Sounds Like a Plan
By Catlin Dorset
11/24: Yuna @ The Casbah, casbahmusic.com
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yunalis Mat Zara’ai (aka Yuna) describes her music as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay.” Check out her alt. pop covers of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun,” Incubus’ “I Miss You” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” on YouTube, then catch her live at the Casbah as she wraps her worldwide fall tour on this night in San Diego.
11/1: SOJA @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
In 2014, this reggae rock octuplet’s Amid the Noise and Haste album topped Billboard‘s “Reggae Albums” chart.
11/1: Soilwork @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Death metal Swedes on their We Sold Our Souls to Metal world tour.
11/4: King Diamond @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Heavy metaler Kim Bendix Petersen, aka King Diamond, performs with a microphone stand made from a human femur and tibia bone.
11/5: The Faceless @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
On September 28, this death metal foursome released its new single, “The Spiraling Void.”
11/5-8: Garth Brooks @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
Country artist Garth Brooks makes his first San Diego appearance in 19 years worthwhile by performing four nights in a row in Point Loma.
11/6: Melissa Etheridge @ California Center for the Arts, artcenter.org
In April, this pop rocker discovered her French-Canadian heritage while starring in an episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?
11/6: Falling in Reverse @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Post-hardcore outfit on the Supervillains U.S. tour with Attila, Metro Station and Assuming We Survive.
11/6: Dwight Yoakam @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
This country singersongwriter’s 1986 song “Guitars, Cadillacs” made Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time” list at No. 94.
11/7: Against the Current @ House of Blues, hob.com
Pop punk trio touring worldwide in support of its recent EP, Gravity, which dropped in February.
11/7: Exodus @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com
Bay Area-bred thrash metal band.
11/8: Miguel Bosé @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu
This Latin Grammy Award-winning musician and actor performs en español.
11/9: Matt Nathanson @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
TV shows One Tree Hill, Scrubs and The Vampire Diaries have featured songs by this folk rocker.
11/11: Raheem DeVaughn @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
In February, R&B singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn dropped Love Sex Passion, his fifth studio album.
11/13: Mayhem @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
The Norwegian metal band known for its controversial and violent acts performs on Friday the 13th in North Park.
11/13: Circa Survive @ House of Blues, hob.com
In April, these rockers performed on closing nights of Coachella before Drake, David Guetta and Florence + the Machine took the stage.
11/13: Mayday Parade @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Indie rock band Mayday Parade covered Jason Derulo’s “In My Head” single on the 2010 Punk Goes Pop 3 album.
11/13: Dave Days @ House of Blues, hob.com
Pop punker most known for his YouTube song covers and parodies, which (as of late-October) have garnered nearly 400 million views.
11/14: Carnifex @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
This Deathcore five-piece band hails from San Diego.
11/15: Matisyahu @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
Jewish reggae rapper Matthew Paul Miller is best known by his Hebrew and stage name, Matisyahu.
11/15: Heart @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal, harrahssocal.com
Sister Ann and Nancy Wilson front this rock band that became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
11/16: City and Colour @ House of Blues, hob.com
Canadian alt. rock singer-songwriter touring the U.S. in support of his recent album, If I Should Go Before You, which dropped October 9.
11/10: Collective Soul @ House of Blues, hob.com
Alt. rockers most known for hits “December” (1995), “The World I Know” (1995) and “Shine” (1993).
11/12: Godsmack @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu
Metallica, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath are a few of the bands with whom this Grammy Award-nominated rock quartet has toured.
11/15: Escape the Fate @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
This rock band’s Hate Me tour wraps on this night in San Diego.
11/16: Atmosphere @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Sean “Slug” Daley and Anthony “Ant” Davis compose this hip-hop twosome out of Minnesota.
11/18: Mac Miller @ House of Blues, hob.com
In 2013, this Pennsylvanian rapper opened for Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
11/19: Big K.R.I.T. @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and others have collaborated with this rapper.
11/19: The Cult @ House of Blues, hob.com
A Budweiser commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl featured a mashup of this hard rock band’s song “She Sells Sanctuary” and Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling.”
11/20: Blessthefall @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
These screamo rockers dropped their fifth studio album, To Those Left Behind, in September.
11/21: The Acacia Strain @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Deathcore group headlining the Tune Low Die Slow 2015 tour with Counterparts, Glass Cloud, Fit For An Autopsy and Kublai Khan.
11/22: New Found Glory @ House of Blues, hob.com
Bing Crosby, Madonna and Aerosmith are among the artists whose songs this pop punk quartet has covered.
11/22: Rise Against @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
All members of this straight edge punk rock band are vegetarians and strong supporters of PETA.
11/23: Chance the Rapper @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance the Rapper, is a hip-hopper out of Chicago.
11/24: The Ghost Inside @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
This L.A.-based metalcore act wraps its Locals Only tour on this night in America’s Finest City.
11/25: Victor Manuelle @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
In 2006, this salsa musician had a cameo in the film El Cantante, starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
11/28: Sublime with Rome @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, delmarscene.com
On September 30, 2016, this reggae/rock threesome will set sail with The Expendables, Matisyahu, YelaWolf and others for the Light Up the Pacific three-day cruise.
11/29: Silverstein @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Post-hardcore band co-headlining a U.S. tour with Senses Fail through December.
11/29: James Bay @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This indie rocker released his debut album, Chaos and the Calm, in March.
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