La Luz is back at the Soda Bar, Beach Fossils plays not one but TWO shows at the Casbah, and FYF Fest in Los Angeles is happening this weekend! This and more tasty San Diego concerts this week!

Tuesday, July 18

Playboi Carti – Observatory North Park
From Atlanta, Georgia, Playboi Carti is a rapper known for his mixtapes and singles like “Magnolia.” His most recent album is self titled and was released this past April. More info.

Tuesday, July 18

The Sword, Big Jesus – Belly Up Tavern
Like heavy metal? Then you’ll probably like The Sword from Austin, Texas. Big Jesus from Atlanta, Georgia will open. More info.

Thursday, July 20

Beach Fossils – Casbah
Surfy indie rockers Beach Fossils are gracing San Diego with TWO shows this Thursday. Their early show is sold out but you can still catch the 10 P.M. concert. More info.

Thursday, July 20

Badbadnotgood – Observatory North Park
You can usually trust any band on Innovative Leisure’s roster to be good–like Badbadnotgood. Formed in 2010, this Toronto based jazzy band’s newest album is IV.—More info.

Friday, July 21

Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups, Ocean Park Standoff – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Amphitheater
Craving a bit of early 2000s nostalgia? It’ll be #FlashBackFriday with Third Eye Blind but they’ll also play new songs from Dopamine (2015). More info.

Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 23

FYF Fest – Exposition Park
It’s that time of year again! FYF Fest in Los Angeles always has a siq line up. This year’s includes some of our favs like Mac Demarco, NIN, Blonde Redhead, and Temples. More info.

Friday, July 21

Ministry, Ho99o9 – House of Blues San Diego
Visiting the House of Blues San Diego on Friday, July 21, Ministry has released multiple albums in a career that began in the early 80s. More info.

Saturday, July 22

La Luz, Teenage Burritos, SIXES, Poison Rites – Soda Bar
Los Angeles by way of Seattle La Luz plays garage rock with surf and goth influences. Their latest record is Weirdo Shrine (2015). More info.

Sunday, July 23

Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan – Belly Up Tavern
Here’s a chance to see a legendary musician. Buddy Guy is known for his exceptional blues guitar playing and songs like “Stone Crazy.” He’s influenced some of the greatest guitar players of our time including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey