Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend
Thursday, May 19
Any week that starts with Snoop is a good week to us!
One of the most iconic figures to emerge from the early-’90s G-funk era, Snoop Dogg evolved beyond his gangsta rap beginnings to become a lovable pop culture fixture with forays into television, movies, football coaching, and wrestling while expanding his musical reach far beyond his primary genre.
Creating a twisted musical language all their own, Animal Collective grew from a closely knit group of childhood friends with exploratory tastes into world-famous recording stars, defining the face of independent experimental rock during the 2000s and 2010s.
One of country’s new crop of modern traditionalists, Warner Music Nashville artist Randall King has never lived outside the endless plains of West Texas – and his sound is steeped in their timeless beauty, both gritty and graceful at the same time.
Trevor Wallace is a 27 year old stand up comedian, writer & actor. Wallace can be seen just about everywhere on the internet and has collectively built a digital thumbprint of over 1 Billion views across his social media channels.
Havana-born and based pianist Roberto Fonseca honors his deep Afro-Cuban roots while embracing modern music and showcasing what the future of Cuban music can be, thus becoming “one of the most exciting musicians in the new Cuban scene” (BBC Music).
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
The Steely Damned 2 is the second version of a 14-piece group dedicated to recreating the music of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Steely Dan like the original recordings with an injection of energy that must be witnessed live. Don’t miss it!
The Moneymen Duo have played music together for many years. Their creativity, spontaneity, and obvious comfort together in front of a crowd is immediately evident as they play through their unique and expansive song list.
Friday, May 20
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9:30PM
Recalling the Dirty South sound of UGK and Scarface, Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. spent five years on the mixtape circuit honing his skills before his 2010 release took his career to another level.
Mixing frosty electronic textures, spare beats, and clear, emotive vocals, singer/songwriter AURORA works in a similar dark pop milieu as artists like Oh Land, Lykke Li, and Lorde. Her debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, went to number one in her native Norway upon its release in 2016.
Canadian electro-house producer, Felix Cartal, balances buzzing, energetic dance anthems aimed squarely at the dancefloor with a softer, sentimental side that he shows with atmospheric, love-themed tracks.
Doors 7AM, Show 8AM
Goth Babe is Griff Washburn enjoying himself. Originally from Tennessee, Griff currently lives in a Tiny House with his pup Sadie in the mountains of Washington. When not on the road touring, Griff and Sadie are off enjoying the outdoors in the great Pacific Northwest. Snow, surf, and trails are plenty to occupy them in their offseason.
Hailing from a city steeped in house culture, Chicago’s John Summit has quickly become the hottest name in dance music worldwide. His feel-good floor-fillers take the pumping grooves of his hometown’s classic house music, add a healthy dose of melody, and top it all off with 2020s studio polish.
Bailey Callahan is that girl who lights up every room she enters. A singer/songwriter who reigns from Orlando, Florida and now makes Nashville her home, Bailey is a vibrant young woman who lives in the moment but most definitely has a plan for the future.
The band continues to break norms, push limits, and uplift as they have been steadily growing a stunning catalog of soul-full original songs having independently released four full-length albums, ‘Cornerstones’ (2016) and ‘Works of Art’ (2017), ‘Give Myself to the World’ (2021), and ‘Gird Valley’ (2022).
Mat Kearney is a pop singer/songwriter based in Nashville whose arching, mellow compositions and deft blending of hip-hop, CCM, and folk have made him a live favorite and adult contemporary mainstay.
Emmanuel has been popular in his native country beginning in the mid-’70s, noted for his ballad skills and his ability to convey subtle emotions with his voice. He’s also celebrated for fearlessness in expanding his musical boundaries, drawing from a variety of sources including soul, R&B, and gospel.
Wes Cook Band is a Country Band from Nashville, TN. A group of seasoned touring veterans, Wes Cook, Nathan Stoops, and Trevor Layne drew on their love of 90’s Country to create their debut EP.
