Your Guide To This Week’s North County Concerts

North County is having a party this whole week, just for you. All of these shows are rollicking, good times designed to make your feet move. Narrow it down to one or hit them all—North County is your oyster.

Taken By Canadians – 5/18

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

The “exquisite menace” that is Taken By Canadians is making waves. After appearing on SoundDiego’s Spotlight by the bay last Saturday, TBC is moving to The Belly Up’s famous stage.

“We’re unreliable,” Anna Zinova, TBC violinist, pianist and all-around musical savant says. But how true is that? So far, we’ve seen reliably rockin’ records from the group.

Here’s to more music from Taken By Canadians, and you at The Belly Up on Thursday.

The Spazmatics and Calphonics – 5/19

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

Skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair and horn-rimmed glasses—The Spazmatics “recaptures all the best of the worst.” Relive your favorite parts of the ‘80s, for better or for worse, with The Spazmatics.

Also, fill your ‘90s and today’s music quota with Calphonics.

Want to see a North County Friday night dance party? “This is how we do it.”

Fiesta Del Sol 2017 – 5/20

Fletcher Cove

Solana Beach

Southern California’s favorite free festival is back in Solana Beach. Come enjoy the food, performers and kids zone at Fletcher Cove.

Local acts such as The Paragraphs and Thicker Than Thieves are slated to play alongside the likes of reggae legend Pato Banton.

Sample some new tunes or relax with old favorites—Fiesta Del Sol has it all.

Wish and the Well – 5/20

Aztec Brewing Company


Americana band Wish and the Well just dropped its first album Darling, Darling in January of this year. With its lush compositions, captivating melodies and musicianship, Darling, Darling makes us want more, more.

Not quite country and not quite rock, Wish and the Well is not easily categorized but quite easy to listen to. Come hear for yourself.

The Sweet Things – 5/20

Pour House


The Sweet Things’ personal interests: “Wrecking lives, drinkin’, pills, ball gags, Yiddish, alcohol, Eva Braun’s unmentionables.”

If that doesn’t tell you enough, just picture a David Lee Roth-era Van Halen and you’ll come close to The Sweet Things sound and style.

Catch The Sweet Things and satiate your sweet tooth.