Top performances coming to town this week include Melvins, K.FLAY, Maluma, Playboi Carti and FTampa.
Fourth time’s a charm! After a double dip at this venue in January – as well as a recent slot opening for The Raconteurs at SDSU – the Melvins return to the Casbah for their fourth show in San Diego this year. The veteran sludge metal act first played the Casbah in 1989, currently holds the record of playing the club more times than any other band, and now boasts Steve McDonald of Redd Kross and Off! as an official member.
@ Casbah, casbahmusic.com
The Chicago-bred singer and multi-instrumentalist was at this venue last year supporting her 2017 Grammy-nominated second album and major-label debut, Every Where Is Some Where. She returns with new music this time after dropping her second album on Interscope Records, Solutions, in July.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
The Colombian reggaeton superstar released his fourth studio album, 11:11, in May. In addition to hitting the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, it features appearances from Ozuna, Madonna, Nicky Jam, Ricky Martin, Ty Dolla Sign and more.
@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com
9.6: Playboi Carti
The 22-year-old Atlanta-based rapper (aka Jordan Carter) was just here last month as support on Wiz Khalifa’s Decent Exposure tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. He heads back on his own for this far more intimate show after last appearing on the song Earfquake from Tyler, The Creator’s May-released Igor album.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
Brazilian DJ and producer FTampa (aka Felipe Ramos) has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Avicii and Dia Frampton, and in 2016 he became the first Brazilian-born artist to play Tomorrowland’s main stage. Fellow countryman Ciszak also is on the bill.
@ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com