Top concerts this week (Jan. 9-15)

It's a full week for the music scene in San Diego with performances from Lucinda Williams , Sublime with Rome, R. Kelly and Tiesto.

1.10: Dawes

The L.A.-based folk-rock quartet will spend "An evening with..." local fans who already have a ticket to this sold-out show.

8 p.m. Belly Up, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach . $29. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

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1.10: Brown Sabbath

Brownout, the nine-piece Latin funk ensemble out of Austin, Texas, puts a unique spin on classic tracks from the godfathers of metal. They released their second volume of Black Sabbath covers in October.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $14. 21. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com

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1.11: La Santa Cecilia

The L.A.-based multicultural pop quartet released their last album, "Buenaventura," a year ago. New single, "No Te Lloro Más," has been out since March. Note: This show was originally scheduled to be held at the Copley Symphony Hall

7:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $20. 18+. 619.795.1337. musicboxsd.com

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1.12: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

The 27-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist grew up in Los Angeles, but listening to his throwback acoustic blues will make you think he was raised in a Louisiana juke joint.  

8 p.m. The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. $9-35. All ages. 858.534.8497. theloft.ucsd.edu

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1.12. Purity Ring

Canadian electronic duo Megan James and Corin Roddick last released a studio album in 2015. So maybe, just maybe, there's a chance they'll tease some upcoming new music in this DJ set. One can hope.

9 p.m. Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown. $10-20. 21+.  619.677.2264 or bangbangsd.com

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1.12: Mint Field

Originally a trio, the Tijuana-based shoegaze duo of Amor Amezcua and Estrella Sánchez were introduced to the world when they played Coachella's main stage last year.

8:30 p.m. Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., Normal Heights. $8. 21+. 619.255.7224 or sodabarmusic.com

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1.12: J Boog

The Compton-born singer and songwriter returns to San Diego with a new crop of hybrid reggae tunes from his just-released album, "Wash House Ting." 

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $25. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com

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1.12: Protoje

The Jamaican singer and songwriter released his fourth full-length album, "Royalty Free," earlier this year. It can be downloaded for (you guessed it) free on his website. 

8:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $20-40. 21+. 619.795.1337. musicboxsd.com

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The Schizophonics

San Diego's own Pat and Lety Beers bring their time-warping, make-you-wanna-dance-and-yell, garage-based music to Encinitas. Check out their Grab a Brew interview here.

7:30 p.m. Belly Up, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $8-10. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

 

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1.13: Ozomatli

Still going strong in their 22nd year, the long running bilingual funk collective continues to tour regularly, has released a children's album and served as the house band for all three seasons of Gabriel Iglesias' Comedy Central show. 

8:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $35. 21+. 619.795.1337. musicboxsd.com

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1.13: R. Kelly

The songs on his October-released "12 Nights of Christmas" will be freshly irrelevant at this show, but setlists from the multiple Grammy-winner's current "Buffet Tour" prove that he has too many hits to play them anyway.

8 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $69. All ages. 619.224.4171. valleyviewcasinocenter.com

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1.13 Tiësto

The legendary Dutch DJ founded AFTR:HRS Records this year, just remixed DJ Snake and Justin Bieber's "Let Me Love You," and has been through San Diego a few times in the past few months. It just never gets old.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $60-85. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

Tiësto. (Courtesy photo)

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1.13: Talib Kweli

The hip-hop vet's 12-track, November-released "Awful People Are Great at Parties" features production from J Dilla, Hi-Tek and Kaytranada. Read more about the event here.

8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. $20. 18+. 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

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1.13, 14: Sublime with Rome

Sublime founder/singer Bradley Nowell has been gone for 20 years, but original bassist Eric Wilson carries on with Rome Ramirez and Josh Freese.

8 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $35-60. All ages. 619.299.2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego

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1.14 Spag Heddy

The Spanish DJ's remix of The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down Feat. Daya" is approaching 2 million plays on Soundcloud, while his song "Permanent" has over 10 million of them on DubstepGutter.

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $10. 18+. 619.231.9200. bassmntsd.com

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1.14 DJ Ruckus

Full disclosure: This is the dude who went straight-up street fighter (away from the club so they could really throw down, no less) with Tyson Beckford over Australian model Shanina Shaik this year. Dude's not bad, but really, we want to see round two.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-85. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com

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1.15, 16: Lucinda Williams

The three-time Grammy-winning Americana singer spends two nights at the Belly Up. Her latest, last year's "The Ghosts of Highway 20," is her 12th studio album. Note: Sunday, Jan. 15 show sold out, but tickets still available for Jan. 16.

8 p.m. Belly Up, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $45-47. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com

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