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Fun Things to do in San Diego

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in San Diego over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list. 

 

The Distillers

The Distillers are an Australian-American punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1998 by vocalist and guitarist Brody Dalle. Dalle co-wrote, played guitar and provided vocals for nearly every track on the band’s three albums.

Starcrawler

In a performance review in The Guardian the band was described as “Blending the sludgy, doom-laden riffs of Black Sabbath with the urgent pop-punk of The Runaways, the young LA band Starcrawler are a group whose entire DNA seems linked to the 1970s.”

When
September 18, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Kenny G

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist. His 1986 album, Duotones, brought him commercial success.

When
September 19, Wednesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood is an American rock band formed in Newbury Park, California, in 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Alexander Fried.

When
September 19, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Thrice

Thrice is an American rock band from Irvine, California, formed in 1998. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school.

The Bronx

The Bronx is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in 2002. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Matt Caughthran, guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne, bass guitarist Brad Magers, and drummer Joey Castillo.

Teenage Wrist

Teenage Wrist is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles. In 2015, the band released their debut EP Dazed.

When
September 20, Thursday @ 06:00 PM
September 21, Friday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Striking Matches

Striking Matches is an American duo consisting of guitarists/songwriters Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis.

When
September 20, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldine Williams, known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released eight albums and 24 singles.

Luke Combs

Luke Albert Combs is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs has released one album for Columbia Records Nashville, which has produced four singles: “Hurricane”, “When It Rains It Pours”, “One Number Away”, and “She Got the Best of Me”, all four of which have charted on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay.

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. She was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released on October 11, 2011.

When
September 20, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, CA

 

Chvrches

Chvrches are a Scottish synth-pop band from Glasgow, formed in September 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty.

Lo Moon

Lo Moon is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles that is currently signed to Columbia Records. The band released its first single, “Loveless”, in September 2016. Its self-titled debut studio album was released on February 23, 2018.

When
September 20, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
San Diego, CA

 

Hoodie Allen

Steven Adam Markowitz, better known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Long Island, New York.

When
September 21, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

NEEDTOBREATHE

Needtobreathe is an American Christian rock band from Seneca, South Carolina, United States. The band is composed of Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace.

Johnnyswim

Johnnyswim is an American folk, soul, blues, pop music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez. The duo formed in 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

When
September 21, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
San Diego, CA

 

Air Supply

Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of English singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.

When
September 21, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

HONNE

Honne is an English electronic music duo formed in 2014 in Bow, London, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck who both write, record and produce the music.

When
September 21, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Gondwana

Gondwana is a reggae group from La Pincoya, Santiago, Chile, founded in 1987 by I-Locks Labbé. They have been produced by Dr. Dread of RAS Records.

Cuca

Cuca is a Mexican rock & roll band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, that was formed in 1989 by musician and painter José Fors. Their first official concert according to the band was on February 14, 1990.

Aterciopelados

Aterciopelados, also referred to as Los Aterciopelados on some albums and other promotional materials, are a rock band from Colombia.

No Te Va Gustar

No Te Va Gustar, also known by their initials NTVG, are a rock band from Uruguay. The members are: Emiliano Brancciari, Guzmán Silveira, Diego Bartaburu, Gonzalo Castex, Martín Gil, Denis Ramos, Mauricio Ortiz, Marcel Curuchet and Pablo Coniberti.

La Gusana Ciega

La Gusana Ciega is a Mexican rock/pop/alternative band formed by Daniel Gutiérrez, Germán Arroyo and Luis Ernesto Martínez “Lu”.

When
September 22, Saturday @ 12:00 PM 

Where
Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego, CA

 

Eagles

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band is an American country band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zachary Alexander “Zac” Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook, Matt Mangano, and Daniel de los Reyes.

The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. It has been active for five decades, with its greatest success in the 1970s.

When
September 22, Saturday @ 05:00 PM 

Where
Petco Park
San Diego, CA

 

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine.

When
September 22, Saturday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Macy Gray

Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.

When
September 22, Saturday @ 09:30 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell.

Journey

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1974. The band consists of vocalist Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and touring drummer Daxx Nielsen.

When
September 23, Sunday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Petco Park
San Diego, CA

 

Florence + the Machine

Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other musicians.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader. Washington is known mainly for playing tenor saxophone.

When
September 23, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

 

Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner.

