Upcoming concerts in San Diego

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Just when you thought things were going to get quieter around San Diego, new bands stride into town with some of their newest hits.

But some of these bands don’t provide your average run of the mill music. Many of them introduce their listeners to new genres and tunes that many may find entirely new altogether.

Here are some of the most popular bands coming to San Diego in December.

The Chainsmokers

Where: 615 Broadway San Diego, CA

When: Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $25-$75

What: The blend of electro house and EDM are just a few of the genres that The Chainsmokers cover. After heading up the band in 2012, Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart found success three years later after winning Favorite Electronic/Dance Music Artist at the American Music Awards. According to The Interview magazine, Taggart labeled their duo band as, “blur[ring] the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.”

Here the Chainsmokers appear with DJ ToTo

Here the Chainsmokers appear with DJ ToTo at an event.

Asking Alexandria

Where: Soma, 3350 Sports Arena Boulevard

When: Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $25

What: Taking their origin from York, England, Asking Alexandria brings a type of sound that may be deemed as rare for a UK band—Metalcore. In other words, if you’re looking to celebrate Christmas through moshing, then this band is the one for you. One can also expect them to share songs from their most recent album, The Black, too.


Where: The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Avenue

When: Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $20 in advance; $22 on the day of show

What: This indie folk band offers the respite one may need after going to a rock concert, or simply to relax and enjoy quiet music. Daughter is yet another band from England, and is reasonably new to the band scene. After forming in 2010, they released their debut album, If You Leave, which rose to number 16 on the UK chart and have been touring ever since.

Against the Current

Where: Soma, 3350 Sports Arena Boulevard

When: Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15 in advance

What: Against the Current gives meaning to word ‘underground.’ Indeed, their first album was distributed independently through the Internet which is titled, Infinity. Since then, they have made appearances on multiple album charts and have been touring to promote their newest album, In Our Bones which released in May of 2016.

Tribal Theory

Where: House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue

When: Friday, Dec 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $26

What: This new up and coming local band has been redefining the reggae genre with their newest album, Reclamation. But they also add other sounds into the mix, including: R&B, Alternative, Roots, Island Reggae and World Music, according to their website. They have set their sights high by performing from Eastern Asia to Guam. If you’re looking for a band that is starting to take the industry by storm, then Tribal Theory may be the group for you.

Gucci Mane performs at an event.

Gucci Mane performing at an event.

Gucci Mane (18+ Event)

Where: The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Avenue

When: Friday, Dec 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $90

What: The Hip hop rapper has never been too far from controversy, but his beats have attracted the likes of millions of fans since Trap House was released in 2005. He was also went on to collaborate with other notable singers such as Little Wayne, Mariah Carey, Omarion and many others as well. You can expect this performance to be in light of his newest album, Everybody Looking.

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