Lana Del Rey, Logic, Bastille and more top concerts this week


Top performances coming to town this week include Lana Del Rey, Logic, Bastille, Chromeo, and J Balvin.

10.8: Black Lips

These veteran Atlanta garage rockers came through town last year for a co-headlining show with Danish punks Iceage. They head to the perfectly cozy confines of Casbah on this solo return trip.

@ Casbah,

10.8: Van Morrison

Sir Van Morrison, that’s right, he’s been knighted, heads to Chula Vista with none other than the great Mavis Staples in tow. Hopefully, the pair will make time for a duet or two, but the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is still sure to play hits like Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance and Tupelo Honey.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,

10.9: Stone Temple Pilots

After releasing their second self-titled album in a row (and first since 2010) last year, the one-time San Diego-based rockers (who have featured both Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington as vocalists) return for a local show with two-time X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt at the helm.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

10.9: Cass McCombs

Not only did the veteran singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist release his ninth studio album, Tip of the Sphere, this year, he also makes an appearance on the latest release of Anti- label mates and fellow October Groove entry Tinariwen (who play here three days later).

@ Music Box,

10.11: Logic

The Maryland-based rapper heads back to San Diego after making a stop at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre last summer. Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) downsizes the venue a bit despite his latest album, May’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, debuting at the top spot of the U.S. Billboard 200 – Hall’s third album in a row to accomplish that feat.

@ Viejas Arena,

10.11: Lana Del Rey

The singer and songwriter’s recently released sixth studio album, Norman F-----g Rockwell, debuted at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and at the top of the U.K. albums chart. It also prompted Rolling Stone to call it “massive and majestic,” and Pitchfork to deem Del Rey “one of America’s greatest living songwriters.”

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

10.11: A-Trak

Half of DJ duo Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden, Canadian producer and Fool’s Gold label boss Alain Macklovitch spent years as Kanye West’s personal DJ. He is also the younger brother of Chromeo’s Dave Macklovitch. A-Trak’s latest single, Work It Out (Friend Within Remix), was released in June.


10.12: Tinariwen

The Grammy Award-winning Tuareg musicians released their eighth full-length album, Amadjar, last month. Recorded with West African historian and storyteller Noura Seymali in Mauritania, it also features collaborations with Warren Ellis, Stephen O’Malley and Cass McCombs (see above).

@ Belly Up,

10.12: The Alchemy Tour

NGHTMRE, aka Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi, goes back to back with Slander, aka dubstep duo Derek Andersen and Scott Land, as the headlining act of this phenomenal bill that also includes trance DJ Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and L.A.-based electronic music trio The Glitch Mob.

@ The Park at Petco Park,

10.12: Chromeo

A DJ set from David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel of synth-funk duo Chromeo is the latest chapter in the Horizon Music Series – a string of mini-fests that have used the Embarcadero’s beautiful backdrop to host Outkast’s Big Boi, Thievery Corporation, RAC, Elephante and Justin Caruso in the past.

@ Embarcadero Marina Park North,

10.12: George Fitzgerald

The former English record store employee turned DJ followed his sophomore album, last year’s Domino-released All That Must Be, with a new, self-released single, Chimes, with Lil Silva as Otherline, in August.

@ Bang Bang,

10.13: J Balvin

The Colombian reggaeton singer’s 2018 album, Vibras, produced the worldwide smash, Mi Gente, and claimed the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Balvin followed it in June with Oasis, an eight-track collaborative EP with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny. Once again, the album hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and it cracked the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,

10.13: Morcheeba

This show sold out in a hurry and that’s because, until just recently, the pioneering U.K. trip-hop trio was performing as a duo under the moniker Skye & Ross. But now the OG gang is back together and people are excited for a night of their favorite tracks from the band’s classic catalog.

@ Belly Up,

10.13: Bastille

The band had never before experienced the kind of worldwide smash it did when lead singer Dan Smith teamed with DJ Marshmello on the 2018 single, Happier. Smart enough to quickly build on that kind of priceless exposure, Bastille released its third studio album, Doom Days, in June.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,