Sounds Like a Plan


By Catlin Dorset

11/1: Switchfoot @ SDSU’s Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,
In July, more than 15,000 fans flocked to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas to compete in and/or watch the annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert. Since its inception in 2005, the event - founded by local rockers Switchfoot - has raised more than $1 million for children’s charities in San Diego. Now touring to promote their album Fading West, which dropped in January, the Grammy Award-winning band is returning to America’s Finest for a special homecoming show at SDSU.

11/1: Ziggy Marley @ The North Park Theatre,
In 2012, this reggae artist (and eldest son of Bob Marley) launched his own line of organic cooking products, including Coco’Mon coconut oils and Hemp Rules hempseeds.

11/1: Chase Rice @ House of Blues,
This country singer-songwriter co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s 2012 megahit, “Cruise.”

11/1: Slightly Stoopid @ Sycuan Casino,
Ocean Beach reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid partner with Team Parker 4Life to raise money for kids with cancer at this benefit show.

11/1: Patty Griffin @ Balboa Theatre,
Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Emmylou Harris and many others have covered this folk rocker’s songs.

11/1: Delta Spirit @ Belly Up Tavern,
Indie rockers promoting their recent album, Into the Wide, which dropped in September.

11/1: Being As an Ocean @ SOMA,
Following this San Diego show, these hardcore rockers will travel overseas to headline a European tour through early December.

11/2: Carla Morrison @ The North Park Theatre,
Latin Grammy Award-winning indie popper from Tecate, Mexico.

11/2: Yelle @ Belly Up Tavern,
French electropop band on a worldwide tour in support of its new album, Complement Fou.

11/2: Def Leppard @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
VH1 ranked this rock band’s notorious hit, “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” at No. 2 on its “100 Greatest Songs of the ‘80s” list.

11/3: Emblem 3 @ House of Blues,
In June, these pop rockers released a cover of Meghan Trainor’s hit single “All About That Bass” on YouTube.

11/4: Tech N9ne @ House of Blues,
Rapper Aaron Dontez Yates, aka Tech N9ne, plays a small voice-over role as a zombie in the recent 3-D animated flick Night of the Living Dead: Origins.

11/5: Shovels and Rope @ Belly Up Tavern,
This husband-and-wife folk duo released their third album, Swimmin’ Time, in August.

11/6: Rhye @ The North Park Theatre,
Singer Michael Milosh and instrumentalist Robin Hannibal comprise this R&B twosome.

11/6: Lagwagon @ House of Blues,
These Santa Barbara-native punk rockers released Hang, their first album in nine years, on October 28.

11/7: Daley @ The Casbah,
British alt. pop singer-songwriter on his North American Unplugged tour.

11/7: Flyleaf @ The North Park Theatre,
Video games The Sims 2 and Guitar Hero: 3 feature songs by this five-piece rock band.

11/7: Travis Garland @ House of Blues,
This pop singer’s cover of Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You” has garnered more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.

11/7: Scott Weiland @ Sycuan Casino,
The former Stone Temple Pilots front man is reportedly working on his third solo album, set for release later this year.

11/7: The Word Alive @ SOMA,
Metalcore band headlining The Get Real Tour with The Color Morale, Our Last Night, The Dead Rabbitts and Miss Fortune.

11/7: YelaWolf @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub,
Rapper Michael Wayne Atha, aka YelaWolf, is signed to Eminem’s Shady Records label.

11/7: Moe. @ Belly Up Tavern,
These rockers host New York’s annual moe.down music festival.

11/7: Eyehategod @ Soda Bar,
Intensely angry-sounding sludge metal band out of New Orleans.

11/7: 36 Crazyfists @ Brick by Brick,
These Alaskan metalers took their moniker from the 1977 Jackie Chan movie of the same name.

11/8: Flatbush Zombies @ SOMA,
This hip-hop trio’s song “My Team Supreme 2.0” is featured on the video game soundtrack for NBA Live 15.

11/8: Andre Nickatina @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub,
This rapper/producer’s eponymous 2013 album debuted at No. 46 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart.

11/8: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up Tavern,
More than 6,000 fans pledged nearly $265,000 on Kickstarter last year to help fund New Constellation, this rock
band’s first album in 16 years.

11/8: We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Irenic,
Alt. pop band on the road to promote its third studio album, Unravelling, which dropped October 14

11/9: The Black Keys @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena,
In March, these rockers announced their new album, Turning Blue, and its May release date via Mike Tyson’s Twitter account.

11/9: Four Year Strong @ SOMA,
Alt. rock foursome on its North American Go Down in History tour.

11/9: Real Friends @ The Epicentre,
Pop punkers on the road to support their debut studio album, Maybe this Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing, with Neck Deep, Cruel Hand and Have Mercy.

11/9: Vince Gill @ Copley Symphony Hall,
To date, this country superstar has collected 20 Grammy Awards, 18 CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year nods (1993 and 1994) and induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame (2007).

11/9: Common Kings @ House of Blues,
Justin Timberlake selected this reggae rock foursome as the opening act for his 20/20 Experience World Tour.

11/9: Train @ Civic Theatre,
Pop rockers most known for their hits “Meet Virginia,” “Calling All Angels” and “Hey, Soul Sister,” among others.

11/11: Goo Goo Dolls @ Belly Up Tavern,
The City of Angels title track, “Iris,” launched this rock band into the spotlight in 1998. The same song is ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top 100 Pop Songs from 1992-2012.”

11/10: Dropkick Murphys @ House of Blues,
Following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, these punk rockers created and sold a “For Boston” t-shirt to raise money for the victims. They raised more than $65,000 in the first day.

