Top concerts in San Diego this week (March 18-24)
Big performances in town this week include Rick the Kid, Earth, Wind & Fire, J Boog and Klingande.
Reprising an appearance at OMNIA from last July, French tropical house DJ/producer Klingande (aka Cédric Steinmyller) returns to San Diego after teaming with French producer Broken Back on the single, Wonders. The pair also released a remix EP for their song last November.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
3.22: Rich the Kid
Dimitri Roger, aka Atlanta-based rapper Rich the Kid, released his debut studio album, The World Is Yours, last year. It debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and features an impressive list of guest rappers including Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and others. The already-completed follow-up, The World Is Yours 2, was set to drop in January, but is currently on hold.
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Who is the ski mask-wearing DJ known as Malaa? Is it French producer Sebastian Benett? Is it a rotating duo with DJ Snake and Tchami? Who cares? When he’s cranking out singles as good as Notorious, The Sermon, and We Get Crunk, it shouldn’t matter.
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
The Oxford rock quartet hadn’t released an album since 2015’s What Went Down when they announced that not one, but two, new albums would be arriving in 2019. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1, the band’s fifth studio album, is out this month. Part 2 is set for release later in the year.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
3.23: Durand Jones & The Indications
Unfortunately, tickets for the Indiana-based soul singer and his rock-solid backing band’s third trip to San Diego sold out mere days after it was put on sale. But don’t fret, the band’s sophomore album, American Love Call, is out this month, and they’re sure to play a far bigger venue the next time through town.
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
3.24: Earth, Wind & Fire
Because it’s Earth, Wind & Fire. That’s why.
@ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com
3.24: J Boog
L.A.-bred, Hawaii-based reggae singer J Boog returns to San Diego almost exactly one year to the day after last playing here. The performer born Jerry Afemata released his last full-length album, Wash House Ting, in 2016 and has followed in with a handful of singles since.
@ SOMA, somasandiego.com
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