Reflect upon your formative years at the Bush and Taking Back Sunday shows this week. But, if you’re not nostalgic for decades past, there’s plenty of other San Diego concerts to go to. We’re particularly into Be Well Fest, which features lots of San Diego bands and benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Monday, July 24

Post Animal, Levitation Room, Femny – Soda Bar
From Chicago, Post Animal is a rock n’ roll band whose music has drawn comparisons to Tame Impala and Mac Demarco. Levitation Room and Femny will get the party started. More info.

Thursday, July 27

Bush, She Wants Revenge, Leopold and His Fiction – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Amphitheater
Glycerinnnnnnnnne…! Relive your youth with all the Bush classics. Also, early 2000s post-punk band She Wants Revenge and Leopold and His Fiction will open. More info.

Friday, July 28

Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Modern Chemistry – Observatory North Park
After their show, don’t miss John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday’s DJ set at Blonde Bar’s Through Being Cool. A dance party thrown by Steven Oira (Buddy Banter and national touring emo band My American Heart), Through Being Cool features emo music goodness from the early 2000s. More info.

Saturday, July 29

Be Well Fest – Rancho Valhalla Nursery
A concert for a good cause? We’re all about that! This will be a benefit show for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention featuring local bands like Los Shadows, Buddha Trixie, Svelte, T. Rexico, and more! More info.

Saturday, July 29

Lucent Dossier Experience, Thriftworks, Headphone Activist – House of Blues San Diego
Are you a fan of Cirque du Soleil? If so, then Lucent Dossier Experience is right up your alley! This avant-garde circus, electronic rock band based in Los Angeles is guaranteed to blow your mind! More info.

Sunday, July 30

Steve Gunn, Heron Oblivion, James Elkington – SPACE Bar
If you’re into Kurt Vile, you might like Steve Gunn, who used to be in Vile’s backing band, The Violators. His most recent album is Eyes on the Lines (2016). More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey