Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

With a 2-day festival, a bunch of San Diegan groups and an import from Seattle, San Diego is not wanting for great music and great times. Hit them all—we have faith in you.

Ready Set Survive – 6/9


Midway District

San Diego 3-piece punk band Ready Set Survive pairs catchy, melodic singing with the driving force of guitar riffs. Some of the band’s ballads might even win over your mom if she doesn’t stick around for the heavy stuff.

SOMA is the venue for punk and hardcore, making this the perfect show for any punk fan.

Oysterfest – 6/9 & 6/10

Embarcadero Marina Park North

Downtown SD

This 2-day festival has everything you need for a good time: shellfish and songs.

June 9:

Ghostland Observatory

Rocket From The Crypt

Dance Yourself Clean

The Schizophonics

The Verigolds

June 10:



Dam Funk

Vokab Kompany

Josh Heinrichs

Janelle Phillips

Pete Muller Band

Earthless – 6/10

The Casbah

Little Italy

Inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock, this San Diego trio plays heavy, cosmic jams.

The group’s name comes from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge’s tune of the same name.

If you want some psychedelia with teeth, Earthless is the band you’ve been waiting for.

Kunika – 6/10

Soda Bar

City Heights

“Kunika” is Finnish for “how” and that is exactly what concerns the band: how to produce music worthy of the world. And, luckily, they’re willing to share their labors.

Seattle-based Kunika is folk in the most accessible and enjoyable way. Mixing together woodwind instruments, cello and even wooden jewelry boxes, Kunika makes the ordinary into extraordinary music.

Come listen how at Soda Bar.

Desert Suns – 6/10

The Tower Bar

City Heights

Made out of “psychedelia, blues-rock, doom and sludge,” Desert Suns can trace their lineage back to ’70s proto-metal acts like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Sharing a similar sound to contemporaries Fu Manchu and Graveyard, Desert Suns don’t feel like strangers when it comes to stoner rock.

Miss the good ol’ days of Dio singing about killing the dragon? You need Desert Suns.