via RedBull MusicSelected Sounds: 5 Shows You Can’t Miss This June Jenna Buckle June 8, 2014 Featured, Selected Sounds There are a lot of things that make for a perfect summer, but live music is definitely at the top of the list. Haven’t gotten a chance to check out who’s coming to town this month? We’ve got you covered. Kick off your summer the right way with these 5 shows, hand selected by the Sound of Boston staff. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 BadBadNotGood at The Middle East Upstairs – Selected by Noah BadBadNotGood looks like a jazz trio but sounds like something far more inventive. Known for their covers and reinterpretations of hip-hop songs, their most recent album, 2014’s III, was the first composed entirely of original material. Combining hip-hop beats and free improvisation, these three Humber College jazz students have created a truly unique sound. Thursday, June 12, 2014 Tall Heights, Ballroom Thieves, & Darlingside at Lizard Lounge – Selected by Knar With a triple local lineup this good, you just can’t say no. It’ll be quite the range of talent, with a duo, a trio, and a quartet who also all happen to be friends—perfect at an intimate club like Lizard Lounge. Expect enthusiastic folky goodness and heart-warming harmonizing. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Tigers Jaw at The Middle East Downstairs – Selected by Amy Although I was skeptical about the new album from Tigers Jaw after they lost 3 out of 5 of their members, the indie pop-punk band has a new, even refined, sound. Considering vocalist/keyboardist Brianna Collins says that this is the last TJ tour in the foreseeable future, it’s worth catching them while you can. Not to mention, both Tigers Jaw & openers Pity Sex are part of the Boston-based Run for Cover Records, so you’ll be supporting a local record label too! Thursday, June 19, 2014 The M Machine at Royale – Selected by TK The M Machine are not your average electronic DJs—they’re fantastic performers who sing, edit loops, and control visuals in real time. Signed to Skrillex’s prestigious OWSLA records, these guys sure know how to incorporate emotion into what they produce and perform. Saturday, June 21, 2014 Phantogram at House of Blues Boston – Selected by Jenna The last time electronic rock duo Phantogram came to Boston, they played at the Paradise. This time around, they’ve graduated to the much-larger House of Blues in support of their newest album Voices. The venue upgrade couldn’t be more appropriate for their anthemic, crushing sound. Your ears will be ringing for days after a set from these two—in the best way possible. 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)Click to share on Google+ (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.