Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

There’s a whole smattering of concerts scattered all over San Diego this week, plenty of choices for all different types of music-lovers.

If you stack your nights just right, you may be able to sample everything from Screamo to jazz-rock.

Homesafe – 1/20

Ché Café

La Jolla

Chicago pop-punk band Homesafe brings its exuberant rock and punk to the Ché Café Collective’s infamous stage, located on the University of California, San Diego’s campus.

Check out a legendary venue run by volunteers to bring you up-and-coming bands, one show at a time.


Paul Gilbert – 1/20

Brick by Brick

Linda Vista

Paul Gilbert is a hard rock/ heavy metal guitarist that co-founded Mr. Big and played with Racer X. Gilbert’s been releasing solo work since 1996 and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

GuitarOne magazine’s “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” has featured Gilbert in the number four spot. Guitar World’s “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time” list has also had him among its numbers.

Don’t miss your chance to see a critically-acclaimed guitarist at a great local venue.


Gazebos and Boyfriends – 1/20

Soda Bar

City Heights

Gazebo is glam-rock with teeth. They’re a mix of David Bowie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Queen with a little of The Dresden Dolls thrown-in. Tune in for all the glamour, all the fun and all tasty tunes courtesy of Gazebo.

Stick around for the Screamo stylings of Boyfriends—they’ll kick you into the highest gear you have.


The Raveonettes – 1/21

Music Box

Little Italy

The ethereal and haunting electronica of The Ravonettes sounds like a way more cerebral MGMT. If you like your electronica deliberate and contemplative, The Raveonettes are for you.

Throughout 2016, The Raveonettes released a Rave-Sound-of-the-Month, a different monthly track in their signature electronic psychedelia. Out-put like that just can’t be beat.


The Mattson 2 – 1/21

The Casbah

Little Italy

Twin brothers Jared and Jonathon Mattson banded together to form the jazz-rock duo known as The Mattson 2.  Their music sounds like the “jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf,” fitting for a native San Diegan group.

The Mattson 2 are an educated bunch: a degree in Jazz and The African Diaspora from University of California, San Diego and a Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology from University of California, Irvine.