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Top concerts in San Diego this week (March 4-10)

Big performances coming to town this week include Muse, Metric, YG, Big Wild and Empress Of. 

3.4: Beirut

As the driving force behind indie folk outfit Beirut, Zach Condon has always let geography entwine itself with his music making. February’s Gallipoli is no exception. Condon’s fifth studio full-length is named after the Italian town where he wrote the title track and recorded some of the album.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

Beirut

Beirut

(Olga Baczynska)
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3.4: Trippie Redd

The 19-year-old, Atlanta-based rapper (real name Michael White) hit No. 4  on the US Billboard 200 with his debut studio album, Life’s a Trip, last summer. In February, White appeared on a pair of new singles — Ephrem’s Dark Voice and with Preme on Wiz Khalifa’s Alright.     

@ SOMA, somasandiego.com

Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd.

(Courtesy photo)

3.4: DJ Quik & Scarface

Last year, Compton rapper/producer DJ Quik hit San Diego with fellow West Coast hip-hop legend Warren G on the bill. This time, it’s veteran Houston MC Scarface (of both solo and Geto Boys fame) who will serve as the legendary co-headliner.       

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@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

DJ Quik

DJ Quik.

(Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

3.5: Metric w/ Zoé

After last touring as support for Smashing Pumpkins, the Emily Haines-led, Canadian indie-poppers head back out on the road as headliners to support their seventh studio album, last September’s Art of Doubt. Zoé co-headlines and July Talk will also be on hand to support.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

Metric

Metric.

(Justin Broadbent)

3.5: Muse

When it was released last November, the eighth studio album from massive Brit rock trio Muse, Simulation Theory, hit the top spot in five countries, and made it to No. 12 on the US Billboard 200. The band brings their world tour of the same name to San Diego featuring support from Walk The Moon. 

@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com

Muse

Muse.

(Rich Fury / Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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3.6: Band of Horses

Frontman Ben Bridwell continues to lead these Washington-born, South Carolina-based folk/pop rockers after longtime members Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds called it quits in 2017. The band hasn’t released an album since 2016’s Why Are You OK, but did release a few singles last year, including Into My Arms and a Spanish cover of their hit song No One’s Gonna Love You.       

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

Band of Horses

Band of Horses.

(Courtesy photo)

3.7: YG

Last year, the Compton rapper appeared in the film White Boy Rick with Matthew McConaughey, as well as released his third studio full-length, Stay Dangerous. The album debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 and features appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Quavo, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and more.

@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com

YG

YG.

(Joe Scarnici / Getty Images for VaynerSports)

3.7: Big Wild

After remixing the likes of Odesza, Zhu, and Chvrches, Jackson Stell, aka DJ/producer Big Wild, released his debut album, Superdream, last month. The 12-song collection has already amassed nearly 5 million streams on Spotify.

@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

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Big Wild

Big Wild.

(Courtesy photo)

3.8: Kaskade

It’s true. Kaskade, aka superstar DJ Ryan Raddon, is no stranger to San Diego. But this is still a guy that just a few years ago sold out the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. So it’s an absolute no-brainer when he makes an appearance in the cozy confines of OMNIA.     

@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

Kaskade

Kaskade.

(Paras Griffin)

3.9: ATB

Andre Tanneberger, aka German DJ and producer ATB, released his 10th studio album, neXt, in 2017. Last year, he followed it with a new single, Body 2 Body (featuring Conor Matthews & LAUR), and a Morten Granau remix of his 2004 hit, Ecstasy. Tanneberger also took some time off to get married. New music is said to be on the way.

@ Parq, parqsd.com

ATB

ATB.

(Chris Luehrmann)

3.10: Empress Of

L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) just teamed up with Perfume Genius for a cover of When I’m With Him, a song originally found on her 2018 second studio album, Us. Rodriguez hits The Irenic with Colombian duo Salt Cathedral as openers. Read more about Rodriguez here.

@ The Irenic, theirenic.com

Empress Of

Empress Of.

(Fabian Guerrero)

3.10: Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center is also known as the musical partnership between Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and L.A. singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers (boygenius). If that doesn’t sell you on this dynamic pair, they released their self-titled debut album on Dead Oceans in January. 

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center.

(Nik Freitas)

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