Top concerts in San Diego (Dec. 11-17)

Top performances in San Diego this week include Jhené Aiko, Sir Mix A Lot + Tone Loc and Two Friends.

12.13: Metz 

The Toronto-based punk trio refuses to take their feet off of the gas pedal on their September-released third album, Strange Peace. The 11-song collection continues their tradition of beating their instruments, as well as listeners’ eardrums, into submission. But it’s in the live setting when the Canadian three-piece really gets crazy.

  @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

12.14 Rezz 

The 22-year old Canadian producer, also known as Isabelle Rezazadeh, released her eight-song debut album, Mass Manipulation, on the mau5trap label in August.

 @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

12.15: Julien Baker 

The 22-year-old, Memphis-born/Nashville-based singer/guitarist released her second album, Turn Out The Lights, in October. Baker has performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert and is signed to Matador Records.

 @ The Irenic, theirenic.com

12.15 Andrew Rayel 

The 24-year-old Moldovan trance DJ and producer was signed to Armada Records by co-founder Armin van Buuren. Rayel released his 16-track LP, Moments, in May. He followed it with the single, Mass Effect, in September.

 @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

12.16: Sir Mix A Lot + Tone Loc 

These two veteran rappers unite to search for big butts and those who like to do the wild thing. It’s a match made in strip club heaven and thematically on point!

@ Sycuan, sycuan.com

12.16 Juan Maclean 

The Juan Maclean, aka electronic musician/DJ John MacLean, returns to San Diego after the November release of The Brighter the Light. The four-song single includes remixes of the title track by DJ Tennis, Len Leise, and Octo Octa. Marcus Marr is also on the bill.

 @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com

12.16 4B 

The New Jersey-based DJ has released tracks on Diplo’s Mad Decent and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. In March, he teamed with Junkie Kid for the release of the collaborative single, Love Is Dead.

 @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com

12.16 Two Friends 

The L.A.-based DJ duo of Matt Halper and Eli Sones dropped a pair of singles in September — While We’re Dreaming (feat. Kevin Writer) and a Zack Martino & Beauz remix of Emily (feat. James Delaney).

 @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

12.17: Jhené Aiko 

The R&B singer released her sophomore LP, Trip, in September. It debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and features collaborations with Kurupt, Brandy, boyfriend Big Sean and more.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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