Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 22-28)


Top concerts in town include Jessica Lea Mayfield, St. Vincent and Bassjackers.

1.23: Wolf Parade

After a five-year hiatus, the Canadian indie rockers reunited in 2016 and released their fourth full-length album, Cry Cry Cry, last October.

@ Observatory North Park,

1.24: Jessica Lea Mayfield

The Ohio-based singer-songwriter released her fourth studio album, Sorry Is Gone, last September. Produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), the deeply personal album is based on Mayfield’s own abusive marriage and the steps she had to take to leave the relationship.

@ Casbah,

1.26: Bassjackers

Dutch DJ duo and Spinnin’ Records regulars Bassjackers (Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst) released five singles, as well as the 4-song EP Les Pays Bass, on their home country’s EDM label last year.


1.27: St. Vincent

St. Vincent, aka Grammy-winning songwriter and musician Annie Clark, returns to San Diego with new album, Masseducation, under her belt. Clark brings her Fear the Future Tour to the Observatory for this all-ages show.

@ Observatory North Park,

1.27: Lookas

He’s worked with the likes of Flo Rida and Diplo, but it was remixing the 2013 DVBBS & Borgeous single, Tsunami, that put DJ Lookas (aka Lucas Rego) on the map. Rego closed 2017 by releasing a new single, Alarm, with sibling DJ duo Krewella.

@ Bassmnt,

1.27: Crankdat

Twenty-year-old Ohio-based DJ Crankdat (aka Christian Smith) infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to DJ. Terrible decision? Smith spent 2017 touring the world and releasing singles with T-Pain (In The Air) and Jauz (I Hold Still feat. Slushii). So… maybe it wasn’t.