Top concerts this week in San Diego (April 22-28)
4.22: Ben Kweller
The Texas-based singer-songwriter (and one-time child prodigy) had been on a self-imposed hiatus for the last five years after he and his family nearly died in a freak accident. But Kweller is back with new single Heart Attack Kid, which is taken from his upcoming album, Circuit Boredom, due later this year.
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
The London-based electro-pop octet released their self-titled debut album last year. The diverse collective features a roster of international musicians from Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
@ MusicBox, musicboxsd.com
4.25: Los Amigos Invisibles + Aterciopelados
As Venezuelan Grammy-winning funk and disco party starters Los Amigos Invisibles head toward their 30-year anniversary, they hit the road with iconic Colombian electro-folk duo Aterciopelados. Both bands have released a new album over the last two years.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
4.25: The Reverend Horton Heat
Still led by front man Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath and longtime bassist Jimbo Wallace, the veteran psychobilly act heads back to the Belly Up with new members, pianist Matt Jordan and drummer Arjuna “RJ” Contreras, in tow. The band also has a new album, Whole New Life, which was released last November.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
4.26: Calyx & Teebee
Calyx (aka U.K. drum and bass DJ Larry Cons) and Teebee (Norwegian drum and bass DJ Torgeir Byrknes) started working together back in 2007. Their latest collaboration, the 14-track 1X1, was released last year and features appearances from Doctor and Ayah Marar.
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
Denver-based DJ Nicholas Miller really likes San Diego. He was here with Kaskade and Porter Robinson as part of OMFG NYE 2019 at Pechanga Arena and made a return solo trip here as recently as February. His latest single, Crashing, was released in January and features electro-duo Bahari on vocals.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
4.27: Com Truise
Com Truise (aka New York-bred, L.A.-based DJ/producer Seth Haley) is set to release his fifth EP, the 9-track Persuasion System, next month on Ghostly International. The album’s lead single, Existence Schematic, is out now.
@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
4.27: Earl Sweatshirt
Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt’s third and most recent album (released last November), features 15 songs and clocks in at just 25 minutes. The longtime Odd Future collaborator born Thebe Kgositsile has said it will be his last album with Columbia Records.
@ SOMA, somasandiego.com
The Grammy-winning and platinum-selling R&B trio that featured Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes until her death 17 years ago still counts co-founders Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas as members. The pair returns to San Diego after headlining the city’s PRIDE celebration last summer.
@ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com
4.28: White Denim
James Petralli continues to lead these Austin, Texas, garage rockers after losing half of the band to Leon Bridges in 2010. Surprisingly, they’ve gotten even better since the departure and released their ninth full-length album, Side Effects, last month.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
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