Sounds Like a Plan

By Catlin Dorset

9/2-3:

J Boog @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Reggae rapper Jarell Damonte Houston, aka J Boog, is a former member of the now defunct boy band B2K.

9/2:

My Ticket Home @ House of Blues, hob.com

Self-proclaimed "puke rock" band out of Ohio.

9/2:

Jesse McCartney @ House of Blues, hob.com

This pop singer was the voiceover for Theodore in all three

Alvin and the Chipmunks

films.

9/3: S

enses Fail @ House of Blues, hob.com

Screamo punk-rockers on their

Let It Enfold You: 10 Year Anniversary Tour

with No Bragging Rights and Knuckle Puck.

9/4: Atmosphere

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

Hip-hop duo on the road to promote their newest album,

Southsiders

, which dropped in May.

9/5:

The Ataris @ The Irenic, sodabarmusic.com

These indie rockers have been working on their first album in seven years,

The Graveyard of the Atlantic

; release date as yet unannounced.

9/5: Gary Allan

 @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com

Country singer-songwriter most known for his hits "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," "Watching Airplanes" and "Nothin' On but the Radio," among others.

9/5:

Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

This year's annual summer tour,

A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band

, features two complete sets from these rockers, one acoustic and one electric.

9/6:

Enrique Bunbury @ SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy, aka Enrique Bunbury, is a Latin rocker from Spain.

9/6: E

yes Set to Kill @ Soma, somasandiego.com

After unexpectedly cancelling their July 31 show at Boar Crossin' in Carlsbad, these metal rock sisters are back in town to make it up to their San Diego fans.

9/6:

Jonn Mellencamp @ San Diego Convention Center, ticketmaster.com

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Cougar Mellencamp won his only Grammy Award, in 1982, for his mega-hit "Hurts So Good."

9/6:

Blake Shelton @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Miranda Lambert and her country hubby, Blake Shelton, co-wrote the song "Over You," about the fatal car accident that claimed the life of Shelton's older brother, Richie, in 1990.

9/8:

Shiny Toy Guns 

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

In March, these indie rockers performed aboard the PARAHOY! Festival Cruise with Paramore, Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory and others.

9/9: GBH

 @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

The last album from this punk rock foursome was released in 2010... and titled

Perfume and Piss.

9/11: Accept

 @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

German heavy metalers on an international

Blind Rage

tour in support of their album by the same name, released August 15.

9/11-13: S

an Diego Music Thing @ venues throughout San Diego,

sandiegomusicthing.com


EDM icon Moby is the featured speaker at this year's annual two-day music fest, featuring more than 150 live band performances, music industry discussion panels and more.

9/12: Chicago

 @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

In January, Robin Thicke joined these classic rockers on-stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards to perform a collection of their respective hits, including "Saturday in the Park" and "Blurred Lines."

9/12: Puddle of Mudd

 @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com

This alt. rock group's debut album,

Come Clean

, spawned the band's big singles "Blurry" and "She Hates Me."

9/12: Roberto Carlos 

@ San Diego Civic Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

The Frank Sinatra of Latin America (as nicknamed by his fans) lost part of his right leg in a railroad accident when he was six years old.

9/13: Air Supply

 @ Humphrey's by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Soft rock duo most known for its '80s sappy tunes "Making Love 

Out of Nothing at All" and "All Out of Love."

9/13: STYX

 @ Harrah's Resort SoCal, harrahsresortsocal.com

These '80s progressive rockers wrapped their

Soundtrack of Summer

tour with Foreigner and Don Felder (former Eagles bandmate) in July.

9/13:

Boney James @ Thornton Winery, thorntonwine.com

James Oppenheim, aka Boney James, is a four-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz saxophonist and songwriter.

9/14: R

amón Ayala @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com

This Norteño "King of the Accordion" learned to play his signature instrument when he was five years old.

9/14: Smile Empty Soul 

@ Brick by Brick, ticketfly.com

Santa Clarita, Calif., high school students started this alt. rock band in 1998.

9/14: P

assenger @ House of Blues, hob.com

Folk rocking solo artist Mike Rosenberg is touring worldwide through February 2015 in support of his recent album,

Whispers,

which dropped in June.

9/16: L

inkin Park @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
Alt. rockers most recognized for their hits "What I've Done," "In The End" and "Numb."

9/16:

Marco Antonio Solis @ Pechanga Resort & Casino, pechanga.com

Enrique Iglesias' recent single "El Perdedor" (

Español

for "The Loser") features this Latin pop singer and musician.

9/17: 

Macy Gray 

@ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Most known for her 1999 mega-hit "I Try," this R&B singer-songwriter and actress has appeared in the flicks 

Training Day

Spider-Man 

and others.

9/17:

The Breeders @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

The film

A Walk to Remember

and HBO's

True Blood

featured "Cannonball," this alt. rock band's biggest hit to-date.

9/18:

Buzzcocks @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

English punk rockers with a new album,

The Way

, released in May.

9/18-19:

Tesla @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com

The late-1800s engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla, who pioneered the modern-day radio and X-ray, inspired this rock band's moniker.

9/18: Thompson

 Square @ Casino Pauma, casinopauma.com

In both 2012 and 2013, this husband and wife country act won the Academy of Country Music Awards' trophy for "Vocal Duo of the Year."

9/18: Luis Miguel

 @ SDSU's Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena

This Mexican pop star's album

Segundo Romance

was rumored to be among Saddam Hussein's belongings when the dictator was captured in 2003.

