November Concert Calendar


By Catlin Dorset

Show Me The Monáe

In addition to being an R&B and soul singer-songwriter/producer signed to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ record label, Bad Boy Records, Janelle Monáe is a CoverGirl spokesmodel who’s appeared on the covers of several national magazines. This photo ran on the June 15, 2013, cover of Billboard magazine, which announced October 24 that Monáe will receive its 2013 Rising Star Award.

11/6: Janelle Monáe @ House of Blues,

11/1: Condemned @ The Griffin,
Death metal rockers from America’s Finest.

11/2: Sepultura @ Ramona Mainstage,
Brazilian heavy metalers whose moniker translates to “grave” in Portuguese.

11/2: David Cook @ The Griffin,
This Midwestern rocker won the seventh season of American Idol.

11/2: Cody Simpson @ House of Blues,
This 16-year-old Aussie pop singer peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart for his album Surfer’s Paradise.

11/3: Atlas Genius @ House of Blues,
Aussie alt. rock band enjoying the success of its debut album (released in February), When It Was Now.

11/3: The 1975 @ Belly Up Tavern,
Indie rock foursome who released their first studio album in September.

11/4-5: Graham Nash @ Belly Up Tavern,
The Crosby, Stills & Nash founding member released his autobiography, Wild Tales, in September.

11/5: Switchfoot @ Balboa Theatre,
These local rockers founded the Switchfoot Surf Bro-Am Surf Contest in 2005 to raise money for San Diego’s homeless children.

11/5: Active Child @ The Casbah,
Indie pop songster currently headlining a world tour.

11/7: Macy Gray @ Belly Up Tavern,
Known for her deep, raspy voice, this R&B singer is most recognized for her 2001 Grammy Award-winning hit, “I Try.”

11/7: The Chariot @ Epicentre,
This show represents the last chance to catch these hard rockers on the West Coast - they’re disbanding when the tour wraps up at the end of November.

11/7: Lita Ford @ Brick By Brick,
A former member of all-girl band The Runaways, Lita Ford has released seven solo rock albums.

11/8: Selena Gomez @ Valley View Casino Center,
This 21-year-old pop star has 47 million Facebook fans, one of whom must (still) be exboyfriend Justin Bieber.

11/9: Twenty One Pilots @ House of Blues,
Alt. rockers Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun opened for Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll arena tour in September.

11/9: Dev @ SOMA,
This electro-pop singer-songwriter is most known for her 2011 hits “In The Dark” and “Bass Down Low.”

11/10: Goldroom @ Soda Bar,
Nu disco band that performed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas this spring.

11/10: Cults @ The Irenic,
Former NYU students (and a reallife couple) comprise this indie pop twosome.

11/10: Clutch @ House of Blues,
AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead featured this rock band’s song “The Regulator” in an episode last season.

11/10: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly @ Valley View Casino Center,
This R&B/soul band closed out the Essence Music Festival every year from 1995 through 2009.

11/10: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine @ The Casbah,
This punk rocker and former Dead Kennedys frontman is also a politician and was a Green Party candidate for president in 2000, finishing second behind Ralph Nader.

11/10: Queensryche @ Ramona Mainstage,
A falling-out in 2012 split this heavy metal band into two separate bands, although both kept the Queensryche moniker. This one includes former frontman Geoff Tate.

11/11: Jason Mraz @ Belly Up Tavern ,
This San Diego-based pop rocker headlined the first-ever open-air concert in Myanmar last December to raise awareness of human trafficking.

11/11: Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ @ SOMA,
Herbert Anthony Stevens IV and Jo-Vaugh Virginie Scott changed their not-so-badass names to be hip-hop artists.

11/13: Lupe Fiasco @ House of Blues,
The rapper/producer co-founded independent record label 1st & 15th Entertainment.

11/13: Arkona @ Ramona Mainstage,
Russian pagan metal band whose song “Yarilo” played in an episode of The Office in 2010.

11/14: Shaggy @ Sycuan Casino,
When the pop/rap song “It Wasn’t Me” dropped 13 years ago, The Shaggy Defense (lying in the face of overwhelming evidence) became America’s favorite new legal term.

11/15: Brett Dennen @ Belly Up Tavern,
This folk singer-songwriter released his fifth studio album, Smoke and Mirrors, October 22.
11/15: Mayday Parade @ House of Blues,
Floridian rock quintet that’s toured with Plain White T’s, Pierce The Veil and All Time Low.

11/16: Ben Harper @ Copley Symphony Hall,
This folk rocker’s songs have been used in TV shows Daria, One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries, among others.

11/17: Vanessa Carlton @ Belly Up Tavern,
This pop singer-songwriter will travel a lot more than “A Thousand Miles” (the title of her 2002 hit single) during her U.S. tour this fall.

11/19: CHVRCHES @ House of Blues,
Their electro pop sound landed Scottish band Chvrches the No. 5 spot on BBC’s Sound of 2013 list.

11/19: A$AP Ferg @ Epicentre,
Hip-hop artist and part-time clothing designer for his own Devoni Clothing label.

11/20: Foxes @ House of Blues,
Zedd’s EDM hit “Clarity” helped make this English pop singer’s voice more recognizable to a broader audience.

11/20: Pennywise @ Belly Up Tavern,
L.A. punk rock band said to be working on a box set and some new songs to commemorate its 25th anniversary this year.

11/20: Veil of Maya @ SOMA,
Deathcore band currently on tour with Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta and Here Comes The Kraken.

11/20: Kate Nash @ Porter’s Pub,
This indie pop singer-songwriter’s hit “Do-Wah-Doo” is featured on the Bridesmaids movie soundtrack.

11/21: Vanna @ House of Blues,
Hahd rockahs from Bahstun. Cheahs!

11/21: Bret Michaels @ Sycuan Casino,
He couldn’t lock down a wife on VH1’s Rock of Love with Bret Michaels (in any of the show’s three
seasons), but the rocker did impress Donald Trump enough to win Season Nine of Celebrity Apprentice.

11/21: Pearl Jam @ Viejas Arena,
These rock legends just released Lightning Bolt, their 10th studio album and the first since 2009.

11/22: Asking Alexandria @ SOMA,
This heavy metal band played a sold-out European and North American tour last year.

11/22: Pepe Aguilar @ Valley View Casino Center,
This mariachi entertainer has won six U.S. and three Latin Grammy Awards.

11/23: Tonight Alive @ SOMA,
These pop punk band mates have toured with Anberlin, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low and many more.

11/24: Protest the Hero @ SOMA,
Hardcore metal band touring to promote its latest album, Volition.

11/24: Drake @ Viejas Arena,
Keep an eye out for this rapper’s cameo in the upcoming flick Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

11/25: 3OH!3 @ House of Blues,
Electro pop duo most known for their 2008 hit “Don’t Trust Me” and their 2009 collaboration with Ke$ha titled “Blah, Blah, Blah.”

11/26: Michael Bublé @ Valley View Casino Center,
The Frank Sinatra-esque crooner will be on tour through May 2014 to promote his recent album, To Be Loved.

11/26: Sinead O’Connor @ Belly Up Tavern,
Irish singer-songwriter still riding the success of her 1990 cover of Prince’s song, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

11/27: Chris Isaak @ Belly Up Tavern,
This 50-something rockabilly singer has acted in several films, including Silence of the Lambs, That Thing You Do! and The Informers.

11/29: The Devil Wears Prada @ SOMA,
Christian hardcore metal band that insists they derived their named from the novel, not the movie.

11/30: Tribal Seeds @ SOMA,
The first two albums from this local reggae outfit made iTunes’ “Best Of” lists in their respective years.