Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 8-14)


Top concerts in San Diego this week include Milky Chance, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and K.Flay.

1.8: Milky Chance

German folk duo Milky Chance (Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch) released their second studio album, Blossom, last year. It is their first with guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Antonio Greger, who has played with the pair since 2015.

@ House of Blues,

1.12: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Local jazz godfather takes a break from playing with The Greyboy Allstars, Slightly Stoopid and The Rolling Stones to get a few shows in with his namesake crew. Dig it.

@ Belly Up,

1.12: DVBBS

Chris and Alex van den Hoef are on a roll. Last year, the Toronto and L.A.-based brothers dropped a single with Steve Aoki and 2 Chainz, released the 6-song Beautiful Disaster EP, and then followed it with another, the 10-song Blood of My Blood. The latter found the pair working with NERVO, GTA, Belly, Cisco Adler and more.


1.12: Wongo

The Australian producer and DJ released a slew of singles last year: Doin’ It/Fantastic with Little By Little, Crunch, Handle It (feat. Divoli S’vere), and most recently, Paradise (feat. San Mei).

@ Bang Bang,

1.13: TNT

TNT is Technoboy (aka Italian DJ Cristiano Giusberti) and Tuneboy (fellow Bologna-based hardstyle producer Antonio Doná). The pair released the 3-song Yeah! EP and Tritolo single last year.

@ Bassmnt,

1.13: K.Flay

The Chicago-based hip-hopper and multi-instrumentalist released her second album (and major-label debut), Every Where Is Some Where, last April. It’s nominated for a pair of Grammys at the end of the month.

@ Observatory North Park,

1.14: Luna

Last year was a big one for the dream pop vets. They released a covers LP, A Sentimental Education, as well as A Place of Greater Safety, a 6-track EP of instrumentals. Eleanor Friedberger opens the show.

@ Casbah,

1.14: Gryffin

It’s a special DJ set from New York house DJ Dan Griffith as part of MLK weekend. The USC alum and classically trained pianist paired with Colorado-based DJ Illenium on the single Feel Good (feat. Daya) last year, as well as two of his own - Love In Ruins (feat. Sinéad Harnett) and Nobody Compares to You (Feat. Katie Pearlman).


1.14: Wynonna & The Big Noise

The country superstar released her eighth studio album, Wynonna & The Big Noise, in 2016. It featured collaborations with Susan Tedeschi, Jason Isbell, and Derek Trucks, and was her first album of original material in 13 years.

@ California Center for the Arts, Escondido,