Top concerts this week in San Diego (March 5-11)

Top performances in San Diego this week include 311, Talib Kweli, G. Love & Special Sauce and Lil Jon. 

3.5, 6: 311 

The SoCal-by-way-of-Nebraska funk-rock quintet released their 12th studio album, Mosaic, last year. It debuted at number six on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

@ House of Blues,



(Courtesy photo)

3.6: The Psychedelic Furs 

People love the Furs! The band hasn’t released an album in nearly 30 years, but that hasn’t stopped the founding Butler brothers – singer Richard and bassist Tim – from continuing to sell out shows like this one. 

@ Belly Up,

The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs.

(Courtesy photo)

3.7: Hot Snakes 

San Diego rock godfather Swami John Reis and longtime collaborator Rick Froberg get the band together once again. This time it comes with the first Hot Snakes studio album in 14 years. The 10-song Jericho Sirens drops this month.


@ Casbah,

Hot Snakes

Hot Snakes.

(Courtesy photo)

3.8: Protomartyr 

The Detroit-based post punkers released their critically acclaimed fourth album, Relatives in Descent, last September.

@ Space,



(Daniel Topete)

3.8: Antibalas 

The Brooklyn-based afrobeat ensemble is currently on its Where The Gods Are In Peace album release tour. It’s the band’s sixth full-length record and first in five years.

@ Belly Up,



(Roy Rochlin / Getty Images)

3.9: Talib Kweli 

The veteran MC released his latest album, Radio Silence, last November. It features appearances from Anderson .Paak, Rick Ross, Robert Glasper and more.

@ Music Box,

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli.

(Dorothy Hong)

3.9: Lil Jon 

Who knew? But when this guy sang/yelled “Turn Down For What?!,” he meant it. The DJ, producer, and Grammy-winning King of Crunk was just at Omnia in December. But he returns once again, this time fresh from releasing new single, Alive, with Offset and 2 Chainz. 


Lil Jon

Lil Jon.

(Jeff Schear / Getty Images)

3.10: Billie Eilish 

The 16-year-old L.A.-based singer is signed to Interscope Records and released her debut EP, Don’t Smile At Me, in August.

@ Music Box,


Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish.

(Courtesy photo)

3.10: MitiS 

After releasing a dozen EPs and nearly as many singles, Philadelphia-based DJ and classically trained pianist Joseph Torre will release his debut full-length album, ‘Til the End, this month. Two new singles, Moments (feat. Adara) and By My Side (feat. Tedy), are out now.

@ Bassmnt,



(Courtesy photo)

3.10: Henry Fong 

The progressive house DJ heads to San Diego after releasing a handful of singles last year. The L.A.-based producer linked up with Bad Royale and Hardwell on a pair of tracks, as well as releasing three of his own.    

@ Bang Bang,

Henry Fong

Henry Fong.

(Courtesy photo)

3.10, 11: G. Love & Special Sauce 

After taking a few years to do his solo thing, G. Love has spent the last few back with Special Sauce (Jeffery Clemens and Jim Prescott). While the trio released a Christmas album two-and-a-half months ago, they’ll probably stick to songs from their eight-album catalog for this show.

@ Belly Up,

G. Love and Special Sauce

G. Love and Special Sauce.

(Courtesy photo)

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