Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

San Diego is ending spring in style and welcoming summer with some seriously slammin’ shows. Whether you’re looking for big name Indie acts or as-classic-as-it-comes punk, you’re in for a treat.

Foster the People – 5/26

The Observatory

North Park

Indie pop band Foster the People saw critical acclaim with its 2011 album Torches and break-out single “Pump Up Kicks.” Now the group is touring in anticipation of its third studio album, set for release this year.

Come hear some new tracks and get pumped for Foster the People’s new ear candy.

Ten Foot Pole – 5/26

Soda Bar

City Heights

Originally formed in 1983 as Scared Straight, Ten Foot Pole changed its name to reflect the group’s movement from straight-edge to hardcore.

Today, you can still enjoy Ten Foot Pole’s aggressive punk—and you should—at San Diego’s Soda Bar.

Dream Joints – 5/26

The Casbah

Little Italy

Described as “dark wave” and “synth pop,” Dream Joints is the electronic project of Mike Turi, singer for the Wild Wild Wets. Dream Joints dips into the aesthetic of post-punk and goth rock acts while focusing mainly on Turi’s voice and digital stylings.

Imagine a one-man incarnation of The Bauhaus digitalized—you’re on the right track.

The Adicts and The Sonics – 5/27

The Observatory

North Park

The Adicts has been dressing like A Clockwork Orange’s “droogs” since the late ‘70s and bringing you great punk for just as long. A staple in the punk rock community, The Adicts’ frontman Keith “Monkey” Warren wears joker make-up and livens up shows with his antics.

The Sonics started playing garage rock before it was cool—often cited as the first “garage/punk” band—back in 1960. Many classic punk rock bands list The Sonics as a primary influence.

Between The Adicts and The Sonics, this show at The Observatory is your punk rock education. You’re welcome.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – 5/28

Soda Bar

City Heights

Does psychedelic Latin surf rock sound great to you? ‘Cause it sounds amazing to us.

Hernandez, a Cuban-Mexican-American, felt the group’s latest release should reflect her rich Hispanic heritage. Between a Cuban father, a Mexican mother and all of the sounds that come with a Detroit upbringing, Hernandez brings a variety of styles and tempos to each of the group’s tracks.

The band is touring to promote its June 23 sophomore album which will be released in English (Telephone) and Spanish (Telefono).

We’ll see you there.