Top concerts this week in San Diego (Aug. 5-11)


Top performances coming to town this week include blink 182, Lil Wayne, Carly Rae Jepsen, Death Cab For Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Dirty Heads and 311.

8.5: Lord Huron & Shakey Graves

Lord Huron, the L.A.-based indie quartet, last here to close out 2018 at 91X’s Wrex The Halls holiday show, returns with Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Shakey Graves) in tow. It’s already sold out, but there’s nothing stopping you from grabbing a blanket or canoe and listening from outside the venue.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

8.6: Jeff Bridges

Dude. It’s the dude! The Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor puts on his other creative hat and heads back to San Diego with guitar in hand. Bridges’ most recent album, the 15-track Sleeping Tapes, was released in 2015.

@ Belly Up,

Although America’s Finest City wasn’t included as part of this year’s Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary reunion shows, one of San Diego’s biggest-ever musical exports will make a local stop as part of a co-headlining tour with Weezy. The two acts recently collaborated on a video mashup of their hit songs What’s My Age Again and A Milli.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,

8.7: Eilen Jewell

The Idaho-based Americana singer/songwriter is set to release her eighth album, Gypsy, this month. It’s Jewell’s first collection of original material since 2015 and her first time playing electric guitar on recorded material.

@ AMSD Concerts Bonita,

8.8: Carly Rae Jepsen

The 33-year-old Canadian singer and actress released her fourth album, Dedicated, in May. The album debuted at No. 18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and documents Jepsen’s breakup with photographer David Larkins. Texas-born vocalist and songwriter Phoebe Ryan opens the show.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

8.9: Chris Young

Country singer Chris Young was the season four winner of USA Network’s Nashville Star in 2006. Young released his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, in 2017, and followed it with two new singles this year – Raised on Country and Drowning – in anticipation of his forthcoming eighth album due later this year.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,

8.9: Young The Giant & Fitz and The Tantrums

Summer is the season for co-headlining tours and this double bill is no exception. Indie pop five-piece Young The Giant joins forces with the band that makes your hands clap, the Michael Fitzpatrick-led Fitz and The Tantrums. German-Canadian singer Alice Merton is also on the bill.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

8.9: Ookay

San Diego-born, L.A.-based DJ/producer Ookay (aka Abe Laguna) famously teamed up with Diplo to remix Avicii’s You Make Me and has also worked with the likes of Borgore, Showtek, and Marshmello. Laguna’s full-length debut, the 12-track Wow! Cool Album!, was released last year, and most recently, he joined forces with MAX and Quinn XCII for a remix of the June single Love Me Less.


8.9, 10: Death Cab For Cutie

Another band that was a part of 91X’s Wrex The Halls last December, veteran indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie return to San Diego for a two-night stint at the Observatory. The band’s ninth studio album, Thank You For Today, was released last year, and an acoustic version of album cut Northern Lights followed in February.

@ Observatory North Park,

8.10: Wiz Khalifa

Earlier this year, the Pittsburgh-bred rapper teamed with New Orleans-based MC Curren$y on the collaborative album 2009. Khalifa (born Cameron Thomaz) also released his sixth solo album, Rolling Papers 2, in 2018. His current Decent Exposure tour also features French Montana, Playboi Carti, Chevy Woods and others.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,

8.10: MAKJ

It’s been a pretty busy year so far for San Luis Obispo-based house DJ MAKJ. The artist born Mackenzie Johnson has already released a handful of singles – Ls6 with BlumBros, Grow Like This (feat. DeMarco) with Tropkillaz and WILL K, Beast with Purari, and most recently, June’s Rave (feat. Kris Kiss) with Showtek and Steve Aoki.


8.10: Tube & Berger

Arndt Rörig and Marco Vidovic, aka German DJ/production duo Tube & Berger, started as a punk band, but broke into electronic music with the 2004 song, Straight Ahead, which featured The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on vocals. Their latest single, Guess Who’s Jack, was released last month.

@ Bang Bang,

8.11: Dirty Heads & 311

On this co-headlining tour, Huntington Beach reggae rockers Dirty Heads join forces with long-running, Nebraska-born funk quintet 311. Dirty Heads will release their seventh studio album, Super Moon, this month, while 311 released their 13th studio album, Voyager, in July.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,