April Concert Calendar


4.1: Peter Murphy @ the Irenic,
Alt. rocker on a one-month acoustic tour throughout the U.S.

4.1: Tyler the Creator @ Observatory North Park,
Tyler Gregory Okonma, aka Tyler the Creator, is a mid-20s rapper out of L.A.

4.1: Sick of It All @ Soda bar,
Hardcore punk foursome on its 30-year Anniversary Tour.

4.2: The Killers @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal,
These alt. rockers are writing songs with Elton John for their forthcoming fifth album, due out later this year.

4.2: William Singe @ Observatory North Park,
In 2015, this pop singer left boy band The Collective to pursue his solo career.

4.4: Tinashe @ House of Blues,
Chris Brown is featured on this R&B artist’s recent single “Player.”

4.5: Tori Kelly @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
In February, Victoria “Tori” Kelly received a “Best New Artist” Grammy Award nomination. Fellow pop artist Meghan Trainor took home the golden gramophone.

4.6: Kip Moore @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
This country singer-songwriter dropped his sophomore album, Wild Ones, in August.

4.6: Tank @ Music box,
Chris Brown, Drake and Busta Rhymes are a few of the artists with whom this R&B artist has collaborated.

4.7: Amon Amarth @ House of Blues,
Swedish death metal foursome touring through June.

4.7: Man Overboard @ SOMA,
These pop punk bandmates plan to go on hiatus after their eight-stop tour wraps mid-April.

4.7: Elvis Costello @ Balboa Theatre,
Rolling Stone ranked this new wave rocker at No. 80 on its “100 Greatest Artists” list.

4.8: Fonseca @ House of Blues,
Latin pop artist on the road to promote his recent album, Conexio?n, which dropped in October.

4.8: Third Eye Blind @ Observatory North Park,
Alt. rock quintuplet most known for its hits “Jumper” (1998), “Semi- Charmed Life” (1997) and “How’s It Going to Be” (1997).

4.9: Kem @ Valley View Casino Center,
Stevie Wonder played the harmonica featured in this R&B singer’s 2005 song “You Might Win.”

4.10: Steve Vai @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
Guitarists Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are on the Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars tour.

4.10: The Darkness @ House of Blues,
These hard rockers from across the pond are best known for their 2003 hit “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.”

4.11: Casey Donahew Band @ Belly Up Tavern,
Country act out of Burleson, Texas.

4.12: Miami Horror @ Belly Up Tavern,
Grand Theft Auto V features this indie electronica band’s song “Sometimes.”

4.13: Chvrches @ Observatory North Park,
In June, this alt. electro trio will perform during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee.

4.14: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Observatory North Park,
In 1997, this Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group took home the golden gramophone for its hit single, “Tha Crossroads.”

4.14: NoFX @ House of Blues,
Punk rock outfit out of San Francisco.

4.14: Blackberry Smoke @ Belly Up Tavern,
These southern rockers have opened for ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd and Zac Brown Band.

4.14: Steve Miller Band @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
On April 8, Chicago, N.W.A., Steve Miller and others will become the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

4.15: Steve Miller Band @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
See 4/14 listing.

4.15: Black Stone Cherry @ House of Blues,
In 2009, these hard rockers opened for Nickelback’s Dark Horse tour.

4.15: The Summer Set @ The Irenic,
Pop rockers on the road to promote their recent album, Stories For Monday, which drops April 1.

4.15: Beach House @ Observatory North Park,
These indie pop musicians will perform on Sunday nights of the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

4.16: Carnifex @ SOMA,
The Fallbrook-founded death metal quintet plans to release a new album this summer.

4.16: Celso Pin?a @ Music box,
Norten?a singer and accordionist who performs en espan?ol.

4.17: Shinedown @ House of Blues,
Hard rock foursome most known for their 2008 chart- topper “Second Chance.”

4.17: James Bay @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,
In February, this indie rock singer-songwriter received three Grammy nominations: “Best Rock Song,” “Best Rock Album” and “Best New Artist.”

4.17: Anoushka Shankar @ Balboa Theatre,
Norah Jones is this sitar player and classical musician’s half- sister.

4.17: Foals @ Observatory North Park,
In September, this alt. rock group’s new album, What Went Down, peaked at No. 58 on the “Billboard 200” chart.

4.18: Protoje @ Belly Up Tavern,
Singer-songwriter Oje Ken Ollivierre, aka Protoje, is a Jamaican reggae artist.

4.19: Silversun Pickups @ Observatory North Park,
These alt. rockers perform both Saturdays of the Coachella Valley Music Festival, which is headlined by Disclosure, Ice Cube and Guns N’ Roses (on those specific nights).

4.20: Wild Nothing @ The Casbah,
Indie pop outfit kicking off its Life of Pause world tour on this night in America’s Finest.

4.21: Parachute @ House of Blues,
Alt. pop trio most known for 2009’s “She Is Love.”

4.21: Parov Stelar @ Observatory North Park,
In 2014, this electro swing producer remixed “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

4.22: Andy Mineo @ House of Blues,
This hip-hopper is a deacon at a Washington Heights church (in NYC), where he and his family reside.

4.22: Jo Dee Messina @ Moonlight Amphitheatre,
Country songstress best known for hits “Heads Carolina, Tails California” (1996), “Bye, Bye” (1998) and “My Give a Damn’s Busted” (2005), among other chart-toppers.

4.22: Deerhunter @ Observatory North Park,
Indie rock foursome hailing from Atlanta, Georgia.

4.23: Ellie Goulding @ SDSU’s Vieja’s Arena,
Indie pop artist Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding rose to fame in 2012, when her single “Lights” reached No. 2 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. The 29-year-old Londoner has enjoyed even more success with her subsequent hits “Burn” (2013), “Something in the Way You Move” (2015) and “Love Me Like You Do” (2015), which was recorded for the film Fifty Shades of Grey and scored a 2016 Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” category. ( Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” won the trophy.)

Among other stops the singer- songwriter will make during her North American tour (in support of her new album Delirium, which dropped in November) are two Friday nights in Indio, where Goulding will perform at the Coachella Valley Music Festival just before LCD Soundsystem takes the stage.

4.23: Say Anything @ House of Blues,
On February 4, this indie rock band dropped its seventh studio album, I Don’t Think It Is.

4.23-24: Pepe Aguilar @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,
In 2012, ranchera singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar received star No. 2,474 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

4.26: Eyes Set To Kill @ Brick by Brick,
Sisters Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez, and Caleb Clifton compose this metal rock trio.

4.27-28: La Ley @ House of Blues,
This Chilean rock group’s moniker translates to “the law” in Spanish.

4.29: Immortal Technique @ Observatory North Park,
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and this rapper were among those featured in Ice-T’s 2012 documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

4.30: Flatbush Zombies @ Observatory North Park,
On March 11, this hip-hop group dropped its debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey.