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Top concerts this week (April 17-23)

Top concerts in San Diego this week include Snoop Dogg, Clint Black, Pixies and Lil’ Wayne.

Top concerts in San Diego this week include Snoop Dogg, Clint Black, Pixies and Lil’ Wayne.

4.17: Toots & The Maytals

The reggae legends return once again to San Diego with indomitable bandleader Frederick “Toots” Hibbert leading the charge. He still brings it like he just turned 34 instead of 74, but it’s probably smart to see these innovators while you still have the chance.

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $49. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

Toots. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.17: Local Natives with Tennis

The L.A.-based quintet released their third full-length, “Sunlit Youth,” last September. It was recorded in Thailand, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Hawaii, and California. Read more about opening act Tennis, here.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $33.50. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

Local Natives. (Nathaniel Wood)

 

4.17: Tech N9NE

Kansas City rapper Aaron Dontez Yates (aka Tech N9ne) returns to San Diego in support of his 17th studio album, “The Storm,” released in December. It features collaborations with everyone from Logic and Gary Clark Jr. to Bizzy Bone and Boyz II Men.

8 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $35-65. All ages. 619.299.2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego

TechN9ne2. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.18: Coheed and Cambria

New York prog rockers broke with their tradition of concept albums and released “The Color Before the Sun” last year. It was their first album not connected to The Amory Wars storyline.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $35. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

Coheed Cambria. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.18: Snoop Dogg

The Doggfather returns once again to San Diego — this time with fellow weed enthusiasts Method Man, Redman, and Cypress Hill in tow.

7:30 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, $25-79.95. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

Snoop Dogg. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.19: Mitski

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter released her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, “Puberty 2,” last year. She hits San Diego in between appearances at Coachella.

8 p.m. The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave., North Park. $15. All ages. theirenic.com

Mitski. (Ebru Yildiz)

 

4.19: SOHN

The London-born producer, singer and songwriter released his second album of electro-soul, the 10-track “Rennen,” in January. It’s a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2014 debut “Tremors” and translates as “to run” in German.   

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $20. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

SOHN. (Andreas Waldschuetz)

 

4.20: Lil’ Wayne

Weezy hits San Diego as part of the 2017 Kloser 2U Tour, one of three separate tours the rapper has planned for the year. He’s also set on releasing four separate projects, including the highly anticipated “Tha Carter V.”

8 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, $39.50-95. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

Lil Wayne. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.20: Reverend Horton Heat

Founder and namesake Jim Heath (along with longtime members Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla) continues to lead this long-running psychobilly trio. Their last release was 2014’s “REV.”

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $30-35. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

Reverend Horton Heat. (Drew Reynolds/Mario Tarradell)

 

4.20: Lila Downs

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress continues to tour in support of her 2015 release, “Balas y Chocolate.” It features appearances from Juan Gabriel and Juanes.

8 p.m. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Point Loma. $48-239.50. All ages. 619.224.3577 or humphreysconcerts.com

Lila Downs. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.20: Califone

Los Angeles-by-way-of-Chicago bandleader Tim Rutili brings the long-running Califone back to San Diego. The band is touring on the release of their “Insect Courage” EP from last year, as well as celebrating two decades of making music.

8 p.m. The Hideout, 3519 El Cajon Blvd., Normal Heights. $10-12. 21+. 619.501.6540 or http://casbahmusic.com/venues/hideout

Califone. (John Adams)

 

4.20: Twin Peaks + Hinds

A double dose of awesomeness as Chicago’s Twin Peaks joins forces with Spain’s all-girl rockers Hinds. Both bands released albums in 2016.

7 p.m. The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave., North Park. $16-18. All ages. theirenic.com

Twin Peaks. (Daniel Topete)

 

4.20: Lee Fields & The Expressions

Last here in November, the man who loves the soul and funk of James Brown so much they call him “Little JB” brings his high-energy show back to San Diego for another round.

9 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. SOLD OUT. 21+. 619.795.1337 or musicboxsd.com

Lee Fields. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.21: Julian Jordan

This 21-year-old Dutch DJ has already collaborated with EDM powerhouses like Sander van Doorn and Martin Garrix in his young career. And he’s apparently wasting no time in 2017. He’s already released two singles this year: “Always” with CHOCO and “Say Love” with Sj.  

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-50. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

Julian Jordan. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22: Pixies

Frank Black and the gang return to San Diego after the pioneering indie rock outfit released their sixth studio album, “Head Carrier,” last year.

7:30 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $30-35. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

Pixies. (Travis Shinn)

 

4.22: EDX

Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) released his latest single, “Dharma,” in February, and alongside Nora En Pure, released a remix of Alok’s “Hear Me Now” last month.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-50. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

EDX. (Courtesy photo)

 

4.22-23: Life In Color

This 18-and-up, two-night, EDM paint-party extravaganza celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Life In Color concert series. It features N.Y.-based EDM trio Cash Cash, Canadian turntablist A-Trak, British DJ/producer Rusko and more.

9 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $54. 18+. 619.224.4171 or valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Life in Color. (Kingdom Photo)

 

4.23-24: Clint Black 

Although he was just here in October, the award-winning country superstar returns once again to support his latest studio album, “On Purpose,” released in 2015.

7 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday. Sycuan, 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. $59. 21+. sycuan.com

Clint Black. (Courtesy photo)

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