The hip-hop turntablist celebrated his 20th year of making music with the release of his sixth studio album, "The Mountain Will Fall," in June.
8 p.m. Tuesday. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $27.50-$50. All ages. (619) 299-2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego
The country music legend and icon brings her Pure and Simple Tour to San Diego on the heels of her August-released album of the same name.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Point Loma . $40-$150. All ages. (619) 224-4171 or valleyviewcasinocenter.com
Fresh from touring with Bruno Mars , the New Orleans brass ensemble brings their Sound System Tour featuring Talib Kweli to San Diego.
9 p.m. Friday. The Belly Up, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $28. 21-and-over. (858) 481-8140 or bellyup.com
Tramps Like Us
Flosstradamus headlines this nearly all-night, 18-and-up LED event that also features Botnek, Dombresky, San Holo and more.
9 p.m. Friday. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Point Loma. Sold out. 18-and-over. (619) 224-4171 or valleyviewcasinocenter.com
The Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award winner and R&B legend released his latest album, "Dress to Impress," in July.
7:30 p.m. Friday. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. $40-$85. All ages. (760) 839-4138 or artcenter.org
Kill The Noise
Earlier this year New York DJ Kill The Noise (aka Jake Stanczak) released "Alt Classic," a full-length album of remixed tracks from his irreverent 2015 LP, "Occult Classic."
9 p.m. Friday. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, Downtown. $15. 18-and-over. (619) 231-9200 or bassmntsd.com
Dream-pop duo Phantogram puts a dark, psychedelic spin on their third LP, "Three," released a week after playing this San Diego show.
8 p.m. Saturday. Observatory North Park , 2891 University Ave., North Park. Sold out. All ages. (619) 239-8836 or observatorysd.com
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The newest installment of the bi-yearly festival features an amazing lineup that includes Zhu, Miike Snow, Bonobo, Claptone, Kaytranada, Felix Da Housecat and more.
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown. $90-$165. 21-and-over. crssdfest.com
Echo & The Bunnymen
Legendary British post-punkers Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant bring their timeless cool to Humphrey's for another show.
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Point Loma. $50. All ages. (619) 224-3577 or humphreysconcerts.com
Alice in Chains
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.
8 p.m. Friday. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. $42-$225. All ages. (619) 231-0163 or sandiegosymphony.com
The Scottish singer/songwriter released her sixth studio album, "KIN," last month and features a collaboration with James Bay.
8 p.m. Sunday. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $25-$40. All ages. (619) 299-2583 or houseofblues.com/sandiego
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