Your Guide To This Week’s North County Concerts

Saturday is the tenth annual Record Store Day – the perfect time to show your support for local music. Need plans for the day? North County has options for you for the day of and the day before! Now there’s no excuse to buy that new release from your local record store.

If you want to keep enjoying local music, the Aron Gunner Memorial Concert will round out a local-centric weekend!

Christopher Williams – 4/21

Brick 15

Del Mar

Christopher Williams isn’t your typical singer/songwriter out of Nashville—he pairs the African djembe (a hand-drum instrument) with his unique vision of what a story-song should be.

First and foremost, Williams is an entertainer. Let his original compositions entertain you at Brick 15.

Love Distortion – 4/21

Mr. Peabody’s Bar and Grill


The pop rock sounds of Love Distortion will keep you dancing all night long. The exuberant vocals of Emily Amezcua add the right dose of energy to any Friday night.

Record Store Day at Spin Records – 4/22

Spin Records


Spin Records is doing Record Store Day in style with some of the best San Diego has to offer, including Sound Diego Music Awards winners Trouble in the Wind.

The acts scheduled to play are:

Trouble in the Wind

Soft Lions

The Strawberry Moons

Heather Nation

Shane Hall


Besides the live music, Spin will also be selling records and supplying food. This parking-lot party isn’t one to be missed. Come out and support local music!

Record Store Day at Lou’s Records – 4/22

Lou’s Records


Can’t make it to Coachella? Don’t worry about it. Joseph is going to be right here at Lou’s Records to celebrate Record Store Day.

The three sisters who make up Joseph (named for their grandfather and a town in Oregon) harmonize together in a beautiful triad that is slated to play Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. Catch them here first.

Monarch exemplifies the psychedelic scene that has been growing over the years in Southern California. Come get a taste for yourself at Lou’s.

Flipside Burners – 4/22

The Kraken


Want to hear some rockabilly, swing, vintage rock ‘n roll and everything in between? Flipside Burners have what you need.

Between covers and originals, Flipside Burners have something for everyone to enjoy.

Aron Gunner Memorial Concert – 4/23

Stag and Lion Pub & Grille


The fifth annual Aron Gunner Memorial Concert will take place at the Stag & Lion this Sunday. Proceeds will go to funding a scholarship in Aron Gunner’s name.

Local bands performing are Marklyn Retzer Trio, Emily Drew Band and Exit 6. If you didn’t get enough local bands during Record Store Day, this is a good way to continue enjoying good tunes for a good cause.