Top concerts in San Diego (Dec. 4-10)

Top performances in San Diego this week include Phoenix, Wrex the Halls and Slow Magic.

Top performances in San Diego this week include Phoenix, Wrex the Halls and Slow Magic.

12.4: Jewel 

Part of her Handmade Holiday Tour, the songwriter, author, poet and one-time San Diegan returns to her old stomping grounds for a night sponsored by Hallmark. The unique event not only features the singer’s own family members, but a pre-show workshop where attendees can make their own one-of-a-kind gifts. Read more about this tour and other projects Jewel is working on here.

@ Civic Theatre,



Lynda Churilla

12.5: Murs 

Murs (aka rapper Nicholas Carter) set the Guinness World Record last year for rapping, without stopping, for 24 hours. Earlier this year, he released his 10th studio album, Captain California, on Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label.

@ Casbah,



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12.5: Angus & Julia Stone 

The Australian sibling duo hits North Park as part of their U.S. Snow Tour, which follows the September release of their fourth studio album with the same name. It also marks the first time the pair have co-written every song on one of their records.

 @ Observatory North Park,

Angus & Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone.

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12.7 Lil Jon 

The DJ, producer, and Grammy-winning King of Crunk heads back to America’s Finest City after he and Skellism dropped In The Pit (feat. Terror Bass) in June. And thanks to a September remix by MaNa, he’s once again barking the greeting on a new version of Alvaro & Mercer’s 2013 single, Welcome to the Jungle.

@ Omnia,

Lil Jon

Lil Jon.

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12.8: Chris Robinson Brotherhood 

The former Black Crowe frontman continues to tour relentlessly, and release albums at a staggering pace, with his most recent 5-piece. Barefoot in the Head, the band’s third studio record in the last two years (and fifth overall), dropped in July.

 @ House of Blues,

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Jay Blakesberg

12.8 Slow Magic 

In October, the anonymous electronic music producer released his 13-song third album, Float. It features appearances from the likes of singer/songwriter MNDR and The Antlers’ songwriter/vocalist Peter Silberman.

@ Observatory North Park,

Slow Magic

Slow Magic.

Dream Angel

12.8 The Him 

The Amsterdam-based DJ duo of Jeroen Kerstens and Steven Berghuijs released a pair of singles earlier this year - Oasis (feat. Sorana) and Everybody Hurts (feat. Ivy Adara). They followed it with another in November, Always.


The Him

The Him.

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12.9: Wrex The Halls 

Originally a two-night event, the 91X-sponsored show features The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Dreamcar, The War on Drugs and Arkells take the stage.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

War on Drugs (Wrex the Halls)

The War on Drugs.

Shawn Brackbill

12.9: Jamila Woods 

Known for collaborating with Chance the Rapper and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the Chicago singer and poet released her debut album, HEAVN, last year via SoundCloud. Jagjaguwar re-released it in August.

@ Soda Bar,

Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods.

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12.9: Phoenix 

What? The French pop rockers are playing at the Observatory? Yup. And it’s already sold out.

 @ Observatory North Park,



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12.9: Cut Chemist 

The one-time Ozomatli and Jurassic 5 DJ recently announced plans to release his first album in a dozen years. Titled Die Cut, the turntablist’s forthcoming sophomore album will feature appearances from J5 member Chali 2na, tUnE-yArDs, Biz Markie and more.

@ Music Box,

Cut Chemist

Cut Chemist.

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12.10 San Holo 

Here last year as part of Valley View Casino Center’s Tramps Like Us show, the Dutch DJ Sander van Dijck’s remix of Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode has 152 million YouTube views and counting. He tapped James Vincent McMorrow for his September-released single, The Future, and seven other artists for the recent If Only.

@ Spin,

San Holo

San Holo.

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