Top concerts this week in San Diego (Nov. 26-Dec. 2)


Top performers headed to San Diego this week include Wasted Penguinz, Carnage and Mark Farina.

11.29: Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus

While the term super group is overused these days, there’s just no other way to describe the potent combination of Baker, Bridgers and Dacus. The trio will release a six-song EP under the name Boygenius this month, but have already released three of the tracks early.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.30: Wasted Penguinz

Swedish DJ duo Wasted Penguins (aka Jon Brandt-Cederhall and Ponutz Bergman) released their second album, Clarity, in 2016. But 2018 has been a busy year for the pair, as they have released four new singles so far — The Lights, Euphoria, Can’t Stay and August’s This Is The One with Adrenalize.

@ Bassmnt,

11.30: Carnage

Guatemalan-born, L.A.-based producer and trap DJ Carnage (aka Diamante Blackmon) released his full-length debut, Papi Gordo, in 2015. After a couple of EPs, Blackmon followed it in August with his sophomore full-length, Battered Bruised & Bloody. The new album features appearances from Migos, Lil B, MadeinTYO, Mac Miller, Lockdown and more.


11.30: Mark Farina

After performing at the Music Box in June, the veteran house DJ again teamed with producer Homero Espinosa on the new single, Your Fantasy, after releasing music with him earlier this year. Farina recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his long-running Mushroom Jazz club nights and the acid jazz compilation series with the same name. Read more about Farina and his humble beginnings in Chicago, here.

@ Music Box,

12.1: Two Friends

L.A.-based DJ duo Two Friends (Matt Halper and Eli Sones) have remixed Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Audien, and more. After dropping their latest single, Bandaid, in June, Halper and Sones have seen their song remixed by Bad Color and Castion in recent months.


12.1: DAY MVS

Petco Park provides the backdrop for this all-day, 21+ CRSSD event that features sets from Jai Wolf, Lane 8, Snakehips, Hotel Garuda, Kill Frenzy, Phantoms and more.

@ The Park at Petco Park,

12.1: Brockhampton

Back on the road after outing main rapper Ameer Vann amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the self-professed boy band (aka Texas-based rap collective) seemingly hasn’t missed a beat. Their September-released fourth album, Iridescence, debuted at the top spot of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

12.2: Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza

Bandleader Rhett Miller was here at the Soda Bar in March, but returns with his long-running band for this special Christmas-themed show. The group is winding down their 25th year together and released their 12th studio album, Love the Holidays, last month.

@ Belly Up,

12.3: Dweezil Zappa

The torchbearer of the Zappa legacy has performed his father’s music as Zappa Plays Zappa for years, but recently has gone with his full name on the marquee. The Grammy-winning scion is still playing family tunes, however, and calls this tour Choice Cuts.

@ Belly Up,

12.4: Mac DeMarco

The singer/songwriter and current indie-rock class president released the demos to his 2017 third full-length album, This Old Dog, earlier this year. Although he usually performs with a band, this will be a solo set from the Canadian multi-instrumentalist.

@ Music Box,