Black Lips will be turning Wednesday night into a party at the Belly Up Tavern, Girlpool sings sweet harmonies at the Irenic, and Nick Waterhouse will stop by San Diego Thursday. This and more in San Diego concerts this week!

Wednesday, June 21

Girlpool, Snail Mail – Irenic
Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad of Girlpool wrote their latest album while living in different cities. Powerplant is a step away from their shout out loud vocals and anti-folk sound. Their new sound recalls the alt rock and sweet harmonies from bands on the K Records roster. More info.

Wednesday, June 21

Black Lips, Timmy’s Organism, Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates – Belly Up Tavern
Black Lips shows always get a little rowdy. Their newest release is called Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? and it dropped this year on Vice. More info.

Wednesday, June 21

!!!, Sego – Casbah
Need to get back at someone? Take a page out of !!! (Chk Chk Chk)’s book–they say “Dancing Is The Best Revenge.” Enemies are bound to get jealous when you’re having a good time. 😉 More info.

Thursday, June 22

Mystic Braves, LA Witch, The Creation Factory, Cheap Tissue – Blonde Bar
Dreamy psych rock from Mystic Braves and ListenSD favorites LA Witch will elevate your Thursday. Start your weekend early with this show at Blonde Bar! More info.

Thursday, June 22

Tuxedo, DJ Kurse – Observatory North Park
Smooth talking R&B singer Mayer Hawthorne’s other musical project is Tuxedo. Tuxedo’s new album dropped this year and is called Tuxedo II. More info.

Thursday, June 22

Nick Waterhouse, SadGirl – Belly Up Tavern
Los Angeles based Nick Waterhouse has a sound reminiscent of soulful 1950s singers. His newest album is Never Twice (2016). More info.

Friday, June 23

The Game – Observatory North Park
Rapper The Game will be performing his first album, The Documentary (2005), in its entirety at this show. The Game has been active as a musician and actor since 2002. More info.

Friday, June 23

Birdy Bardot, The Heavy Guilt, The Dead Ships, Dani Bell and The Tarantist – Casbah
It’s local musician Birdy Bardot’s record release show! Some of her label mates from The Redwoods Music will be opening. More info.

Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25

Arroyo Seco – Brookside at the Rose Bowl
So many amazing artists all in one weekend! Alabama Shakes, Lettuce, and Tom Petty are just SOME of the bands you’ll be able to see! More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey