Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Try a different take on summer with some bands that handle sunshine other ways than Top 40 playlists and beach balls. Take a desert trip or add some horror to your Beach Blanket Bingo summer party—you’ll thank us later.

Aghori – 6/2

The Merrow


Who said summer shows had to be full of sunshine pop? Cue the heavy metal of Aghori. Sunlight doesn’t mean dark sounds aren’t welcome—everyone likes a little savory with their sweet, after all.

Refuse “life’s prescriptions” and vent some frustration with Aghori at The Merrow.

The Creepy Creeps – 6/2

The Casbah

Little Italy

The Creepy Creeps combine the best parts of vintage surf rock, costumed horror flicks and rock ‘n roll to make one of the best live shows around—complete with go-go dancers.

Think The Munsters on LSD. Yeah, you’re welcome for this one.

In-Ko-Pah 4 – 6/3

Desert View Tower


Recapturing the raw, non-commercial experience of outdoor music, In-Ko-Pah wants to get up to some “classic desert ‘high jinks.’” The line-up includes many local favorites:

This is the Anza Borrega festival you definitely don’t want to miss.

JOY – 6/3

Soda Bar

City Heights

Psychedelic blues band JOY brings the rock of the ‘60s to the present. This is what freak-out stoner rock sounds like—and we love it.

Soda Bar’s intimate stage is the perfect place to experience JOY’s vintage sound. This is one show you don’t want to miss.

Goodbye June – 6/3

The House of Blues

Downtown SD

Nashville rockers Goodbye June cite their influences as “life experiences and many great artists.”

Channeling the energy and big sound of arena rock with the sensibilities of indie artists, Goodbye June sound like a dirtier Kings of Leon with a bit more bite.

Come get your dose of Southern hard, bluesy rock at The House of Blues.