Top concerts this week in San Diego (Oct. 9-15)
Top concerts coming to San Diego this week include The National, GRiZ, The Aquabats and Goldroom.
10.11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
It’s a no brainer as two of the best indie singer/songwriters working today team up. The pair releases their collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, this month and is touring with an all-star band.
8 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $38-65. All ages. 619.299.2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego
10.11: Alison Wonderland
A classically trained cellist, Australian DJ Alex Sholler released her debut album, Run, in 2015. Sholler’s 2016 collab with M-Phazes, Messiah, was remixed by Lido earlier this year, while Sholler’s remix of Dua Lipa’s New Rules came out in August.
8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. SOLD OUT. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com
10.12 Afghan Whigs
The May-released In Spades is the Greg Dulli-led band’s eighth album, and second since reforming in 2012. It follows 2014’s Do to the Beast as a return to Sub Pop Records.
8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $30-32. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com
10.12: The National
The Brooklyn-based indie rockers released their seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast last month. The album’s first single, The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness, is the band’s first song to reach the top spot on any Billboard chart.
8 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $29-49. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
The Michigan-born, saxophone-playing DJ and producer collaborated with Slovenian hip-hop composer Gramatik on the single, As We Proceed, earlier this year. He also released Good Will Continue, a remixed companion to his 2016 full-length album, Good Will Prevail.
7 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $33. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com
10.13: Tommy Trash
Australian DJ Thomas Olsen, aka Tommy Trash, is classically trained on both piano and trumpet. In the last decade, he’s worked with the likes of A-Trak, Wolfgang Gartner, Sebastian Ingrosso and Henry Fong. His latest single, Sinners (feat. Daisy Guttridge), was released last month.
10 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20.78-$50. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com
10.14: The Aquabats
Costumed, family-friendly, punk-rock antics with the creator of Yo Gabba Gabba at the helm? Um, yes please. Rocking out at 6 p.m. never felt so good!
7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $23-$45. All ages. 619.299.2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego
10.14: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Bob Marley’s youngest son has collaborated on albums with Mick Jagger and Nas, and recently guested on tracks by Jay-Z and Skrillex. He also just released his first solo album in 10 years, Stony Hill, which once again features multiple appearances by his older brother, Stephen.
8 p.m. Harrah’s Resort SoCal, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner (formerly Valley Center). $35-$95. 18+. 760.751.3100 or harrahssocal.com
This year has been a busy one for Boston-born, L.A.-based DJ and musician Goldroom (aka Josh Legg). Remixes of Legg’s full-length debut, West of the West, as well as an EP of album single, Lying To You, were released, as well as the single Spread Love.
10 p.m. Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown. $10-$20. 21+. 619.677.2264 or bangbangsd.com
10.14: Morgan Page
The Vermont-born DJ/producer is a two-time Grammy nominee and has worked with San Diego’s Greg Laswell. Page released three singles this year, Candles with Steve James, Other Girl (feat. Rayla), and Fight My Way (feat. Moses Keenan). All of them have also been released as remixes.
10 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20.78-$60. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com
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