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Top concerts this week (May 15-21)

Top performances coming to San Diego this week include E-40, Chris Stapleton, Dash Berlin and Chris Brown.

Top performances coming to San Diego this week include E-40, Chris Stapleton, Dash Berlin and Chris Brown.

5.15: Brother Ali 

This month, the Minneapolis rapper released his sixth full-length studio album, “All The Beauty In This Whole Life.” The 15-track collection was entirely produced by Ant Davis of fellow Minnesota crew Atmosphere. Best part: This is a $5 show! 

The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $5. 18+. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

Brother Ali. (Colleen Eversman)

 

5.16: E-40

Veteran Bay Area rapper, actor and entrepreneur E-40 heads up the “On One Tour” which follows his 2016 releases “The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 and 2” – his 23rd and 24th studio album releases.

8:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $37.50. 18+. 619.795.1337 or musicboxsd.com

E-40. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.18: Chris Stapleton 

The multiple Grammy-winning country musician and songwriter is headed out on his 2017 “All American Road Show.” He also made an appearance on the new live compilation album “Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings.”

7 p.m. Mattress Firm, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $30-140. All ages. 619.671.3500. livenation.com

Chris Stapleton. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.18: Ghastly

Following hits like “Miami Connection” with Jauz, and “Crank It” with Mija and Lil Jon, the Arizona-born, California-based DJ Ghastly released the single “The Spider’s Symphony” in February.

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

Ghastly. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.18: Matthew Logan Vasquez 

The former San Diegan and Delta Spirit frontman is on tour in support of his third solo release, April’s “Does What He Wants.”

9:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $15-17. 21+. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com

Matthew Logan Vasquez. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.18: FKJ

Paris-based producer Vincent Fenton (aka FKJ) released his self-titled (“French Kiwi Juice”) debut in March. Fellow Parisians Cézaire and Dabeull join him for support.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $19.50. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

FKJ. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.18: DIIV 

Zachary Cole Smith’s Brooklyn indie four-piece released their sophomore album, “Is the Is Are,” last year. It contains the track “Blue Boredom (Sky’s Song),” featuring singer and actress Sky Ferreira.

9 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $22. 18+. 619.795.1337 or musicboxsd.com

DIIV. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.19: Noir

When Danish house DJ and label head René Kristensen isn’t releasing hits, creating them or producing popular podcasts like his “Noir Recommends” series, he heads out on tour.

10 p.m. Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown. $10-15. 21+.  619.677.2264 or bangbangsd.com

Noir. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.19: Dash Berlin

The Dutch trance DJ and producer released his fourth full-length album, “We Are (Part 2)” in March. It follows part one of his 2014 album with the same name and features guests Waka Flocka Flame, Christina Novelli, Jonny Rose and more.

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

Dash Berlin. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.19: SWMRS 

Before it was re-released a few months later through Fueled By Ramen, SWMRS’ 2016 third studio album, “Drive North,” came out on their own label, Uncool Records. The Oakland-based pop-punk quartet is fronted by brothers Cole and Max Becker.

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

SWMRS. (Alice Baxley)

 

5.19: Chris Brown 

The controversial singer and actor hits the road on his “THE PARTY” tour, which also features 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. Brown’s new album, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon,” is due to be released soon.

7:30 p.m. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. $39.50-199.95. All ages. 619.594.7315 or viejasarena.com

Chris Brown. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.19: Thundercat 

After winning a Grammy with Kendrick Lamar in 2016, Thundercat (aka L.A.-based singer, bassist and producer Stephen Bruner) returned in February with his third full-length studio album, “Drunk.”

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

Thunder Cat. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.20: Benny Benassi

The globe-hopping Grammy-winning Italian DJ and record producer teamed up with Lush and Simon for new single, “We Light Forever Up (feat. Frederick).”

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $20. 18+. 619.231.9200 or bassmntsd.com

Benny Benassi. (Courtesy photo)

 

5.21: Ann Wilson of Heart 

It’s an evening with half of the legendary rock duo as she heads out on a new 20-date solo tour. The new run comes on the heels of Heart’s 2016 release “Beautiful Broken” and a long stretch of shows with Joan Jett and Cheap Trick. 

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $70-75. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

Ann Wilson. (Courtesy photo)

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