Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 13-20)

Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Fall Out Boy, Kap Slap and Gin Blossoms.

11.13: Death From Above 1979 

The Toronto electro-dance punks played House of Blues almost exactly one year ago on a co-headlining tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They return by themselves in support of their September-released third album, Outrage! Is Now.   

@ House of Blues,

Death From Above 1979

Death From Above 1979.


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11.15: Gary Numan 

Synth pop singer known for No. 1 hits like Cars and Are ‘Friends’ Electric? returns to San Diego. The songwriter and producer released his 21st album, Savage (Songs from a Broken World), in September. 

@ Observatory North Park,

Gary Numan

Gary Numan.

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11.15: Fall Out Boy

The Chicago pop punk vets already have released three singles – Young and Menace, Champion and The Last of the Real Ones – from their upcoming seventh studio album. Titled MANIA, it’s set to be released on Jan. 19.    

@ Viejas Arena,

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy.

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11.16: Ariel Pink 

An ode to the ’60s singer/songwriter, the September-released Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is Ariel Pink’s 11th studio album. The 13-track collection features a collaboration with L.A. musician and producer Dâm-Funk.

@ Belly Up,

Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink.

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11.16: Gryffin

New York house DJ Dan Griffith (aka Gryffin) is a USC alum and classically trained pianist. He and Colorado-based DJ Illenium released the single Feel Good (feat. Daya) earlier this year, and Griffith released two more – Love In Ruins (feat. Sinéad Harnett) and Nobody Compares to You (feat. Katie Pearlman) – on his own.   

@ Observatory North Park,



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11.16: Kap Slap 

Recently here as part of KAABOO’s Club Elevate / Jewel “Nightclub” after hours events, DJ/producer Kap Slap (aka Jared Lucas) has worked with Ezi, Daya, M. Bronx, and more. This summer, he released the single F****n Amazing (feat. Cal).


Kap Slap

Kap Slap.

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11.16: Chad VanGaalen 

The Canadian musician and artist released his sixth album, Light Information, on Sub Pop records in September. His two young daughters appear on the closing track of the 12-song collection that VanGaalen wrote, performed and produced in his Calgary garage.  

@ Soda Bar,

Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen.

(Courtesy photo)

11.16: Phantoms

The L.A.-based DJ duo of Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola released their self-titled full-length debut earlier this year. It features appearances from Vérité, Grace Mitchell, Hayley Kiyoko, and Harlie. The pair’s stop at Bang Bang is part of their first-ever headlining tour.

@ Bang Bang,



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11.17: Cash Cash

N.Y.-based DJ trio Cash Cash (Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, Samuel Frisch) will be scaling things down a bit in San Diego after playing the Life In Color party at the Valley View Casino Center earlier this year. The threesome collaborated with ROZES on the single Matches this year, and put out one of their own, All My Love (feat. Conor Maynard), as well. 


Cash Cash

Cash Cash.

(Jabari Jacobs)

11.17: Sonny Fodera

Australian-born, London-based DJ Sonny Fodera has released a handful of singles this year, as well as a deluxe version of his 2016 third album, Frequently Flying, which featured guests like Alex Mills, Yasmeen, and Kate Elsworth on 11 of its 14 tracks.   

@ Bang Bang,

Sonny Fodera

Sonny Fodera.

(Courtesy photo)

11.18, 19: Gin Blossoms 

Hey, jealousy! The Arizona alt-poppers celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 4x-platinum sophomore album, New Miserable Experience, with a pair of sold-out shows at the Belly Up. 

@ Belly Up,

Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms.

(Saki Photography)

11.19: Israel Vibration 

Cecil “Skeleton” Spence and Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin are still delivering quality roots reggae after more than 40 years of making music together. Their latest, and 24th studio album overall, Play It Real, was released in 2015.      

@ Music Box,

Israel Vibration

Israel Vibration

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