Top performers in town this week include Kina Grannis, Live + Counting Crows, Ozomatli and Goldroom.
7.10: Kina Grannis
The So Cal singer-songwriter landed her first recording contract through a Doritos Super Bowl contest in 2008. Although she hasn’t released a studio album in four years, Grannis already has a whopping 10 singles to her name in 2018.
@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
7.10: LIVE + Counting Crows
The multiplatinum band reunited last year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Mental Jewelry. Counting Crows will be there to join them as LIVE’s original lineup heads out on their current 25 Years and Counting Tour.
@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, livenation.com
7.11: Trace Adkins
Last year’s Something’s Going On was the 16th album for Louisiana-bred country singer, actor and one-time Celebrity Apprentice contestant. The 12-song collection hit the fifth spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums when it was released.
@ Casino Pauma, casinopauma.com
7.11, 12: Ozomatli
No strangers to San Diego, the long-running bilingual funk collective circles back around after last playing an Ozokidz show at the Music Box – a performance based on the album of the same name, specifically designed for young fans. But it’s back to entertaining their parents for this double dip at Sycuan.
@ Sycuan, sycuan.com
7.13: Barrington Levy
The legendary dancehall veteran has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Long Beach Dub Allstars, San Diego’s own Slightly Stoopid and more. In 2016, the Jamaican singer picked up a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination for the 15-track collection, Acousticalevy.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
DJ Deorro (aka Erick Orrosquieta) followed his 26-song 2017 debut LP, Good Evening, with four new singles so far this year — Existence, Offspring, Sonar and last month’s Shakalaka with Steve Aoki, MAKJ and Max Styler.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com/san-diego
Connecticut-born producer Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart with the 2015 single Insomnia featuring Parson James. In February, Rathbun appeared on a remake of the Montell Jordan hit This Is How We Do It with bi-coastal house duo Party Pupils.
@ Parq, parqsd.com
Portuguese producer RAC (aka André Anjos) released more than 200 remixes before dropping a pair of full-length, guest-filled LPs in 2014 and 2017. The Grammy-winning songwriter released Peaches (RAC Mix) last month with CRAY.
@ Horizon Beer Festival, Embarcadero Marina, intothehorizon.com
7.15: Steve Lawler
The award-winning British tech-house DJ recently paired with veteran American record producer Arthur Baker (New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Afrika Bambaataa) on the April-released single, Into The Groove.
@ WorldBeat Center, djstevelawler.com
Ahoy, mateys! Boston-born, L.A.-based DJ and musician Goldroom (aka Josh Legg) braves the high seas to bring a dance party to the people — at sea. Legg’s debut album, West of the West, was released in 2016.
@ Adventure Hornblower, crssd.com