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.
Saturday, May 21
Grammy-winning electronic producer Zedd is known for dynamic, electro-house tracks and a glitchy, pulsing production style. He first broke through in 2010 with a remix of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” before parlaying that buzz into mainstream success with his 2012 album debut, Clarity.
Ricky Montgomery is an American singer, musician and songwriter. In 2020, his songs went viral on TikTok, leading to being signed with Warner Records later that year.
Five is someone not so hard to find if you are looking for a night of awesome partying. He is spinning weekly at some of the most well-known and established Las Vegas venues. His flawless skill and robust personality help create a party vibe you can’t find in your accustomed nightclub experience.
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
American indie rockers, Delta Spirit, employ an atmospheric and anthemic blend of country-, blues-, and folk-inflected retro-rock with occasional electronic flourishes.
Bailey’s bubbly outlook, vivacious spirit and “go big or go home” mantra led to deals with Jeep, American Bonfire sunglasses and Taylor Guitars. She is a savvy, no-nonsense, get down to brass tacks woman.
Hot Rod is a diverse guitarist with deep roots planted in the soul of America’s home bred music. He has spent many years traveling and recording with Chicago Blues legend A.C. Reed and Americana icon Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs. Those experiences helped to mold him into the dynamic entertainer that has been revealed through his various band projects.
Wes grew up on music ranging from rock-n-roll to classic country, 90’s country, southern rock to bluegrass, all of which play a roll in his passion and sound on stage. Cool southern rock with the grit of rock-n-roll and a lyrical composer of country music is what you will find at a Wes Cook Band show.
Sunday, May 22
Green Velvet, initially created by house don Curtis Jones (aka Cajmere) as an outlet for his non-vocal productions and frequent DJ’ing gigs, grew to become even more popular than the man himself, thanks to club singles like “Preacher Man,” “Answering Machine,” and “The Stalker.”
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
The Dip is an electrifying seven-piece ensemble that melds vintage rhythm and blues with classic pop storytelling. The band features frontman Tom Eddy’s compelling vocals over an effortlessly deep pocket and energetic melodies from the three-piece Honeynut Horns.
A highly motivated rapper, singer, and producer from Compton, Kalan.FrFr was known more as a collegiate football player before he started to gain attention for tracks such as “Fine Ass” and “Right Wit It.”
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountain college town of Boone, North Carolina, Rainbow Kitten Surprise play a fervent mix of bright indie pop and earnest, harmony-driven folk-rock. Their mix of tight instrumental chops and jam band finesse helped earn them a strong grassroots following.
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Part Feist and part Joan Jett, genre-bucking Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Laura Pergolizzi, who operates under the stage name LP, emerged in the early 2000s with a vibrant blend of vulnerability, swagger, and steely hooks.
Peaches burst into transcontinental favor with her very particular brand of cocksure rapping and groovebox beats. Though she came from an underground cauldron of acoustic folk, avant-garde jazz, and deconstructed noise swarms, it wasn’t until 2000 that her fearless, political gender play truly raised heads.
Doors 6PM, Show 7PM
The Back to the Garden band plays songs by the legendary artists of Laurel Canyon: Carole King, Eagles, James Taylor, Crosby Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt & more. KPRi’s Robert John Hughes hosts & tells stories about the songs & artists.
Sarah and the Sundays is an alternative band based out of Austin, TX. After their breakout track ‘Moving On’, they released the LP ‘So You’re Mad About The Cups’. In the next two years, the band honed in their live shows and built an online audience, all while writing and recording their debut studio album ‘The Living End’.
Monday, May 23
Doors 7PM, 8PM
Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked.
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountain college town of Boone, North Carolina, Rainbow Kitten Surprise play a fervent mix of bright indie pop and earnest, harmony-driven folk-rock. Their mix of tight instrumental chops and jam band finesse helped earn them a strong grassroots f
See you there, San Diego!