Sounds Like A Plan

By Catlin Dorset

4/1: Blackberry Smoke @ House of Blues, hob.com
Southern rock quintet signed to Zac Brown Band's record label, Southern Ground.

4/2: VNV Nation @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Alt. electronica duo promoting their album Transnational on a worldwide tour.

4/2: Il Divo@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org
This classical music group formed by Simon Cowell toured with Barbara Streisand in 2006.

4/2: Rob Thomas @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
This pop rock singer-songwriter and Matchbox Twenty lead singer is also playing at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay on 4/6.

4/3: Johnny Winter @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com
Rolling Stone magazine ranked this bluesy rocker No. 63 on its 2003 list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

4/3-5: Big Head Todd and the Monsters @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Rockin' Coloradans with a new album, Black Beehive, released February 4.

4/4: Willie Nelson @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
The country legend recently released To All the Girls - a new collection of duets with pop-country female singers including Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert and more.

4/5: The Black Lips @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Urinating in their own mouths and displaying full-frontal nudity are two of the racier on-stage antics these indie rockers have favored while performing.

4/5: Lost Tigres Del Norte @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
In its nearly 50-year run, this Norteño band has won five Latin Grammy Awards and sold more than 32 million records.

4/5: The Cult @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
These hard rockers will play the opening nights of both Coachella weekends this year (4/11 and 4/18).

4/5: Zucchero @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
Pop rocker Zucchero ("sugar" in Italian) has collaborated with B.B. King, Miles Davis and Elvis Costello.

4/6: El Tri @ House of Blues, hob.com
Mexico City rockers who perform en Español.

4/7: Kid Ink @ House of Blues, hob.com
Brian Collins (aka Kid Ink) is a tatted-up rapper on the road for his North American My Own Lane tour.

4/8: Craig Morgan @ House of Blues, hob.com
Country singer-songwriter most known for hits "That's What I Love About Sundays" and "Redneck Yacht Club."

4/10: Tyrone Wells @ The Griffin, thegriffinsd.com
Songs from this folk pop musician have been featured in TV shows Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries and Scrubs. 

4/10: Julio Iglesias @ Harrah's Resort SoCal, ticketmaster.com
Enrique Iglesias' papa recently set a Guinness World Record for being the best-selling male Latin artist of all time - 300 million records sold during his career.

4/10: Sevendust @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com
This alt. metal band will release an acoustic album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, mid-April.

4/11: Slaughterhouse @ UCSD's Porter's Pub, porterspub.com
Hip-hop foursome signed to Eminem's record label, Shady Records.

4/11: Howie Day @ House of Blues, hob.com
This pop rocker's two biggest hits to date are "Collide" (2004) "She Says" (2005).

4/11: Movits! @ The Irenic, sodabarmusic.com
This Swedish hip-hop and swing trio gained American popularity after appearing on The Colbert Report in 2009.

4/12: Dave Mustaine @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org
The thrash-metal founding guitarist of Megadeth and former member of Metallica was born right here in La Mesa.

4/13: Mark Chesnutt @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com
Country singer-songwriter most recognized for his 1992 hit "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" and 1994's "Goin' Through the Big D."

4/14: Cage the Elephant @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Alt. rockers touring to promote their recent album, Melophobia, which dropped in October

4/15: City and Colour @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com 
This Canadian folk singer will take the stage during both Saturdays of this year's Coachella festival, followed by Skrillex, Pharrell and Lorde later in the day..

4/15: Mobb Deep @ The Casbah, casbahmusic.com
Grand Theft Auto IV features this hip-hop duo's song "Dirty New Yorker."

4/15: Mogwai @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Scottish rock band on a world tour to promote it latest album, Rave Tapes, released January 17.

4/16: Temples @ The Casbah, casbahmusic.com
Psychedelic rock band from across the pond.

4/16: Broken Bells @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
This indie rock duo performed their new song "Holding on for Life" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 7.

4/17: Cypress Hill @ House of Blues, hob.com
In 2012, this '90s hip-hop band collaborated with EDM giants Rusko and Deadmau5 for tracks on their respective albums.

4/17: Julieta Venegas @ The Show Palace, ticketmaster.com
This indie pop singer-songwriter won the 2007 Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album.

4/17: Bombay Bicycle Club @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Indie rock foursome from London, touring to promote their new album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, released in February.

4/17: Kataklysm @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com
AOL Radio ranked this band No. 7 on its "10 Best Death Metal Bands" list.

4/18: Upon This Dawning @ House of Blues, hob.com
Alt. metal band set to drop a new album, We Are All Sinners, on April 29.

4/18: The Temptations and The Four Tops @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com
These R&B/soul/Motown legends from the '60s and '70s are likely to perform their respective megahits, "My Girl" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," among many others.

4/18: Marsha Ambrosius @ House of Blues, hob.com
Hip-hop songstress with a new single, "Without You," featuring Ne-Yo.

4/19: Anna Nalick @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com
Pop rock signer-songwriter most recognized for her 2004 hit "Breathe (2 AM)."

4/19: Caravan Palace @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
French electro swing band on a North American tour to promote its album Panic, released March 5.

4/19: Joan Jett @ Harrah's Resort SoCal, harrahsresortsocal.com
This rebel rocker from the '80s still loves rock and roll.

4/19: Death By Stereo @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
These O.C. hardcore punkers will tour with Strung Out, Face to Face and others during the Hits & Pits festival tour this spring.

4/19: T. Mills @ Epicentre, epicentreconcerts.org
Rapper with the letters "FTH" tattooed on his forehead. He says it stands for "f*** the haters," "for the hos" or "feed the homeless," whichever you gives you the warmest, fuzziest feeling.

4/19: The Expendables @ House of Blues, hob.com
Reggae rockers who've toured with Slightly Stoopid, 311 and G. Love & Special Sauce, among others.

4/20: Ty Dolla $ign @ House of Blues, hob.com
Rapper Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Luminox and more join forces for this hazy, 14th annual Seedless 4/20 Party at House of Blues.

4/20: Dance Gavin Dance @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
NorCal screamo rock band on the road to promote its recent album, Acceptance Speech.

4/25: CunninLynguists @ UCSD's Porter's Pub, porterspub.com
This hip-hop trio will release a new album, Strange Journey Volume Three, on April 1.

4/25: Mac Miller @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd
This Pennsylvania rapper taught himself how to play piano, drums, guitar and bass - all by age six.

4/26: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ UCSD Porter's Pub, porterspub.com
Mathcore rock band, touring worldwide with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining.

4/26: Barenaked Ladies @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com
This alt. rock foursome recorded the theme song for The Big Bang Theory.

4/26: Chubby Checker @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com
This rock-n-roller's hit "The Twist" was Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song in 1960.

4/27: Augustana @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
This San Diego rock band will drop its new album, Life Imitating Life, on April 22.

4/27: Los Lonely Boys @ Casino Pauma, casinopauma.com
Chicano rock threesome and real-life band of brothers who became an international success with the 2004 hit "Heaven."

4/27: Trampled By Turtles @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
TV shows Deadliest Catch and Squidbillies have featured songs from this alt. bluegrass band.

4/28: O.A.R. @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Alt. rockers set to release a new album mid-May, which will include their recent single "Peace."

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