Shows Just Announced

Gym Class Heroes' Never Ending Summer

This is one of those shows where you’re probably a lot better off arriving early than staying late

For the last few years, after over a decade of nearly-annual Humphreys appearances (and a couple of side trips to the long-gone Anthology), smooth jazz cat Lee Ritenour has been staging most of his local ...

Will Live steal the show from the Crows?

Upcoming: Big Sam's Funky Nation, Tory Lanez, Fear, Counting Crows, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

If ever a band name fully complied with all truth in advertising laws, it’s Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Titular singer-trombonist Big Sam Williams is indeed large, both physically and sonically, there’s Bootsy-level funk afoot, and ...

Meghan Trainor offers No Excuses

She had enough momentum to avoid the Best New Artist kiss of death

The Channel 93.3 Summer Kick Off Concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on May 11 is headlined by The Chainsmokers, Miguel, and Ne-Yo, but oh-so-identifiable pop singer Meghan Trainor will be filling an awful lot of ...

Remembering Snoop Dogg's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night

Chula Vista police formed a skirmish line on stage

For a while in the early 2000s, weed-loving rapper Snoop Dogg avoided the San Diego area. Really, who could blame him, after the first date of his 2001 Puff Puff Pass tour ended early, with ...

The Grateful Dead get the evil beard treatment

Roots of Creation's Grateful Dub gets a live show, plus Violent Femmes, Poptone, and more

Psychedelia and reggae: they usually go together as seamlessly and happily as rhythm goes with blues, as Clapton goes with Cream, as A Day at the Races goes with A Night at the Opera. So ...

Trashcan Sinatras — the best of Groucho Marx and Tom Lehrer.

Plus Circles Around the Sun, Ariel Pink/Nick Hakim, the Floydians Ocean Alley

Two different types of psychedelic jam bands seem to fancy themselves heir to the devotional horde of Deadheads still willing, even anxious, to rejoin their tie-dyed and squinty-eyed brethren at the electric altar: those who ...

Rick Springfield brings The Snake King to the Embarcadero

Plus new shows from lovelytheband, Prong, Jackson Browne, Joe Bonamassa

Life has been good to “Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield. So good that, despite not charting a U.S. hit since Ronald Reagan was president, the Australian rocker is headlining a two-night stand at Embarcadero Marina ...

Welcome to the End of the World: Dead Milkmen to play Belly Up

Plus Dua Lipa, Anvil, and Murder City Devils, all in S.D.

It’s been around three years since the Dead Milkmen last came to town to play the Belly Up, and their just-announced tour will be heavy on tracks from their first new release since then, last ...

The Moonwalkers are in town. And that’s not all.

San Diego also welcomes Jessie Ware, the Head & the Heart, and G.B.H.

Until a few weeks ago, it would have been easy to write off Detroit psychedelic rockers Moonwalks as just another DIY club crawler with too many guitar pedals and too little inspiration. The bass-guitar-drum trio ...

No more tears: Ozzy Osbourne will play Mattress Firm

38 Special, Xylouris White, and King Tuff also coming to town

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 17, for Ozzy Osbourne at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on October 9. The occasional Black Sabbath frontman says he’s quitting the road after his upcoming solo trek around the world, ...

Primus and Weird Al Yankovic are coming to town (not together)

Plus the Oh Sees, Eric Andersen, Bob Log III

Weird Al Yankovic brings his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to Humphreys on May 12. The road trip’s moniker refers to the fact that he’ll mostly be doing original songs, not parodies, and is leaving ...

David Byrne and others coming to San Diego

Time to Stop Making Sense

A lot of people will tell you that Stop Making Sense, featuring the Talking Heads, is the greatest concert film ever made. But that would seem to presuppose that one is already a fan of ...

J-Pop fans can thank Tim Mays

Chai at the Casbah, Casey Hensley at the Belly Up, Alvvays at the Music Box, and Jack White at Viejas Arena

J-Pop fans can thank Tim Mays for finally bringing Chai to the Casbah on March 12, where the four-piece female band from Nagoya City, Japan, will make their San Diego debut. Chai’s memorable single and ...

They said they’d only reunite “When Hell freezes over.”

Catch shows by the Eagles, Psychedelic Furs, Kyle Craft, Pale Waves, and Lido Pimienta this year

For most locals who spent time in our cars listening to the radio in the ’80s, one could almost guarantee that any skip across the dial would find the Psychedelic Furs oozing out the back ...

Get tickets: Louie Fontaine, Jack Tempchin, K. Michelle

And Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves

Imagine if O.B. karaoke host Jose Sinatra was from Denmark and fronted a Nordic version of Tom Petty’s Heartbeakers and that’s pretty much Louie Fontaine and the Starlight Searchers. Danish-born and now a son of ...