Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend

Thursday, March 17

Pixies – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Combining jagged, roaring guitars and stop-start dynamics with melodic pop hooks, intertwining male-female harmonies, and evocative, cryptic lyrics, Pixies are one of alternative rock’s most influential bands.

Slum Village & Kool Keith – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Rising from the rough corners of Detroit, Slum Village carried the old-school, funk, and soul-filled hip-hop torch of genre pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and the Pharcyde.

Bearings – House of Blues

Doors 6PM

Hooky Canadian pop-punk combo, Bearings, rose out of the Ottawa underground with a series of respected independent EPs, including 2015’s Higher Ground and 2016’s Home Is…, before signing a deal with Pure Noise Records.

The Sully Band Album Release ft. Rebecca Jade and Anthony Cullins – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

The Sully Band, voted Best Live Band at the 2020 San Diego Music Awards, is a 10-piece beast of a band, playing covers and originals at clubs and festivals at venues like Southern California’s legendary Belly Up Tavern to Austin’s illustrious Antone’s Nightclub.

Lil Tecca – SOMA San Diego

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Lil Tecca released a few tracks online in 2018, and the rapper broke through to a wider audience with “Did It Again” and the standout charting single “Ransom,” which also appeared on his 2019 mixtape We Love You Tecca.

Friday, March 18

Borgeous – Parq Nightclub

Doors 10PM

The LA-based Platinum recording artist and DJ/producer has already accomplished three Billboard Dance Radio Top 10s, three Beatport #1’s and a #1 on the iTunes Dancechart in 15 different countries.

Nation of Language – Music Box

Doors 8PM, Show 9PM

Inspired by the early new-wave and punk movements, the band quickly earned a reputation for delivering frenzied nights of unconventional bliss to rapt audiences, and established themselves as bright young stars emerging from a crowded NYC landscape.

Joywave – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Upstate New York indie band, Joywave, charges their electro-dance grooves with a post-punk rock edge. They had their first breakthrough with their appearance on Big Data’s single “Dangerous.”

Claire Rosinkranz – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

California’s Claire Rosinkranz makes lyrical, lo-fi indie pop, marked by her warm vocals and wry, often playful lyrics.

Long Beach Dub Allstars – Belly Up

Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM

The Long Beach Dub Allstars is an American dub/ska/rock band formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2002, but reformed 10 years later.

Megan Ruger – Moonshine Flats

Doors 8PM

Since grabbing the world’s attention as a star on season 6 of NBC’s hit show “The Voice”, Megan has shared stages with several gold and platinum selling recording artists.

Flogging Molly – Harrah’s Resort SoCal

Show 8PM

Los Angeles-based seven-piece, Flogging Molly, are an interesting mix of traditional Irish music and spunky punk rock.

FNGRS CRSSD: Yotto – Spin Night Club

Show 10PM

Yotto’s ability to cross genres and labels is what sets him apart as an artist, his diversity and refusal to be defined is what makes him one of the most appealing new artists in dance music.

Lang Lang – The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

Show 8PM

Heralded by The New York Times as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang Lang plays sold-out concerts all over the world with all the world’s top orchestras.

Joyryde – NOVA SD

Show 9:30PM

English DJ and producer, Jon Ford, creates a rambunctious, bass-heavy fusion of garage, house, and trap as JOYRYDE.

Saturday, March 19

Spreckels Organ Society: A Music Tribute to Peace, Dignity & Democracy – Balboa Park

Show 5:30PM

Spreckels Organ Society, a non-profit organization curating concerts and performances in the heart of Balboa Park, will host a special performance in support of Ukraine, called “A Music Tribute to Peace, Dignity & Democracy”. Event is free & open to the public.

Steve Aoki – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

Electronic dance producer and award-winning DJ Steve Aoki built his brand around raucous live sets, high-profile remixes and collaborations, and his indie label, Dim Mak Records.

St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party – OB Pier Parking Lot

Show 11AM

St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party announces the musical lineup for their first-ever event on March 19. The St. Patrick’s Day-themed, all day and night event is focused on highlighting top local talents.

The Game with Shabazz – Parq Nightclub

Doors 10PM

Compton rapper, The Game emerged as one of the early-2000s rawest voices on the West Coast hip-hop scene, with intense autobiographical narratives and a hungry need to assert his lyrical presence.

iLL Nicky – Music Box

Doors 8PM, Show 9PM

From Nicky’s impressively veteran performance skills to his ability to genre bend, it’s no wonder he is earning the eyes and ears of the industry as well as the hearts of a very loyal fan-base.

Peach Pit: From 2 to 3 Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Vancouver indie rockers, Peach Pit, emerged in the mid-2010s with a sound that combined jangling, uptempo surf rock with melancholic lyrics.

Which One’s Pink – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Based in Los Angeles, Which One’s Pink? is dedicated to bringing the life and music of Pink Floyd back to a modern crowd, decades after the band put out their final album and played their final tour.

The Main Squeeze – Belly Up

Doors 8PM, Show 9PM

A multicultural five-piece from Los Angeles, CA, The Squeeze have built a cult following in the States on the road – putting rubber to pavement and playing over 1,000 shows together over the past eight years.

Megan Ruger – Moonshine Beach

Doors 8PM

Her powerhouse, sultry vocals are reminiscent of classic female Rock singers such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar and Joan Jett, as well as current singers like Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

Sunday, March 20

Bahamas – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Bahamas is the intimate, lyrically wry, indie-folk solo project of Canadian guitarist and singer/songwriter Afie Jurvanen.

Aries – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Having bypassed the traditional methods of reaching fans in favor of a more direct approach, Aries built up a following of over 400k YouTube subscribers by posting his self-directed music videos to the platform.

Patrick Droney: State of Heart Tour – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

A soulful pop singer/songwriter and virtuosic guitarist in the vein of John Mayer, Patrick Droney arrived on the national stage in his early teens after receiving recognition from the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation.

Monday, March 21

Dorothy: Gifts from the Holy Ghost Tour – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 7:30PM

Gifts From The Holy Ghost is the album Dorothy always wanted, and has perhaps been destined to make. Born from a sense of divine urgency, it is her most bombastic and gloriously, victorious rock and roll work yet.

See you there, San Diego!