Top concerts this week (July 17-23)
Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Khalid, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kristian Nairn and Third Eye Blind.
7.17: Chris Isaak
The pompadoured crooner last released an album in 2015 - the same year he became a judge on the Australian version of “The X Factor.” But don’t let that fool you. The consummate showman always delivers a memorable performance.
7:30 p.m.. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma . $85. All ages. 619.224.3577 or humphreysconcerts.com
7.18: The Sword
The Austin, Texas, stoner metal quartet returns to San Diego. Their fifth studio album, “High Country,” came out in 2015. Flannel is OK in the summertime, right?
8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $21-$23. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com
7.18: Playboi Carti
The Atlanta rapper initially known as $ir Cartier released his self-titled debut mixtape in April through Interscope Records. It features appearances from Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Rocky. Carti also appears on the 2017 singles “RAF” by ASAP Mob and “Green & Purple” by Travis Scott.
8 p.m. The Observatory North Park , 2891 University Ave., North Park. Sold Out. 18+. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com
This is the first of two nights that 19-year-old Texas-bred singer/songwriter Khalid (Robinson) will spend in San Diego. Backed by the hit single “Location,” Khalid’s March-released studio debut, “American Teen,” has cracked the top five of Billboard’s R&B chart and the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. Sold Out. All ages. 619.299.2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego
Slovenian/Croatian cello duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are classically trained and immensely talented. But it doesn’t hurt that they look like a pair of contestants from “The Bachelorette.” 2Cellos’ fourth studio album, “Score,” was released in March.
7:30 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $29.50-$49.50. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
7.19: Steve Poltz
San Diego’s finest story-telling troubadour gets in on the Green Flash Concert Series action at the Birch Aquarium. The 21+, sunset-start series features one artist a month through September.
5:30 p.m. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. $30.95-$41.95. 21+. aquarium.ucsd.edu
7.19: Daryl Hall & John Oates + Tears for Fears
It’s veteran duo madness as 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Hall & Oates join forces with Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears on a 29-date arena tour. The bands have sold more than 70 million albums combined.
7 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $35-$129.50. All ages. 619.224.4171 or valleyviewcasinocenter.com
This second of back-to-back nights at different venues for RCA Records artist Khalid is long sold out.
7 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. Sold Out. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com
7.20: Beach Fossils
The Brooklyn-based indie rock trio released their third studio album, “Somersault,” last month. It’s the band’s first full-length release since 2013.
7 p.m. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., Middletown. $20. 21+. 619.232.4355 or casbahmusic.com
7.20: Kristian Nairn
Who knew? When Hodor from “Game of Thrones"(aka Irish actor Kristian Nairn) isn’t protecting the Starks by sacrificing himself to the White Walkers, he quite enjoys performing as a progressive house DJ. Let’s just hope he doesn’t bring the dire wolves with him.
9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or omnianightclub.com
7.20: Retro Futura Tour
It’s like an ‘80s jukebox came to life with performances from Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, English Beat, Paul Young, Katrina and the Waves, and Modern English. Better check if those neon pastel parachute pants are still tucked away in your closet.
7 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $35-$225. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
These former jazz students got their break when they covered Odd Future on YouTube and caught the eye of Tyler The Creator. Since, they’ve gone on to produce Ghostface Killah and collaborate with Kaytranada, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg - to name a few. While still a band at heart, this quartet always ends up sounding like a beat-driven mixtape. Their contribution to the “Late Night Tales” series drops at the end of this month.
8 p.m. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $25. All ages. 619.239.8836 or observatorysd.com
7.21: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
The youngest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti returns to the Belly Up with his father’s former band once again in tow.
9 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $25. All ages. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com
7.21: Tribal Seeds
It’s that time again to mix horse racing and live music in Del Mar, and Tribal Seeds gets things started this year. The 2017 San Diego Music Awards “Artist of the Year” winners released the single “Rude Girl” in April.
Following the last race of the day. Del Mar Turf Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar. $5-$87.50. All ages. dmtc.com
7.21: The B-52’s
Although founding member Keith Strickland no longer tours with the band, fellow originals Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson still “Roam” the road and have recently appeared on the TV shows “Portlandia” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
8 p.m. Pala Casino, 11154 CA-76, Pala. $60-$80. 21+. palacasino.com
7.21: Third Eye Blind
Veteran alt-rockers Third Eye Blind head out on their Summer Gods Tour and bring the bands Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff along for the ride.
7 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $35-$59.95. All ages. 619.594.0234 or as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
Toronto-based DJ and musician Grandtheft (aka Aaron Waisglass) has worked with Keys N Krates and Major Lazer, and is signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. He released the remixes to his 2016 single with Delaney Jane, “Easy Go,” earlier this year.
10 p.m. Parq, 615 Broadway, downtown. $15-$25. 21+. 619.727.6789 or parqsd.com
7.23: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
The husband-and-wife superstar duo’s new 65-city “Soul2Soul World Tour” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the pair’s 2007 highest-grossing country music tour of all time, as well as the first time Hill has toured in as many years. It comes on the heels of the pair’s recent collaborative single, “Speak to a Girl.”
7:30 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $25-$129.50. All ages. 619.224.4171 or valleyviewcasinocenter.com
7.23: Buddy Guy
The beloved living blues legend returns once again to the Belly Up for this sold-out show.
8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Sold out. 21+. 858.481.8140 or bellyup.com
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