Top performances coming to town this week include Kacey Musgraves, The Avett Brothers, Andy Moor and Chaka Khan.
8.19: Steve Earle & The Dukes
The multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, author and activist was last here as the opening act for Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams. He returns once again as the headliner after releasing his 18th solo album, Guy (a tribute to country singer Guy Clark), in March.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
8.20: Herbie Hancock
The legendary pianist, composer, bandleader, jazz pioneer, Kennedy Center honoree and 14-time Grammy winner returns to Shelter Island for another performance at Humphreys. Hancock, who hasn’t released an album since 2010, has said that he is currently working on new material and one song will feature Snoop Dogg.
@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
8.22: Kacey Musgraves
The Texas-born country singer has won six Grammys, four CMAs and three Academy of Country Music awards. Musgraves’ latest album, 2018’s Golden Hour, debuted at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and took home the Album of the Year Award at the 61st Grammy Awards in February.
@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
8.23: The Avett Brothers
The long-running North Carolina–based family band (fronted by brothers Seth and Scott Avett) is set to release their 10th studio album, Closer Than Together, in October. Two singles from it, February’s Neapolitan Sky and June’s High Steppin’, have already been released.
@ Civic Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
8.23: Bingo Players
Dutch DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten continues to perform under the moniker he once shared with one-time collaborator/co-founder of Hysteria Records, Paul Baumer. Since Baumer’s death in 2013, Hoogstraten has released a handful of tracks and performed at OMNIA last year as part of the duo’s 10th Anniversary tour. Hoogstraten’s latest single, 1000 Years, was released in March.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
8.24: Andy Moor
U.K. trance DJ and producer Andrew Beardmore (aka Andy Moor) has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Vangelis, Armin van Buuren, and Tiësto. Last year, he joined forces with Markus Schulz and Gabriel & Dresden to curate the 48-track, three-mixes-in-one In Search of Sunrise 14 collection.
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
The on-again, off-again musical partnership of soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One is definitely on again and they return to North Park after dropping new album, Tuxedo III, last month. The pair’s latest release features guest appearances from MF Doom, Dam Funk, Gavin Turek, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and more.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
8.24: Chaka Khan
The 10-time Grammy winner and “Queen of Funk” heads back to San Diego after releasing her 12th solo studio album, Hello Happiness, in February. It’s Khan’s first new album of original material in 12 years. And if that wasn’t enough, the one-and-only Macy Gray is set to open the show.
@ Embarcadero Marina Park South, sandiegosymphony.org