Top performances coming to town this week include Thievery Corporation and Allah-Las.
12.11: Son Little
Aaron Earl Livingston, aka L.A.-based singer, songwriter and musician Son Little, is set to release his new album, Aloha, in January. Livingston teased the album by releasing the five-song Invisible EP in October, primarily comprised of tracks from the upcoming new collection.
@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
12.12: Thievery Corporation
Yes. The Washington D.C.-based, sitar-tinged beatmakers are returning to San Diego for another show at the Belly Up. But what makes this night all the more interesting is the fact that they’re bringing New York electro-pop quartet Brazilian Girls with them. Get there early for this one.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
In October, the ex-Amoeba-staffers-turned-psych-rockers returned with their fourth studio album, LAHS. The new collection features drummer Matthew Correia singing in Portuguese on the song Prazer Em Te Conhecer, while the video for album cut In The Air spoofs 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie’s.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Twenty-two-year-old trap producer Christian Smith infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State to DJ. And after landing official remixes for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Skrillex, Jaden Smith and The Chainsmokers, it seems like that wasn’t such a bad idea. Now Smith is making music of his own: a debut EP Gearworld, Vol. 1, and the October-released Fearworld.