Top concerts this week (Sept. 3-9)

Top concerts in San Diego this week include Leon Bridges, Shakira, Pinback and Ms. Lauryn Hill. 

9.5: Leon Bridges 

The songwriter and soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas, released his second studio album, Good Thing, in May. It debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 and expands his debut’s retro sound by adding elements ranging from pop to R&B. 

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

9.5: Shakira

After a three-year self-imposed hiatus, the Colombian superstar returned with her 11th studio album, El Dorado, last year. It features collaborations with Maluma, Nicky Jam, Prince Royce, and more.

@ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com

9.6: Pinback 

Last year was a big one for Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell Smith IV. The iconic local indie rockers not only celebrated the 10th anniversary of their fourth full-length album, Autumn of the Seraphs, they also released Some Offcell Voices, a 9-track compilation of the band’s first two EPs. 

@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

9.8: Lee Fields & The Expressions 

The man who loves the soul and funk of James Brown so much they call him “Little JB” brings his high-energy show back to San Diego. Not one afraid to showcase his backing band, an instrumental version of 2016 album Special Night was released last year. 

@ Belly Up, bellyup.com

9.9: Ms. Lauryn Hill 

The former Fugees singer has only released one studio album, 1998’s multi-Grammy-winning “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” and nothing at all since 2013. But she’s taking a victory lap around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of that seminal album this year and bringing Iman Omari, Protoje, and Kelea with her.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

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