Top concerts this week in San Diego (June 4-10)
Top performances in town this week include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo Amarante, Dada Life and The Sword.
6.5: Rodrigo Amarante
The Brazilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hasn’t gotten around to following up his 2014 solo debut, Calvalo, because he’s been too busy scoring for film and television. Amarante wrote and performed Tuyo, the theme for the Netflix series Narcos, and composed the original motion picture soundtrack for recent political thriller, 7 Days in Entebbe.
@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
Danish post-rockers continue to push even further on their May-released new album, Beyondless, with the inclusion of brass, strings and a duet with Sky Ferreira.
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
6.6: The Yardbirds
The iconic British blues-rock act that boasts Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck as former members was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Original drummer Jim McCarty leads the band today.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
6.7: Michael Franti & Spearhead
The tall, barefoot troubadour and KAABOO veteran returns to San Diego on his Stay Human Summer Tour. Sticking with the theme, Franti will release a self-directed Stay Human documentary and the upcoming Stay Human 2 album later this year.
@ Humphreys, humphreysconcerts.com
6.8: Eli & Fur
U.K. deep house DJ duo Eli & Fur (aka Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman) released the single Drive in December, and followed it by teaming with OC & Verde on another, Sweet Perfection, in March.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
The iconic Colombian electro-folk duo released their latest single, Play, in April. It features guest vocals from French-Chilean MC/singer Ana Tijoux.
@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
6.9: The Sword
The Austin, Texas, stoner metal quartet released their sixth studio album, Used Future, in March. It was produced by Nashville-based studio guru Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse).
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
6.9: Dada Life
Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom of Swedish House duo Dada Life released their latest full-length album, Our Nation, in May. And while the pair continues to work together in the studio, it’s only Engblom who still heads out on the road for live shows. Click here to win a VIP prize package to Dada Life!
@ Parq, parqsd.com
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