The Top Concerts In San Diego This WeekendSee + Do March 12th to 16th
Thursday, March 12
A jam band coming out of the Midwest in the mid-’90s, Umphrey’s McGee edged toward the Frank Zappa side of the improv rock scale, as opposed to the Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers Band direction of their many contemporaries.
In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, a group of visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.
Rick Froberg & John Reis’, 3rd musical project together, after Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu, is a glorious post-hardcore, thrasher-punk machine!
Friday, March 13
For one night only, the Grammy-nominated singer will take over Gaslamp Quarter’s liveliest venue and kick off the weekend with a party you don’t want to miss. Dance the night away with some of Trey Songz greatest hits including “Say Aah,” “Na Na,” and “Bottoms Up” with sounds provided by DJ A-WALL.
Pod Save America, an American progressive political podcast produced and distributed by Crooked Media and billed as ‘A political podcast for people who aren’t ready to give up or go insane’, is filming live here in San Diego.
Yachtley Crew, also known as, “The Titans of Soft Rock”, perform all your favorite Yacht Rock hits of the 70’s & 80’s!
Tiësto is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto” brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
Having performed in major cities across the United States including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City & Scottsdale, in addition to international appearances in Asia, Mexico & the Bahamas, Dynamiq’s resume outshines those of most other 30-year-olds.
“Rootin’ tootin’, knee-slappin’ country” is how San Diego City Beat describes The Sickstring Outlaws. They perform classic and timeless country hits, many from artists with first name recognition…Merle, Johnny, Willie, Waylon, and all three Hanks. Current artists such as Blake Shelton, Eric Church, and Dwight Yoakam are featured as well.
Saturday, March 14
Rebel SoulJahz hail from the urban streets of Waipahu, Hawaii. Since the bands inception in 2006 they have arranged, written and performed several number 1 hits such as “Nothing to Hide”, “The One”, “Play me like a Fool” and “Ms. Beautiful”. They have traveled to over 18 countries with headline performances to as many as 15,000+ attendees.
Led by the charismatic Martha Davis, the Motels were one of the most successful and acclaimed bands to emerge from the fertile Los Angeles new wave scene, reaching the Top Ten in 1982 with their biggest hit, “Only the Lonely.”
With a unique style on the Mic, and an eclectic ear for Great Music, Just-N-Credible can be heard DJ’ing everything from Hip Hop, Top 40, to 80′s and more, Justin not only wants to be known as an International DJ, he wants to venture i
Sunday, March 15
Jerry ‘Hot Rod’ DeMink is a high energy performer with a passion for music and the zeal to show it. With a mix of Rockabilly, Blues, Rock and Roll and Surf, he is as diverse as Johnny Cash to Jimi Hendrix.
Monday, March 16
The group scored its first hit in 1997, when their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life” cracked the Top 10. Third Eye Blind built upon that success throughout the following three years, releasing a number of singles (three of which cracked the Top 10) while touring with the likes of U2 and Oasis. After taking a break during the early 2000s, the band returned in 2009 with its fourth studio album, Ursa Major.