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  • 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...

  • Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts coming to San Diego during the last week of August through Labor Day weekend include One Republic, Kaleo and Dada Life. 8.29 Idina Menzel   Make room for the Broadway superstar, singer and reason every human on earth knows the words to "Frozen's" "Let It Go." She hits San Diego on...

  • St. Paul and The Broken Bones find salvation

    St. Paul and The Broken Bones find salvation

    When thinking of rock and roll hotbeds, Alabama typically isn't the first place that comes to mind. But the Brittany Howard-led Alabama Shakes broke through with their 2013 debut and haven't looked back since. Now, just an hour and a half down the freeway in Birmingham, another southern superpower...

  • On the rise: Sudan Archives

    Newcomer Sudan Archives (born Brittney Parks) is blazing her own trail. The 23-year-old singer grew up in a strict religious Cincinnati household and taught herself how to play the violin. Alongside her twin sister and a stepfather who once worked in the record industry, Parks was slated to be...

  • Top concerts in San Diego (Aug. 21-27)

    Top concerts coming to San Diego this week include Ozomatli, Slightly Stoopid, Young the Giant and Dierks Bentley. 8.24 Young The Giant  Orange County alt rockers Young The Giant bring Cold War Kids and Joywave with them to San Diego for this special triple bill. YTG's latest album, "Home of the...

  • Summer soldiers: 311

    Summer soldiers: 311

    Certain guarantees come with summertime. But the old guard of high temps, crowds, vacation days, and flip-flops better make some room for a new entry. SoCal-by-way-of-Nebraska quintet 311 is looking to join the ranks. When the funk-rock 5-piece hits the Cal Coast Credit Union OAT on Sunday, it'll...

  • Top concerts this week (Aug. 14-20)

    Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Flux Pavilion, Neon Indian, Jill Scott and Tony Bennett. 8.14 Neon Indian  Mexico-born, Texas-based electronic composer Alan Palomo last released an album, "Vega Intl. Night School," in 2015. He appeared earlier this year in the Terrence Malick...

  • J Boog returns to SD for BeerX festival

    J Boog returns to SD for BeerX festival

    Compton-raised, Hawaii-based reggae crooner J Boog is having a busy year. After releasing his third full-length album, "Wash House Ting," last Novemeber, J Boog (aka Jerry Afemata) stopped by North Park's Observatory for a performance to promote it in January. He's been on the road ever since....

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