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Groove: March concert calendar

Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Panic! At the Disco, Blake Shelton, Daya, Stevie Nicks and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Panic! At the Disco, Blake Shelton, Daya, Stevie Nicks and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

3.2: Stevie Nicks

It’s a double-dose of rock royalty as Stevie Nicks runs through a career of hits from both Fleetwood Mac and her own catalog, while Chrissie Hynde’s Pretenders open the show.

@ Viejas Arena,


Stevie Nicks. (Photo by Kristin Burns)


3.3: Senses Fail

The New Jersey emo quintet kicks off a run of 15th anniversary shows in San Diego. The tour will feature the band playing their 2006 album, “Still Searching,” in its entirety.

@ Observatory North Park,

Senses Fail. (Courtesy photo)


3.3: Pretenders

Didn’t get enough “Brass in Pocket” from Hynde’s opening set with Stevie Nicks the night before? Head north to see even more hits, as well as new tracks from the band’s Dan Auerbach-produced album, “Alone.”

@ Pechanga,


Pretenders. (Courtesy photo)


3.3: Redwoods Revue

Catch some of San Diego’s best bands in one fell swoop. Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & The Tarantist, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, The Midnight Pine, and Cardinal Moon are all scheduled to perform.

@ The Casbah,

Redwoods. (Courtesy photo)


3.5: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tickets are already gone for this sold-out RHCP show. But if you can somehow procure one, you’ll also get to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, as well as original RHCP drummer Jack Irons.

@ Valley View Casino Center,


Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Photo by Steve Keros)


3.5: Desert Daze Caravan

Named after the annual California festival, this solid lineup of Temples, Night Beats, Deap Vally, and JJUUJJUU is sure to keep heads banging and third eyes open.  

@ Belly Up Tavern,

Temples. (Photo by Ed Miles)


3.5: Bon Jovi

The real mayor of New Jersey takes his band out (which will turn 35 next year!) for the This House Is Not For Sale world tour. The 40-date run is based on their 2016 album of the same name — the band’s first-ever without guitarist Richie Sambora.

@ Viejas Arena,


Bon Jovi. (Courtesy photo)


3.5&6: Chase Rice

The North Carolina-raised, Tennessee-based, one-time “Survivor” contestant released his latest single, “Everybody We Know Does,” last summer.

@ House of Blues,

Chase Rice. (Courtesy photo)


3.6&7: The Shins

James Mercer brings The Shins back to life. This month brings the release of “Heartworms,” the band’s fifth studio album. Unfortunately, both nights in San Diego are sold out.

@ Observatory North Park,

The Shins. (Courtesy photo)


3.8: Blackalicious

The Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel are back on the road again after releasing 2015’s “Imani Vol. 1,” the first of a supposed three-album series.

@ The Casbah,

Blackalicious. (Courtesy photo)


3.8&9: Social Distortion

Southern California’s finest rockabilly punks return to San Diego for a pair of sold-out shows. The legendary Mike Ness-fronted outfit turns 40 next year.

@ Observatory North Park,

Social Distortion. (Courtesy photo)


3.9: Bash & Pop

The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson released one album with Bash & Pop in 1993 before the band broke up a year later. With a new record (January’s “Anything Could Happen”) and a new band behind him, he’s giving it another go.

@ The Casbah,

Bash & Pop. (Photo: Steven Cohen)


3.10: Plain White T’s

The Illinois-based band best known for “Hey There Delilah” released their seventh studio album last year, “American Nights.”

@ Casino Pauma,

Plain_White Ts. (Courtesy photo)


3.10: POS

Part of Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree, P.O.S. (aka Stefon Alexander) released a new album, “Chill, Dummy,” last month.

@ The Casbah,

POS. (Photo by Nate Ryan)


3.10: Ghostface Killah

The Wu-Tang Clan MC’s last record, 2015’s “Twelve Reasons to Die II,” featured appearances from Vince Staples, Lyrics Born, RZA and Raekwon.

@ House of Blues,

Ghostface Killah. (Courtesy photo)


3.11: Blake Shelton

Recent winning team captain on season 11 of “The Voice,” Shelton released “If I’m Honest,” his 10th studio album, last year.

@ Valley View Casino Center,


Blake Shelton. (Courtesy photo)


3.11: Japandroids

This sold-out show is part of a tour to support the Canadian rock duo’s latest album, “Near To the Wild Heart of Life” — their five-years-in-the-making third release.

@ Music Box,

Japandroids. (Courtesy photo)


3.11&12: G. Love & Special Sauce

A double dip from Philly’s “trashcan blues” trio — together again as part of their Hip-Hop Blues Winter Tour 2017.

@ Belly Up Tavern,

G. Love & Special Sauce. (Courtesy photo)


3.12: The Menzingers

Released last month, the Pennsylvania quartet’s fifth album, “After the Party,” is their third in a row on Epitaph Records.

