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  • Top concerts this week in San Diego (Nov. 20-26)

    Top concerts this week in San Diego (Nov. 20-26)

    Concerts in town this week include Gwar, Borgore, Snow Tha Product and New Found Glory.

  • Chad VanGaalen goes into the light

    Chad VanGaalen goes into the light

    Canadian singer and artist Chad VanGaalen tends to spread his creativity around. In addition to writing, recording, and releasing his own albums, VanGaalen also works as an illustrator and animator. Not unlike others who work in a home studio, he’s recorded and produced albums for fellow artists....

  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 13-20)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 13-20)

    Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Fall Out Boy, Kap Slap and Gin Blossoms. 11.13: Death From Above 1979  The Toronto electro-dance punks played House of Blues almost exactly one year ago on a co-headlining tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They return by themselves in support...

  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 6-12)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 6-12)

    Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Matisyahu, Black Tiger Sex Machine and Borgeous. 11.6: Noname  Chicago rapper Fatimah Warner broke out when she appeared on Chance The Rapper’s 2013 album, Acid Rap. Last year, she was featured on another one his albums, Coloring Book, and joined...

  • The Drums keep the beat going

    The Drums keep the beat going

    Even before they released their self-titled 2010 debut, New York pop outfit The Drums was comprised of Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham. The childhood friends met at Bible camp as pre-teens, and were in an electro-pop band together long before ever they released music as The Drums. After a trio of...

  • Top concerts in San Diego (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

    Top concerts in San Diego (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

    Top concerts in town this week include The B-52s, Bret Michaels , The Greyboy Allstars, Breathe Carolina and Halsey. 11.1: The Drums With the departure of co-founder Jacob Graham last year, the band is now solely in the hands of front man Jonny Pierce. And he wrote all of the music for, as well...

  • Bloody Beetroots return with The Great Electronic Swindle

    Bloody Beetroots return with The Great Electronic Swindle

    Masked Italian producer and performer Robert Rifo (aka The Bloody Beetroots) is back on the road. His current 10-date My Name Is Thunder Tour is taken from the first track of his just-released new album, The Great Electronic Swindle.   After last appearing under the moniker of SBCR (the initials...

  • Take a spin: November EDM calendar

    Take a spin: November EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Breathe Carolina, RL Grime, Cash Cash and Deorro. 11.3: Breathe Carolina The Denver-based electro-duo kicked off 2017 with the release of their Oh So Hard EP, and followed it with the 5-track Coma EP this summer. The Fever, their collaborative...

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