Top concerts this week in San Diego (Feb. 5-11)


Performers coming to town include Borgeous, Dua Lipa, Lights and Bermuda Triangle.

2.5: Bermuda Triangle

Anchored by Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, this Nashville-based trio is rounded out by Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser.

@ Music Box,

2.6: Majid Jordan

The Toronto-based R&B duo is signed to Drake’s record label OVO and released their second studio album, The Space Between, last year. It features collaborations with fellow OVO labelmates PartyNextDoor and Dvsn.

@ Observatory North Park,

2.7: Pink Martini

Portland’s “Little Orchestra” returns to Escondido just over a year after their last visit there. The ensemble released their 10th album, Je dis oui!, in 2016 featuring appearances from longtime friends Rufus Wainwright and NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro.

@ California Center for the Arts, Escondido,

2.7: Lights

The Canadian singer-songwriter released her fourth studio album, Skin & Earth, last September. A comic book series she designed accompanied its release.

@ Observatory North Park,

2.8: Allah-Las

The ex-Amoeba-staffers-turned-psych-rockers released their first-ever EP of covers last November. Among the artists getting the L.A.-based band’s unique interpretation are George Harrison and Television.

@ Belly Up,

2.8: Don Diablo w/ Lost Frequencies

The Dutch DJ, producer and singer got his first record deal when he was only 15 years old. His latest single, You Can’t Change Me, dropped in December. Belgian DJ and producer Felix De Laet (aka Lost Frequencies) opens the show.

@ Observatory North Park,

2.9: Ja Rule & Ashanti w/ Ray J

Queens rapper and actor Ja Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) once again teams with Ashanti in North Park. And despite repeated announcements of his upcoming eighth (and final) studio album, Coup de Grace, nothing has been released.

@ Observatory North Park,

2.9: Slander

One-time UC Irvine frat bros Derek Andersen and Scott Land have made good on their DJ dreams. The pair has worked with Skrillex, DJ Snake and Diplo, and they are credited with creating their own genre (Heaven Trap). Andersen and Land collaborated with Sullivan King on their latest single, Welcome To The Fire.


2.10: Dua Lipa

The English singer and model released her self-titled debut last year. It features collaborations with Miguel and Coldplay’s Chris Martin. She also appeared on singles with Sean Paul, Martin Garrix, Wale and Major Lazer.

@ House of Blues,

Dua Lipa.

Dua Lipa.

(Ian Gavan / Getty Images)

2.10: Borgeous

This summer, it’ll be two years since Miami-based DJ John Borger released his debut LP, 13. He released a 4-track EP of remixes from it last year, as well as a whopping seven singles. The latest, Sweeter Without You with Taylr Renee, got the remix treatment from Zack Martino.


2.11: David Dondero

Named by NPR’s All Songs Considered as one of the “best living songwriters,” the Minnesota singer and musician released his 10th album, Inside the Cat’s Eye, last year.

@ Soda Bar,