Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Blues, punk, hip hop, dance music—which genre would you prefer to groove to? It’s okay, you don’t have to pick right now. There’s still time to decide—or not. Feel free to play musical chairs and hit them all.

Stiff Little Fingers – 9/6

Belly Up

Solana Beach

Help the Stiff Little Fingers celebrate 40 years of punk. Even though they don’t really need your help—they’ve been doing this sh*t since ’77.

Their 40th Anniversary Tour has a slated San Diego stop at Belly Up—don’t miss it.

TroyBoi – 9/8


North Park

South East London producer TroyBoi is hitting the Observatory at North Park hard. This show is your chance to see exactly what this hip hop up-and-comer is all about.

Part of the Mad Decent label, TroyBoi is sharing the stage with two of his other label members.

Meaux Green

Producing a style known as RAVE-HOP, Meaux Green fuses hip hop and dance music to make grooves perfect for long nights in the club.


This hip hop, dance music duo embody what makes Mad Decent, well, mad decent: catchy, danceable tunes.

VÉRITÉ – 9/8

Soda Bar

City Heights

Looking for some electro-pop with an edge? VÉRITÉ has you covered with pop as sharp as a knife and electronic beats as danceable as your best ecstasy-induced freak-out.


Australian band Tigertown is lead by husband-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins. Their infectious electro pop tunes are the perfect complement to VÉRITÉ’s moody jaunts.

San Diego for Houston: A Benefit Show – 9/9

Music Box

Little Italy

Want to support the relief efforts in Houston but can’t afford a plane ticket? Head down to the Music Box and contribute via the healing power of music courtesy of Frankie J and The B-Side Players.

Frankie J

Frankie J’s soulful, hip hop stylings will keep you entertained and groovin’ all night.

The B-Side Players

Latin, global funk 9-piece band The B-Side Players are interested in having a good time—and they want to make sure you do too.

The Tighten Ups – 9/9

Pour House


How does a mix of funk, blues, soul and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll sound? Sounds like a plan to us.

It’s time for you to loosen up with The Tighten Ups at Pour House. We’ll see you there.

San Diego Blues Festival – 9/9

Embarcadero Marina Park North

Downtown San Diego Waterfront

It’ll be impossible to feel blue at the San Diego Blues Festival with staples like Mavis Staples and Joe Louis Walker giving it their all. Take a moment to feel blue, or as close as you can come to it, at San Diego Blues Festival.

Mavis Staples

Headlining the event is classic blues singer Mavis Staples. Come see a living legend in full-crooning shape—just for you.

Joe Louis Walker

Four-time Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker has been playing and singing the blues since ’86. Hear years of musical cultivation at San Diego Blues Fest.

California Honeydrops

This gang of youngin’s may be just that: young. But with the amount of soul packed into each of their songs, it’s enough to have us fooled. Come see for yourself.