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A guide to San Diego’s spring concerts

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While 2018 was a great year for the music industry, leaving us with incredible, groundbreaking, new albums and artists, 2019 has potential to be even better.

Spring is here, and some must-see acts are stopping by San Diego on tour this year as well.

Here’s a complete guide to all the best upcoming shows this spring:

Wednesday, Jan. 30: ASAP Rocky at Valley View Casino Center

The New York City rapper, famous for his fashion sense, will be dropping by the Valley View Casino Center soon on his “Injured Generation” tour.

ASAP released his latest album “Testing” in 2018, as well as a new single “Sundress,” which is a remix to psychedelic rock band Tame Impala’s song “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?”

Songs You May Know: “ASAP Forever,” “LSD”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Everyday,” “Fashion Killa”


Monday, Feb. 4: Still Woozy at Soda Bar

Recording under the name Still Woozy, Sven Gamsky, an Oakland native indie artist, makes his music in his garage back at home.

He creatively produces beats to complement his soothing voice, which has led to the making of songs the indie world has raved about. The solo artist has not yet released an album, but will be performing at Coachella in April.

Songs You May Know: “Goodie Bag”

Songs You Should Listen to: “Habit,” “Wolfcat”


Saturday, Feb. 16: Panic! At The Disco (with Two Feet) at Valley View Casino Center

Singer Two Feet will open up for Panic! At The Disco’s upcoming tour, and he’s known for his mellow beats led by his powerful guitar riffs.

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brenden Urie’s vocals have greatly contributed to the band’s continued success since their its album in 2005.

The band’s latest album “Pray for The Wicked” showcases the band’s evolution, as well as its mastery in producing ‘80s inspired punk rock records.

Songs You May Know: “High Hopes,” “Miss Jackson”

Songs You Should Listen To: “This Is Gospel,” “Dying in LA”


Sunday, Feb. 17: Illenium at OMNIA

DJ and producer Illenium has made a name for himself after appearing on numerous festival lineups this past year, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

Illenium has contributed largely to EDM’s popularity over the last year, becoming a household name in the electronic world, known for his vibrant remixes of popular songs.

Songs You May Know: “Crawl Out of Love,” “Feel Good”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Where’d U Go,” “Don’t Let Me Down”


Thursday, Feb. 21: Justin Timberlake at Pechanga Arena San Diego

Justin Timberlake en-compasses pop stardom in his elaborate, impressively executed stage performances.

While rumored to be headlining Coachella this spring, his name ultimately was left off the lineup, but fortunately he is coming to Southern California this February to perform his latest album, “Man of the Woods.”

From acting to singing to boy band-ing, Justin Timberlake has done it all, with his wide-ranging talents all tying back to his roots as a natural performer.

Songs You May Know: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Mirrors”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Say Something,” “Take Back the Night”


March 2 and 3: CRSSD Music Festival at Waterfront Park

CRSSD Festival happens twice a year at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego, and on March 2 and 3, the 21+ festival returns with a stacked lineup.

Electronic and house artists such as Odessa, Petit Biscuit, Whethan, Lane 8, Jungle, Tourist and Phantogram are all set to perform at the festival this spring.

“CRSSD is a really unique music festival, and Waterfront Park is a really good location for it,” marketing senior Chloe Krois said. “It is the perfect excuse to go see electronic artists while having a good time with your friends, and you don’t have to travel far from (San Diego) State for it.”


Tuesday, March 5:  Muse (with Walk the Moon) at Valley View Casino Center

The critically acclaimed rock group Muse will return to San Diego on its “Simulation Theory” tour.

The band has now released eight albums and has shown no signs of slowing down throughout its fruitful career. Alt-pop outfit Walk the Moon, best known for wedding reception anthem “Shut Up and Dance,” is set to join Muse on tour.

Songs You May Know: “Uprising,” “Madness”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Pressure,” “Animals”


Tuesday, March 19: Catfish and the Bottlemen at House of Blues

The UK rock band has created quite the name for itself since its  first album “The Balcony” in 2014.

Since then, its fanbase has grown globally, and its touring has been nonstop.

This year, the band already released new single “Longshot,” and a new album is reportedly on its way.

Songs You May Know: “Kathleen,” “Cocoon”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Longshot,” “7 (Acoustic)”


Thursday, March 21: Ringo Starr at Harrah’s Resort Southern California

The legendary Beatles drummer is visiting Southern California on his tour this spring.

The rockstar has released various albums since the Fab Four broke up, but often incorporates a combination of songs from the Beatles and his solo career into his performances.

Songs You May Know: “Photograph,” “Yellow Sub-marine”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Give More Love,” “You’re Sixteen”


Sunday, April 7:  Mt. Joy at The Music Box

For only having one album under its belt, this indie folk band’s self-titled debut is authentic and powerful due the band’s technical prowess as well as its emotionally driven lyrics. Mt. Joy has seemingly perfected its ability to deliver passionate tracks, which come to life in its impressive live performances.

“I saw Mt. Joy live in September, and I had gone to their show without knowing any of their songs,” marketing junior Audrey Espinosa said. “I was shocked by how incredible they sounded live, and ever since then, I cannot stop listening to their music.”

Songs You May Know: “Silver Lining,” “Sheep”

Songs You Should Listen To: “I’m Your Wreck,” “Mt. Joy”


Other Concerts:

Thursday, Feb. 7: KISS at Viejas Arena

Thursday, Feb. 7: Marc Anthony at Pechanga Arena San Diego

Thursday, Feb. 14: Hockey Dad at SOMA

Sunday, Feb. 17: Post Animal at Casbah

Thursday, Feb. 21: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at Viejas Arena

Thursday, March 7: YG at Valley View Casino Center

Saturday, March 9: Summer Salt at The Irenic

Saturday, March 16: Noname at The Observatory North Park

Sunday, March 31: Michael Bublé at Pechanga Arena San Diego

Tuesday, April 2:  Vince Staples at The Observatory North Park

Tuesday, April  9: T-Pain at The Observatory North Park

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Kelly Kerrigan, Senior Staff Writer
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