Jaden & Willow: Tuesday, Nov. 12 at SOMA, 3350 Sports Arena Blvd. 7 p.m. All ages. $34.50. somasandiego.com.
On Nov. 3, Mission Bay High School’s Mambo Combo will perform a special matinee concert in Copley Plaza at Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre. The free event is part of the historic venues Day of the Dead celebration. Under the direction of the school’s musical director, JP Balmat, the band will perform a mix of original music and standards such as “Besame Mucho” and “Oye Como Va.” Balboa Park is always a great place to visit, with the Old Globe a particular jewel in its crown. The Mambo Combo’s music will offer a wonderful soundtrack to a morning in the park.
The Mambo Combo: Sunday, Nov. 3 at Copley Plaza at The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way. 11 a.m. 21 and up. Free. tioleos.com.
Tribute bands to two of the biggest pop-punk bands going today, Blink 182 and Green Day, perform at Moonshine Beach on Nov. 7. Blink 180True and Green Today, both offer up a greatest hits set from their respective trios, but the nod here goes to the former, playing the best-known songs of one of San Diego’s best-known bands. From “All The Small Things” to “Rock Show” you can expect a boisterous sing-a-long to pretty much every tune on their list.
Blink 180True: Thursday, Nov. 7 at Moonshine Beach 1165 Garnet Ave., 9 p.m. $10. moonshinebeachsd.com.
Two acclaimed guitarists, San Diego’s Peter Sprague and Israeli Roni Ben-Hur, join forces on Nov. 1 for a special show at Dizzy’s. Sprague is simply one of the top guitarists to ever call San Diego home, with numerous releases and a resume that includes making music with everyone from Dianne Reeves to Rebecca Jade. Meanwhile, Ben-Hur is currently based in New Jersey, noted for his jazz music programs and camps. Ben-Hur hasn’t released a solo album since 2009, preferring instead to work in collaborations, such as this meeting of musical minds. If you’re a fan of virtuoso guitar playing, this one’s for you.
Peter Sprague and Roni Ben Hur: Friday, Nov. 1, at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 8 p.m. $20. dizzysjazz.com.
Jazz and big band fans won’t want to miss Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, performing two shows at Humphrey’s Backstage Live on Nov. 3. Featuring 18 musicians, including such names as saxophonist Eric Marienthal, the band started out in 1999 earning multiple Grammy nominations, including two wins, along the way. Touring behind their new album, “The Gordian Knot,” anyone who enjoys dance music from the 1930s and 1940s will enjoy this modern twist on the sound, adding in funk and soul, for a sound that’s true to original, though with a new edge.
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: Sunday, Nov. 3, at Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. $34. humphreysbackstagelive.com.
One of San Diego’s longest-running bands, The Siers Brothers, performs at Tio Leo’s on Nov. 8. Still fronted by brothers Mark and Steve Siers, the band has been playing classic rock and related tunes for nearly four decades, with a repertoire full of evergreens such as “Mustang Sally” and “Sultans of Swing.” As fun as the band’s music is, after this much time as a local institution, a Siers Brothers gig can be as much about catching up with old friends as it is about the tunes.
The Siers Brothers: Friday, Nov. 8 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 9 p.m. 21 and up. $10. tioleos.com.