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  • Take a spin: April EDM calendar

    Take a spin: April EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Tokimonsta, EDX, Bassjackers and Lil Jon. 4.1: Pegboard Nerds The Scandinavian super squad (Danish DJ Michael Parsberg and Norwegian DJ Alex Odden) just released their single "Voodoo (feat. Tony Junior)" and remixed The Chainsmokers' "Paris."...

  • Groove: April concert calendar

    Groove: April concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Chance the Rapper , Alina Baraz, Kings of Leon, HIRIE and The 1975.   4.1: Squirrel Nut Zippers Bandleader Jimbo Mathus and drummer Chris Phillips reformed the swing revivalists last year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of their 1996 smash...

  • Top concerts this week (March 27-April 2)

    Top concerts this week (March 27-April 2)

    There are some great performers coming to San Diego this week including Vince Gill, Nero and Old 97's. 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. 8 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown....

  • Top concerts this week (March 20-26)

    Top concerts this week (March 20-26)

    There are some great performers coming to San Diego this week including  Kate Tempest, Common and Panic! At The Disco. 3.20 Wu-Tang Clan A revolutionary rap group of the mid-90s, famous members of the Wu-Tang Clan have included Ol' Dirty Bastard , Method Man and Ghostface Killah, who have all had...

  • Kate Tempest kicks off 'Chaos' tour in San Diego

    Kate Tempest kicks off 'Chaos' tour in San Diego

    If you haven't yet heard of Kate Tempest, get ready. In her native England, the author, rapper, playwright and novelist has been making waves for more than a decade. In addition to being the youngest-ever recipient of the U.K. Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for the first of her two books of...

  • On the rise: Molly Kate Kestner

    On the rise: Molly Kate Kestner

    Molly Kate Kestner is on her first-ever tour. And it's about time. The 21-year-old Minnesota-born singer first came to prominence in 2014, when she posted a YouTube clip that went viral. Filmed on a cracked iPhone and played on an out-of-tune piano, Kestner's performance of original song "His Daughter"...

  • Top concerts this week (March 13-19)

    Top concerts coming to San Diego this week include Portugal. The Man, Bad Religion and Yellow Card. 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. 9:30 p.m. The Casbah,...

  • Top concerts this week (March 6-12)

    Top concerts this week (March 6-12)

    Some of the top concerts coming to San Diego this week include Blake Shelton , G. Love & the Special Sauce, The Shins and Daya. 3.6: Chase Rice The North Carolina-raised, Tennessee-based, one-time "Survivor" contestant released his latest single, "Everybody We Know Does," last summer. 8 p.m. House...

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