Let’s get loud! This week’s top concerts
Top performances in San Diego this week include The Marcus King Band, King Princess, Mattiel, Wolf Parade, Com Truise and more.
1.27: The Marcus King Band
The 23-year-old namesake for these South Carolina-based blues rockers spent his youth as a sideman in his father’s band. Now the singer, songwriter and guitarist has a band of his own, and it released its third album, Carolina Confessions, in 2018. And for whatever reason, if you can’t make it to Solana Beach, King and his crew also play the next night at Music Box.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
1.28: King Princess
Mikaela Straus, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter known as King Princess, is in the middle of an amazing run. In October, she released her highly anticipated debut studio album, Cheap Queen, on Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records. And in November, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live when former beloved cast member Will Ferrell came back to host for the fifth time.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Atlanta rockers Mattiel, fronted by singer, songwriter and namesake Mattiel Brown, released their second album, Satis Factory, last summer. And Brown recently co-directed the video for the band’s latest single from the album, Millionaire. Canadian singer Calvin Love opens the show.
@ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
1.31: Wolf Parade
After a five-year hiatus, the Canadian indie rockers reunited in 2016 and released their fourth full-length album on Sub Pop Records, Cry Cry Cry, a year later. Their fifth, the upcoming Thin Mind, is set for release later this month.
@ Belly Up, bellyup.com
2.1: Com Truise
Last year, New York-bred, L.A.-based DJ/producer Seth Haley (aka Com Truise) played a show at the Music Box in Little Italy. He returns to the cozier confines of Bang Bang, still promoting his fifth EP, the nine-track Persuasion System. In December, he released remixes for the album’s title track done by Danish DJ Anastasia Kristensen.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
2.1: Mark Sixma
Dutch trance DJ and producer Mark Sixma had an incredibly busy 2019. In addition to his new The World of Six EP, Sixma released a new single, The Bass, as well as remixes for three songs from the EP and a handful of older tracks. In January, he paired with M6 for the KhoMha remix of Fade 2 Black.
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
9:49 AM, Jan. 27, 2020: L.A.-based singer and actress Hayley Kiyoko canceled her concert at SOMA on Jan. 29, as well as her upcoming I’m Too Sensitive For This Sh*t Tour.
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