If there isn’t at least one San Diego show you want to go to this week, I’d be wondering what’s wrong with you… There are so many concerts this week including Local Natives, Buddah Trixie, Crystal Castles and KABOO is popping off this weekend!


Tuesday, September 13

Clams Casino – The Observatory North Park
Clams casino is a clam dish served with breadcrumbs and bacon. It is also the stage name of hip hop producer Michael Volpe. He’s released his debut studio album 32 Levels this year. More info.


Tuesday, September 13

Buddah Trixie – Casbah
This local band is comprised of Andrew Harris, Daniel Cole, Dennis Moon and Kenzo Mann. Their EP Real is available for streaming via Spotify and iTunes. More info.


Thursday, September 15

Local Natives – Observatory North Park
This Los Angeles indie band has returned with a new album! Sunlit Youth just dropped last Friday and is available for streaming here. More info.


Friday, September 16

Retox – Soda Bar
Justin Pearson of Retox is a legend in San Diego. With many bands formed, albums released, books written and his latest band with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Pearson is an unstoppable local music force. More info.


Friday, September 16

Cass McCombs – Casbah
This singer-songwriter’s blend of rock, pscyh and folk is pleasing to the ears. Since 2002 Cass McCombs been slanging kick ass albums and most recently, he’s released a new full length called Mangy Love. More info.


Friday, September 16

Of Ennui, Big Bloom, The Change in Colors – Shaper Studios
It’s the Of Ennui EP release party! Shows at Shaper Studios are awesome–despite it not being a proper venue (it’s a surf shop by day) the sound is excellent and video is usually taken of the local shows they throw. More info.


Saturday, September 17

Crystal Castles – Observatory North Park
This experimental electronic band from Toronto is known for their explosive, chaotic shows. Their most recent album Amnesty (I) just dropped last month but unfortunately does not include singer Alice Glass. She departed the band in 2015 citing disagreements with her band mate Ethan Kath. More info.


Friday, September 16-Sunday September, 18

KAABOO Music Festival – Del Mar Racetracks
San Diego has been begging for its own music festival ever since Street Scene sadly ended. KAABOO held at the Del Mar racetrack hopes to fill that void with chart topping acts on their lineup. More info.


Sunday, September 18

Highasakite, Small Culture – Soda Bar
If you can’t get to KAABOO this Sunday, this is your next best bet. Highasakite out of Oslo plays mesmerizing music with surrealistic lyrics and passionate vocals. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey