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November Concerts

One of the worst feelings for us music-lovers is to realize that our favorite band or artist will be having a concert nearby, but we can’t go because the show is sold out. With the dozens of great artists coming to San Diego this year, it would be a shame to miss out. So before you spend all of your money on coffee and your Netflix account, check out these upcoming concerts that will be in San Diego this November and see which artists you would like to experience live.

November

Boy and Bear

Boy and Bear is a group of Aussie gents who have quickly made a name for themselves in the world of folk and indie rock music. Their heartfelt and reflective lyrics will get you thinking about where your life’s journey has taken you so far and where you want to end up. So if there has been a lack of retrospective thinking in your life, give Boy and Bear and their beautiful mandolin instrumentation a try.

Date: November 3 at 7 p.m.

Location: The Irenic

Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses has everything you could want from a post-hardcore and alternative rock band: angsty lyrics, sick drum rhythms, strong lead vocals, complex guitar lines, and the occasional screaming. Listening to this band, you may get worked up and scream along, or maybe you’ll get warm fuzzy feelings with lead singer Trenton Woodley declaring, “This is happiness” in one of their top songs, “No Parallels.”

Date: November 4 at 7 p.m.

Location: The Irenic

Phil Wickham with Stars Go Dim

Phil Wickham is the type of artist who seems to have the magical ability to make the listener’s soul sigh with relief—from his distinct and soothing vocals, to the calming effect of his instrumentation, to the sincere quality of his worship lyrics, Wickham’s music is like a hug through a song. Combine Wickham with Stars Go Dim’s encouraging messages and realistic storylines and you have the perfect worship concert.

Date: November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Skyline Church in La Mesa

Mac Miller

Rapper Mac Miller is here to get you moving and dancing around to his catchy melodies and hip hop beats. He sings about love and heartbreak and happiness like most musicians do, but his original lyrics show his growth as an artist as he balances a cocky, carefree attitude in “Donald Trump,” with the realizations of needing to change in order to maintain a relationship in “Dang!” Mac Miller makes it clear that his sound is his own, and it’s one we could all enjoy listening to.

Date: November 14 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Observatory in North Park

William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons is easily identified by his big beard, soft vocals, and rainy day vibes. Fitzsimmons’ lyrics address his personal heartache, broken relationships, and newfound love in a way that makes his music relatable to all. He even touches on serious issues such as anorexia, in “Beautiful Girl.” With his own musically therapeutic style, Fitzsimmons’ folksy tunes will have you pondering love and reflecting on life.

Date: November 18 at 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Casbah

*age 21+ only

CHERUB

If you’re reading this for a nice and neat description of this band’s genre, you’re out of luck. CHERUB embodies musical styles from fun disco grooves and indie/electric vibes to R&B dance mixes and catchy pop tunes. References to sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll are common among lyrics that manage to be simultaneously brash and playful. CHERUB’s reflections on the days of being a fun, wild and reckless youth will remind you that, hey, we’re still young and there’s plenty of time for us to have our fun too.

Date: November 20 at 7 p.m.

Location: House of Blues

Sleeping with Sirens and State Champs

The classic tenor vocals of Sleeping with Sirens’ lead vocalist Kellin Quinn serves as the voice to this group’s emo/punk pop style. Switching between his sweet clear serenading and his screaming vocals gives this group a variety of sounds that will either move you to tears or move you to spontaneously rock out with your air guitar. Whatever you do, do it carefully because with State Champs’ pop punk style, and fun yet bittersweet lyrics to accompany Sleeping with Sirens, this concert is one you won’t want to miss.

Date: November 26 at 6 p.m.

Location: Soma

December

Daughter

Piano music, female vocals, and electric folk style have never been so haunting. This London trio sings of loves won and loves lost, which will cause your heart to ache with every melancholy syllable. Sultry and evocative vocals make Daughter recognizable among similar female vocalists in the folk music genre.

Date: December 1 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Observatory in North Park

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club’s electronic pop punk style makes them a fun group for dancing along to. Their disco-like feel makes it nearly impossible to not get up and move to the beat with every song. Catchy tunes and energetic vibes are what make Two Door Cinema Club who they are—the band we want to listen to when we’re ready to party.

Date: December 3 at 8 p.m.

Location: Harrah’s Resort Southern California – The Events Center, Valley Center

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