11/11: Nick Carter @ House of Blues,
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and former New Kids on the Block front man Jordan Knight try to relive and revive their teenage glory days on The Nick and Knight tour.

11/12: Hot Water Music @ The Irenic,
Four-piece punk rock group from Gainesville, Florida.

11/12: Death From Above 1979 @ House of Blues,
In September, these punk rockers performed their new single, “Trainwreck 1979,” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

11/13: Relient K @ House of Blues,
Alt. rock band celebrating a decade in the biz with its Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour.

11/13: The Ghost Inside @ SOMA,
These hardcore punk rockers are set to release their new album, Dear Youth, on November 17.

11/13: Kreator @ Ramona Mainstage,
German thrash metal band on its Phantom Antichrist tour.

11/14: Aaron Lewis @ Pala Casino,
The founding member and front man of Staind changed his tune to country music in 2010.

11/14: Say Anything @ House of Blues,
These L.A.-native rockers released their sixth album, Hebrews, in June.

11/15: Dirty Loops @ SOMA,
This Swedish threesome is most known for its 2011 YouTube cover of Lady Gaga’s hit “Just Dance.”

11/15: Iration @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,
Indie reggae rock band Iration headlines Reggae Fest immediately following the last horse race of the day.

11/15: Blonde Redhead @ House of Blues,
Songs from this alt. rock trio have been featured in TV shows Numb3rs, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ricky and Morty.

11/16: Misfits @ House of Blues,
These horror punk rockers named themselves after Marilyn Monroe’s final film, The Misfits, which also stars Clark Gable.

11/17: The Psychedelic Furs @ Belly Up Tavern,
Alt. rockers still riding the mild success of their ‘80s hits “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink” and “The Ghost In You.”

11/19: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ House of Blues,
Only one copy of this hip-hop band’s final album, E. 1999 Legends, will be released and sold to the highest bidder in 2015 (bidding starts at $1 million).

11/19: Alexz Johnson @ Soda Bar,
Pop singer-songwriter promoting her newest album, Let ‘Em Eat Cake, which dropped October 14.

11/19: Cold War Kids @ Belly Up Tavern,
Five-piece indie rock band out of Long Beach.

11/19: Bastille @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena,
Indie pop Londoners enjoying worldwide success with their current hit, “Pompeii.”

11/19: Melanie Martinez @ House of Blues,
This singer-songwriter’s indie pop rendition of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” turned three chairs on Season Three of The Voice.

11/20: Jerrod Niemann @ House of Blues,
In April 2015, this country artist will perform at the annual Stagecoach Festival shortly before Blake Shelton takes the stage on the final night.

11/21: Minus the Bear @ The Casbah,
Washingtonian alt. rock quintet on its Lost Loves & Beer Commercials 10-year anniversary tour.

11/21: The White Buffalo @ Belly Up Tavern,
In August, these rockers performed current singles “This Year” and “The Whistler” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

11/21: The 1975 @ SOMA,
Alt. rock band touring worldwide through January in support of their recently released eponymous album.

11/21: SoMo @ House of Blues,
Covers of Drake, Chris Brown and J. Cole songs made this pop singer a YouTube sensation before he signed with Republic Records in 2013.

Escondido” src=”” alt=”11/22: Primus @ California Center for the Arts Escondido” width=”277” height=”370” />11/21: Richie Kotzen @ Ramona Mainstage,
Blues rock singer and guitarist said to be working on his 20th studio album, to be released in 2015.

11/22: Michael Franti @ Belly Up Tavern,
Rock/reggae musician most recognized for his 2009 hit single “Say Hey (I Love You).”

11/22: Primus @ California Center for the Arts Escondido,
On October 21, this rock band released its new album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, a re-imagining of the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie soundtrack.

11/22: The Ready Set @ House of Blues,
Jordan Witzigreuter, aka The Ready Set, is an alt. pop singer from Indiana.

11/22: Brantley Gilbert @ Valley View Casino Center,
This country singer-songwriter co-wrote Jason Aldean’s 2010 smash hits “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem.”

11/23: Capital Cities @ House of Blues,
This indie pop band’s single “Safe and Sound” was featured in an advertising campaign for Mazda earlier this year.

11/25: Vance Joy @ House of Blues,
Aussie folk pop artist with a new album, Dream Your Life Away, which dropped in September.

11/28: G-Eazy @ SOMA,
This mid-20s rapper has opened for the likes of Drake, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne.

11/28: Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena,
Progressive rock group on the road in a debut live performance of its 1998 album The Christmas Attic.

11/28: Alice Cooper @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal,
Rock legend Vincent Damon Furnier, aka Alice Cooper, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

11/28: Circa Survive @ House of Blues,
These alt. rockers drop their newest album, Descensus, on November 24.

11/29: Issues @ House of Blues,
Metalcore band on the Journeys Noise Tour with I Killed the Prom Queen, Ghost Town, Nightmares and Marmozets.

11/29: CAKE @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,
Alt. rockers most known for hits “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” (2001) and “The Distance” (1996). CAKE is also playing at Belly Up Tavern on November 30.

11/29: Attila @ SOMA,
Deathcore rockers on the road to promote their new album, Guilty Pleasure, which drops November 24.

11/30: OFF! @ The Epicentre,
Punk rock foursome from Los Angeles.

11/30: Breathe Carolina @ House of Blues,
Electronic rockers on The Friend Zone Tour with Candyland.

11/30: CAKE @ Belly Up Tavern,
(See 11/29 entry above.)