Top concerts this week in San Diego (March 19-25)

Top performances in town this week include Morgan Page, Sir Mix-A-Lot, RJD2, Phillip Phillips and Queens of the Stone Age. 

3.19: SDMAs 

The 27th annual celebration of local artists returns to House of Blues for a night that will include performances from P.O.D., Trouble In The Wind, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, and more.

@ House of Blues,

San Diego Music Awards

San Diego Music Awards.

(Dennis Anderson)

3.21: Lucy Dacus 

After dropping one of 2016’s best albums with her 9-song Matador Records debut, No Burden, Dacus hits the road in support of her sophomore effort, Historian, out this month.

@ Casbah,

Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus.

(Dustin Condren)

3.21, 22: Queens of the Stone Age 

It’s back-to-back sold-out nights of sweaty rock mayhem as Josh Homme leads QOTSA into San Diego for a double-dip of debauchery. BRONCHO opens both shows. 


@ Observatory North Park,

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age.

(Courtesy photo)

3.22, 23: Phillip Phillips 

The American Idol Season 11 winner released his third album, Collateral, in January.

@ Belly Up,

Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips.

(Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images)

3.23: RJD2 

Ohio-based DJ and hip-hop producer RJD2 released his new album, Tendrils, last month. It’s the second full-length release for his instrumental side project, The Insane Warrior.

@ Music Box,



(Courtesy photo)

3.23: Tribal Theory 

The San Diego Music Award-winning “urban reggae” trio released their latest single, Part Time Lovers, last year.

@ House of Blues,

Tribal Theory

Tribal Theory.

(Rebecca Joelson )

3.23: Morgan Page 

The Vermont-born DJ, producer and two-time Grammy nominee released eight singles last year and appeared on the Breaking Borders EP with Sultan + Shepard and Gabriel Anada. Local connection: San Diego’s Greg Laswell appeared on Page’s 2012 full-length, In The Air.


Morgan Page

Morgan Page.

(Courtesy photo)

3.23: Mako 

Formerly a duo, this San Diego-born act is now a solo one. Alex Seaver, who now resides in L.A., appeared on the February-released single Don’t Give Up On Me from Illenium and Kill The Noise.

@ Observatory North Park,




(Courtesy photo)

3.24: Durand Jones & The Indications 

This month, the Indiana-based soul singer and his rock-solid backing band are set to release a deluxe edition of their 2016 self-titled debut. It features 10 new live tracks that were recorded in Boston and Bloomington, Ind. 

@ Soda Bar,

Durand Jones & The Indications

Durand Jones & The Indications.

(Horatio Baltz)

3.24: Sir Mix-A-Lot 

Who knew that you could parlay a song about big booties into a 30-year career? Obviously Seattle producer/rapper Anthony Ray (aka Sir Mix-a-lot) does. 

@ Music Box,



(Courtesy photo)

3.25: Rhett Miller 

The Old 97s frontman hasn’t released a solo record in a few years, but that doesn’t mean the alt-country crooner’s show in the cozy confines of Soda Bar won’t be a knockout.

@ Soda Bar,

Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller.

(Courtesy photo)

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