Your Guide To This Week’s North County Concerts

It’s a week of locals in North County—save for two British imports. But, as long as they’re here, we’ll consider them honorary Californians.

Oceanside Jazz Festival – 4/7

MiraCosta College


Starting April 6th and continuing through April 8th, the Oceanside Jazz Festival is celebrating jazz vocalists.

Hosted by MiraCosta’s Frequency Vocal Jazz Program, the festival features concerts and workshops—pick your poison.

Friday will see the performance of Vertical Voices, a contemporary vocal jazz group.

LA Edwards – 4/7

The Pour House


After dropping out of high school at the age of 15, Californian Luke Andrew (LA) gained his education on the road, performing with his brother in a folk duo.

Edwards’ time in Nashville added a country twang to his folk and helped hone his performing techniques. With influences such as Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Tom Petty, and The Beatles, you can be sure he’s been well-schooled in the art of songwriting.

Let LA Edwards wine you and dine you with his voice at The Pour House’s intimate stage.

HONNE – 4/7

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

In the wake of HONNE’s 2016 debut Warm on a Cold Night, HONNE is hitting the road. The duo is slated to play this year’s Coachella and Lollapalooza.

Hailing from Bow, London, this group couples European electronic music with some soul. You’ve probably heard of electro swing—make room for electro soul.

Ditch the steep festival prices and get your fill of HONNE here in North County.

Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith – 4/8

Aztec Brewing Co.


Nathan & Jessie play jazzy blues (or sometimes bluesy jazz) on National Reso-Phonic guitars and accordion. Every so often, they even throw into the mix Trevor Mulvey (you know him from Trouble in the Wind) on the upright bass, Karl Kummerle and Milly Raccoon on the fiddles.

Male and female vocals harmonize to bring a balance to these melodies. It’s a level of zen you’re going to want to experience for yourself.

Plainsong – 4/8

Brick 15

Del Mar

Formed in 1972, Plainsong saw critical success with its only album, but failed commercially. The band broke up before a sophomore album was ever completed. Then, the ‘90s saw a revival of the group or, at least, Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts.

A British country and folk rock, Plainsong remains true to its roots, playing in the same vein as it did in ’72. Come take a trip back in time at Brick 15.