Observatory North Park: Year in Photos

We take a look back at all the great shows at Observatory North Park in 2015 -- including Morrissey, Father John Misty, the Growlers and more.

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Fatima Kelley
What a year 2015 turned out to be for the Observatory North Park. After taking over the North Park Theatre in January, the venue welcomed huge act after huge act -- like Morrissey's (seen here) two-night stand in August.
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Alex Matthews
Father John Misty took a break in-between Coachella weekends for an incredible, sold-out show at the venue on Tuesday, April 14.
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And who could forget the Growlers' sold-out May 9 show? The Long Beach-based psych pop band packed 'em in.
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Chuck Lapinsky
Iconic alt-country chanteuse, Lucinda Williams brought "something wicked" fun to the Observatory North Park on Feb. 21.
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Fatima Kelley
Originally hailing from Fullerton, California, Cold War Kids brought the indie rock battle to North Park for a show on Feb. 25.
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Grammy Award-winner and guest singer on Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," New Zealand-based songstress Kimbra popped in on April 8, before her Coachella 2015 performance.
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Alex Matthews
Also taking the Coachella train to San Diego, Josh Tillman -- aka Father John Misty -- and his band hit up the Observatory North Park on April 14.
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Dan Chusid
Another Coachella stop over, Scotland's Belle and Sebastian made their long-awaited return to San Diego on April 17.
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Fatima Kelley
We've never seen so many folks moshing to some of the chillest music around when the Growlers hit the club on May 9.
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Connie Bolger
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood came to town on May 29 -- featuring, you guessed it, the Black Crowes' lead singer Chris Robinson on vocals/guitar.
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Fatima Kelley
Founded in 1977, Misfits are a punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk sub-genre -- blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. The band played the venue on June 21 this year.
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Fatima Kelley
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John Hancock
Pop star/songwriter Charli XCX -- who gained mainstream exposure after writing Icona Pop's massive single "I Love It" -- turned the Observatory North Park into a spectacle on July 21.
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John Hancock
Bleachers -- an indie-pop group formed by fun. lead guitarist Jack Antonoff -- took the stage before Charli XCX.
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Alex Matthews
Between the Buried and Me brought a healthy dose of prog metal through the club on July 22.
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Fatima Kelley
Aug. 20 and 21 saw the Smiths' famed singer, Morrissey, headline the Observatory North Park.
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Dan Chusid
Mod rock legend Paul Weller hit the club on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
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Ryan Cowen
The Black Lips performed at the Observatory North Park on Sunday, Oct. 18.
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Ryan Cowen
Black Lips.
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Ryan Cowen
Ariel Pink brought his lo-fi oddball act through town on Sunday, Oct. 18.
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Alex Matthews
Ghost pummeled the Observatory North Park on Nov. 2, 2015, after originally being scheduled to play there a few days earlier. The band had to postpone the show to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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Alex Matthews
All of the Swedish metal band's band members dress up as the Nameless Ghouls while its lead singer, known as Papa Emeritus III, sports a skeleton pope outfit. The band's real identities remain a mystery to the public.
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Fatima Kelley
King Diamond performed his 1987 masterpiece, "Abigail," in full at the Observatory North Park on Nov. 4.
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