Top concerts in San Diego this week (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Guns N’ Roses, Elephante and the Groundwater festival.

11.28: Tori Amos

Currently on her Native Invader tour, the 54-year-old singer, pianist and composer released her 15th studio album of the same name in September.

@ Balboa Theatre,

Tori Amos. (Courtesy photo)

11.28: Guns N’ Roses

Last August, Guns N’ Roses played Qualcomm Stadium on the supposed final U.S. date of their Not In This Lifetime… tour. From July 27 through Sept. 8 of this year, Axl and Co. turned the most recent run of dates on their ironically named revival into a top spot on Billboard’s ‘Hot Tours’ with $53 million in revenue.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)
(Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Coachella)

11.28: Giraffage

San Francisco-based DJ Giraffage (aka Charlie Yin) graduated with a political economics degree from Berkeley before starting his musical career. Yin’s debut full-length, Too Real, was released last month. It features collaborations with Japanese Breakfast, Matosic, Angelica Bess, and Harrison Lipton.


@ Observatory North Park,

Giraffage. (Holy Mountain)

11.30: Valerie June

The Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter released her fifth full-length album, The Order of Time, in March – the singer’s first since breaking out with the Dan Auerbach-produced Pushin’ Against a Stone in 2013. The Old Crow Medicine Show’s Gill Landry opens.

@ California Center for the Arts, Escondido,

Valerie June. (Jacob Blinkenstaff)
(Jacob Blickenstaff / )

12.1 Elephante 

After releasing his full-length debut album last year, Michigan-born Harvard grad Tim Wu has released a pair of singles in 2017: May’s Troubled (feat. Deb’s Daughter) and the October-released Come Back For you (feat. Matluck).





12.1 12th Planet 

John Dadzie, aka dubstep/drum & bass DJ 12th Planet, has worked extensively with Skrillex and been seen at Coachella, Ultra, and Electric Daisy Carnival. His five-song Let Us Prey EP dropped in September.

@ Bassmnt,

12th planet

12th Planet.

(Kenny Ong)

12.2 Groundwater 

Swapping two days for one, and coming a bit later than last year’s October event, Groundwater’s current visit includes heavy-hitting house DJs Maya Jane Coles, Claptone, and Felix Da Housecat. Headliner and Dirtybird Records boss Claude VonStroke teamed with Will Clarke and Sebastien V on August’s two-song single, Works Well With Others.

@ The Park at Petco Park,

12.2: Syd 

Formerly the only female member of rap collective Odd Future, the lead vocalist of The Internet hits the road for a tour celebrating her February-released solo debut LP, Fin. Compton rapper Buddy also performs.

@ Observatory North Park,



(Matt Kaplan)

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