Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Hip hop, pop, country and good ol’ rock ‘n roll—San Diego has a show for every type of music lover. Now it’s your job to decide which type you are.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 8/25


North Park

Do you like harmony along with your gangster rap? Then this is for you.

Now’s your chance to catch early ‘90s hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony while they’re in San Diego. Catch a piece of history with Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone at Observatory.

Opening up for Bone Thugs is Tha Dogg Pound. It’s a night of hip hop to get your tail wagging—don’t miss it.

Dierks Bentley – 8/25

Mattress Firm Amphitheater

Chula Vista

Dierks Bentley has been bringing his brand of country to the stage since the early 2000s. This singer/songwriter will croon to you all night. Get ready.

Another country crooner, Cole Swindell appears on a collaborative track with Dierks Bentley.

Jon Pardi is concerned with making country music that will last. Come hear him make uncompromising music at Mattress Firm.

U.S. Bombs – 8/25

Soda Bar

City Heights

The U.S. Bombs may be an early ‘90s band, but they play street punk straight out of the ‘70s.

Rat City Riot plays hardcore street punk rock ‘n roll. Come get a mouthful of what they’re serving at Soda Bar.

Dead on the Wire makes the kind of punk music you love: short, strong and anything but sweet. Try a taste of what they have for yourself.

Burning Palms – 8/26

Pour House


The post-punk outfit Burning Palms channels ‘60s garage rock to provide a psychedelic romp through despondent-in-the-best-sort-of-way noise rock. Don’t miss this one—we’ll see you there.

Keith Fire plays ethereal dream rock with some glam thrown in for flavor and fun. Think T.Rex after a few joints and you’ll come close to Fire.

Los Feliz brings things together. Whether it’s Los Angeles and Bogota or Funk, Surf and traditional Afro-Colombian, the group has your best interest at heart. Come hear for yourself.

Sylvan Esso – 8/26


North Park

The soulful voice of Amelia Meath paired with Nick Sanborn’s delicate and poignant guitar makes Sylvan Esso a duo to get behind. You can even catch them collaborating with tour-mate Flock of Dimes.

You may know Jenn Wasner from the singer/songwriter duo Wye Oak. Now check out her solo project Flock of Dimes.

The Creepy Creeps – 8/26

The Irenic

North Park

It’s a high-octane night of rock ‘n roll at the Irenic. Costumed surf rockers The Creepy Creeps headline the horde in an attempt to get you moving and grooving until your feet bleed.

The high-energy rock ‘n roll antics of Schizophonics are the perfect complement to the horror-themed surf rock of The Creepy Creeps.

Rounding out this trifecta is the garage punk of The Widows. They’ll bring the heat that will warm you up for the rest of this rock ‘n roll-fueled night.