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Top concerts this week (Aug. 14-20)

Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Flux Pavilion, Neon Indian, Jill Scott and Tony Bennett.

Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Flux Pavilion, Neon Indian, Jill Scott and Tony Bennett.

8.14 Neon Indian 

Mexico-born, Texas-based electronic composer Alan Palomo last released an album, “Vega Intl. Night School,” in 2015. He appeared earlier this year in the Terrence Malick film, “Song to Song,” with Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Iggy Pop and more.

7 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $25. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

Neon Indian. (Ben Rayner)

8.15 Royal Blood 

The Brit hard rock duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher released their second studio album, “How Did We Get So Dark,” in June. It debuted at the top spot on UK charts, while hitting No. 6in the U.S.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $28. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

Royalblood. (Courtesy photo)

8.15 Tony Bennett 

Two weeks before this living legend takes the stage at the Embarcadero, he will celebrate his 91st birthday! Only slightly less amazing, Bennett has won 19 Grammy Awards and sold more than 50 million albums.

7:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. $75-$105. All ages. 619.235.0804 or sandiegosymphony.org

Tony Bennett. (Courtesy photo)

8.15 Jill Scott 

Can’t get tickets to the actress and three-time Grammy-winning R&B singer’s show here in San Diego? No sweat. Just head up the road to the Pechanga Casino where she plays a few nights later on 8.18.

8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. $42-$122. All ages. 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

Jill Scott. (Courtesy photo)

8.16 Matthew Sweet 

Now more than 30 years since his debut, the singer-songwriter released his 15th album, “Tomorrow Forever,” in June. It was funded on Kickstarter and features appearances from the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and the Bangles’ Debbie Peterson. 

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $25. 21+. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com

Matthew Sweet. (Courtesy photo)

8.17 Slushii 

Twenty-year-old L.A.-based DJ/producer Slushii (aka Julian Scanlan) has worked with Skrillex, Jauz, Marshmello and Ookay. He’s also released five singles already in 2017, as well as a remix of Ariana Grande’s Side to Side.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

Slushii. (Courtesy photo)

8.17 Brazilian Girls 

The electronic quartet last released an album in 2008 – the Grammy-nominated “New York City.” After a few years on hiatus, the band started playing again in 2012 and a new album funded through Pledgemusic is said to be coming soon.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $22-$25. 21+. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com

Brazilian Girls. (Courtesy photo)

8.17 Kraak & Smaak 

Two names, three guys. The Dutch DJ/producer trio is made up of Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim Plug. The threesome released a remix companion album of their 2016 full-length, Juicy Fruit, at the end of June. 

9 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $16. 21+. 619.795.1337 or musicboxsd.com

Kraak & Smaak. (Courtesy photo)

8.18 DJ Quik & Scarface 

In April, West Coast hip-hop legend Quik, and fellow Compton rapper Problem, released “Rosecrans,” a full-length follow-up to their 2016 EP of the same name. Scarface, veteran MC of Houston’s Geto Boys, released his last solo album, “Deeply Rooted,” in 2015.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $25. 18+. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

DJ Quik. (Visual Thought)

8.18 Flux Pavilion 

Flux Pavillion (aka Josh Steele) is a British DJ/producer who has played Coachella, Glastonbury, Reading and EDC Vegas. In February, Steele released a two-song single: Pull The Trigger featuring Cammie Robinson and Cut Me Out featuring Turin Breaks. Six-song remix EPs were released for each song in June.

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $25. 18+. 619.231.9200 or bassmntsd.com

Flux Pavilion. (Courtesy photo)

8.18 Steel Pulse 

The greatest non-Jamaican reggae band of all time, these Grammy-winning British veterans still feature founding lead vocalist David Hinds and keyboardist Selwyn Brown.

After last race of the day. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Concerts are free with race admission ($6-10). 18+. 858.792.4242 or dmtc.com/concerts

Steel Pulse. (Courtesy photo)

8.18 Markus Schulz 

The German-born/Miami-based trance DJ is the host of the Global DJ Broadcast weekly radio show and the founder of Coldharbour Recordings. Schulz has released a few singles in 2017, including Mota-Mota featuring Dakota & Koen Groeneveld and Running Up That Hill featuring Bev Wild.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

Markus Schulz. (Catalin Muntean)

8.18 Dungen 

The Swedish psych rockers released their ninth album, “Häxan,” last year. It is the band’s first all-instrumental collection and is based on 1926’s “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” – thought to be the oldest surviving full-length animated film.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $15. 21+. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com

Dungen. (Courtesy photo)

8.19 Maceo Parker 

In addition to his extensive work with everyone from James Brown and Prince to Ani Difranco and Parliament, the legendary sax man is an outstanding bandleader in his own right.

8 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $30. 21+. 619.795.1337 or musicboxsd.com

Maceo Parker. (Ines Kaiser)

8.19 Feed Me 

DJ Jon Gooch, aka British electro house/dubstep producer Feed Me, first performed under the moniker Spor. His latest EP, Feed Me’s Existential Crisis, was released in May and features a new collaboration with Kill the Noise and Anjulie titled Crazy Maybe.

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $15. 18+. 619.231.9200 or bassmntsd.com

Feed Me. (Courtesy photo)

8.20 Atmosphere 

The Minneapolis-based indie rap duo hit the road on their Welcome To California Tour with ZULUZULUU and Greg Grease. Slug and Ant released their 11th studio album, “Fishing Blues,” last year.  

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $29.50. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

Atmosphere. (Courtesy photo)

8.20 311 

311 is still making music? Who knew? But then again, Korn is back on the road this summer (with a 12-year-old bassist, no less) and Zima has returned to liquor store shelves. So maybe it’s not so weird after all.

7:30 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $23-$49.50. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

311. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

1 Comment

  1. Paisley Hutchins

    August 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I cannot believe you left The Alarm off this list! Seeing them at the Casbah on Aug 14 is a rare treat and a bucket list show for me this week.

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