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.

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,

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Milky Chance.

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,

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe.

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, CrunchHandle 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,

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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,


Wynonna & The Big Noise.