Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Whether you want to settle down with some country or gain a new perspective on coffee house music, San Diego has you covered. As always, a mix of old and new sprinkles themselves throughout the weekend.

Now the only question is: who’s driving?

Dirty Heads and SOJA – 7/14

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Chula Vista

The reggae with a touch of hip-hop emblematic of a whole subsection of tunes is coming to San Diego in the form of Dirty Heads. They’ve been in cahoots with reggae heavyweights such as Sublime with Rome, 311 and Pepper—just to name a few. Catch the Huntington Beach band while they’re a little farther south.

To say SOJA (Soldiers Of Jah Army) have a following is an understatement—aptly named, the group has an army of loyal fans. Join their numbers. You won’t regret it.

Air Supply – 7/14

Embarcadero Marina Park South

Downtown San Diego

‘70s soft-rock duo Air Supply are all out of love and so lost without you. They know you were right—come back, and carry them home. Or, y’know, just join them at Embarcadero Marina Park.

I guarantee it’ll make their year—having the opportunity to make love out of nothing at all.

Dead Heavens – 7/14

Soda Bar

City Heights

This New York hard rock band takes influence from acts such as The James Gang, Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix. Their sound reflects that aesthetic—they also claim to think of themselves “in the context of the Vietnam War.”

Heavy—both in sound and thematically—just how we like it.

The Coffee House Live Tour – 7/15

The Observatory

North Park

Think coffee shop music is a snooze-fest? Think again.

Joshua Radin, Rachel Yamagata and Brandon Jenner are here to prove you wrong. Y’know that buzz you feel after a cup of java? They are it personified. Come to The Observatory and feel for yourself.

CountryFest – 7/15

Qualcomm Stadium

Mission Valley

Gather ‘round country fans—this one is for you.

New-country radio station KSON-FM is hosting another of its CountryFests. Get your fill at Qualcomm.