/22 Inspired and the Sleep Doors: 7:00 pm / Show:  8:00 pm Tickets $8 advanced / $10 day of

The Casbah

This intimate (around 200 maximum capacity) venue is a true San Diego classic, opening originally in 1989. The Casbah has featured incredible bands over the years; from San Diego originals like Lucy’s Fur Coat and Rocket From the Crypt to Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins.

Get up-close and personal with top-shelf musicians while enjoying legit cocktails in a friendly environment. All shows are 21+.

The infamous Meat Puppets to play March 14th.

The infamous Meat Puppets to play March 14th.

 

3/1 Twin Ritual Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $6 advanced / $6 day of

3/2 Mondo Cozmo Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $15 day of

3/3 Redwoods Revue Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $16 day of

3/4 Laura Stevenson Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $12 day of

3/5 Shiner Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $15 day of

3/6 The Dead Ships Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10 advanced / $12 day of

3/7 Great American Canyon Band Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10 advanced / $12 day of

3/8 Blackalicious Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $25 advanced / $25 day of

3/9 BASH & POP Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $18 day of

3/10 POS Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $15 day of

3/11 John Murphy’s Punk Rock Memorial Show: 1:00 pm Tickets $FREE SHOW$

3/12 Neil Hamburger Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm Tickets $16 advanced / $16 day of

3/13 Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $20 advanced / $22 day of

3/14 Davina & The Vagabonds Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $17 day of

3/15 Meat Puppets Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $17 day of

3/16 SDMA Showcase Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $FREE with RSVP$

3/17 The Downs Family Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10 advanced / $10 day of

3/18 Jungle Fire Record Release Show Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $15 day of

3/19 Andy Shauf Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Tickets $14 advanced / $16 day of

3/20 Kate Tempest Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $13 advanced / $15 day of

3/21 Ganja White Night Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $15 day of

3/22 Modern English Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $20 advanced / $20 day of

3/23 Electric Guest Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $13 advanced / $15 day of

3/24 Fu Manchu – SOLD OUT

3/25 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $20 advanced / $20 day of

3/29 WIRE Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $25 advanced / $25 day of

3/30 Electric Six Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $14 advanced / $14 day of

Soda Bar

This is one our favorite ‘dive-bars’ in the county. Small over-all space, but has two viewing rooms on different sides of the stage; features inexpensive ticket and drink prices.

SB has a friendly staff and customers, which makes it a great spot to see shows up-close without spending your whole pay-check.

Blues-punk guitar riot Bob Log III to play March 19th.

Blues-punk guitar riot Bob Log III to play March 19th.

 

3/1 MRS. HENRY’S MOTHERSHIP Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $FREE with RSVP$

3/2 PAUL CAUTHEN Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12.62

3/3 BIRTH Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $7

3/4 GAYC/DC Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10

3/5 SINKANE Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $14-$16

3/6 MYKKI BLANCO Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $14-$16

3/7 SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12

3/8 LADY LAMB Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $16.22

3/9 LVL UP Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10-$12

3/10 BIG THIEF Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10

3/11 MOTHERSHIP Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12.62

3/12 THE MENZINGERS Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $20

3/13 JACKSON BOONE & THE OCEAN GHOSTS Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $8

3/14 ZACH WILLIAMS Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $18

3/15 ANNA MEREDITH Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10-$12

3/16 MIKE WOJNIAK Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10

3/17 THE ROUTINE Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12.62

3/18 FARTBARF Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10

3/19 BOB LOG III Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12

3/21 PALO DURO Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $7

3/22 WAND Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10-$12

3/23 CRO-MAGS Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $16

3/25 HORSE THE BAND Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $15-$18

3/26 THE MAIN SQUEEZE Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12-$15

3/27 JEREMY ENIGK Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12-$15

3/28 OATHBREAKER Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $12-$14

3/29 METHYL ETHEL Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10-$12

3/31 KANE STRANG Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm Tickets $10-$12

The Music Box

This place is a great live spot on India St., right downtown. With fantastic sound, nice staff and a deep well, it’s hard not to have a good time here.

The main floor lets you get up close, while the balcony offering a bit more of an intimate experience with full-stage views. Additionally, this is one of the few live venues which offers 18+ shows in San Diego.

Playing with Through The Roots March 25th.

 

3/2 Urban Legend Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $12 advanced / $14 day of

3/3 CRSSD After Dark: Lane 8 + Luttrell Show: 10:00 pm Tickets $35

3/4 CRSSD After Dark: Bob Moses (club set) + HVOB Show: 10:00 pm Tickets $40

3/5 CRSSD After Dark: Thomas Jack + Tensnake + Nathan Barato Show: 10:00 pm Tickets $30

3/9 Thriftworks, Dat Phat, Stoik, Infinite Points Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $20 day of

3/11 Japandroids, Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $20-$40

3/15 Dread Mar I, Piracy Conspiracy, DJ Queendom Tribe Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $20-$40

3/16 Roni Lee, Eve Selis Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $12.75

3/17 FORTUNATE YOUTH Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $20 advanced / $22 day of

3/18 Red Not Chili Peppers, Fooz Fighters, Renegades of Rage Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $13 advanced / $15 day of

3/19 LETTUCE, Russ Liquid Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $27 advanced / $29 day of

3/20 Shane Koyczan, Jamie Dewolf Show: 7:00 pm Tickets $24 advanced / $26 day of

3/23 Blockhead Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $17 day of

3/24 The Winehouse Experience Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $20 advanced / $22 day of

3/25 The Rockademy Show: 10:00 am Tickets $12 / kids under 15 FREE

3/25 THROUGH THE ROOTS, Seedless Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $17 day of

3/26 The Rockademy Show: 10:00 am Tickets $12 / kids under 15 FREE

3/31 Strangelove- Steve West’s Subculture Party Show: 9:00 pm Tickets $15 advanced / $17 day of

The Observatory North Park

Easily the best acoustics in the city, this historic venue is an amazing cultural experience. Many of their shows are all-ages or 18+ so the kids can come rock too!

A great environment to see a show; with the West Coast Tavern‘s killer food and drink located just through the lobby, this spot has everything you could want. If you don’t have a great night here, you’re doing it wrong.

Mike Ness and the Boys roll in for two nights: 3/8, 3/9.


3/2 The Wood Brothers Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $25

3/3 Senses Fail Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $16

3/6-7 The Shins Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm_SOLD OUT -both nights, good luck!

3/8-9 Social Distortion Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm_SOLD OUT -both nights, good luck!

3/10 TCHAMI  Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm_SOLD OUT

3/16 Portugal. the Man Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $27.50

3/17 Dance Gavin Dance /  CHON Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $20.00

3/18 Yellowcard – The Final Shows Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $30.00

3/19 Umphrey’s McGee Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $27.50

3/20 Wu-Tang Clan Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $65.00

3/22 MØ with Tei Shi Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $20.00

3/23 Common Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $40.00

3/24 Dwight Yoakam Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $not yet released

We’ll See You There!

This city is a magnet for great music and good times; get out of your iPod and get into a live show this month!