One of the worst feelings for us music-lovers is realizing 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 October and determine which artists you would like to experience live.
Mumford & Sons
This folk rock band is an easily recognizable group with strong, British-American vocals. Mumford & Sons manages to combine rock with bluegrass instrumentation into a style that the band members themselves struggle to classify as any specific genre. Regardless, good music is good music.
Date: October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista
Rjd2 creates a club/dance party feel with his intriguing blend of underground rap, alternative/ indie rock, and electronic style. You wanna dance and get groovy? Then splurge a little on this $5 concert and come on down.
Date: October 13 at 8 p.m.
Location: The Observatory North Park
Crowder and Rend Collective with Tedashii, Urban Rescue, The New Respects
This is some of the most diverse worship music around, folks. Do you like rap? Folk/indie? Rock and roll? These groups have it all. Worshipping Jesus doesn’t require a genre, so come and enjoy the variety!
Date: October 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Rock Church
The 1975’s electropop and indie rock genre is paired with a classic ‘80s feel to create a style so unique that you’re bound to recognize them anywhere. That being said, The 1975 doesn’t like genre labels. In other words, take everything I just said with a grain of salt.
Date: October 15 at 8 p.m.
Location: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
This is the perfect band to get out all of your angst and bring you back to your teen years of emo and pop punk music. Yellowcard’s use of the violin amid heart-wrenching and thoughtful lyrics adds a unique aspect to their instrumentation. This is Yellowcard’s last world tour, so come cry your eyes out with the rest of their faithful fans.
Date: October 16 at 7 p.m.
Location: House of Blues
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday is a classic, emo-pop, alternative band. Emotionally vulnerable lyrics and occasional screaming vocals make this group a favorite amidst anyone who loves the kind of music that allows you to reflect on life and love.
Date: October 19 at 7 p.m.
Location: The Observatory North Park
The Proclaimers are a fun, catchy blend of folk rock, celtic rock, and indie pop. They are most widely recognized for their song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” Scottish men are hard to resist in general, but when they’re The Proclaimers, why even try?
Date: October 23 at 8 p.m.
Location: Belly Up at Solano Beach
*age 21+ only
No one is exactly sure how to pronounce this group’s name, but we do know that we love their haunting melodies and chill, folksy vibes. Bon Iver is known for their whimsical, fragmented lyrics that may be difficult to understand. Bon Iver writes lyrics that are intended to evoke emotion primarily through the way the words sound and the listener’s personal interpretation of those lyrics.
Date: October 26 at 7 p.m.
Location: Copley Symphony Hall
Ingrid Michaelson says that “Everybody, everybody wants to love,” and what’s not to love about Michaelson? With her unmistakable vocals and laid-back melodies, Michaelson will have you feeling like every day is a carefree, Sunday afternoon.
Date: October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
The Devil Wears Prada/ Memphis May Fire
These bands are known for their metalcore and screamo music style. If you listen closely, you can hear undertones of the bands’ Christian beliefs weaved into and throughout all the screaming and singing. These are not your typical worship bands; neither are they your typical metal bands, but that’s exactly why we like them.
Date: November 1 at 7 p.m.
Location: SOMA music venue in the Sports Arena Square Shopping Center