Dorothy

Dorothy is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2014. The band consists of vocalist Dorothy Martin, drummer Jason Ganberg, guitarists Owen Barry and Eli Wulfmeier, and bassist Eliot Lorango.

When
September 23, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux is an American jazz singer and songwriter who began her career as a teenager on the streets of Paris.

When
September 23, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor, and Christopher Bear. The band employs traditional and electronic instruments.

When
September 24, Monday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Culture Club

Culture Club are an English new wave band that formed in London in 1981. The band comprises Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss. They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s.

Boy George

Boy George is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club.

Tom Bailey

Thomas Alexander Bailey is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

When
September 25, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
San Diego, CA

 

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo that consists of the sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. When performing live, the duo are accompanied by a drummer, a pedal steel guitarist and recently a keyboard player.

When
September 25, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years.

Judas Priest

Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

The Temperance Movement

The Temperance Movement are a British blues rock band formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, CA

 

In Real Life

In Real Life is an American boy band composed of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor, the final five vocalists from the American reality television music competition series Boy Band.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Boz Scaggs

William Royce “Boz” Scaggs is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Ben Howard

Benjamin John “Ben” Howard is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark followed by two more EPs, These Waters and Old Pine. He is currently signed to Island and Communion.

Wye Oak

Wye Oak is an American indie rock duo from Baltimore, Maryland, United States, composed of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner. Their sound has been described as “earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop” as well as indie folk.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
San Diego, CA

 

Dave Mason

David Lawrence “Dave” Mason is an Australian singer-songwriter and record producer originally from Dubbo. He is the founding mainstay of pop, rock group, The Reels.

Steve Cropper

Steven Lee Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Houndmouth

Houndmouth is an American alternative blues band from New Albany, Indiana formed in 2011, consisting of Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody.

When
September 26, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Astrix

Avi Shmailov under his stage name Astrix, is an Israeli Trance Music DJ and producer specializing in the subgenre of Full On psychedelic trance.

When
September 27, Thursday to September 30, Sunday 

Where
Los Coyotes Indian Reservation
Warner Springs, CA

 

For the Fallen Dreams

For the Fallen Dreams is an American metalcore band from Lansing, Michigan, formed in 2003. FTFD originally signed to Rise Records but produced one album under Artery Recordings in 2012.

When
September 27, Thursday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and one of the most acclaimed rappers of all-time.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, performer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child.

DJ Khaled

Khaled Mohamed Khaled better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, record label executive.

Chloe X Halle

Chloe x Halle is an American contemporary R&B duo, made up of two sisters named Chloe and Halle Bailey.

When
September 27, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
SDCCU Stadium (Formerly Qualcomm Stadium)
San Diego, CA

 

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band is a rock supergroup with shifting personnel, led by former Beatles drummer and vocalist Ringo Starr.

When
September 27, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks is an underground hip hop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded by two high school friends, rapper Vinnie Paz and producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind.

When
September 27, Thursday @ 09:30 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Assuming We Survive & Rivals

When
September 28, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Terror

Terror is a five-piece American hardcore punk band with members from Los Angeles, California formed in 2002. They have released six studio albums and a number of other recordings.

When
September 28, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

The Wombats

The Wombats are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and has been since its inception.

Barns Courtney

Barnaby George Courtney is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

When
September 28, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

DeVotchKa

DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble. They take their name from the Russian word devochka, meaning “girl”.

When
September 28, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Black Tiger Sex Machine

Black Tiger Sex Machine, often abbreviated as BTSM, are a Canadian electronic music trio. The trio are the label heads for Kannibalen Records, which has signed such artists as Snails, Apashe, Dabin and more.

When
September 29, Saturday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Kandace Springs

When
September 29, Saturday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

The Evidence

The Evidence is a Canadian square-peg rock band from Calgary, Alberta. The band was originally known as The Failure until 2007. The Evidence is a power trio consisting of members Dean Rud, Tyler Pickering, and Casey Lewis.

Oddisee

Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, better known by his stage name Oddisee, is an US-American rapper and producer from Washington, DC. He is one third of rap trio Diamond District. He was also part of the Low Budget Crew.

When
September 29, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Chuponcito

When
September 30, Sunday @ 06:00 PM 

Where

House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

The Playground

When
September 30, Sunday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
The Merrow
San Diego, CA

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