Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 15-21)

Top concerts in town this week include Kris Kristofferson, The White Buffalo and Big Boi.

1.15: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

The San Francisco rock trio releases their eighth studio album, Wrong Creatures, on Vagrant Records this month. Two new singles, Little Thing Goes Wild and Haunt, are out now. Night Beats opens the show.

@ House of Blues, 

black rebel motorcycle club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

(Richmond Lam)

1.15: Kris Kristofferson

The Oxford grad, songwriter of Me and Bobby McGee, Golden Globe winner and Country Music Hall of Famer picked up a Grammy Award nomination for his 2016 release, The Cedar Creek Sessions. He also sold out this show in advance.

@ Belly Up,

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Kris Kristofferson.

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1.16: Buck-O-Nine

San Diego’s own ska vets once again get down at the Casbah as they move closer to their 30th year together. Formed in the same year, friends and fellow ska punks Mustard Plug open the show.


@ Casbah,

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1.18: Big Boi

The Atlanta-based rapper, producer, actor and half of seminal hip-hop duo Outkast released his third studio album, Boomiverse, last year. It features collaborations with Killer Mike, Jeezy and Adam Levine. The Cool Kids open the show.

@ Observatory North Park,

big boi

Big Boi.

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1.19: Dennis Ferrer

Objektivity Records boss, Grammy-nominated New York producer, and veteran house DJ Ferrer scored his biggest hit with Hey Hey in 2010.  

@ Spin,

Dennis Ferrer

Dennis Ferrer.

(Eva Mueller )

1.19: The White Buffalo

Singer, songwriter and musician Jake Smith has performed as The White Buffalo for the last 15 years. Smith’s latest album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, was released last October.

@ Observatory North Park,

white buffalo

The White Buffalo.

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1.19: Mykal Rose

Former original Black Uhuru vocalist, Mykal Rose has gone on to release more than 30 albums under his own name. The Grammy-winning Jamaican singer’s last release, Crucial World, came out in 2014. 

@ Belly Up,

Mykal Rose

Mykal Rose.

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1.19: R3HAB

The Dutch House DJ R3HAB (aka Fadil El Ghoul) released his debut album, Trouble, last September. It featured collaborations with Felix Cartal, RITUAL, and VÉRITÉ, among others. Last month, he teamed with Krewella on the single, Ain’t That Why.  





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1.19: Alexander Lewis

Last year, English producer Alex Lewis teamed with Juicy J on Yogi’s single, Money On My Mind. He also released two of his own – March and Off Guard.

@ Bassmnt,

Alexander Lewis

Alexander Lewis.

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1.20: Drezo

This Vegas-born, L.A.-based DJ had remixed Dillon Francis, Destructo and the Backstreet Boys. Last year, he released the 3-song Jaded EP, and teamed with DUSTYCLOUD on the single, House.

@ Bang Bang,



(Bryan Perez)

1.20: Doctor P

The English DJ has done remixes for the likes of Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran, Dillon Francis, Datsik and others. Most recently, the 31-year-old dubstep producer (real name Shaun Brockhurst) remixed his own 2015 single, Business (feat. Far East Movement).

@ Bassmnt,

doctor p

Doctor P.

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1.21: Body/Head

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon teams with guitarist Bill Nace for another project drenched in feedback and drone. Their latest, the 3-song No Waves, was released on Matador Records at the end of 2016.

@ Casbah,

body head


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