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Top concerts this week (June 12-18)

Top performances coming to San Diego this week include Ziggy Marley, Marian Hill, Talib Kweli, Def Leppard and Boston + Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Top performances coming to San Diego this week include Ziggy Marley, Marian Hill, Def Leppard, Talib Kweli and Boston + Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


6.12 – Ziggy Marley

With expansion into philanthropy, graphic novels, children’s books, acting, a GMO-free product line and more, it’s a wonder that the eldest child of Bob and Rita Marley still has time for music. But after picking up his seventh Grammy in 2015 for the album “Fly Rasta,” (his third in the Best Reggae Album category), he followed it with a self-titled release last year – his sixth solo full-length.

7:30 p.m. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma. $63. All ages. 619.224.3577 or

Ziggy Marley. (Gregory Bojoroquez)


6.13 – Robyn Hitchcock

One-time leader of The Soft Boys, Hitchcock released his self-titled 21st album this year. It was produced by Brenden Benson and features an appearance from Gillian Welch.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $20. 21+. 619.232.4355 or

Robyn Hitchcock. (Courtesy photo)


6.15 – Horace Andy

The legendary Jamaican singer/songwriter has worked with Bristol’s Massive Attack in recent years, but the roots reggae superstar has released more than 40 albums in his storied career.

9 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $18-$20. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

Horace Andy. (Courtesy photo)


6.16 – Marian Hill

Are you down-ditty-down? Brooklyn’s Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd sure hope you are. Still soaring after an Apple AirPods commercial thrust them into the spotlight, the electro-pop duo just released a video for their song “Down.”

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $25. All ages. 619.239.8836 or

Marian Hill. (Miller Mobley)


6.16 – Def Leppard

The British rockers turn 40 this year and are still sporting the same lineup they’ve had since 1992. They’ll be joined on this North American run by hair-metal colleagues Poison and Tesla.

7 p.m. Mattress Firm, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $28-$133. All ages. 619.671.3500.

Def Leppard will perform June 16 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre for their 2017 tour with Poison and Tesla. (Maryanne Bilham)


6.16: The Magician

Known for doing magic tricks on stage while performing, Belgian DJ/producer Stephen Fasano pulled a gold record out of his hat when he collaborated with Years & Years on the 2014 single “Sunlight.” Fasano has remixed Lykke Li and Clean Bandit, and his latest single, “Tied Up” (feat. Julian Perretta), was released in February.

10 p.m. Spin Nightclub, 2021 Hancock St., Midway District. $10-$25. 21+. 619.294.9590.

The Magician. (Courtesy photo)


6.16 – The Specials

These 2 Tone/Ska legends also turn 40 this year. Still led by founding members Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, as well as original member Terry Hall, The Specials have survived multiple hiatuses and continue to deliver an amazing live show.

7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $45-$65. All ages. 619.299.2583 or

The Specials. (Courtesy photo)


6.17 – Magic 92.5 Birthday Bash

Sometimes, old school is the only school. And with a lineup that includes Morris Day & The Time, Zapp, Blackstreet, Ginuwine, and Stevie B, this is one of those times. No diggity. No doubt.

7:30 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $42.50-$79.50. All ages. 619.224.4171 or

Morris Day. (Courtesy photo)


6.17 – Talib Kweli

Neighborhood SD is hitting the decade mark and celebrating with what they’re calling “a beer garden party of sorts.” They’re shutting down the block on 8th between Market and G to serve up specialty beers, craft cocktails and a bunch of eats. Oh, and rapper Talib Kweli will be performing.

1 p.m. Neighborhood, 777 G St., downtown.  Neighborhood 10 Year Block Party, $45. 21+. 619.446.0002 or

Talib Kweli. (Courtesy photo)


6.17: Dubvision

Another EDM act from the Netherlands, sibling DJ duo Victor and Stephan Leicher have collaborated with the likes of Sander van Doorn, Justin Oh and Dash Berlin. So far in 2017, the Dutch brothers have released a pair of singles – “Geht’s Noch” and “Satellites.”

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $10. 18+. 619.231.9200 or

Dubvision. (Courtesy photo)


6.17 – Evan Dando

He’s led the Lemonheads and dated Kate Moss. But this year, it’s all about the reissue of his 2003 album, “Baby I’m Bored.” For Record Store Day this year, Dando released an expanded edition of his solo debut that includes unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $20-$22. 21+. 619.232.4355 or

Exan Dando. (Courtesy photo)


6.18 – Boston + Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Do you “love rock and roll?” Does it give you “more than a feeling?” Well then, what are you waiting for? It’s time to head down to Chula Vista and put another dime in that jukebox, baby.

7:30 p.m. Mattress Firm, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $31-$195. All ages. 619.671.3500.

Boston. (Kamal Asar)

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