Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

This close to the border, San Diego would be remiss if it didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. Luckily for you, you’re in the right city for this annual celebration. There’s music all weekend for your enjoyment—get out there.

Rock Star Beer Festival: Cinco de Drinko Edition – 5/5

Hard Rock Hotel

Downtown San Diego

Need some ‘90s tunes in your life? How do unlimited samples of 50 craft beers sound? Then the Rock Star Beer Festival is your perfect Cinco de Mayo event.

Sega Genecide will be providing the ‘90s covers of your favorite songs while Righteous & the Wicked channels the music and spirit of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

La Diabla – 5/5

The Casbah

Little Italy

Behind their bandanas and sunglasses, the members of La Diabla hide their identities but not their talents, transforming courtship-dance music into something palatable for a contemporary audience.

Using traditional instruments such as the accordion, guacaracha and caja valleneta (both percussion instruments), La Diabla brings Colombian Cumbia to San Diego.

Flavor your Cinco de Mayo with Latin Flavors courtesy of La Diabla.

The Weeks – 5/6

Soda Bar

City Heights

An indie rock band straight out of Jackson, Mississippi (relocated to Nashville), The Weeks brings its southern rock-inspired sound out west.

Following the 2016 release Lost Days, The Weeks is making up for that “lost” time with a tour you just shouldn’t miss.

Face to Face – 5/6

The Casbah

Little Italy

Remember the movie Tank Girl? Then you may recall Face to Face’s hit “Disconnected,” a distinctly ‘90s tune.

Never seen Tank Girl? You should probably fix that, but start by partying with Face to Face at The Casbah.

It’s time to make up for all those Warped Tours you missed. We’ll see you there.

The Flaming Lips – 5/7

The Observatory

North Park

If you haven’t seen one of The Flaming Lips’ amazing live performances, the time is now. Just like its lush, psychedelic rock, The Flaming Lips injects its every performance with the effort and energy synonymous with The Big Bang.

That’s right—The Flaming Lips’ sound and stage show are enough to start a universe. Come witness creation at The Observatory.