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
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.