Your Guide to This Week’s North County Concerts

There’s an eclectic mix in North County concerts this week. From singer/songwriters, to old school rock ‘n roll, ‘80s cover bands, pop-punk and country, there’s a little something for everyone.

Pick a genre, pick a night—get out there!


Abigail Stauffer & Lindsay White – 1/19

Brick 15

Del Mar

Abigail Stauffer blends acoustic, pop and neo-soul to create folk music that simultaneously heals and hurts. Each of her songs seems individually personalized for the audience in front of her.

Singer/songwriter Lindsay White has received recognition from the San Diego Songwriters Guild, Kerrville Folk Festival, Guitar World and American Songwriter Magazine.

Between Stauffer and White, by the end of this show, your soul will be aching—but in a good way.


Hiroshima Mockingbirds – 1/20

The Pour House


Need some good ol’ rock ‘n roll to get you ready to face next week? Hiroshima Mockingbirds have you covered.

Their high-energy tunes will keep you moving well into the wee hours of the morning. Be sure to catch them at this venue, where there’s plenty of room to move around.


Tainted Love – 1/20

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

Y’know, “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend,” so when it finally arrives, it’s nice to “Express Yourself” with a band that you can fall “Head Over Heels” for.

“Have the Freedom” and “Faith to Open Your Heart” to Tainted Love. Once you do, I guarantee that you “Just Can’t Get Enough” and it’ll be exactly “What You Need.”

“Let’s Go Crazy” with Tainted Love—you know you want to.


Western Settings – 1/21

The Pour House


Remember in the late ‘90s and early 2000s when pop-punk was good? Western Settings revives that bygone era and brings the energy, guitars and vocals that made pop-punk great—but with a harder edge.

With influences such as Against Me!, Iron Chic and Descendents, Western Settings manage to mix hardcore with pop-punk in a delectable way that’s loud and in your earhole.


The Ron Shumate Band – 1/21

The Kraken


The Ron Shumate Band plays songs by George Strait to Jason Aldean and Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Black Crowes. Their mix of classic rock and country is sure to satisfy even the most die-hard of classic rock and country fans.

The band consists of well-seasoned musicians just looking to have fun and get people moving and grooving. Sounds like a noble pursuit to me.