Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Big names, names you didn’t know were big and names that will be big—that’s what you’re getting in San Diego this week. If you haven’t seen these big names yet, here’s your chance. And if you’re on the prowl for something new, you won’t be disappointed either.

50 Cent and Chris Brown – 5/19

Viejas Arena


Rapper 50 Cent has been bringing you great tracks since the early 2000s. If you haven’t had the chance to see him live, here you go. You’re welcome.

Hip hop musician Chris Brown will also be taking the stage. After earning a Grammy award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2009, Brown has continued to produce music, releasing his 8th studio album this year.

Thundercat – 5/19

The Observatory

North Park

Thundercat is a bass guitarist, producer and singer. You probably know him from his work on Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly. He even won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the track “These Walls.”

Besides his collaboration with other artists, Thundercat has released 3 of his own studio albums. And they’re all great. Don’t miss this show—you’re in for a treat.

L.A. Witch and Mr. Elevator – 5/19

Soda Bar

City Heights

L.A. Witch’s garage rock channels Gun Club’s missing feminine side to bring psychedelic scuzz back to today’s rock. L.A. Witch is just what the doctor ordered.

Meanwhile, Mr. Elevator infuses psychedelic progressive rock with some jazz.

Get psychedelic at Soda Bar with some sunshine scuzz for your Friday night.

The Swansons – 5/20

The Music Box

Little Italy

Husband and wife fronted band The Swansons channel the same chemistry that made Sonny and Cher’s dynamic so mesmerizing.

Come hear the group’s vibrant and uplifting rock ‘n roll for yourself at The Music Box.

Bossfight – 5/20

The Merrow


Hard rock/punk outfit Bossfight makes aggression melodic. This 3-piece group releases its first full-length album entitled Daze of Gray this year.

Come experience the metal-esque guitar work and vocals a la punk of Bossfight at The Merrow.