Top concerts this week in San Diego (April 9-15)


4.9: Matt & Kim 

After last releasing music in 2016, the indie pop duo of Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have a new album, Almost Everyday, coming out in May. Its first single, Forever, was released in January and features SWMRS and Mark Hoppus of blink-182. 

@ Observatory North Park, 

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim.

(Courtesy photo)

4.10: Chromeo 

David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg) of synth-funk duo Chromeo are set to release new album, Head Over Heels, this year. Album singles Juice and Bedroom Calling (featuring The-Dream) are out now.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the bay,



(Tim Saccenti)

4.12: Kate Nash 

After recently starring in the Netflix series GLOW, the English singer and multi-instrumentalist released new album Yesterday Was Forever last month. It’s her first release in five years.


@ Observatory North Park,

Kate Nash

Kate Nash.

(Charlotte Patmore)

4.12: Angel Olsen 

Part of the bounty of Coachella side action that San Diego gets every year, Olsen returns to America’s Finest City on the heels of Phases, the singer-songwriter’s recent collection of B-sides, rarities, demos and unreleased tracks.

@ Music Box,

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen.

(Courtesy photo)

4.12: Chase Rice 

Lambs & Lions, the fourth studio album from the North Carolina-bred country singer and one-time Survivor: Nicaragua contestant, was released last year. Rice hits Temecula as part of the K-FROG CARES concert, which also features Devin Dawson.

@ Pechanga,

Chase Rice

Chase Rice.

(Courtesy photo)

4.12: David Byrne 

Another Coachella bonus, the former Talking Heads frontman heads to San Diego for a Tuesday — Thursday double dip. The Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee released his 11th solo album, American Utopia, last month.

@ Civic Theatre, 

David Byrne

David Byrne.

(Courtesy photo)

4.12: 2manydjs 

Many know the Dewaele Brothers (David and Stephen) as Soulwax – a Belgian band that at one time also included Stefaan Van Leuven. And while Soulwax released their first album in over a decade last year, the sibling pair more often get behind the decks to perform as 2manydjs.

@ Bang Bang, 

4.13: Walshy Fire 

Walshy Fire, aka Jamaican DJ and MC Leighton Walsh, is best known as part of the Diplo-led group Major Lazer. In collaboration with L.A.-based reggae troupe The Expanders, Walsh released the 8-song collection Top Shelf Riddim last month. 

@ Parq, 

Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire.

(Courtesy photo)

4.13: Bingo Players 

Dutch DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten continues on under the moniker he once shared with collaborator/co-founder of Hysteria Records, Paul Baumer. Since Baumer’s death in 2013, Hoogstraten has released a handful of singles and remixed the likes of Gorgon City and Hardwell. He appears as part of the duo’s 10th Anniversary tour.


4.14: Murder City Devils 

The long-running Seattle rockers return after releasing their first album in 11 years, The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again, in 2014. Big Business opens the show.  

@ The Irenic, 

Murder City Devils

Murder City Devils.

(Courtesy photo)

4.14: Jon Foreman 

The co-founding frontman of Switchfoot plays a hometown solo show that includes a screening of his new documentary, 25 In 24, and a live performance from his acoustic trio.

@ Balboa Theatre, 

Jon Foreman

Jon Foreman.

(Courtesy photo)

4.15: Fleet Foxes 

Last here in September, bandleader Robin Pecknold brings his Seattle folkies back to San Diego on the tail end of touring for the band’s 2017 third studio album, Crack-Up. The album was their first release in six years, and follows a three-year hiatus from 2013-2016.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the bay,

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes.

(Sam Brackbill)

4.15: The War on Drugs 

Returning to San Diego after last playing at 91X’s Wrex The Halls in December, Adam Granduciel’s Grammy-winning band released their highest-charting album ever, A Deeper Understanding, last year.

@ Observatory North Park, 

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs.

(Shawn Brackbill)

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