Top concerts this week in San Diego (April 15-21)

Big performers coming to town this week include Iceage, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and Los Lobos.

4.15: FKJ

Vincent Fenton (aka Paris-based producer FKJ) released his latest single, Leave My Home, last month on Mom+Pop Records. A follow-up to Fenton’s 2017 self-titled debut is said to be on the way. FKJ comes to San Diego between performing at this year’s Coachella festival. To see other festival performers coming to San Diego, go here.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

4.16: Iceage

Last time the Danish post-rockers were in town, they played the House of Blues with Atlanta punks Black Lips on a co-headlining bill. They move to the cozier confines of the Casbah for this show, but again with a great band in tow. Amazing U.K. punk five-piece Shame opens the show — a band definitely worth the effort of arriving at the venue early.

@ Casbah,

4.17: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Initially signed by Eazy-E to Ruthless Records, the veteran hip-hip outfit returns to San Diego for their seemingly annual visit. This time, the group is promoting their latest release, last November’s The Lost Files: Unreleased Hits.

@ House of Blues,

4.19: The Interrupters

One of the Coachella spillover dates hitting San Diego this year, the L.A.-based ska outfit makes a local headlining appearance after playing two festival dates here in 2018 – last October’s Ye Scallywag! at Waterfront Park and 91X’s Wrex The Halls at Pechanga Arena in December.

@ Observatory North Park,

4.19: DMX

After being released from prison in January on a tax evasion charge, multi-platinum-selling rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) is back on the road. Simmons also was seen in the studio with super producer Swizz Beatz last month, so new music is sure to be on the way.

@ House of Blues,

4.19: Los Lobos

The legendary Los Angeles-based bilingual band was last here for a two-night, co-headlining set with veteran punks X over New Year’s Eve. That followed an earlier 2018 appearance in Poway where they did an (almost) entirely acoustic performance. The band returns to standard operating procedure, as well as the Belly Up, for this sold-out show.

@ Belly Up,

4.19: Crankdat

Last here in January, this 22-year-old Ohio-based DJ born Christian Smith makes a quick return to America’s Finest City. Smith infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to pursue a music career. His latest single, Welcome to the Jungle (feat. Sara Skinner), dropped in March.


4.20: Big Thief

The Adrianne Lenker-led, Brooklyn-based indie rock quartet head back out on the road after announcing the upcoming release of their third full-length, U.F.O.F., set for next month. The title track to the album is out now.

@ The Irenic,

4.20: Julia Michaels

After first writing hits for the likes of Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Shawn Mendes and others, Michaels released her first EP, Nervous System, in 2017. In January, the Grammy-nominated singer followed it up with the six-track Inner Monologue Part 1, which features both Selena Gomez and Niall Horan. Michaels is playing a few one-off shows, like this one at House of Blues, while she also serves as the opening act on Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tour.

@ House of Blues,


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