9/18: R

ise Against @ UCSD's Rimac Arena, ucsdboxoffice.com

Punk rockers known for their advocacy of gay and animal rights.

9/19:

The Amity Affliction @ Soma, somasandiego.com

Metalcore Aussies on the road to promote their recent album,

Let the Ocean Take Me

, while on a tour by the same name.

9/19: G

ary Clark Jr. @ Harrah's Resort SoCal, harrahsresortsocal.com

After a PBS White House concert performance in 2012, President Barack Obama said of this blues rocker: "He's the future."

9/19:

Big Mountain @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

These San Diego natives are best known for their reggae cover of Peter Frampton's hit "Baby I Love Your Way."

9/20: Citizen

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

Pop punk band touring the U.S. with You Blew It, Hostage Calm, Praise and True Love.

9/20:

Drake vs. Lil Wayne @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Co-headliners Drizzy and Weezy compete in on-stage rapping battles while fans vote for the victor via the tour's official app.

9/20:

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone @ Humphrey's by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

This '60s pop band sold more than 60 million records during its heyday.

9/20: Y

anni @ San Diego Civic Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

In 2003, this contemporary composer and pianist's autobiography,

Yanni in Words,

became a

New York Times

bestseller.

9/21: K

aiser Chiefs @ House of Blues, hob.com

These indie rockers released their fifth studio album,

Education, Education, Education & War,

in April.

9/21: Aaron Carter

@ House of Blues, hob.com

In July, the 26-year-old pop singer performed his newest single, "Ooh Wee," on Good Day LA.

9/21:

Dave Mason @ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com

In his nearly 50-year career, rocker Dave Mason has worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and many other stars.

9/22: L

ykke Li @ North Park Theatre, thenorthparktheatre.com

Indie pop singer-songwriter who collaborated with A$AP Rocky on her current single, "No Rest for the Wicked."

9/22:

Better Than Ezra @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

This alt. rock trio will release its first album in five years,

All Together Now

, on September 9.

9/23: Allen Stone

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' track "Neon Cathedral" features vocals from this soul singer.

9/24: Interpol

 @ House of Blues, hob.com

Indie rockers touring worldwide to promote their new album

El Pintor

, expected to drop September 9.

9/19: A

ndrew Bird

@ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Bird's song "Pulaski at Night" was featured on the Season Two premiere of

Orange Is the New Black.

9/21: Aaron Carter

 

@ House of Blues, hob.com

In July, the 26-year-old pop singer performed his newest single, "Ooh Wee," on

Good Day LA.

9/25: Jason Aldean 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatrelivenation.com

Country cowboy known for a slew of hits, including "Big Green Tractor," "Dirt Road Anthem" and "When She Says Baby."

9/26: Gordon Lightfoot @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Songs by this '60s and '70s folk rocker have been covered by megastars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton and many others.

9/26:

The Kooks @ House of Blues, hob.com

These indie rockers took inspiration for their band name from David Bowie's 1971 song, "Kooks."

9/26: Authority Zero

 @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

Punk rockers Authority Zero will conclude their

Rise to the Fall

tour on Halloween night in their hometown of Mesa, Arizona.

9/26:

Unwritten Law @ UCSD's Porter's Pub, porterspub.com

After having the electricity cut to their show in Australia (because they refused to stop playing at the venue's midnight curfew), these Poway natives destroyed a drum kit and stormed offstage.

9/27:

Foster the People @ UCSD's Rimac Arena, ucsdboxoffice.com

This indie pop trio became an overnight success with their smash hit "Pumped Up Kicks" in 2010.

9/27: P

ixies @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Alt. rock Bostonians on their North American

Indie Cindy

tour.

9/27: P

ain of Salvation @ Ramona Mainstage, ramonamainstage.com

Swedish progressive metal band influenced by The Beatles, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tori Amos and everything in between.

9/27: Gortuary

 @ Brick by Brick, ticketfly.com

Fluffy, feel-good songs from this 

death metal band include "Splatter Fecal Matter," "Mutilation by Double Penetration" and "Disembowelment by Regurgitation."

9/27:

Temples @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

In July, these psychedelic rockers performed their single "Shelter Song" on

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

9/27-28:

Dave Koz @ Thornton Winery, thorntonwine.com

Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and guests Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot are wrapping their

Hot Fun in the Summertime

tour in San Diego.

9/28: Colbie Caillat @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bayhumphreysconcerts.com

The folk pop singer-songwriter's current single "Try," which takes a jab at unrealistic beauty standards in the media, has garnered more than 20 million views on YouTube.

9/28: Paul McCartney

 @ Petco Park, ticketmaster.com

Returning to America's Finest after a nearly 40-year absence, Sir Paul McCartney plans to rock the ballpark while on his

Out There

world tour.

9/28:

Demi Lovato @ SDSU's Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena

Pop songstress most known for hits "Give Your Heart a Break," "Heart Attack" and "Really Don't Care."

9/29: P

aolo Nutini @ House of Blues, hob.com

This Scottish pop rocker plans to release his third studio album,

Caustic Love,

on September 16.

9/30:

Dark Star Ochestra @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com

Grateful Dead tribute band out of Chicago.

9/30:

The Gaslight Anthem @ House of Blues, hob.com

These punk rockers plan to tour through November in support of their recent album,

Get Hurt

, which dropped August 19.

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