Sounds Like A Plan


By Catlin Dorset

John Legend
3/20 @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
3/23 @ Balboa Theatre,

Singer-songwriter/musical badass John Legend’s August release Love in the Future scored a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Legend didn’t take home the gold, but he did (presumably) take home his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, who inspired the song “All of Me,” which he performed at the Awards. Number 25 on Legend’s list of “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” as told to US Magazine: “I have red wine backstage, but I almost never drink it, because it’s not great for my voice. When I’m off tour, I try to make up for lost time.”

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Oakland-raised rapper who’s opened for Drake, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.

3/2: Common Kings @ House of Blues,
This pop rock foursome will tour with Rebelution later this spring.

3/3: Childish Gambino @ SDSU Opoen Air Theatre,
Actor/comedian/hip-hop artist whose album, Because the Internet, dropped in December.

3/5: Gary Numan @ Belly Up Tavern,
New wave rocker most known for his 1979 hit “Cars.”

3/5: Walk Off the Earth @ House of Blues,
This indie rock band’s YouTube cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” went viral in 2012 and currently has more than 150 million views.

3/6: We Butter the Bread with Butter @ SOMA,
German deathcore band on a North American tour with Honour Crest and Lions Lions.

3/6: Johnny Gill @ Sycuan Casino,
R&B singer still riding the mild success of being Bobby Brown’s replacement in boy band New Edition some 30 years ago.

3/6: Railroad Earth @ House of Blues,
Americana rockers touring to promote their new album, Last of the Outlaws, which dropped in January.

3/7: Dum Dum Girls @ The Casbah,
These indie pop ladies will perform at the South by Southwest music festival in Texas mid-March.

3/7: The Ataris @ House of Blues,
The Spider Man 2 soundtrack features this indie punk band’s song “The Night that the Lights Went Out in NYC.”

3/7: Huey Lewis & the News @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
Mainstream ‘80s rock band known for hit songs “The Power of Love,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and many others.

3/7: KRS-One @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego,
This rapper from The Bronx, N.Y., formed the Stop The Violence Movement following the death of his friend DJ Scott La Rock in 1987.

3/8: Shpongle @ House of Blues,
Psychedelic electronica duo from across the pond.

3/9: Scale the Summit @ Soda Bar,
Progressive metal instrumentalists touring with The Ocean Collective, The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes.

3/12: Yo-Yo Ma @ Copley Symphony Hall,
This 15-time Grammy Award-winning cellist performed for Presidents Eisenhower and J.F.K. when he was seven years old.

3/14: Cultura Proféctica @ Belly Up Tavern,
Puerto Rican band that performs reggae en español.

3/14: Umphrey’s McGee @ House of Blues,
These progressive rockers played the first Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2002.

3/14: Andre Nickatina @ UCSD Porter’s Pub,
San Francisco rapper on his Smoke-a-Thon Birthday Run tour (his birthday is March 11).

3/15: We Are In The Crowd @ SOMA,
This pop punk band released its sophomore album, Weird Kids, on February 18

3/15: Metal Church @ Ramona Mainstage,
Heavy metalers on a North American tour.

3/15: Ronnie Milsap @ Sycuan Casino,
Country singer who produced many pop-crossover hits long before Taylor Swift’s egg hatched.

3/16: Kenny Rogers @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
The country crooner keeps up with long-time pal Dolly Parton - one nip/tuck at a time.

3/19: St. Vincent @ House of Blues,
Songs from this indie rocker have been featured in The Twilight Saga soundtracks.

3/20: Bayside @ House of Blues,
Punk rockers straight outta Brooklyn, New York.

3/20: Big Sean @ FLUXX,
Hip-hop singer-songwriter who’s collaborated with Kanye West, Pharrell, John Legend and many others.

3/21: G. Love and Special Sauce @ House of Blues,
Hip-hop band touring to promote its new album, Sugar, dropping April 22.

3/21: Stick to Your Guns @ SOMA,
This hardcore punk band’s album Diamonds peaked at No. 30 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart in 2013.

3/22: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings @ House of Blues,
Soul/funk lead singer Sharon Jones sang a duet, “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes),” with Michael Bublé on his Crazy Love album.

3/22: Kings of Leon @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
Alt. rockers most recognized for their 2008 hits “Sex On Fire” and “Use Somebody.”

3/22: Magic 92.5 Spring Jam @ Valley View Casino Center,
Doug E. Fresh hosts this R&B takeover with performances by Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Jon B. and Guy.

3/23: London Grammar @ House of Blues,
Electronica pop trio who performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in January.

3/23: Memphis May Fire @ SOMA,
Metalcore rockers headlining the Unconditional world tour to support their new album of the same name.

3/23: Lady Antebellum @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
This country trio became an overnight success with their 2007 hit “Love Don’t Live Here.”

3/25-26: Reverend Horton Heat @ The Casbah,
Songs from these rockabilly boys have been used in several video games, including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and Guitar Hero II.

3/28: Creedence Clearwater Revisited @ Pala Casino,
When two former Creedence Clearwater Revival members formed this rock band in 1995, they had no intention of playing for the public. Now, they average 100 performances per year.

3/28: The Used @ House of Blues,
Alt. rockers on the road (with Taking Back Sunday) to promote their upcoming album, Imaginary Enemy, slated for release in April.

3/30: ZZ Top @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
Billy Gibbons (this Southern rock band’s lead singer/guitarist) joined Will Ferrell, Beck and Ben Harper to perform Lynrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” on Conan O’Brien’s final episode of The Tonight Show.