August Concert Calendar


By Catlin Dorset

8/1: Chicago @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Twenty-five of this ‘70s rock band’s 32 albums have gone platinum over the past five decades.

8/2: Rick Springfield @ Pala Casino,
The Aussie rocker behind the international hit “Jessie’s Girl” is most famous for making your mother want to leave your father. He’s sooo dreamy!

8/2: Iration @ Del Mar Racetrack,
This indie rock band with reggae flair just released its third album, Automatic, last month.

8/2: Metal Church @ Ramona Mainstage,
The recently reunited heavy metal band has headlined three rock festivals (70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, Metal Days Festival and Headbangers Open Air) so far this summer.

8/3: Blackalicious @ The Belly Up,
Hip-hop duo comprised of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ Chief Xcel who some say has gone (micro)soft.

8/3: Sublime with Rome @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
Sublime’s former bassist Eric Wilson and singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez make up this reggae rock band. They were court-ordered to change the band’s name (from Sublime) when reforming after lead singer Bradley Nowell’s death by drug overdose in 1996.

8/4: Larry Hernandez @ Del Mar Racetrack,
This Mexican singer-songwriter also plays the drums and accordion - hopefully at the same time, because that would be amazing.

8/4: One Direction @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
Pop boy band from across the pond, basically this generation’s ‘N Sync, only with a fancy accent.

8/4: Gladys Knight @ Pala Casino,
The Empress of Soul sang the title track for 1989’s James Bond installment, License To Kill.

8/4: Diana Ross @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
This supreme queen dedicated her entire 2010 tour to her late friend Michael Jackson.

8/5: The Heavy @ The Belly Up,
This alternative punk band’s hit “How Do You Like Me Now?” has been featured in several films, including The Change-Up, Horrible Bosses and Ted.

8/6: Chimaira @ House of Blues,
Self-proclaimed “full-blown, ass-ripping metal” band from Ohio.

8/6-7: Xavier Rudd @ The Belly Up,
This one-man folk band from Australia plays drums, banjo, harmonica and bass guitar, all while singing his songs.

8/7: Willie Nelson and Family @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
No stranger to the sticky-icky, this singer-songwriter recently turned 80 and must be as foggy as his tour bus.

8/8: Los Lonely Boys @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Chicano rockers and a trio of brothers whose 2004 hit “Heaven” landed them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

8/8: Foals @ House of Blues,
English indie rock band currently on a world tour to promote its third album, Holy Fire.

These local hardcore rockers just released their second album and will perform in the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

8/9: Pinback @ Del Mar Racetrack,
Local indie legends Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow make their annual pit stop at the races in the midst of a world tour.

8/9: Midnight Red @ House of Blues,
American boy band that toured with New Kids on the Block in 2011.

8/9-10: Michael Bolton @ San Diego Symphony,
The busy social activist recently appeared in a Starburst commercial, where his soft rock tunes “Boltonized” the chewy candies.

8/10: Mac Miller @ SOMA,
This rapper from Pittsburgh will tour with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz this fall.

8/10: Rebelution @ SDSU Open Air Theatre,
Reggae band from Santa Barbara.

8/10: P.O.D. @ House of Blues,
Nu metal foursome from America’s Finest, currently touring the U.S. with Texas hard rockers Flyleaf.

8/11: Luke Bryan @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
The ladies swoon for this Tennessee songwriter-turned-country-heartthrob.

8/11: Chris Isaak @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
This rockabilly singer-songwriter and actor was on the cheerleading squad in high school.

8/11: The Monkees @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Hey, hey, they’re The Monkees, and they’re still monkeying around in their 70s. It’s all fun and games until somebody breaks a hip.

8/13: Plain White T’s @ The Belly Up,
These pop punkers found their way into the limelight and one-hitwonderland with their 2005 hit, “Hey There Delilah.”

8/14: Daughtry @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
In the seven years since his fourthplace finish on American Idol, Chris Daughtry and his band mates have released four albums and won several music awards.

8/14: Jonas Brothers @ SDSU Viejas Arena,
Pop trio of 20-something brothers whose Disney Channel days garnered them a lot of tween fans.

8/15: Bobby Long @ The Griffin,
British folk rocker who auctioned his ’65 Epiphone Caballero guitar last year and donated the proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

8/15: Taylor Swift @ Valley View Casino Center,
She turns 24 this December, which probably means yet another album about life, bad breakups and all of the interesting things related to being a rich 24-year-old... all zero of them.

8/15: Cold War Kids @ House of Blues,
Indie rock band on a world tour to promote its most recent album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

8/15: Straight No Chaser @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Ten-piece a cappella group whose 1998 video performance of “The 12 Days of Christmas” landed them a record deal with Atlantic Records and more than 16 million views on YouTube.

8/15: Souls of Mischief @ The Belly Up,
Four dudes from the nine-member hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics make up this hip-hop group from Oakland.

8/16: Steel Pulse @ Del Mar Racetrack,
This reggae band voices political opinions through its music, including their recent single, “Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon].”

8/17: Weezer @ Del Mar Racetrack,
Weezer swings by the track before The Weezer Cruise sets sail once again in February, when these alternative rockers and several other bands will perform for 2,000-plus guests aboard a cruise ship.

8/17: Anuhea @ The Belly Up,
Hawaiian-born reggae singer-songwriter and guitarist with a Chinese, German and Welsh background.

8/18: Gregory Alan Isakov @ Soda Bar,
Indie folk musician from South Africa, performing mostly sold-out shows all summer.

8/21: Andrew Belle @ The Casbah,
This pop rocker’s songs have been heard in TV shows including The Real World, Grey’s Anatomy and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

8/21: Steely Dan @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers currently on their U.S. tour called “Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day.”

8/22: Ozomatli @ San Diego Symphony,
The reggae band famous for performing in the club in Never Been Kissed, when Drew Barrymore’s character gets her first taste of “ganja cake.”

8/23: George Thorogood and the Destroyers @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
This “Bad to the Bone” rocker was recently included on the list of the 50 Most Influential Delawareans of the Past 50 Years, which begs the question: are there really 50?

8/23: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Del Mar Racetrack,
The big-time indie rock trio just played at the Coachella and Firefly Music Festivals this year.

8/24: Baroness @ The Casbah,
Following a scary tour bus accident last fall, this metal rock band is back on tour, hopefully with a new bus driver.

8/24: Wang Chung @ Ramona Mainstage,
Resist the urge to do it tonight, and Wang Chung with everybody else August 24.

8/24: Toad and the Wet Sprocket @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
This rock band turned to Kickstarter to fund its first album in 16 years, which is slated for release later this year.

8/25: Courtney Love @ The Belly Up,
The occasionally sober rocker is touring with her greatest hits (if you can call them that) and plans to release her new album, Died Blonde, in December.

8/26: Heart @ SDSU Open Air Theatre,
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band mates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

8/27: Lil Wayne @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
Lil “Tunechi” Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz and G-Eazy take the South Bay stage for their America’s Most Wanted Music Festival 2013 tour.

8/28: Wintersun @ House of Blues,
Death metal band from Finland.

8/28: K.Flay @ The Griffin,
Indie hip hop singer currently touring the U.S. with Icona Pop.

8/30-9/1: Awesome Fest 7 @ Soda Bar,
More than 60 DIY punk bands are scheduled to perform during this fourday music festival in Normal Heights.

8/31: Phil Vassar @ Sycuan Casino,
Country music singer-songwriter who’s penned hits for the likes of Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Neal McCoy.