It’s a great week for San Diego concerts! Some of our personal favorites are in town: The Coathangers will rock the Casbah, dreamy Weyes Blood will enchant audiences at Soda Bar, and Crocodiles will be playing catchy garage rock at the Hideout!

Wednesday, February 15

Lucero, Esme Patterson – Belly Up Tavern
Lucero from Memphis, Tennessee plays music that’s a mix of soul, rock, and country. Get there early enough to see opener, Esme Patterson! Her soulful voice will give you goosebumps. More info.

Thursday, February 16

Weyes Blood, Fatal Jamz – Soda Bar
Weyes Blood is the dreamy project of singer-songwriter Natalie Mering. She’s released three studio albums including her most recent: Front Row Seat to Earth (2016). More info.

Friday, February 17

Crocodiles, AJ DAVILA, Keepers – Hideout
Originally from San Diego, Crocodiles is a two piece garage rock band. Expect distorted guitars and catchy hooks. More info.

Friday, February 17

Erkyah Badu – Observatory North Park
Also known as Erykah Abi Wright, Erykah Badu is a R&B singer, record producer, DJ, activist, and actress. Her Observatory show this Friday will be an experience you’ll never forget as Badu is a legendary performer. More info.

Saturday, February 18

The Coathangers, Zig Zags, the dabbers – Casbah
The Coathangers are bold from their punk rock sound to their band name. Their latest album, Nosebleed Weekend (2016), was released on Seattle based Suicide Squeeze Records. More info.

Saturday, February 18

Surfer Blood, Prism Tats – Soda Bar
We were sad to hear Surfer Blood bandmate Thomas Fekete’s death last year. It’s great to see the band has continued playing music, however. Their newest release is called Snowdonia and it’s out this year. More info.

Saturday, February 18

You Are Going to Hate This Fest – SOMA
We doubt anyone is going hate this fest. How could you when The Regrettes, The Soaks, The Frights, Tijuana Panthers, The Garden, and Antwon are playing?! More info.

Saturday, February 18-Sunday, February 19

Air + Style Festival – Exposition Park Downtown LA
If you can make the trip up to Los Angeles for this festival, do it! So many siq bands like Major Lazer, Flume, Zhu, Atmosphere, and more! More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey