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  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week include Imagine Dragons, Matoma and CRSSD Fest. 9.26 Alison Moyet  English singer and one-time half of electronic pioneers Yaz, Moyet released her ninth solo studio album, Other, in June. It is her first album of new material since 2013, and her current tour...

  • Groove: October concert calendar

    Groove: October concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Coldplay , Janet Jackson , Luke Bryan , A$AP Mob and  Arcade Fire . 10.1: Algiers  A chance to see this Atlanta-based band in an intimate setting after they delivered one of the year's best records - the politically-charged, Adrian Utley-produced,...

  • CRSSD up: Waterfront music festival returns

    It's time again to head back to Waterfront Park for another weekend of CRSSD Fest. It seems hard to believe, but this is already the sixth edition of the bi-annual festival since debuting in 2015. In just two short years, CRSSD has become San Diego's premier EDM festival, if not one of the most...

  • 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...

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