Sounds Like a Plan

By Catlin Dorset

8/21: Nine Inch Nails @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.com
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped create the musical scores for the films

The Social Network

(2010) and the U.S. version of

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

(2011)

.

This summer, Reznor's Grammy Award-winning industrial rock band will tour North America (with grunge rockers Soundgarden) to promote its album

Hesitation Marks

, released last September.

8/1:

Dave Koz & Friends @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Jazz saxophonist on his

Hot Fun in the Summertime

tour with guests Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot.

8/1:

Neon Trees

Del Mar Racetrack, delmarscene.com

These pop rockers continue to climb music charts with singles from their recent album,

Pop Psychology.

8/1:

Queensrÿche @ Sycuan, sycuan.com

As agreed upon in a legal settlement earlier this year, lead singer Geoff Tate will exit this Grammy-nominated heavy metal band once its current tour concludes at the end of August.

8/2:

Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack, delmarscene.com

These Southern California natives will release their ninth album,

Everything Will Be Alright In The End

, on September 30.

8/2: I

 See Stars @ Soma, somasandiego.com

Electronic hardcore rockers headlining

The All Stars

tour with The Acacia Strain, Like Moths To Flames, Slaves and many other metal bands.

8/3:

Josh Abbott Band @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Six-piece country band from Texas.

8/3:

Mike Stud @ Epicentre, epicentreconcerts.org

Michael Francis Seander Jr., aka Mike Stud, is a 25-year-old hip-hopper from Rhode Island.

8/3-4:

Prince Royce @ House of Blues, hob.com

This Bachata singer-songwriter stepped into the Latin music spotlight after releasing a bilingual cover of "Stand By Me" in 2010.

8/5: Arcade Fire

 @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.com
The Hunger Games

soundtrack features this indie band's song, "Abraham's Daughter."

8/5: Third World 

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

This Jamaican reggae band's new album,

Under The Magic Sun,

dropped June 10.

8/5: Amos Lee 

@ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

This soul rocker has toured with and opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Van Morrison and more.

8/6: Arctic Monkeys 

@ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

Indie rockers promoting their most recent album,

AM

, with an international tour of the same name.

8/6:

Jagwar Ma @ the Casbah, casbahmusic.com

These alt. rock Aussies released their debut album,

Howlin'

, last June.

8/7:

Juicy J @ House of Blues, hob.com

Rapper Jordan Michael Houston (aka Juicy J) co-owns Taylor Gang Records with Wiz Khalifa .

8/7: Lynyrd Skynyrd

 @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Floridian southern rockers most known for their hits "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." Lynyrd Skynrd is also playing at Pechanga Resort & Casino August 10.

8/7-8: Rebelution

 @ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

These Santa Barbara reggae rockers released their fourth album,

Count Me In

, on June 17.

8/8: Israel Vibration 

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Members of this reggae band met as children while recovering from polio in a Jamaican rehab center.

8/8: Our Last Night and Set It Off

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

This metalcore foursome released a screamo cover of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" in January.

8/8:

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ the Casbah, casbahmusic.com

Indie rockers touring worldwide to promote their recent album,

Only Run

, which dropped June 3.

8/8:  Steel Pulse

 @ Del Mar Racetrack, delmarscene.com

In 1986, Steel Pulse became the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

8/9:

Counting Crows @ Del Mar Racetrack, delmarscene.com

These alt. rockers received an Academy Award nomination for their song "Accidentally in Love," which was featured in the film

Shrek 2

in 2004.

8/9:

Dirty Heads @ UCSD Rimac Field, sportsfac.ucsd.edu

These hip-hop/reggae rockin' rappers have toured with O.A.R., 311, Kottonmouth Kings and more.

8/9:

Sara Bareilles @ SDSU'S Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

This pop songstress performed with Elton John at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party Fundraiser in NYC in April.

8/9:

Slash @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com

The former Guns N' Roses frontman claimed No. 65 on

Rolling Stone

's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list in 2011.

8/10:

Michael McDonald and Toto @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com

Grammy Award-winning soft rockers Michael McDonald and Toto hit the road for a co-headlining summer tour.

8/10:

Wade Bowen @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

This country singer and guitarist has plans to release his seventh studio album in the fall.

8/11: Iron and Wine @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Songs from this folk rock singer- songwriter have been featured in TV shows

Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, House

and many others.

8/11:

The Head and The Heart @ The North Park Theatre, thenorthparktheatre.com

This indie folk band's tune "Lost In My Mind" was the backing track for the official

Silver Linings Playbook

movie trailer.

8/12: Imelda May

 @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Irish rockabilly blues singer-songwriter who has performed with the likes of Elvis Costello, Meat Loaf, Bono and many other rock stars.

8/14:

Deep Purple @ Harrah's, harrahsresortsoutherncalifornia.com

The 10,000-watt amp Deep Purple used during a 1972 performance in London earned it a Guinness World Record for Loudest Pop Group... and knocked three audience members unconscious.

8/14: Everlast

 @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

The former House of Pain lead rapper is most known for his 1998 hit "What It's Like."

8/14:

Terry Bozzio @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com

Original artworks from this rock drummer's debut art collection, titled "Rhythm + Sketch," are available for purchase at terrybozzioart.com.

8/14: Hundredth

 @ Soma, somasandiego.com

Melodic hardcore band headlining the

Common Vision

tour with Counterparts, Handguns, Being As An Ocean and others.

