Did you love this year’s Boston Calling as much as we did? Summer in the city is about to arrive as students leave for break and the sweltering humidity returns. Get the season started off right by checking out some concerts suggested by our team! This time around, we feature local favorites like Muddy Ruckus and Sarah Jarosz and national touring artists like PUP, Pinegrove, and Kevin Morby.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Muddy Ruckus at Harvard Sq. Science Center Plaza – Selected by Amie

What is better than brand-spanking-new summertime jams that conjure up that invincible feeling? When you hear those tunes for free. Muddy Ruckus is officially dropping their new album, Pretty Bones on June 25 but if you pass by the Harvard Science Center Square Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, June 14 at 4 PM you might just hear them play some songs off the burner and find your anthem for the season.

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Kevin Morby at Great Scott -Selected by Knar

If you’re like Garfield and Mondays get you down, swing by Great Scott Sunday night and commiserate; singer songwriter Kevin Morby will lead Allston in a melancholy, acoustic guitar-filled night. Morby’s solo career began just three years ago (you may recognize him from his work with Woods or The Babies) and in that time he’s already released three albums. The most recent, Singing Saw, has received extremely positive press – Pitchfork even named it “Best New Music.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

PUP at Great Scott -Selected by Matt M.

After their explosively popular debut album in 2013, Toronto punk rockers PUP had a quite the tall order to write a proper followup record. Luckily, their second LP The Dream is Over offers up plenty of high-energy, angsty pop-punk anthems to fuel your summer. The inspiration for the title of their newest release? According to the band, it’s what one doctor said to their lead singer after examining his torn-up vocal chords.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Pinegrove at The Middle East Upstairs – Selected by Josh

Wrap up your weekend with Pinegrove’s Sunday night headlining gig at the Middle East. 2016 has been a good year for the group so far – they released their debut LP Cardinal to critical acclaim and have been touring non stop to bring their songs to rooms around the world. Presenting a blend of indie rock and pop punk roots with just a hint of Americana mixed in, Pinegrove is sure to keep the Sunday scaries away.

Tuesday, June 28th , 2016

Sarah Jarosz at The Sinclair – Selected by Will

I think of Sarah Jarosz as the female Chris Thile, but that might just be because they’re both bluegrass musicians who like to cover Radiohead. The NEC grad is a phenomenal vocalist and mandolinist, who at 25 has already released four albums. For those of you in Western MA, she’ll also be at Iron Horse June 26th. Oh, and did I mention she covers Gnarls Barkley?

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