October Concert Calendar

10.1: Phantogram @ Observatory North Park , observatorysd.com

Dream-pop duo Phantogram puts a dark, psychedelic spin on their third LP, Three, to be released a week after playing this San Diego show.

10.1: Okkervil River @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

Will Sheff's indie rock quintet released their eighth studio album, Away, last month.

10.2: Jamey Johnson @ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com

This Grammy-nominated country singer from Alabama is currently working on his seventh studio album.

10.2: Ani DiFranco @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

The Grammy-winning folk singer and feminist icon will release her 19th studio album, Binary, in 2017.

10.2: Echo & The Bunnymen @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Legendary British post-punkers Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant bring their timeless cool to Humphreys for another show.

10.2: Alice in Chains @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

Now a decade in, after taking over lead vocal duties when founding singer Layne Staley died, William DuVall leads Jerry Cantrell's band on another headlining tour after recently opening for Guns n' Roses.

10.2: KT Tunstall @ House of Blues,

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The Scottish singer/songwriter released her sixth studio album, KIN, last month, which features a collaboration with James Bay.

10.3: COSMONAUTS @ The Hideout, thehideoutsd.wordpress.com

The L.A. psych-punk quartet just released their latest album, A-OK!, on Burger Records in August.

10.3: Cyndi Lauper @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist put her own spin on country music when she released her 11th studio album, Detour, in May.

10.4: Kris Kristofferson @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org

The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Golden Globe-winning actor released his latest album, The Cedar Creek Sessions, in June. It includes a duet with Sheryl Crow.

10.5: Sia @ Viejas Arena, viejasarena.com

The Australian singer and songwriter is currently on her Nostalgic For The Present tour. Miguel and Aluna George open the show.

10.6: Mumford & Sons @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

The Grammy-winning British folkies changed things up on 2015's Wilder Mind, replacing their acoustic aesthetic with a more rock- oriented sound.

10.7: Avi Buffalo @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

This young songwriter and producer released his Sub Pop debut in 2010.

10.7: Kamasi Washington @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

The L.A. saxophonist and Kendrick Lamar collaborator brings his eight-piece ensemble to Humphreys.

10.8: Chief Keef @ House of Blues, 

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef (aka Keith Cozart) released the final installment of his Bang trilogy last year. It featured guests Mac Miller, Lil B, and A$AP Rocky.

10.8: Tears for Fears @ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com

Their Humphreys show on the following night is sold out, so heading up to Temecula is the only way to see these '80s icons.

10.9: Florida Georgia Line @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Bro-country duo Brian "BK" Kelley and Tyler "T Hubb" Hubbard are currently on their Dig Your Roots tour in support of their 2016 album of the same name.

10.9: Clint Black @ The Poway Center, powaycenter.com 

The award-winning country superstar and actor released his last studio album, On Purpose, in 2015. It features tracks with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, as well as Big & Rich.

10.11: Steve Vai @ House of Blues, 

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The multiple-Grammy-winning veteran guitar virtuoso released his latest studio album, Modern Primitive, in June.

10.13: Legendary Pink Dots @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

The influential British psych-rockers have released more than 40 albums in their nearly 50 years together.

10.14: Danny Brown @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

Atrocity Exhibition, the Detroit rapper's third studio album, was just released last month.

10.15: Prophets of Rage @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Rage Against The Machine (minus Zack de la Rocha), Chuck D. of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill join forces for this hybrid super group.

10.15: ScHoolboy Q @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

The Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q's July-released fourth studio album, features Kanye West, Tha Dogg Pound, Anderson .Paak and E-40 among others.

10.15: The 1975 @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

This young English rock quartet released their sophomore LP, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, in February.

10.16: The Julie Run @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

Legendary Bikini Kill and Le Tigre singer leads her new quintet on a tour in support of their 2016-released second album, Hit Reset.

10.16: The Temper Trap @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

The London-via-Melbourne-based indie rockers released their third album, Thick As Thieves, in June.

10.16: R. Kelly @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Hungry? Join R&B crooner R. Kelly on his all-arena Buffet Tour. It comes on the heels of his 2015 album of the same name. Just make sure to wash your hands first.

10.16: Yellowcard @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

The Florida pop-punkers with a penchant for violin released their eponymous final studio album last month.

 

10.18: The Faint + Gang of Four @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

Nebraska dance punkers The Faint join forces with legendary post-punk pioneers Gang of Four for an incredible night that will definitely require earplugs.

10.18: Quantic @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

DJ, bandleader, producer and musician Will Holland returns to the Music Box for an encore performance from his dynamic live band.

10.18-19: Young the Giant & Ra Ra Riot @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

Orange County alt rockers Young The Giant and baroque pop quintet Ra Ra Riot team up for a two-night stand at the House of Blues.

10.19: Taking Back Sunday @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

The East Coast emo punks released their seventh studio album, Tidal Wave, last month.

10.19: Willie Nelson @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

The country superstar and cannabis activist brings his traveling troupe of fantastic musicians for a night of hits in Point Loma.

10.21: Tricky @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

The dark prince of trip-hop returns to the Belly Up with his new collaborative project, Skilled Mechanics.

10.22: Niykee Heaton @ The Irenic, theirenic.com

The 21-year-old pop singer/YouTube sensation/model hits San Diego on her current Centerfold Tour.

10.22: Ye Scallywag! @ Waterfront Park, scallywagsd.com

Featuring headliners Bad Religion and NOFX, as well as craft beer, the legacy punk acts look to warm up Waterfront Park for the incoming CRSSD Fest.

10.23: Kishi Bashi @ The Irenic, theirenic.com

The latest album from one-time Of Montreal member Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi), Sonderlust, came out last month.

10.23: D.R.I. @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com

The Texas thrash kings hadn't released an album in more than 20 years until they dropped a new EP in June. Two founding members, Kurt Brecht and Spike Cassidy, lead the band in live shows.

10.24: K.Flay @ Casbah, casbahmusic.com

As a follow-up to her 2014 debut, Life As A Dog, the Chicago-based hip-hopper and multi-instrumentalist released the four-song Crush Me EP in August.

10.24-25: Ziggy Marley @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

The eldest son of Bob and Rita Marley is a Grammy-winning musician, businessman and philanthropist. His self-titled sixth album was released in May.

10.26: Maceo Parker @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

Legendary sax man for James Brown and Prince brings the funk to Solana Beach.

10.26: Bon Iver @ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon's flagship enterprise gets classy downtown. Ethereal vocal looper Julianna Barwick opens the show.

10.28: BRMC + Death From Above 1979 @ House of Blues, 

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The San Francisco garage rock trio of BMRC joins with Toronto dance punks DFA 1979 for a cross-continent night of shoegaze-y and electro-rock goodness.

10.28: Alice Cooper @ Harrah's, harrahssocal.com

Alice Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) has served as the poster child of shock rock for five decades. Cooper recently partnered with Mötley Crüe on their "final" tour.

10.28: FIDLAR @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com

The L.A. skate punk quartet officially released their cover of the Beastie Boys "Sabotage" in June after routinely playing it in live shows.

10.29: M83 @ SOMA, somasandiego.com

The prolific French electronic band led by Anthony Gonzalez released its seventh studio album, Junk, in April.

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