8/14:

Us The Duo @ House of Blues, hob.com

Pop hubby and wife duo promoting their debut album,

No Matter Where You Are

, while on a North American tour of the same name.

8/15:

Farruko @ Blue Agave Nightclub, blueagavenightclub.com

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist who collaborated with Sean Paul on the 2014 single, "Passion Whine."

8/15: I

 Declare War @ Soma, somasandiego.com

Five-piece Washingtonian deathcore band.

8/15:

Julian Marley @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

In 2009, this Rastafari received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album for his most recent record,

Awake

.

8/16: A

llan Holdsworth @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com
Guitar World

says this jazz fusion guitarist is "as influential as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen."

8/17:

Grouplove

SDSU'S Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

These alt. rockers performed "Let Me In" on

Conan

in June. The song is also included on the soundtrack for the film

The Fault In Our Stars.

8/17: Hawthorne Heights and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

Rocker bands Hawthorne Heights and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus co-headline

The Hope Revolution Tour

with support from New Empire, Famous Last Words and more.

8/17: Rascall Flatts

 @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.com

Country trio most known for hits "Bless the Broken Road," "Life Is a Highway" and "What Hurts the Most."

8/19: Reckless Kelly 

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

An 1800s Australian bank robber named Ned Kelly inspired this country band's name.

8/19: Lila Downs 

@ House of Blues, hob.com

This Latin music singer-songwriter played a small role as a tango singer in the 2002 flick

Frida,

starring Salma Hayek.

8/20: The Naked and Famous @ The North Park Theatre, thenorthparktheatre.com

The Invisible Children, Inc. short film

KONY 2012

features this alt. rock band's hit single "Punching In A Dream."

8/20:

The Zombies @ House of Blues, hob.com

Rolling Stone

magazine listed this rock band's 1968 album,

Odessey and Oracle,

No. 100 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

8/21: Balance & Composure

 @ The Irenic, casbahmusic.com

Alt. rockers touring internationally through the beginning of November.

8/21: Chimaira

 @ Soma, somasandiego.com
This heavy metal band's moniker comes from the Greek word "Chimera", a monstrous creature comprised of lion, goat and snake body parts.

8/21: M

ad Caddies @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
Ska punk band on its

Dirty Rice

tour to promote a recent album by the same name.

8/21-22:

Jason Mraz @ S

an Diego Theatres, sandiegotheatres.org

This pop rocker just released his fifth album,

YES!

, on July 15.

8/22: 

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Louisiana native Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' 2010 album 

Backatown 

hit No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart.

8/22-23: Vanessa Williams

 @ San Diego Symphony, sandiegosymphony.org

This singer, actress and former Miss America had two chart-topping hits in the '90s: "Save the Best for Last" and "Colors of the Wind."

8/23: 

Fucked Up @ The Casbah, casbahmusic.com

Canadian hardcore punk band with a new album, 

Glass Boys

which dropped June 3.

8/23: 

John Legend @ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

This nine-time Grammy-winning R&B superstar is married to supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

8/23: 

Led Zepagain @ House of Blues, hob.com

Successful cover band of the original classic rock foursome, Led Zeppelin.

8/23: Wiz Khalifa and Tyga @ S

leep Train Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.com

This hip-hopper collaborated with Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars for his 2013 track, "Young, Wild & Free."

8/24: A

l Jarreau @ Thornton Winery, thorntonwine.com

Mid-'70s jazz singer-songwriter with a new album, 

My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke

, dropping August 5.

8/24: Ozomatli

 @ San Diego Symphony, sandiegosymphony.org

These Latin rockers appeared in 

Never Been Kissed

In the 1999 film, they're the band playing as Drew Barrymore takes her first bite of ganja cake.

8/25: K

eyshia Cole @ House of Blues, hob.com

Missy Elliott and Lil Kim collaborated with this R&B songstress on the 2007 hit single, "Let It Go."

8/26: Groundation @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Roots reggae band on its North American 

Coming Home 

tour.

8/27: B.B. King

 @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

This blues legend holds the No. 6 spot on 

Rolling Stone

's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list. B.B. King is also playing at Pechanga Resort & Casino August 29.

8/27: 

Panic! At The Disco @ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

Pop punk threesome most recognized for their 2005 track, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

8/29-31: A

wesome Fest 8 @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

More than 60 DIY punk bands from across the U.S. will perform at this annual three-day music festival.

8/29: M

arc Anthony @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, ticketmaster.com

The former Mr. J.Lo is a jack-of-all- trades, finding success in singing, acting, producing and fashion design.

8/30:

Frampton's Guitar Circus @ Harrah's, harrahsresortsoutherncalifornia.com
USA Today

calls rocker Peter Frampton's current tour the "greatest guitar show on earth."

8/30:

Jack Johnson @ UCSD Rimac Field, sportsfac.ucsd.edu

Folk rock musician and surfer on his

From Here to Now to You

tour in support of his album of the same name released last September.

8/30:

The Offspring @ Sleep Train Amphithesaraatre, ticketmaster.com

This Huntington Beach punk rock band formed 30 years ago, in 1984.

8/31: Gipsy Kings

 @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

The film

The Big Lebowski

featured this flamenco pop band's cover of The Eagles' rock mega-hit "Hotel California."

8/31:

Ziggy Marley @ Del Mar Racetrack, delmarscene.com

Bob Marley's eldest son, born David Nesta Marley, takes the stage after the day's last horse race at the annual Del Mar Reggae Fest.

8/31: D

avid Gray @ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu

This British indie rocker released his 10th album,

Mutineers

, in June.

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