@ The Irenic,

The Menzingers. (Photo by Charles Wrzesniewski)


3.12: Daya

The 18-year-old singer takes a victory lap after she guested on The Chainsmokers’ smash hit “Don’t Let Me Down,” and released her debut album, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” last year.

@ House of Blues,


Daya. (Courtesy photo)


3.14: Meat Puppets

The Kirkwood Brothers haven’t released an album since 2013, but thankfully that hasn’t stopped the influential rockers from continuing to tear it up on stage.

@ The Casbah,

Meat Puppets. (Courtesy photo)


3.16: Portugal. The Man

The Alaskan rockers worked with Mike D of the Beastie Boys on their yet-to-be-released eighth studio album, “Gloomin + Doomin.”

@ Observatory North Park,

Portugal. The Man. (Courtesy photo)


3.16: Teenage Fanclub

It’s time to party like it’s 1991. The Brit alt rockers released their 10th studio album last year and are touring with Luna’s Britta Phillips.

@ Belly Up Tavern,

Teenage Fan Club. (Photo by Donald Milne)


3.18: Bad Religion

The punk rock vets make another San Diego stop at House of Blues. Still boasting three founding members, the L.A.-based band toured with Against Me! last year.

@ House of Blues,

Bad Religion. (Courtesy photo)


3.18: Yellowcard

Last here in October, the Florida pop-punkers with a penchant for violin are still playing shows for their eponymous final studio album.

@ Observatory North Park,

Yellowcard. (Courtesy photo)


3.18: Jungle Fire

The Los Angeles 10-piece tropi-funk orchestra celebrates the release of their new album, “Jambu.” Great local outfit Krass Bros. opens the show.

@ The Casbah,

Jungle Fire. (Courtesy photo)


3.21: San Diego Music Awards

Come downtown and see the best and brightest of local music.

@ House of Blues,

San Diego Music Awards. (Hayne Palmour IV/Union-Tribune)


3.22: MØ

A makeup show for one that was canceled last year, the Danish singer and songwriter who sang on Major Lazer’s “Lean On” returns to San Diego.

@ Observatory North Park,

MO. (Courtesy photo)


3.22: Modern English

All they want to do is stop the world and melt with you. The least you can do is go to the show.

@ The Casbah,

Modern English. (Courtesy photo)


3.23: Cro-Mags

Still fronted by legendary screamer and triathlete John Joseph, the veteran NYC thrashers continue to melt faces and bust eardrums.

@ Soda Bar,

Cro-Mags. (Courtesy photo)


3.24: Common

The Chicago-based rapper, actor and producer worked with Stevie Wonder and John Legend on his latest release, November’s “Black America Again.”

@ Observatory North Park,

Common. (Courtesy photo)


3.25: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Alec Ounsworth returned last month with new album, “The Tourist.” The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is currently on a 35-date North American tour through May. A 14-date European run is set for September.

@ The Casbah,

Clap Your Hands. (Courtesy photo)


3.25 Local Brews Local Grooves

Sixteen local acts are paired together with 16 local breweries across two stages and multiple brew-pouring stations at this unique concert event.

@ House of Blues San Diego,

Local Brews Local Grooves. (Courtesy photo)


3.26: Panic! At The Disco

Brendon Urie leads his band on the “Death of a Bachelor” tour, the same name of their Grammy-nominated 2016 album.

@ Viejas Arena,

Panic at the Disco. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)


3.28: Eisley

The Texas band’s brand-new album, “I’m Only Dreaming,” came out last month. San Diego is the third-to-last date of their current tour.

@ House of Blues,

Eisley. (Courtesy photo)


3.30: Tinariwen

The Grammy Award-winning Toureg musicians released their best album yet, “Elwan,” last month. Recorded in both Joshua Tree and Morocco, it features collaborations with Kurt Vile and Mark Lanegan. L.A.’s Dengue Fever opens the show, which is sure to be a really good one.

Tinariwen. (Photo by Marie Planeille)


3.30: Robert Randolph & The Family Band

The pedal steel guitarist just released “Got Soul,” his first album since 2013’s “Lickety Split.”

@ House of Blues,

Robert Randolph. (Courtesy photo)


3.31: The Orwells

@ The Irenic, The Chicago rockers released their latest LP last month, “Terrible Human Beings.” It features the singles “They Put a Body in The Bayou” and “Buddy.”

The Orwells. (Courtesy photo)


3.31: Old 97’s

The Rhett Miller-led, Texas alt-country quartet released their latest album, “Graveyard Whistling,” at the end of last month.

@ Belly Up Tavern,

Old 97s. (Courtesy photo)


3.31: Nashville Pussy

You still may not be able to tell your mother the name of this Atlanta cowpunk quartet, but guitarist Ruyter Suys and the rest of her band are still rocking harder than ever.  

@ Brick By Brick,

Nashville Pussy. (Courtesy photo)


3.31: Vince Gill

The multiple Grammy Award-winning country superstar makes a return visit to San Diego, this time playing solo and acoustic.

@ California Center for The Arts, Escondido,


Vince Gill. (Courtesy photo)



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