Sounds Like a Plan
By Catlin Dorset
5/8: Channel 933 Summer Kickoff @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
R&B singer-songwriter Jason Derulo rose to fame in 2009 with his breakout hits “Whatcha Say” and “In My Head.” The title track from his 2013 album Talk Dirty became his biggest single to date - the song’s music video has more than 275 million views on YouTube. Prior to dropping his upcoming fourth studio album, Everything Is 4, in June, Derulo will join the likes of David Guetta, Pitbull, Meghan Trainor and other Top 40 stars at Channel 933’s annual concert event in Chula Vista.
5/1: OK Go @ House of Blues, hob.com
The film Hot Tub Time Machine 2 features this alt. rock band’s track “You’re a F*cking Nerd and No One Likes You.”
5/1: Matt & Kim @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
A recent Acura commercial features this indie pop twosome’s song “Don’t Slow Down.”
5/2: The Moody Blues @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
Progressive rockers best known for their hits “Nights in White Satin” (1967) and “Your Wildest Dreams” (1986).
5/2: Kinky @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
TV shows Nip/Tuck, Gossip Girl and Weeds feature songs by these Latin rockers.
5/3: The Story So Far @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
This punk rock fivesome will release its self-titled, third studio album on May 19.
5/3: They Might Be Giants @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Grammy Award-winning indie rockers responsible for the Malcolm in the Middle opening theme song, “Boss of Me.”
5/5: Korpiklaani @ Brick by Brick, ticketfly.com
These folk metal Finns will release their new album, Noita, on the same day as this San Diego show.
5/6: Young Jeezy @ AD Nightclub, adnightclub.com
Kanye West, Jay Z and Ludacris are among the A-listers with whom this rhyme-spitter has collaborated.
5/6: Cartel @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub, porterspub.com
Pop punk band on its 10-year anniversary tour with Hit the Lights, Team and Driver Friendly.
5/7: G-Eazy @ FLUXX Nightclub, fluxxsd.com
In 2013, this Oakland-bred rapper opened for Lil Wayne on the America’s Most Wanted tour.
5/8: Rodney Atkins @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com
Country artist most known for hits “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” (2006), “Watching You” (2006) and “These Are My People” (2007).
5/8 Dwight Yoakam @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
This country singer-songwriter and actor starred in the films Panic Room and Sling Blade.
5/8: Trace Adkins @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal, harrahssocal.com
In 2008, this country singer and guitarist finished as the runner-up on Season Seven of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice.
5/9: The Bangles @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Pop rock ladies still riding the success of their ‘80s singles “Walk Like an Egyptian” (1986), “Manic Monday” (1986) and “Eternal Flame” (1989).
5/11: RITTZ @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
Georgian rapper Jonathan McCollum, aka RITTZ, is signed to Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label.
5/11: New Kids on the Block @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu
Pop boy banders headlining The Main Event tour with TLC and Nelly.
5/12: The Piano Guys @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
These classical music instrumentalists garnered more than 23 million views on their YouTube video for “Cello Wars,” a spoof on the Star Wars film scores.
5/13: The Wombats @ House of Blues, hob.com
Indie rockers from across the pond.
5/14: Collie Buddz @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This Bermudian reggae artist collaborated with Snoop on Reincarnated, D.O.Double-Gizzle’s 2013 album.
5/14: Nipsey Hussle @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub, porterspub.com
Hip-hopper expected to release his first studio album, Victory Lap, in 2015.
5/15: Boz Scaggs @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
R&B singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs and his wife, Dominique, own and operate the Napa-based Scaggs Vineyard.
5/15: Neil Diamond @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
In October, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performed “Something Blue,” a single from his new Melody Road album, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
5/16: Lana Del Rey @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
This pop rocker performed at the Kimye (aka Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) wedding ceremony in 2014.
5/16: Chester See @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub, porterspub.com
This YouTube sensation has more than 11 million views of his “God Damn You’re Beautiful” video.
5/16: Noel Gallagher @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
English rocker touring worldwide in support of his recent album, Chasing Yesterday, which dropped in March.
5/17: Passion Pit @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
Rolling Stone magazine named this pop band’s hit “Take a Walk” the third best song of 2012.
5/18: Little Dragon @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
TV shows Grey’s Anatomy, 90210 and Being Mary Jane have featured songs by this Swedish electronic foursome.
5/20: Bryan Adams @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu
This rock music singer-songwriter and musician is also a photographer whose work has appeared in Esquire, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
5/22: Lani Misalucha @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
In 2014, Filipino pop rocker Lani Misalucha released her eighth studio album, The Nightingale Returns.
5/22: Paramore @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu
In February, these alt. rockers picked up their first Grammy Award when “Ain’t It Fun” won Best Rock Song.
5/22-24: R. Kelly @ San Diego Jazz Festival, sandiegojazzfest.com
This R&B artist wrote Michael Jackson’s last Number One hit, “You Are Not Alone.”
5/23: Wynonna @ USS Midway Museum, midway.org
In 2013, this country star tried her hand at the cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars. She was the first celeb eliminated from the live competition.
5/23: Train @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
Bay Area rockers best known for chart-topping hits “Meet Virginia” (1999), “Calling All Angels” (2003) and “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009).
5/23: Baby Bash @ UCSD’s Porter’s Pub, porterspub.com
T-Pain collaborated with this hip-hopper on the 2007 track “Cyclone.”
5/24: The Rolling Stones @ Petco Park, padres.com
The iconic classic rockers kick off their Zip Code tour in America’s Finest ballpark.
5/28: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Observatory North Park, observatorynp.com
In a Season Three episode of Parks and Recreation, a character named April (portrayed by Aubrey Plaza) says this indie rock group is her favorite band.
5/28: Saxon @ Brick by Brick, ticketfly.com
Heavy metal fivesome out of England.
5/28: Xavier Rudd @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Indie folk artist on the road in support of his recent album, Nanna, which dropped in March.
5/29: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This soft rock musician and surfer is a close friend of Jack Johnson.
5/29: Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com
The Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band kicks off a North American tour with this show in Pala.
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