Top performances coming to San Diego this week include CRSSD Fest, Sam Feldt, Valentino Khan, Waxahatchee and The 22.214.171.124’s.
2.28: Sharon Van Etten
After nearly five years off (which included giving birth to her first child, going back to school, and acting on the Netflix drama The OA), the singer-songwriter returned last month with her latest full-length, Remind Me Tomorrow.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
3.1: Oliver Heldens
The Dutch producer, who also performs as HI-LO, recently joined forces with Finnish DJ LENNO on the January-released co-single, This Groove.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
British dubstep producer Josh Mellody released his seventh EP, Rott N’ Roll Pt. 1, for London’s Never Say Die Records in 2017. Last year, Mellody followed it with a trio of singles — Rebel Bass, Lone Wolf, and Hide N’ Seek.
@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego
3.2, 3: CRSSD
CRSSD’s Spring ’19 lineup — along with its multiple satellite “After Dark” and “By Day” add-ons — is the festival’s biggest and most impressive to date. Odesza, Armand Van Helden, Lane 8, Phantogram, Jungle, Petit Biscuit, Justin Martin, Ladytron and many more help to hold down the latest iteration of this ever-expanding bi-annual extravaganza.
@ Waterfront Park, crssd.com
New York-born, Vegas-based DJ Justin Blau has remixed the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Adele. He also released his 11-song full-length debut, Ultraviolet, last year. His latest single, Would You Understand featuring Carly Paige, dropped in January.
@ Parq, parqsd.com
3.2: Sam Feldt
Sammy Renders, aka 25-year-old Dutch DJ Sam Feldt, enlisted Belgian singer Kate Ryan for his latest single, January’s Gold. Renders also occasionally plays with a live band that includes trumpet, saxophone and guitar.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
3.2: Justin Martin
Can’t fathom heading home by 10 p.m. after CRSSD ends on Saturday? Dirtybird Records co-founder Justin Martin headlines this CRSSD After Dark event that also includes UK deep house duo, Eli & Fur (aka Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman), Brit DJ Will Clarke (his first of two SD appearances in March), and more.
@ Hard Rock, hardrockhotelsd.com
3.2: Valentino Khan
Last year, this L.A.-based DJ and producer remixed an impressive list of fellow beat makers including Calvin Harris, Diplo, David Guetta, Alison Wonderland, and RL Grime. In January, he joined forces with Kayzo for the joint single, Novocaine.
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
After four full-length albums, Katie Crutchfield, aka Alabama-bred singer-songwriter Waxahatchee, released her first EP, Great Thunder, in September. The six-song collection was recorded at Justin Vernon’s (Bon Iver) remote Wisconsin studio. Detroit’s Boony Doon opens the show.
@ The Irenic, theirenic.com
3.3: The 126.96.36.199’s
You know that scene in Kill Bill: Volume 1 where The Bride tracks down O-Ren at the House of Blue Leaves? The one that, before all the bloodshed and mayhem, features a super-cool, throwback, all-girl garage-punk band? Well, that band is The 188.8.131.52’s. Woo-hoo!
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com