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  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 18-24)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 18-24)

    Concerts rolling into San Diego this week include U2 , Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes and Sean Paul. 9.18 Lil Yachty  Nineteen-year-old rapper Miles McCollum, aka Lil Yachty, released his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions, in May. It features appearances from Diplo , Migos, YG and more. Yachty first...

  • Kelis cooks at KAABOO

    Kelis cooks at KAABOO

    When Kelis Rogers - aka 38-year-old singer known mononymously as Kelis - took to the Palate stage on Friday at KAABOO Del Mar, she performed in a chef's coat. While the songwriter and author is perhaps best known for her 2003 hit song "Milkshake," these days, the Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef works...

  • KAABOO'S Grandview Stage hosts triple play: DJ Diesel, Kesha and David Guetta

    The first day of KAABOO Del Mar 2017 had plenty of musical options, but few more entertaining than the five-hour block that started in the late afternoon on the Grandview Stage. First up was DJ Diesel - aka NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal . Those who ever watched him shoot a free throw knew...

  • Rich Robinson brings new band to KAABOO

    Rich Robinson brings new band to KAABOO

    It's been said for a long time that birds of a feather flock together. And for Rich Robinson, founding guitarist and songwriter of The Black Crowes, he's doubling down on that idiom. The Magpie Salute, Robinson's new 10-piece, (once again) avian-titled band was born of the blues-rock outfit that...

  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 11-17)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 11-17)

    Top concerts headed into San Diego this week include Green Day, Black Uhuru and Netsky. 9.11 Quicksand  The NYC post-hardcore vets fronted by Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits' Walter Schreifels haven't released music since 1995. Reuniting in 2012 for their first run of shows in 13 years, the...

  • Top concerts this week in San Diego (Sept. 4-10)

    Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line and Stiff Little Fingers. 9.5: Minus The Bear + Deap Vally  The long-running, Seattle-based indie rockers released their sixth studio album, VOIDS, in March. They join forces with L.A. rock duo Deap Vally, which...

  • Groove: September concert calendar

    Groove: September concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include U2 , Glass Animals, Florida Georgia Line, Lil Yachty and OneRepublic. 9.1 OneRepublic  The Colorado-based pop rockers released their fourth studio album, Oh My My, last October. As part of the 16th annual Honda Civic Tour, the quintet hits Chula...

  • Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Steve Aoki , CRSSD Festival, Dash Berlin and Tramps Like Us. 9.1: Chuckie  Last playing at Parq in July, the Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) is synonymous with the "Dirty Dutch" style. Narain paired with Dutch DJ...

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