Top concerts in San Diego (Dec. 18-24)


Top performances in San Diego this week include Jay-Z, Fishbone, Ozomatli and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

12.19: Jay-Z

Infidelities of the superstar rapper, entrepreneur and label head were made public last year when his equally famous wife documented them on her Grammy-winning Lemonade album. He atoned this June through the release of his 13th studio album, 4:44, which also claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200. Chicago rapper Vic Mensa opens the show.

@ Viejas Arena,

12.19: Kehlani

The Oakland-based R&B singer kicked off 2017 with the January release of her debut album, SweetSexySavage. She returns to San Diego on her tour of the same name.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.21: Supersuckers

Stage-three throat cancer survivor Eddie Spaghetti brings his cowpunk quartet back to San Diego. And this time, openers The Bellrays and Bombpops come with them.

@ Casbah,



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12.21: Fishbone

Nothing says the holidays are here like the veteran ska and funk collective’s 6th Annual Crazy Glue Xmas show. Not just for adhesive sniffers, this yuletide tradition is sure to get anyone’s chestnuts roasting.

@ Belly Up,

12.21: Bone Thugs–N-Harmony

The hip-hop five-piece started the year in San Diego with a January show featuring Warren G, DJ Quik, and the Dogg Pound. Now they’re back to close it down on their own.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.22: X w/ Meat Puppets & Mike Watt

X performing with the Meat Puppets and Mike Watt at the same show? Even punk fans with the spottiest understanding of the genre should be able to appreciate the awesomeness of this legendary triple bill.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.22, 23: Ozomatli

Now in their 22nd year, the long-running bilingual funk collective circles back around after last playing at the Embarcadero in August. The Los Angeles-based sextet served as the house band for all three seasons of Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show and also have released a children’s album.

@ Music Box,

12.23: Brian Setzer Orchestra

The one-time Stray Cat has turned into much more of a festive feline in recent years and he keeps the tradition going with his 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.

@ Pechanga,