Groove: April concert calendar

Top performers coming to San Diego this month include Ty Dolla $ign, Chase Rice, Miguel and Haim.

4.5: Ty Dolla $ign 

Fresh from scoring a No. 1 hit with Post Malone on their recent collaboration, Psycho, the L.A.-based rapper and singer heads out on his Don’t Judge Me Tour with special guest 24hrs.  

@ House of Blues,

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign.

(Courtesy photo)

4.6: Cole Swindell 

The country singer hasn’t released a full-length album in two years, but that isn’t stopping him from heading out on his Reason To Drink Tour with Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina. Swindell’s latest single, Break Up in the End, was released in February.

@ Pechanga, 

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

4.8: Maluma 

The Colombian reggaeton superstar has collaborated with the likes of Shakira, Ricky Martin and Flo Rida. His latest single, El Préstamo, was released last month.   


@ Valley View Casino Center, 



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4.9: Matt & Kim 

After last releasing music in 2016, the indie pop duo of Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have a new album, Almost Everyday, coming out in May. Its first single, Forever, was released in January and features SWMRS and Mark Hoppus of blink-182. 

@ Observatory North Park, 

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim.

(Courtesy photo)

4.10: Chromeo 

David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg) of synth-funk duo Chromeo are set to release new album, Head Over Heels, this year. Album singles Juice and Bedroom Calling (featuring The-Dream) are out now.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the bay,



(Tim Saccenti)

4.12: Kate Nash 

After recently starring in the Netflix series GLOW, the English singer and multi-instrumentalist released new album Yesterday Was Forever last month. It’s her first release in five years.

@ Observatory North Park,

Kate Nash

Kate Nash.

(Charlotte Patmore)

4.12: Angel Olsen 

Part of the bounty of Coachella side action that San Diego gets every year, Olsen returns to America’s Finest City on the heels of Phases, the singer-songwriter’s recent collection of B-sides, rarities, demos and unreleased tracks.

@ Music Box, 

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen.

(Courtesy photo)

4.12: Chase Rice 

Lambs & Lions, the fourth studio album from the North Carolina-bred country singer and one-time Survivor: Nicaragua contestant, was released last year. Rice hits Temecula as part of the K-FROG CARES concert, which also features Devin Dawson.

@ Pechanga, 


Chase Rice

Chase Rice.

(Courtesy photo)

4.12, 17: David Byrne 

Another Coachella bonus, the former Talking Heads frontman heads to San Diego for a Tuesday – Thursday double dip. The Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee released his 11th solo album, American Utopia, last month.

@ Civic Theatre, 

David Byrne

David Byrne.

(Courtesy photo)

4.14: Murder City Devils 

The long-running Seattle rockers return after releasing their first album in 11 years, The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again, in 2014. Big Business opens the show.  

@ The Irenic, 

Murder City Devils

Murder City Devils.

(Courtesy photo)

4.14: Jon Foreman 

The co-founding frontman of Switchfoot plays a hometown solo show that includes a screening of his new documentary, 25 In 24, and a live performance from his acoustic trio.

@ Balboa Theatre, 

Jon Foreman

Jon Foreman.

(Courtesy photo)

4.15: Fleet Foxes 

Last here in September, bandleader Robin Pecknold brings his Seattle folkies back to San Diego on the tail end of touring for the band’s 2017 third studio album, Crack-Up. The album was their first release in six years, and follows a three-year hiatus from 2013-2016.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the bay,

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes.

(Sam Brackbill)

4.15: The War on Drugs 

Returning to San Diego after last playing at 91X’s Wrex The Halls in December, Adam Granduciel’s Grammy-winning band released their highest-charting album ever, A Deeper Understanding, last year.

@ Observatory North Park, 

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs.

(Shawn Brackbill)

4.16: Jungle 

Hitting San Diego in between weekends in the desert with Beyoncé, the English electronic soul collective founded by Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson haven’t released an album since their 2014 debut.

@ Observatory North Park,



(Courtesy photo)

4.17: Miguel 

L.A.-based R&B singer-songwriter Miguel released his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, last December. It features guest appearances from Rick Ross, J. Cole, Kali Uchis and more. 

