Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 29-Feb. 4)

Top concerts in town this week include John Maus, The Killers and dvsn. 

1.29: John Maus

Minnesota singer, musician and composer John Maus is a former philosophy professor and holds a Ph.D in political science. Maus released his fourth full-length album, Screen Memories, last October, and is scheduled to release his fifth, Addendum, soon.  

@ Belly Up,

john maus

John Maus.

(Luke Berhow)

1.29: dvsn

Canadian R&B duo dvsn, singer Daniel Daley and longtime Drake producer Nineteen85 (Paul Jeffries), released their second studio album, Morning After, last October.  

@ Observatory North Park,


Canadian R&B duo dvsn.

(Courtesy photo)

1.30: The Killers

Everyone’s favorite Las Vegas indie rockers return to San Diego after releasing their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, last September. It is the band’s first-ever U.S. No. 1 album.


@ Valley View Casino Center,


The Killers.

(Anton Corbijn)

1.31: John Williams

JawsStar WarsIndiana JonesHarry Potter? Yes, it’s that John Williams. And, of course, this special performance by the composer, conductor, pianist, multiple Grammy/Academy Award-winner and Kennedy Center honoree is long sold out.

@ Copley Symphony Hall,

John Williams

John Williams.

(© Todd Rosenberg Photography)

2.1: Passion Pit  

Passion Pit (aka Michael Angelakos) first uploaded portions of his latest album, Tremendous Sea of Love, to YouTube. It was then self-released on Twitter for anyone who shared a neuroscientist’s tweet on the importance of science and research.

@ Observatory North Park,

Passion Pit

Passion Pit.

(Courtesy photo)

2.1: Banditos  

The Birmingham, Ala., via Nashville, blues/rock sextet released their second full-length album, Visionland, last summer. It was named after a local $60 million dollar theme park that went defunct after only five years. 

@ Space,



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2.1: Ladysmith Black Mambazo 

The long-running African choral group was pretty busy last year. They celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Paul Simon-produced Shaka Zulu album with a revisited version, Warner Music put out a 24-song retrospective of their songs and the band released the 12-track, Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World.

@ Belly Up,

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

(Rajesh Jantilal / AFP/Getty Images)


It’s an encore performance for Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi. After helping shut down 2017 at OMFG!’s NYE 2-day extravaganza at Valley View Casino Center a month ago, the trap DJ makes a quick return to San Diego. Marenyi released the 4-track NGHTMRE, Pt. II EP in December.





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2.2: Kristin Chenoweth 

The Tony Award-winning actress and singer released her fifth studio album, The Art of Elegance, last year. It is her second collection with the Great American Songbook as a theme after her 2001 debut, Let Yourself Go.

@ Music Box,

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth.

(Courtesy photo)

2.2: Timmy Trumpet 

The brass-playing Australian DJ/producer re-teamed with Savage, the New Zealand rapper featured on Trumpet’s 2014 hit Freaks, for recent single Deja-Vu.

@ Parq,

Timmy Trumpet

Timmy Trumpet.

(Ryan Pierse / Getty Images for Nickelodeon Australia)

2.2: Tyler, The Creator

The Odd Future guru packed quite a bit into 2017. He released his critically-acclaimed fourth album, Flower Boy, launched two TV shows — one on Viceland and one on Adult Swim, and designed two different shoes for Converse.   

@ Valley View Casino Center,

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator.

(Rich Fury / Getty Images)

2.3: Fetty Wap  

While Fetty Wap (aka Willie Maxwell II) dropped three mixtapes in 2016, and a pair of EPs last year, there’s still no sign of King Zoo, the long talked about follow-up album to the Trap Queen rapper’s 2015 smash self-titled debut.  

@ House of Blues, 

Fetty Wap

Fetty Wap.

(Josh Brasted / WireImage)

2.3: Destructo & Habstrakt 

Destructo is the one-time CEO and founder of HARD Events Gary Richards. Currently the president of LiveStyle, the veteran DJ hits San Diego after dropping the single, Loaded (feat. Yo Gotti), in December. He’s joined on this date of his Let’s Be Friends tour by French DJ Habstrakt.

@ Spin,



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2.3: Pete Tong 

BBC Radio 1 all-star, Ibiza veteran and EDM global ambassador Pete Tong really needs no introduction. Alongside The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley, the pioneering DJ released the 15-track Pete Tong Ibiza Classics in December.

@ Bang Bang,

Pete Tong

Pete Tong

(Courtesy photo)

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