September 27, 2023

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Music Notebook: Terrible Bunny at Petco Park, Steely Dan tribute at Music Box, Fandango at The Shell

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Lousy Bunny, with DJ Alesso

Who the hell is Lousy Bunny?

And how dare he be the initially tunes star in any style to accomplish two back-to-back again concerts at Petco Park?

These were the most recurrent responses of some visitors on the Union-Tribune’s Fb website page immediately after I wrote — again in January — that Undesirable Bunny would this month become the only artist to at any time execute entire-stadium displays on two successive evenings at the downtown ballpark.

It’s a feat that, so considerably, stays unmatched by these Petco Park live performance veterans as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and the Eagles. And it’s considerably from Negative Bunny’s only noteworthy feat.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin lure superstar’s 37-live performance 2022 U.S. arena tour, which included a San Diego halt, sold 645,000 tickets and grossed $123.2.

These quantities are currently being eclipsed by his ongoing stadium tour, which includes several evenings in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other cities. His latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” is a single of the most significant sellers of the yr.

Also, Terrible Bunny (born: born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) has been Spotify’s most-streamed artist in the environment for the earlier two many years jogging — and the initially to prime Billboard’s U.S. album charts who sings and raps entirely in Spanish.

A multi-Grammy Award-winner, he duetted with Shakira at the 2020 Tremendous Bowl halftime show.

Who the hell is Terrible Bunny?

Now, you know.

7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. $356 to $1,800, furthermore provider costs (Saturday), $356 to $1,201.25, moreover company expenses (Sunday).

Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will conduct their “Fandango at the Wall” concert in San Diego Saturday, 4 years just after it debuted on the Tijuana facet of the border wall that separates Mexico and California.

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“Fandango at the Wall, that includes Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, with Jorge Castillo, Martha Gonzalez, Jacob Hernández, Quetzal Flores, Luis Sarmiento, Joanna Morrison, and the SDSU Chamber Choir

Considering that debuting in 2018 as a absolutely free, outdoor concert on the Mexican side of the border wall that separates San Diego from Tijuana, the style-leaping, socially-stirring “Fandango at the Wall” has observed new lifetime as a double-album, a e-book and a movie documentary.

Saturday’s Fandango live performance at The Shell was originally scheduled for mid-March of 2020, but was postponed for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will reunite Grammy Award-profitable composer and band chief Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Jorge Castillo, the musician and retired Chula Visa librarian who established the now 15-12 months-aged Fandango Fronterizo new music festival on the Tijuana facet of the U.S./Mexico border.

It will be a rare and welcome possibility to witness Castillo and the O’Farrill-led major band on a concert phase collectively. The bevy of friends artists scheduled to sign up for them really should breathe new daily life into a musical celebration developed to rejoice cultural variety with pleasure and dignity.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222 Marina Park Way, downtown. (619) 235-0804.

Keith Carlock, Feb. 23, 2020, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Steely Dan drum dynamo Keith Carlock will accomplish at Sunday’s Steely Dan tribute at the Music Box. He is proven below performing with his trio, KCL, on Feb. 23, 2020, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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The music of Steely Dan, that includes Robben Ford, Tom Scott & Keith Carlock

Can a postponed live performance improve just before it truly normally takes spot?

That really considerably seems to be the scenario for this weekend’s Steely Dan tribute concert at the Songs Box, at first scheduled for July 10 and pushed back again right until this Sunday.

The show’s authentic lineup, which teamed ace guitarist Robben Ford and sax great Tom Scott — who played on a number of Steely Dan albums — was alluring.

The addition of drum dynamo Keith Carlock, a member of Steely Dan for the earlier 20 or so years, makes it even extra powerful.

His drumming brings together nimbleness and power with wonderful system and an irresistible perception of groove. I forecast the viewers Sunday’s will consist of virtually just about every San Diego drummer who does not have their possess gig that night.

7 p.m. Sunday. The New music Box, 1337 India Avenue, downtown. $22-$69 (need to be 21 or older).