Twenty One Pilots, Matt & Kim, Luke Combs and more top concerts this week

Top performances coming to town this week include Matt & Kim, Twenty One Pilots, Luke Combs, Gallant, Svdden Death and more.

11.5: Matt & Kim

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album, Grand, keyboardist/vocalist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino will perform every song, from start to finish. Expect the rest of the set to be a mix of Matt & Kim’s trademark dance-punk, hip hop favorites.

Observatory North Park,

Kim Schifino, left, and Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim
(Mike Windle / Getty Images )

11.5: Twenty One Pilots

The Grammy-winning indie-pop duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun released their fifth studio album, Trench, last year. It debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, but reached the top spot on the Alternative, Rock and Tastemaker charts, as well as hitting No. 1 in seven different countries across the globe. The upcoming San Diego date is the third-to-last show on their 112-city BANDITØ World Tour, which started last fall.

Pechanga Arena,

A photo of Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
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11.5: Dengue Fever

This month, La Jolla Playhouse opens Cambodian Rock Band, an epic play that features music by the pop and psych sextet. But you can also see the Cambodian band in its element at this intimate, rock-only show.

UCSD Price Center,

A photo of Dengue Fever by Lauren Dukoff
Dengue Fever
(Lauren Dukoff)

11.7: Luke Combs

The newly anointed country superstar releases his sophomore studio album, What You See Is What You Get, this month. Combs hits San Diego as part of his Beer Never Broke My Heart tour - named after the new album’s lead single - and also features performances from Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers.

Pechanga Arena,

A photo of Luke Combs
Luke Combs
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11.7: Helmet

The name of this veteran post-hardcore act’s new run of dates really tells you all you need to know. Playing under the umbrella of the 30x30x30 Tour, the Page Hamilton-led quartet will hit 30 cites, performing a 30-song set list each night, to help celebrate its 30th year together.

Belly Up,

A photo of Helmet
(Tom Bronowski)

11.8: Gallant

Christopher Gallant III, aka Gallant, released three singles – Sharpest Edges, Sleep On It and Compromise – from his highly-anticipated sophomore album, Sweet Insomnia, before it was released at the end of last month. Earlier this year, the 27-year-old singer/songwriter and NYU Gallatin School grad worked with Skylar Grey and appeared on the original soundtrack for Steven Universe - The Movie.


A photo of Gallant
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11.8: Pete Tong

BBC Radio 1 all-star, Ibiza veteran and EDM global ambassador Pete Tong has hosted his legendary Essential Selection radio show since 1991. Last year, with the Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley, the pioneering DJ released the 15-track Pete Tong Ibiza Classics. And in March, he dropped a new single, Time For Love, with German-based DJ Emanuel Satie.

Bang Bang, downtown,

A photo of Pete Tong
Pete Tong
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11.9: Da Tweekaz

Norwegian-born, Belgium-based producer/DJ duo Da Tweekaz, aka Kenth Kvien and Marcus Nordli, have only released one album — 2012’s Time 2 Shine. Kvien and Nordli have certainly kept up on their singles, however, releasing more than 10 this year, including their latest, September’s The Wire (feat. Diandra Faye).

Bassmnt, downtown,

A photo of Da Tweekaz
Da Tweekaz
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11.10: Gesaffelstein

French producer and DJ Gesaffelstein, aka Mike Lévy, first came to prominence after co-producing a pair of tracks on Kanye West’s Yeezus album. Since, he’s worked with the likes of A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Haim, Pharrell Williams and more. Lévy’s sophomore studio album, Hyperion, was released in March.

The Park at Petco Park, downtown,

A photo of Gesaffelstein
(Courtesy photo)

11.10: Svdden Death

L.A.-based DJ and producer Danny Howland scored a hit earlier this year when he collaborated with mask-wearing fellow DJ, Marshmello, on the single, Sell Out. Howland self-released his new 10-track collection, VOYD, Vol. 1.5, in August.

Bassmnt, downtown,

A photo of Svdden Death
Svdden Death
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