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


Top musical acts in town this week include Little Dragon, Morrissey, Pepperand Petit Biscuit.

11.5 Petit Biscuit

French DJ/producer Mehdi Benjelloun (aka Petit Biscuit) turns 19 this month. The classically trained multi-instrumentalist released his self-titled EP in 2016 and full-length studio debut album, Presence, last year. Benjelloun’s latest single, Suffer/Safe, was released in October. Read more about Petit Biscuit here.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.8: Little Dragon

Back in San Diego after a 2017 stop celebrating the release of their fifth studio album, Season High, the Swedish electro-pop quartet recently teamed with Canadian instrumentalists BADBADNOTGOOD on new a song, Tried.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.9 Deorro

DJ Deorro (aka Erick Orrosquieta) followed his 26-song 2017 debut LP, Good Evening, with eight new singles so far this year — Existence, Offspring, Sonar, Shakalaka with Steve Aoki, Dracarys, Knockout, Titan, and August’s D.F.T.F. with Vikstrom.


11.10: Morrissey

Moz has definitely been busy lately. In 2015, the singer and songwriter released his first novel, List of the Lost, which centers on a Boston relay team that accidentally kills a demon. Last year, he returned to music and released his 11th solo studio album, Low in High School. The album debuted at No. 5 on the UK Albums chart.

@ Copley Symphony Hall,

11.10: Pepper

Now in their 21st year, the San Diego-via-Hawaii reggae-rock trio played 91X’s BEER X Festival with longtime friends Slightly Stoopid in June. They return for a free show in Del Mar as long as fans can make it inside the venue before the last race begins.

@ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,

11.10: The Crystal Method

Last year, Scott Kirkland played the Music Box for the 20th anniversary of The Crystal Method’s platinum-selling debut, Vegas. He returns for an encore performance hot on the heels of the band’s first album without longtime member Ken Jordan — September’s The Trip Home.

@ Music Box,

11.10: Khruangbin

The Houston-born, now mostly L.A.-based, psych-funk trio returns to San Diego after opening 20 dates of Leon Bridges’ recent Good Thing world tour. Bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson released their second album, Con Todo El Mundo, in January.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.12: Ghost

The Swedish ghoul rockers released their fourth studio album, Prequelle, in June. It’s the first album for the band since the identity of their frontman was revealed to be Tobias Forge. The band’s vocalist has performed as three different versions of the character Papa Emeritus (I, II, & III), and continues that tradition now with less makeup, but no less creepy, as Cardinal Copia.

@ Spreckels Theatre,

11.12: David Crosby & Friends

Two years after appearing at the same venue, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby returns to San Diego for a career-spanning set. No word on who those “friends” will be, but the veteran singer-songwriter has built up an impressive list from which to choose.

@ Balboa Theatre,

11.12: Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County (aka 20-year-old singer and musician Alexander O’Connor) isn’t from Orange County at all. He’s actually from Grayshott, Hampshire, England — a civil parish that is also the birthplace of actor Colin Firth. Who knows? Perhaps they’ll team up in the future.

@ Observatory North Park,