San Diego concerts—both big and small—are abound this week. We recommend checking out locals Vákoum at the Merrow, The Shins at the Observatory North Park, or the Japandroids show at Music Box San Diego.

Monday, March 6

The Shins, Kid Wave – Observatory North Park
SOLD OUT! 🙁 Lucky you if you managed to snag a ticket! The indie rock band’s newest album, Heartworms, drops this Friday! More info.

Thursday, March 9

Small Culture, Noble War, Vákoum – The Merrow
The Merrow in Hillcrest is an excellent venue for discovering local up and coming bands. Start the weekend early with San Diego’s Small Culture, Noble War, and Vákoum. More info.

Thursday, March 9

Lady Lamb, Bad & The Ugly – Soda Bar
Lady Lamb is Aly Spaltro, a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. She released a new EP last year, Tender Warriors Club EP on the label Mom + Pop. More info.

Friday, March 10

Tchami – Observatory North Park
SOLD OUT unfortunately, but maybe Craigslist has a ticket for you? Also known as Martin Bresso, Tchami is a French house music producer often referred to as a pioneer of Future House. More info.

Saturday, March 11

Japandroids, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers – Music Box San Diego
Vancouver’s Japandroids play music influenced by alt-rock and post-punk. Their third album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life was released in January. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey