From a local favorite’s last show to Halloween with Diplo, there are a ton of exciting concerts in Boston to round out the month of October! Check out which shows we recommend in this edition of Selected Sounds, including acts like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Andra Day, and CHON.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Krill at Great Scott -Selected by Noah

Krill, Krill, Krill forever…or until October 2015. Krill is no more. But we all have two final chances to see their last sad-sack dirge, a doubleheader this Thursday at Great Scott in Allston. One of the most popular bands on Boston’s Exploding in Sound Records, Krill has been a stalwart on the scene since 2012. Their most recent album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, was about as close to a breakthrough a band as bizarre and off-kilter as Krill could have. They even reached Rolling Stone, who dubbed them “rising rock weirdos.” Though Krill may have been on the rise, they are calling it quits. And we are all kind of bitter about it.

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Royale -Selected by Knar

A not-to-miss show for lovers of British rock acts like The Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and the Kooks. After their summer Sinclair show was cancelled due to visa problems, these up-and-comers will be returning stateside once again. We caught them last in March at the Great Scott, but this time they’ll be filling the elegant Royale. Expect an explosive set and heartfelt truthfulness from Van and crew.

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Andra Day at Cafe 939 -Selected by Zoë

With a voice similar to Amy Winehouse’s (not a statement to be made lightly), but with a pop edge that evokes Adele, Andra Day commands attention. Her music manages to be haunting and simply catchy. Check out “Rise Up” to see what we mean.

CHON with The Dear Hunter at Royale -Selected by Matt M.

These up-and-comers from Cali have been shredding since early in high school, so it came as no surprise to see them touring nationally with prog rock groups like Between the Buried and Me, and now The Dear Hunter. Although they were signed to heavy metal label Sumerian Records last year, CHON plays groove-heavy, (mostly) instrumental, chilled-out jazz rock. The sheer technicality and creativity on each instrument is breathtaking, but never overwhelming. Their debut full-length Grow, is perfect for kicking back to watch the changing autumn leaves.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Wicked Halloween with Diplo & Nervo at Tsongas Center -Selected by TK

The frontman behind Major Lazer and half of the electronic duo Jack U, Diplo is a veteran within the dance music community. Known for infusing sounds from all over the world into his productions, Diplo has worked with huge artists like Madonna, Beyonce, and Drake, not to mention his collaboration with DJ Snake on the famous “song-of-the-summer,” “Lean On” featuring . The Mad Decent label boss and Grammy nominee absolutely owns the stage, so having the chance to see him on Halloween is an opportunity that should not be missed.

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