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Groove: January concert calendar

Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Warren G, Ozomatli, R. Kelly and DNCE.

Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Warren G, Ozomatli, R. Kelly and DNCE.

Devil Makes Three. (Giles Clement)

Devil Makes Three. (Giles Clement)

1.4,5: Devil Makes Three

The Santa Cruz rockabilly-fusion trio spends two nights in San Diego promoting their latest, “Redemption & Ruin.” Lost Dog Street Band opens both shows.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Pato Banton (Courtesy photo)

Pato Banton (Courtesy photo)

1.6: Pato Banton

UK ska musician and Belly Up regular Pato Banton helps kick off the New Year by bringing his positive vibes back to Solana Beach.

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

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Warren G. (Courtesy photo)

Warren G. (Courtesy photo)

1.6: Warren G

Fresh from Snoop Dogg’s “Puff Pass” tour with DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the West Coast hip-hop legend is ready to “regulate” San Diego on a solo run.

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

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Dawes. (Marie Vogel)

Dawes. (Marie Vogel)

1.10: Dawes

The L.A.-based folk-rock quartet will spend “An evening with…” local fans who already have a ticket to this sold-out show.

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

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Brown Sabbath. (Courtney Chavanell)

Brown Sabbath. (Courtney Chavanell)

1.10: Brown Sabbath

Brownout, the nine-piece Latin funk ensemble out of Austin, Texas, puts a unique spin on classic tracks from the godfathers of metal. They released their second volume of Black Sabbath covers in October.

@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

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La Santa Cecilia. (Courtesy photo)

La Santa Cecilia. (Courtesy photo)

1.11: La Santa Cecilia

The L.A.-based multicultural pop quartet released their last album, “Buenaventura,” a year ago. New single, “No Te Lloro Más,” has been out since March.

@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

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Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton. (Bill Steber)

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton. (Bill Steber)

1.12: Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton

The 27-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist grew up in Los Angeles, but listening to his throwback acoustic blues will make you think he was raised in a Louisiana juke joint.  

@ The Loft, theloft.ucsd.edu

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Mint Field. (Rafael Martinez)

Mint Field. (Rafael Martinez)

1.12: Mint Field

Originally a trio, the Tijuana-based shoegaze duo of Amor Amezcua and Estrella Sánchez were introduced to the world when they played Coachella’s main stage last year.

@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

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Protoje (Che Kothari)

Protoje (Che Kothari)

1.12: Protoje

The Jamaican singer and songwriter released his fourth full-length album, “Royalty Free,” earlier this year. It can be downloaded for (you guessed it) free on his website. 

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

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J Boog. (Courtesy photo)

J Boog. (Courtesy photo)

1.12: J Boog

The Compton-born singer and songwriter returns to San Diego with a new crop of hybrid reggae tunes from his just-released album, “Wash House Ting.” 

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Ozomatli. (Sandra Dahdah)

Ozomatli. (Sandra Dahdah)

1.13: Ozomatli

Still going strong in their 22nd year, the long running bilingual funk collective continues to tour regularly, has released a children’s album and served as the house band for all three seasons of Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show. 

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

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R. Kelly. (Courtesy photo)

R. Kelly. (Courtesy photo)

1.13: R. Kelly

The songs on his October-released “12 Nights of Christmas” will be freshly irrelevant at this show, but setlists from the multiple Grammy-winner’s current “Buffet Tour” prove that he has too many hits to play them anyway.

@ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com

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Talib Kweli. (Courtesy photo)

Talib Kweli. (Courtesy photo)

1.13: Talib Kweli

The hip-hop vet’s 12-track, November-released “Awful People Are Great at Parties” features production from J Dilla, Hi-Tek and Kaytranada.

@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

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Sublime with Rome. (Sheff)

Sublime with Rome. (Sheff)

1.13, 14: Sublime with Rome

Sublime founder/singer Bradley Nowell has been gone for 20 years, but original bassist Eric Wilson carries on with Rome Ramirez and Josh Freese.

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

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Lucinda Williams. (Courtesy photo)

Lucinda Williams. (Courtesy photo)

1.15, 16: Lucinda Williams

The three-time Grammy-winning Americana singer spends two nights at the Belly Up. Her latest, last year’s “The Ghosts of Highway 20,” is her 12th studio album.

