Top concerts this week (Jan. 30 - Feb. 5)

Gareth Emery. (Courtesy photo)

Top concerts in the last couple of days of January leading into February include Run the Jewels, Dashboard Confessional and Gareth Emery.

1.30: Ace Frehley

Original Kiss guitarist Paul Daniel “Ace” Frehley was known as the “Spaceman” during his tenure with the makeup-clad band. He collaborated with Slash, Paul Stanley, Lita Ford, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on his 2016 album of rock covers.

@ Belly Up Tavern,

1.30: Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P continue their historic run with the release of their aptly titled “Run the Jewels 3" this month. Special guest The Gaslamp Killer also will perform at the sold-out show.

@ Observatory North Park,


2.2 Illenium

In December, Denver-based DJ/producer Nick Miller released 15 remixes from his early 2016 full-length, “Ashes.” He’ll hit San Diego on his worldwide tour of the same name.  


2.3: Metalachi

The self-proclaimed “World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band” blends comedy and multigenre musicianship for an all-encompassing show.

@ Casbah,


2.3: Paul Stanley’s Soul Station

Longtime Kiss frontman “the Starchild” ditches the makeup and guitar playing for a night of re-worked R&B and soul classics, complete with backup singers and horns. 

@ Belly Up Tavern,

2.3: Dashboard Confessional

After last releasing a DC full-length album in 2009, and most recently fronting the folk quintet Twin Forks, Chris Carrabba is back to get all emo with fans again.

@ House of Blues,

2.4 Audien

From the same town portrayed in the film Mystic Pizza, Connecticut producer Nate Rathbun hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart with “Insomnia” last year. He released the single “Crazy Love (feat. Deb’s Daughter)” through Astralwerks in August.      

@ Bassmnt,

2.4 Gareth Emery

The British DJ released his massive, 37-track “Electric for Life 2016" mix in December. It followed the release of his third full-length studio album, “100 Reasons to Live,” in April of last year. 



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