Top concerts this week in San Diego (Dec. 10-16)


Top performances in town this week include Aminé, La Santa Cecilia, Wrex The Halls, Lil Jon and Lyrics Born + Zion I.

12.11: Aminé

The 24-year-old Portland-born, L.A.-based rapper scored a hit with the 2017 single, Caroline. In August, he released his second studio album, OnePointFive, which featured appearances from G Herbo, Gunna and Rico Nasty.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.12: KSHMR

Bay-Area electro-house DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar (aka KSHMR) has collaborated with the likes of Tiesto, Bassjackers, R3hab, Hardwell and more. His latest single, Magic, was released last month through Spinnin’ Records.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.13: Scooter and Lavelle

San Diego’s own two-headed DJ beast concludes their almost year-old residency at Oxford with their 10th and final show of the 2018 run. The veteran turntablists are also set to perform together at the 15th anniversary of Groove Cruise Miami in January.

@ Oxford Social Club,

12.13: La Santa Cecilia

The Grammy-winning, L.A.-based quartet has made frequent trips to San Diego in recent years promoting the release 2017’s Amar y Vivir.

@ Music Box,

12.14: Wrex The Halls

91X is back at it, spreading musical holiday cheer with their somewhat annual end-of-year fiesta. This year, Death Cab for Cutie, Third Eye Blind, Billie Eilish, Lord Huron, The Interrupters and Barns Courtney will all be taking part in the celebration.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

12.14: Lyrics Born + Zion I

Veteran Bay Area rappers Lyrics Born (Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura) and Zion I (Steve “Baba Zumbi” Gaines) join forces for a heavy dose of hip-hop. Gaines’ latest album, The Tonite Show with Zion I, as well as Shimura’s most recent, Quite a Life, were both released this year.

@ Music Box,

12.14: Big Gigantic

The Colorado-based drum/production duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken broke through with their 2016 sixth studio album, Brighter Future, which featured collabs with Waka Flocka Flame, Logic and others. Last year, Kasbo, Pham, Kill the Zo, KRANE and others contributed versions to a follow-up remix album.

@ Observatory North Park,

12.14: Lil Jon

This dude loves San Diego. The DJ, producer and Grammy-winning King of Crunk was last here in October, at the same venue, fresh from teaming with Lil Buddha on new single, No Hook.


Lil Jon.

Lil Jon.

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12.14: MK

Detroit-bred, L.A.-based DJ MK (Marc Kinchen) is best known for charting a pair of No. 1’s on the Billboard 200 and producing tracks for Pitbull. In September, he teamed with Jonas Blue and Becky Hill on new single, Back & Forth. Since, Franky Rizardo, KDA and Boston Bun have taken turns remixing it.

@ Spin,

12.15: Coone

Belgian hardstyle DJ and producer Koen Bauweraerts (aka Coone) is also the founder of the Dirty Workz record label. Bauweraerts just released his sixth studio album, Trip To Tomorrow, in October. The eight-song collection features collaborations with Technotronic, Jelle van Dael, Belle Humble and others.

@ Bassmnt,