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

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DNCE. (Courtesy photo)

DNCE. (Courtesy photo)

1.17: DNCE

OMG! It’s Joe Jonas!! But seriously though, “Cake by the Ocean” is a ridiculously catchy song. Just try not singing along.

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

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Zakk Sabbath. (Justin Reich)

Zakk Sabbath. (Justin Reich)

1.19: Zakk Sabbath

This Black Sabbath cover band is fronted by Zakk Wylde, who came to fame as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne — Black Sabbath’s original singer. It’s the great heavy metal circle of life.

@ Brick By Brick, brickbybrick.com

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The Ravonettes. (Courtesy photo)

The Ravonettes. (Courtesy photo)

1.21: The Ravonettes

The Danish indie rock duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo spent every month of 2016 recording and releasing a new song. They’ll be playing plenty of the songs from their self-proclaimed “Anti-Album” on the current tour.

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

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The Toasters. (DFP Photographic)

The Toasters. (DFP Photographic)

1.22: The Toasters 

Recently celebrating their 35th year, the New York-based second wave ska band is still led by original singer/guitarist Robert “Bucket” Hingley. The septet released their last single, “House of Soul,” in 2013.

@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

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Portland Cello Project. (Courtesy photo)

Portland Cello Project. (Courtesy photo)

1.22: Portland Cello Project

Cello? Probably not like you’ve heard it before. This ensemble collaborates with a wide-range of peers and tackles all-cello covers of artists such as Radiohead, Kanye West, Elliott Smith and Rihanna.

@ California Center for the Arts, Escondido, artcenter.org

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Robby Krieger. (Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Robby Krieger. (Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

1.22: Robby Krieger

Billed as “Robby Krieger of The Doors: Celebrating 50 years of The Doors Music,” the band’s founding guitarist will perform a career-spanning set.

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

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Seratones. (Chad Kamenshine)

Seratones. (Chad Kamenshine)

1.25: Seratones

The Shreveport, La., rock quartet released their debut, “Get Gone,” in May. They toured with both The Dandy Warhols and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down in 2016.

@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

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Pepper. (Mark K. Ley)

Pepper. (Mark K. Ley)

1.25: Pepper & Less Than Jake

The San Diego-via-Hawaii reggae rock trio joins forces with the Florida-based ska punk quintet for this double bill. St. Pauli presents.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Rick Astley. (Courtesy photo)

Rick Astley. (Courtesy photo)

1.25: Rick Astley

Even after 30 years, Astley still refuses to give you up, let you down, run round or desert you. That’s reason enough right there to be at this show.

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

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Cold War Kids. (Courtesy photo)

Cold War Kids. (Courtesy photo)

1.27: Cold War Kids

The Long Beach indie rock quintet released the Trump-protest single “Locker Room Talk” in October, their first new song since 2015’s “Five Quick Cuts” EP.  

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Ty Segall. (Denee Petracek)

Ty Segall. (Denee Petracek)

1.27: Ty Segall

Prolific weirdo rocker Segall was just here playing a solo show at the Hideout. This time, he returns with a full band to crank up the intensity and melt faces once again. 

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Hamilton Leithauser. (Courtesy photo)

Hamilton Leithauser. (Courtesy photo)

1.28: Hamilton Leithauser

Teamed with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam, the pair released one of 2016’s best in “I Had a Dream That You Were Mine.” The former front man of The Walkmen will perform these show without Rostam, but the songs are so good it shouldn’t matter.    

@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

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Devendra Banhart. (Courtesy photo)

Devendra Banhart. (Courtesy photo)

1.28: Devendra Banhart

The freak-folk poster boy released his ninth studio album, “Ape in Pink Marble,” in September. It’s his first since 2013’s “Mala.”

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Ace Frehley. (Courtesy photo)

Ace Frehley. (Courtesy photo)

1.30: Ace Frehley

Original Kiss guitarist Paul Daniel “Ace” Frehley was known as the “Spaceman” during his tenure with the makeup-clad band. He collaborated with Slash, Paul Stanley, Lita Ford, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on his 2016 album of rock covers.

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

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Run the Jewels. (Courtesy photo)

Run the Jewels. (Courtesy photo)

1.30: Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P continue their historic run with the release of their aptly titled “Run the Jewels 3” this month. Special guest The Gaslamp Killer also will perform at the sold-out show.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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