Top concerts this week in San Diego (April 30-May 6)


Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Joey Bada$$, Khrunagbin, Luis Miguel, Bishop Briggs and Vice.

5.2: John Doe & Exene

The one-time couple and founders of L.A. punk legends X were last here in December with Meat Puppets and Mike Watt. They switch things up, as well as slow things down, for this special performance.

@ Belly Up,

5.3: Kinky

Originally part of the Monterrey, Mexico Avanzada Regia musical movement, this long-running electro-rock quintet celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. The band’s sixth studio album, Nada Vale Más Que Tú, was released in 2017.

@ House of Blues,

5.3: Joey Bada$$

Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ (aka Jo-Vaughn Scott) released his sophomore studio album, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, last year. Led by platinum single Devastated, the album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Scott will also reprise his role of Leon on the upcoming new season of USA’s show Mr. Robot.


5.4: Khrunagbin

The Houston-born (mostly) instrumental trio takes inspiration from the global funk and psychedelic rock of multiple eras. Their sophomore album, Con Todo El Mundo, was released in January. Local twin-sibling, jazz powerhouse The Mattson 2 open this long sold-out show.

@ Belly Up,

5.4: Luis Miguel

The Puerto Rico-born Mexican superstar has sold over 100 million records and is the youngest male Grammy-winner in history. His current México Por Siempre tour celebrates the release of his 2017 double-platinum-selling 20th studio album of the same name.

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

5.4: Tritonal

David Reed and Chad Cisneros, the Texas-based DJ/producer duo who partnered with The Chainsmokers on 2015’s Until You Were Gone, have made music together for more than a decade. Their latest single, February’s Out My Mind (feat. Riley Clemmons), was released as a club mix last month.


5.4: Barely Alive

The Massachusetts-based dubstep duo appeared on Rampage Recordings’ Sampler 03 EP in February, and followed it by teaming with Ghastly on the April-released single, Fake U Out.

@ Bassmnt,

5.5: Of Montreal

Songwriter and front man Kevin Barnes keeps his Athens, Ga., psych-rock outfit going strong with the release of their 15th studio album, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, in March.


5.5: Bishop Briggs

After a pair of successful EPs, London-born, L.A.-based singer and musician Bishop Briggs (aka Sarah McLaughlin) released her studio debut album, Church of Scars, last month.

@ Observatory North Park,

5.5: Vice

It’s a Cinco de Mayo party with L.A.-based DJ Vice, aka Eric Aguirre, who also owns the CRSVR clothing/shoe boutiques located in Santa Barbara and Las Vegas.


5.5: Andrea Oliva

The Swiss DJ, producer, and one-time Ibiza wunderkind released his three-song single, Preset the Reset, last December with remixes from Philip Bader and Reset Robot.

@ Bang Bang,

5.6: Desert Daze Caravan

On the heels of announcing the lineup for October’s 3-day Desert Daze Festival in Lake Perris, the touring contingency of the brand heads to San Diego featuring performances from Ariel Pink, DIIV, Suuns, Nick Hakim and JJUUJJUU.

@ House of Blues,

5.6: Claptone

Celebrate Quartyard’s new location with a set from this CRSSD Fest veteran. The mysterious, masked German house DJ and producer is sure to play plenty of fresh cuts from his upcoming new album, Fantast, set for release in June.

@ Quartyard,

Claptone. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)

Claptone. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)

(Michael Tullberg / Getty Images for Coachella)