@ Humphreys Concerts by the bay, 



(Courtesy photo)

4.17: Kali Uchis 

The Colombian-American singer has collaborated with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Vince Staples, Gorillaz, Major Lazer, and more. So far this year, Uchis has released the single After The Storm, which featured Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins, as well as appearing on Collins’ February-released single, Worth My While.

@ Observatory North Park, 

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis.

(Courtesy photo)

4.18: Alvvays 

The Canadian indie-poppers led by singer-songwriter Molly Rankin released their sophomore album, Antisocialites, last year. It was produced by Grammy-winner John Congleton.

@ Music Box, 



(Courtesy photo)

4.18: Dashboard Confessional 

After recently fronting the folk quintet Twin Forks, Chris Carrabba is back at it again with the February-released Dashboard Confessional album, Crooked Shadows. It features collaborations with Cash Cash, Lindsey Stirling and more.  

@ House of Blues, 

Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional.

(Kevin Winter / Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

4.19: Haim 

The Grammy-nominated, L.A.-based trio of sisters (Este, Danielle and Alana Haim) released their sophomore album, Something To Tell You, last year. It features one-time Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij contributing on a variety of instruments. 

@ Observatory North Park, 



(Courtesy photo)

4.19: alt-J 

The Leeds-based English indie trio returns to San Diego after releasing their third studio album, RELAXER, last year. The album cracked the top 10 in charts across the globe and peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,



(Courtesy photo)

4.20: King Krule 

Young singer-songwriter Archy Marshall (aka King Krule) released his third album, The Ooz, last year. He recently followed it up with an eight-song live performance piece, Live From the Moon.

@ Observatory North Park,

King Krule

King Krule.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

4.20: Big K.R.I.T. 

The Mississippi-based rapper released his third album, 4ever is a Mighty Long Time, last October. It features guest appearances from Jill Scott, CeeLo Green, T.I., Bun B and more.

@ Music Box, 

Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.

(Courtesy photo)

4.21: Unwritten Law 

Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band’s self-titled third album, Scott Russo continues to lead these long-running local rockers with a reconfigured lineup that has been in place since 2014.

@ Observatory North Park,

Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law.


4.22: La Santa Cecilia 

Last here in November as part of a special Dia De Los Muertos celebration with Mexrrissey and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the Grammy-winning, L.A.-based quartet continues to tour on the release of last year’s Amar y Vivir.

@ Music Box, 

La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia.

(Courtesy photo)

4.23: Bebel Gilberto 

Daughter of bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto and singer Miúcha, Bebel has carried the family torch with grace and inspiration. The scion songstress returns to the scene of the crime after releasing the locally recorded, 7-song album, Live at the Belly Up, last year.

@ Belly Up, 

Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto.

(Courtesy photo)

4.23: Marian Hill 

Brooklyn’s Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd continue their amazing run after an Apple AirPods commercial thrust them into the spotlight last year. The pair’s new single, Subtle Thing, was released in February. 

@ Observatory North Park,

Marian Hill

Marian Hill.

(Miller Mobley)

4.24: Sara Evans 

Country singer Sara Evans released her eighth studio album, Words, last year. It debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s U.S. Top Country chart and features a female writer other than Evans on every single song.

@ Sycuan, 

Sara Evans

Sara Evans.

(Courtesy photo)

4.25: The Distillers 

After returning from an elongated absence, frontwoman Brode Dalle has gotten the band back together again. The L.A.-based punk rockers haven’t released an album since 2003’s Coral Fang, but that isn’t stopping them.

@ Casbah, 

The Distillers

The Distillers.

(Courtesy photo)

4.26: 5 Seconds of Summer 

Lock up your eighth-graders! You Tube celebs turned Aussie boy band that proved you can get millions of listeners with songs like She Looks So Perfect and She’s Kinda Hot  makes a stop in San Diego. New single Want You Back was released in February.

@ House of Blues, 

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer.

(Charles Sykes / Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

4.28: Sum 41 

The Canadian pop-punkers do a victory lap for their 2002-released second studio album on the all-ages Does This Look Infected 15th Anniversary Tour.  

@ House of Blues,

Sum 41

Sum 41.

(Courtesy photo)

4.29: Thursday 

The recently reformed New Jersey-based post-hardcore sextet crams into the Soda Bar for a pair of long sold out shows.

@ Soda Bar,



(Courtesy photo)

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