Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 28-Feb. 3)
Top performances coming to San Diego this week include Elton John, A$AP Rocky, Robby Krieger and MadeinTYO.
New York rapper Bas (aka Abbas Hamad) is signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records (Interscope) and dropped his third studio album, Milky Way, last August. In addition to Cole, the album features collabs with Ari Lennox, A$AP Ferg and Correy C.
@ SOMA, somasandiego.com
1.29: Elton John
It’s happening! The Rocket Man is landing at the recently renamed Valley View Casino Center in Point Loma! Sir Elton Hercules John, pop music icon, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and winner of five Grammys, an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony, returns to San Diego during his reported farewell tour after last releasing original music in 2016.
@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com
1.30: A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky (aka New York rapper Rakim Mayers) hits San Diego as part of his current Injured Generation Tour. His latest album, last year’s Testing, features appearances from Frank Ocean, Moby, T.I. Kid Cudi, Juicy J, FKA Twigs, Skepta and others.
@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com
1.31: Three Mile Pilot
Legendary local rockers Three Mile Pilot return to The Casbah on the last day of the club’s 30th anniversary celebration. Pall Jenkins, Armistead Burwell Smith IV, and Tom Zinser once again reunite for a show from one of San Diego’s most influential acts.
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
1.31: Robby Krieger
Robby Krieger, founding guitarist of The Doors, returns to San Diego for a career-spanning set from his more than 50 years in rock and roll.
@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego
2.1: Okilly Dokilly
There are far fewer metal bands than ever these days, but there has still never been one like Okilly Dokilly. The Arizona-based, Ned Flanders-themed rippers stand as the world’s only “Nedal” act and bring their Simpsons send-up to town for the first night of the band’s 2019 ReNEDucation Tour.
@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
2.1: Jacob Banks
This British-born, Nigerian soul singer is signed to Interscope and released his debut album, Village, in November. Banks is also the first unsigned act ever to appear on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Fellow countryman Jamie N Commons opens the show.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
Diamante Blackmon, aka Guatemalan-born, L.A.-based trap DJ and producer Carnage, released his sophomore full-length, Battered Bruised & Bloody, last year. His latest single, El Diablo (feat. Sludge), has been out since August.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
2.1: The Glitch Mob
The L.A.-based DJ trio of Edward Ma, Justin Boreta and Josh Mayer released both regular and deluxe versions of their third studio album, See Without Eyes, last May. In September, they teamed with League of Legends and Mako on the single, RISE (feat. The Word Alive).
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
Last here in September, Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) recently picked up a Grammy nomination for his Dubai Skyline Remix of Charlie Puth’s How Long. Colella’s latest single, Who Cares, was released on Spinnin’ Records in January.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Editor’s note: This show has been postponed until March 12.
After a string of singles, EPs and mixtapes, Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based rapper MadeinTYO (aka Malcolm Davis) released his debut album, Sincerely, Tokyo, in October. The 14-song collection features a slew of guests including A$AP Ferg, Gunna, Roy Wood$, Blood Orange, Tinashe and Davis’ own brother, 24HRS.
@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
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