Your Guide To This Week’s North County Concerts

Homegrown San Diegan bands are what’s on the menu in North County this week. But don’t worry, these venues aren’t just serving up hors d’oeuvres—get ready for some dishes to remember.

Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics – 5/10

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics are “6 groovy cats here for your auditory pleasure.” And the group’s psychedelic gloom-pop (think: a surf rock Lana Del Rey with bite) proves that statement true.

A cover of “Today” by Jefferson Airplane solidifies it: Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics bring the best of ‘60s pop to the present. Namely, the psychedelia.

Catch your daily dose of psychedelia at The Belly Up.

Creature In The Woods – 5/12

Pour House


An Americana act, Creature In The Woods has a distinct country edge with a dark twist. There is a creature hiding in the woods, but it may be a demon in disguise.

Either way, you’re going to want to hear these raw and emotive songs. And you can—get over to Pour House.

Cougar and The Snaxx – 5/12

Aztec Brewing Co.


A cover band with a “sexy song list of danceable covers,” Cougar and The Snaxx wants to get you on your feet. With a goal to groove, this band doesn’t want to just make a party—it is the party.

Grab an Aztec brew, grab a dance partner and decide: are you the cougar or the snack?

Common Sense – 5/13

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

Not your usual Orange County reggae band, Common Sense takes reggae influences, beach town attitude and good ol’ rock to make an engaging live show.

In the same vein as other Southern California ska acts, Common Sense infuses each song with its chill beach vibes. Get some SoCal in your system—it’s Common Sense.

Leo Rising – 5/13

Mr. Peabody’s Bar and Grill


Top-notch musicians playing your favorite alternative and hard rock hits—that’s what Leo Rising is all about.

Leo Rising has the ability to seamlessly shift from genre to genre and song to song. This is an alternative dance party that has something for everyone.