This month’s not-to-miss live music events9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15: The Verigolds, Inspired and the Sleep, and Luneaux at the Belly Up, Solana Beach. $8 – $10.
Dreamy pop rockers The Verigolds are headlining one of our favorite venues. The band’s debut full-length record For Margaret came out just a couple of months ago, but they’ve been scorching hot in the music scene for a couple of years. Their style combines an easygoing hippie vibe with danceable grooves. Frontwoman Jenna Cotton radiates with a buoyant energy, both looking and sounding like she was made for the stage. Check out the band’s video for “Crossfire” for a taste of their psychedelic style. BellyUp.com
10 p.m. on Thursday, June 16: Oh, Spirit and Second Cousins at Pour House, Oceanside. Free.
Though not a flashy bunch, this lineup showcases two of San Diego’s best alt-rock bands. Oh, Spirit combines the pop charm of Beatles-esque tunes with slightly harder rock reminiscent of Wilco. Second Cousins falls on the indie-folk side of things with songs sure to get stuck in your head. Check out the toe-tapping tune “Something to Lose” for a taste. PourHouseOceanside.com
10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21: Make Music Day at Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad. Pay what you wish!
This full day of activities at the museum invites attendees to celebrate making music. Several stages will be set up with live sets on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is still accepting entries to play for musicians of any age and style. There will also be mini lessons given throughout the museum with guitar, ukulele and other instruments utilized. Those arriving (or staying) late will also be treated to happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All activities are included with admission to the museum and music lovers are asked to pay whatever they wish. MuseumOfMakingMusic.org
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30: Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar. $45 includes fair admission (fair admission is required).
The one-and-only Brian Wilson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds, with this special concert featuring guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. The innovative musician and legendary songwriter will perform Pet Sounds in its entirety. The 1966 album features such hits as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows.” Wilson and company will also perform other selections spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and his solo work. SDFair.com
Out of the Woods Pick of the Month:5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15: Green Flash Concert Series: Atlas Genius and Grizzly Business at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla. $35.95 general admission, $30.95 for members and $41.95 day of.
The Green Flash Concert Series, held monthly from May through September, benefits the exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium. The venue’s stunning outdoor area combines the pleasure of live music with panoramic ocean views. Local rockers Grizzly Business will open the show with their catchy tunes led by crooning front man Walter Ayllon. The headliners are Australian pop rock outfit Atlas Genius. The band’s songs, including “Trojans,” “If So” and “Molecules,” have become radio mainstays — and for good reason. Aquarium.UCSD.edu