Besides being July 4th week, it’s also a great week for San Diego concerts! Check out The Regrettes at House of Blues, Thrice at the Mattress Firm Amphitheater, and the Melvins at The Casbah.

Monday, July 3

Ducktails, Minor Gems, Spooky Cigarette – Blonde Bar
You can file Ducktails under the ever popular “chillwave” genre. Hailing from New Jersey, they’ve released five albums with the most recent being St. Catherine (2015). More info.

Monday, July 3

Santoros, Fake Tides, Los Shadows – Soda Bar
Fake Tides was formerly featured as ListenSD’s Local Band Crush. Based in San Diego’s Imperial Beach, Fake Tides released a garagey surf rock split EP with Chula Vista’s T. Rexico February of this year. More info.

Wednesday, July 5

The Melvins, Spotlights, LO and Be Told – The Casbah
A favorite of Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, The Melvins have been making heavy rock since the 80s. Get there early for sludgegaze band Spotlights. Check out frontwoman Sarah Quintero’s interview with San Diego based Grrl on Grrl Podcast. More info.

Thursday, July 6

Soft Lions, Big Bloom, Buddy Banter – The Casbah
Self-described as post-riot grrrl, Soft Lions are a three piece from San Diego. While we wait for them to cook up new songs in the stew, enjoy their latest EP, XOXO, released October of last year. More info.

Friday, July 7

The Regrettes, The Paranoyds – House of Blues San Diego
You won’t have any regrets if you go see The Regrettes. With sassy, 60s inspired garage rock, this teen band tackles the patriarchy and societal expectations in their lyrics. More info.

Friday, July 7

Thrice, Frank Lero, Rise Against, Deftones – Mattress Firm Amphitheater
This show is heaven for any hard rock fans. Four legendary bands back to back–what more could want? More info.

Sunday, June 9

DRÆMINGS, Le Ra, Stars At Night – Blonde Bar
This show is part of the ongoing Grrrl Independent Ladies residency at Blonde Bar. Grrrl founder Monica Mendoza and her band, Le Ra, will perform with headliners DRÆMINGS. DJ Jules (Dum Dum Girls) and DJ Camilla Robina will serve as music selectors. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey