Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

San Diego always seems to have a nice mix of nostalgia and new up-and-comers. This week is no different, providing classics that all seem to feature the word “boy” and new acts that all focus on animals—odd. I guess it’s Man vs. Nature this week in San Diego.

the spirit of the beehive. – 5/12

The Loft @ UCSD

La Jolla

Philadelphia band the spirit of the beehive. is back in San Diego to provide alternative noise rock a la Sonic Youth.

pleasure suck was released March 24 of this year. This is your chance to hear it live.

Take a break from the top 40 and drop in.

Loverboy – 5/12

Sycuan Casino Showcase Theatre

El Cajon

Formed in 1978, Loverboy has produced tunes for over 30 years. And the group has fans both new and old.

“Something’s in the water,” lead singer Mike Reno says. “I go to these concerts expecting there to be 3 thousand people, and there are 7 or 8 thousand people! And most of them are young! Even kiddies, like 10 years old. They even know all the words. It’s freaking me out.”

Come see a freaked out Mike Reno at Sycuan Casino.

Backstreet Boys – 5/12

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Chula Vista

Your favorite ‘90s boy band is back—all right! If you prefer *NSYNC, we’ll forgive you. I guess.

The first week of May saw the boys performing for fans on a Backstreet Boys cruise. Catch the group shore side in Chula Vista.

Fistfights With Wolves – 5/13

Black Cat Bar

City Heights

“We make music for musicians and also other people.”

So, whether you’re a musician or another person, this experimental progressive/math rock electronica could be just your cup of tea.

Confused by the genre? We are too. This group genre hops at the speed of light. But we don’t blame these guys—variety is the spice of life, after all.

Cashmere Cat – 5/13

The Observatory

North Park

Norwegian alternative R&B DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist Cashmere Cat is taking over The Observatory to bring some serious dance music.

Cashmere Cat’s debut album 9 came out on April 28 of this year and features The Weeknd, Francis and the Lights, Selena Gomez, Tory Lanez, Camila Cabello, MØ, Sophie, Kehlani, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign and Jhené Aiko.

Talk about star power on a debut. Don’t miss this one!