See Twin Peaks at the Irenic, Boogie down with The Schizophonics at The Lafayette, or see Taylor Bennet and Say Anything at House of Blues! You can’t go wrong with whatever choice you make.

Monday, April 17

Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru – House of Blues
Also known as Aaron Dontez Yates, Tech N9ne is an accomplished rap musician as well as an actor and entrepreneur. He began his career in 1991 and has produced a massive amount of studio albums since then. His 2017 release is called Dominion. More info.

Tuesday, April 18

Taylor Bennet – House of Blues
Twenty-one year old Taylor Bennet is a hip-hop artist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Guess who his older brother is? No other than famed rapper, Chance the Rapper! Don’t expect him to sound like his brother–he’s got his own unique sound. More info.

Wednesday, April 19

Mitski – Irenic
Mitski Miyawaki started her musical career in college at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Since then, she’s released four beautiful indie rock albums including her most recent, Puberty 2. More info.

Wednesday, April 19

Dreamcar – Music Box San Diego
Looks like the boys of No Doubt are doing just fine without Gwen–they’ve sold out this show! Stay tuned if you can’t get a ticket–ListenSD will be providing coverage of this alt rock band fronted by Davey Havok. More info.

Thursday, April 20

Twin Peaks, Hinds – Irenic
Psych rockers Twin Peaks come back to the Irenic this time to play with Spanish lo-fi punk band, Hinds. This show is probably going to be better than whatever you were going to do for 4/20. More info.

Thursday, April 20

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Chicano Batman – Music Box San Diego
Crown Records has been supporting great soulful artists like Lee Fields. His throwback sound is reminiscent of James Brown. He’s had prolific career touring with the likes of Kool and the Gang, Hip Huggers, O.V. Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. More info.

Friday, April 21

Soul Train (Schizophonics Soul Revue) – Lafayette Hotel
Boogie down with the grooviest San Diego local band, The Schizophonics! The event will run 8-11 P.M. with doors opening at 7 P.M. More info.

Saturday, April 22

Pixies, Public Access T.V. – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
The Pixies are back–sans Kim Deal–but still back! Their newest album of alt rock goodness is called Head Carrier (2016). More info.

Saturday, April 22

Say Anything, Bayside – House of Blues
Formed in 2000 by Max Bemis, Say Anything is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their most recent full lenght is I Don’t Think It Is. More info.

Sunday, April 23

State Champs, Against the Current, With Confidence, Don Broco – Observatory North Park
Guitarist Tyler Szalkowski and singer Derek DiScanio formed this pop punk group in 2010. They have two albums under their belt with Around the World and Back (2015) being the newest. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey