Jane KimSelected Sounds: 5 Can’t-Miss Shows to Kick Off the Fall Matt McCarthy October 1, 2014 Featured, Selected Sounds Suffering from post-festival blues? Don’t despair, the first two weeks of October are full of amazing performances and concerts all across the city. Once again, the staff at Sound of Boston has handpicked a variety of shows to recommend to you all. Take a look at our choices for early October: Saturday, October 4, 2014 The Airborne Toxic Event at House of Blues Boston – Selected by Knar The last time The Airborne Toxic Event was in town, Mikel was scaling the stage at Boston Calling. The time before that, he climbed up to the side balconies of The Orpheum. But never fear, there’s solid indie rock behind the acrobatics. Plus, Anna always looks like a bad-ass as she saws away on her violin. Eight Feet Tall at Brighton Music Hall – Selected by Jon As far as I know, no one in this band is actually eight feet tall, but we’ll find out for sure soon. Is this a reggae band? Hip-hop? Funk? Does it matter? No! Eight Feet Tall is sure to rock the house. They’re probably good at basketball, too. Sunday, October 5, 2014 Laura Stevenson at Great Scott – Selected by Matt Long Island singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson is constantly evolving and never settling. Her transformation from playful folk-punk singer to a polished indie songwriter has felt organic from the get-go. While she may have mellowed out a little, Stevenson can still write infectious, delicate folk tunes that bridge the gap between serenity and sorrow. Saturday, October 9, 2014 Sandy Alex G at The Sinclair – Selected by Noah Alex G, the bedroom project of 21-year old Alex Giannascoli, is much more than the typical college act. This year’s DSU has already garnered attention from the music blogosphere and will likely be an underdog contender on “best of” lists for 2014. DSU is music for music-lovers—a mix of the strong songwriting of Elliott Smith, the 90s indie rock of Built to Spill, and the nonchalance of Pavement. Alex G has mostly stuck to the house show circuit, but will take the stage with Gardens & Villa at The Sinclair this month. Saturday, October 11, 2014 Foxygen at Paradise Rock Club – Selected by Jenna There might not be stage scaffolding for frontman Sam France to climb at the Paradise, but I’d expect antics no less from Foxygen next Saturday. The reckless psych-rockers are hitting up Boston just a few days before the release of their new LP, …And Star Power, so there’s bound to be some new tomfoolery for the new tunes. Maybe a broken arm this time around? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.