Top concerts this week (Dec. 26-Jan. 1)


San Diego performances during the last week of December into the New Year include Henry Rollins, Tribal Theory and Porter Robinson.

12.27: Henry Rollins

Rollins will not be reprising his role as front man of seminal punk acts Black Flag or Rollins Band; instead, he will talk about a vast array of subjects, from personal anecdotes to world affairs. Still, hard to go wrong with this one.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park , 2891 University Ave., North Park. $35-85. All ages. 619.239.8836 or

12.28-29: Donavon Frankenreiter

The surf rock king himself heads to Solana Beach bringing with him songs off his first album in more than 10 years “The Heart.”

8 p.m. Belly Up, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $30-53. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

12.29: Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven

The annual Cracker/Camper show moves to the Music Box after years and years at the Belly Up. Time to get “Low” in Little Italy for a change.

8:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $25-50. 21+. 619.795.1337 or

12.29: Melvins & Redd Kross

After officially adding Redd Kross (and Off!) bassist Steve McDonald to the band, the Melvins released “Basses Loaded” in June. The album also features every member who has been a part of the band in the past decade, giving extra focus to the bassists.

8:30 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $25. 21+. 619.232.4355 or

12.29-30: Tribal Theory

San Diego Music Award-winning locals earn themselves an end-of-year two-night blowout at the House of Blues.

7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $12-30. All ages. 619.299.2583 or

12.29.16-1.1.17: OMFG! NYE 2017

Four straight nights of ringing in the New Year with a rotating cast of performers that includes DJ SNAKE, Adventure Club, Jauz, GTA, Anna Lunoe, Slander and more.

9 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $65-$201. 18+. 619.224.4171 or

12.30: Cherry Glazerr

The young L.A. rock quintet has found a nice second home in San Diego, and it returns once again to the Irenic to ring in New Year’s weekend with style.

7 p.m. The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave., North Park. $15. All ages.

12.31: Justin Martin

Another Groundwater alum, this Dirtybird Records co-founder heads back to SD for a New Year’s Eve party with label mate Ardalan in tow.

10 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $45-65. 21+. 619.795.1337 or

01.01: Porter Robinson

Producer and DJ Porter Robinson returns to San Diego - barely a month after his last show - to entertain the masses on the first day of the New Year.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $50-135. 21+. 619.544.9500 or