Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 18-24)


Concerts rolling into San Diego this week include U2, Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes and Sean Paul.

9.18 Lil Yachty

Nineteen-year-old rapper Miles McCollum, aka Lil Yachty, released his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions, in May. It features appearances from Diplo, Migos, YG and more. Yachty first came to prominence when he collaborated with D.R.A.M. on the 2016 hit, Broccoli.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.19 Sean Paul

Fresh from the 2016 hits Rockabye with Clean Bandit and No Lie with Dua Lipa, the Jamaican rapper/singer is looking to release his seventh studio album in 2017 - his first since 2014’s Full Frequency.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.19 Glass Animals

First Foals, now Glass Animals. Oxford University is churning out more than Rhodes Scholars these days. But this show is already sold out. So if you want to see the English indie rockers, it’s time to get out your kayak. Read more about the band in a one-on-one interview with PACIFIC here.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

9.21 Fleet Foxes

Still boasting three founding members, including bandleader Robin Pecknold, the Seattle folkies released their third studio album, Crack Up, in June. It’s their first release in six years, and follows a three-year hiatus from 2013-2016.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.22 U2

Many San Diegans headed up to L.A. a few months ago to see the Irish legends play on their Joshua Tree tour. But, surprise, it’s also coming to Mission Valley!

@ Qualcomm Stadium,

9.22: Dash Berlin

In addition to remixing Clean Bandit and Garüda this year, the Dutch trance DJ and producer released his fourth full-length album, We Are (Part 2). It’s a follow-up to his 2014 album with the same name and features guests Waka Flocka Flame, Christina Novelli, Jonny Rose and more.


9.22 Los Amigos Invisibles

The Venezuelan Grammy-winning funk and disco party starters continue to roll, now more than 25 years in. Performing these days as a quartet, the band released their 12th album, El Paradise, in February.

@ Music Box,

9.23 Ben Folds

The bespectacled piano man is out on his Paper Airplane Request Tour, which is, hopefully, exactly as it sounds. Make sure to write clearly and get a good arc to your throws.

@ House of Blues,

9.23: Curbi

British DJ Tobias Curwen-Bingley (aka Curbi) remixed Cheat Codes, Felix Jaehn and Galantis last year. His latest single, Shinai, was released in March on Spinnin’ Records.

@ Bang Bang,

9.23 Frankie Rose

A veteran of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly, singer-songwriter Frankie Rose relocated to her familial L.A. home to write/record her third solo album, Cage Tropical. It was released last month.

@ Soda Bar,

9.23: Wiwek

Dutch DJ Wiwek, full name Wiwek Mahabali, was originally signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. He’s now with Skrillex’s OWSLA and has released two things so far in 2017 - the Faka G/Double Dribble single, and July’s Drum Nation EP.

@ Bassmnt,

9.23 The Toadies

In 1994, it was impossible to turn on any kind of rock radio without hearing the song Possum Kingdom from this Fort Worth, Texas-based band’s debut. They only recorded two more albums over the next 14 years, but have done so with much more frequency since. The band’s seventh studio release, The Lower Side of Uptown, is out this month.

@ Belly Up,

9.23 Hundred Waters

Last year, Skrillex remixed this Florida-based electronic trio’s song, Show Me Love, and Chance the Rapper rapped on it. This year, they released a new EP, Currency, and new full-length, Communicating.

@ Casbah,

9.23 The Beach Boys

The surf-rock legends return to Shelter Island for two shows - one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. Late last year, the band’s perennial hit, I Get Around, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

9.23-24: Tramps Like Us

The two-day, 18+, all-night phenomenon returns once again to The Midway District. This time, it features Yellow Claw (pictured), Joyryde, Bear Grillz, Sikdope, Cesqeaux and Angelz.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

9.24: Showtek

Dutch DJ siblings Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen (aka Showtek) have worked with David Guetta, Tiësto, Hardwell, Bassjackers and more. They’ve released remixes to a pair of their 2016 singles, along with two brand new singles (On Our Own and Amen), already this year.

@ Parq,