Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

There’s too much good music in San Diego this weekend—an extra entry needed to be included on this list. Between CD releases and big acts playing intimate venues, you’d have to be a shut-in to miss such a great line-up!

The Thens – 4/14


Midway District

You know Max from psychedelic dream-pop group Inspired and the Sleep. Now, check out his latest project The Thens at its record release party at SOMA.

The record may be called Lessons In Being Late, but you’re not going to want to miss a minute of this.

Tiger Army – 4/14

The Observatory

North Park

Los Angeles Psychobilly band Tiger Army has been making music across California since its inception in 1996’s Berkeley.

In the wake of its 5th studio album V •••–, released last year, Tiger Army is taking a tour to show off its chops. And what fine chops to be shown, San Diego.

The Midnight Pine – 4/14

Panama 66

Balboa Park

The indie rock stylings of The Midnight Pine touch on the western blues and veer into alt-country territory. A self-titled third album displays The Midnight Pine’s spectral sound and haunting compositions.

Timbre features heavily in The Midnight Pine’s aesthetic. It’s no wonder it’s only a letter-switch away from timber—this Pine’s timbre will knock you over.

Vanessa Carlton – 4/14

The Casbah

Little Italy

Pop-piano princess Vanessa Carlton is coming to San Diego. Her unique voice and interesting storytelling elevate her above the usual pop fare.

Following the February release of her live-album Earlier Things Live, Carlton seems to still have the hankering for live performances. And we aren’t complaining.

SHAED – 4/14

Soda Bar

City Heights

This pop electronica-producing trio “make[s] colorful music.” Try listening to SHAED without feeling the rainbow of sound in your core.

Twin brothers Max and Spencer Erns back up Chelsea Lee’s astonishing vocals with innovative instrumentals. This one will keep you grooving all night.

POND – 4/15

The Casbah

Little Italy

Australian psychedelic rock band POND fuses good ol’ rock ‘n roll with long passages of psychedelic sounds. Think of it as an Australian Tame Impala. And that makes sense, considering two of Tame Impala’s members make up the band. Plus, Kevin Parker aided in POND’s debut album back in 2008.

It’s said that wine gets better as it matures—we may not be wine connoisseurs, but POND is just like fine wine in that respect: getting better and better.