One of the greatest parts about living in Boston is that there’s always a concert to catch, no matter the day of week. The live music never lets up in a city like ours. Here are a few shows that can help you celebrate the weekend or fight the midweek blues.

3/1/14

Agnes Obel and Gem Club at First Church in Cambridge Congregational – (Selected by Knar)

Boston-based Gem Club conjures up delicate, dream-like melodies that will likely be fitting in tonight’s spiritual venue. With award-winning Danish pianist and singer Agnes Obel also on the bill, this show is sure to be an ethereal experience.

 

3/2/14

ZZ Ward at Paradise Rock Club – (Selected by Becca)

It seems rare that a young female musician these days would choose to sidestep the pop diva route and go the old-fashioned blues way, but ZZ Ward is one of those musicians. Her soulful voice and soothing rock instrumentals sound great on her debut album, but they’re bound to be even better live. Stay tuned for a review of the show.

 

3/5/14

Broken Bells at House of Blues – (Selected by Matthew)

Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton have an unusually potent musical chemistry, and they’re showing it off this Wednesday at the House of Blues.  With this year’s electronica-flavored After the Disco, the pair now has two LPs of first-rate indie pop under its belt.  Come sing along and listen to the chill-inducing hooks and delicious synths that make Broken Bells a continually rewarding listen.

 

Josh Ritter at Somerville Theatre – (Selected by Nitesh)

Somerville, a focal point in Boston for the singer-songwriter type, is the perfect place for a performance like Ritter’s. With beautiful lyrics and the ability to vary in style, he can sing an angry, energetic song and a reserved love song just the same. In his most recent album, The Beast in its Tracks, he works through his mixed feelings of a divorce. If you like Sufjan Stevens or any other singer-songwriter with brutally honest lyrics, make sure to get tickets for this show.

 

3/12/14

The Glitch Mob at House of Blues – (Selected by Jonah)

Regardless of what you think of electronic music, The Glitch Mob is one of the most innovative, inventive acts in the genre. During their set at Coachella years ago, I was hooked by their interactive show, which had them controlling the music via touch pads that responded to any gestures they made. If you like heavy electro that’s more than just watching someone press “play,” this is the show for you.

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