Top concerts this week in San Diego (Sept. 4-10)


Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line and Stiff Little Fingers.

9.5: Minus The Bear + Deap Vally

The long-running, Seattle-based indie rockers released their sixth studio album, VOIDS, in March. They join forces with L.A. rock duo Deap Vally, which features drummer Julie Edwards and former Carlsbad singer/guitarist Lindsey Troy.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.6: Stiff Little Fingers

Hard to believe that pioneering Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers are turning 40, but their current tour is touting that exact milestone. Founding lead vocalist Jake Burns and bassist Ali McMordie are still a part of the band, while guitarist Ian McCallum and drummer Steve Grantley joined in 1993 and 1996, respectively.

@ Belly Up,

9.6: Springtime Carnivore

Singer, songwriter and musician Greta Morgan (aka Springtime Carnivore) began her career with two Chicago bands - The Hush Sound and Gold Motel. Now based in L.A., she released the album Midnight Room last October.

@ Casbah,

9.8: Gladys Knight

The “Empress of Soul” will be “Pip”-less when she plays in Pala, but that won’t stop the seven-time Grammy-winning singer from delivering the hits that have her in the Georgia, Grammy, Apollo Theater and Rock and Roll Hall of Fames.

@ Pala Casino,

9.9: Florida Georgia Line

Back only 11 months after their last appearance at Mattress Firm, bro-country duo Brian “BK” Kelley and Tyler “T Hubb” Hubbard are back with their Smooth Tour - named after the lead track of their 2016 release, Dig Your Roots. Nelly opens. Yes, that Nelly.

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

9.9: Corbin & Shlohmo

Atmospheric electronic composer Shlohmo (aka L.A.-based producer Henry Laufer) pairs with Minnesota singer Corbin (19-year-old Corbin Smidzik, aka Spooky Black) for a 16-date tour. D33J of the WEDIDIT collective opens the show.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.9: Coone

After dropping the 16-song Less Is More full-length last summer, the Belgian DJ released his new single, Young, Gifted & Proud (The Qontinent Anthem 2017), in July. The producer (real name Keon Bauweraerts) is also the founder of the Dirty Workz label.

@ Bassmnt,

9.10: EDX

Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) has already released five singles this year - Dharma, All I Know, Feel the Rush, Voyage and, most recently, July’s Bloom.

@ Spin,

9.10: Mary J. Blige

It’s been 25 years since Mary J. Blige exploded onto the scene with her multi-platinum selling debut, What’s the 411? Instead of taking a victory lap, the Queen celebrated the milestone by releasing her 13th studio album, Strength of a Woman, in April. It features appearances from Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Kaytranada and DJ Khaled, and is Blige’s highest charting album since 2009.

@ Pechanga,