Desert Daze in Joshua Tree is going to be one hell of a time! But if you’re staying in town this week, House of Blues San Diego has some great shows for you to check out: Coast Modern, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, and Mutemath!

Tuesday, October 10

Coast Modern, Salt Cathedral – House of Blues San Diego
Indie pop group Coast Modern just released their self-titled debut album this year. They’ve been active since just 2015 and are already seeing national attention! More info.

Wednesday, October 11

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice) – House of Blues San Diego
These singer-songwriters have joined forces to create a folksy project that we loooove! Also see them at Desert Daze on Day 1! More info.

Thursday, October 12

The National – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Amphitheater
Here’s a great show if you’re into sad folky rock songs. The National just released a new album, Sleep Well Beast, last month. More info.

Thursday, October 12

Mutemath, Colony House, Romes – House of Blues San Diego
Mutemath is alt rock band that formed in 2002 in New Orleans. Their new album is Play Dead and it dropped last month. More info.

Thursday, October 12-Sunday, October 15

Desert Daze – Institute of Mentalphysics
Phil Pirrone of Moon Block Party and band JJUUJJUU is the mastermind behind this fest in the desert. This’ll be your heaven if you love psych rock! Iggy Pop, UMO, and LA Witch are just a few of the artists playing this weekend. More info.

Saturday, October 14

Action Bronson – Observatory North Park
This is the rapper’s Blue Chips 7000 Tour. Action Bronson is a talented dude–not only does he have four rap albums and has toured the world, he used to be a chef! More info.

Sunday, October 15

Oh Wonder, Jaymes Young – SOMA
Hailing from London, Oh Wonder is an alt-pop music duo comprised of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. They’ve released two albums so far: a self-titled in 2015 and Ultralife this year. More info.

Sunday, October 15

Cuco, Shidü, J-kwe$t – Irenic
“Cuco” is a is a mythical ghost-monster in Hispanic cultures, but also a music artist that just sold out the Irenic! More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey