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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

12.2: Aaron Neville 

The Grammy-winning and multi-platinum-selling New Orleans soul singer returns to San Diego for this Poway show. The 76-year-old, second youngest Neville Brother released his latest solo album, Apache, last year.

@ Poway Center for the Arts,

12.3: L.A.M.F. 

It’s the 40th anniversary of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers’ classic album L.A.M.F. this year. In honor of the milestone, Walter Lure (Heartbreakers), Mike Ness (Social D), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) are going to get together and play the album in its entirety — and quite possibly a few other tunes as well.

@ Belly Up,

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