2015 has brought about an astonishing amount of memorable concerts to the city, from Converse Rubber Tracks to Boston Calling. So why not check out one last show before the year ends? From the country-folk quintet The Novel Ideas to regular-guy rapper Michael Christmas, we’ve rounded up their picks for the best shows to cap off the year! Not sure how to get to all these great shows? Take $10 off of your first 5 Lyft rides by signing up here! Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Good Old War at Brighton Music Hall -Selected by Matt J. How would you describe Good Old War in just a few words? “Finger pickin’ good.” You don’t need 11 herbs and spices, just two savory voices and an acoustic guitar. Circa Waves at Great Scott -Selected by Knar Come hear British indie rockers Circa Waves sing about T-shirt weather in what surely won’t be T-shirt weather. They’ve gotten so many Vaccines and Strokes comparisons that we probably shouldn’t have bothered to mention it. But now we have, so go see why they’ve racked up 12 million Spotify listens for a song about sleeping in and burning fingers on hot seat belts. Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 The Novel Ideas at Great Scott -Selected by Zoë Local act The Novel Ideas describe themselves as a “country folk quintet,” but their music has a modern twist that pushes them past the boundaries of that genre. But why take my word for it when you can see them up close and personal at the Great Scott? Thursday, December 17th, 2015 Michael Christmas at House of Blues Boston -Selected by Jon On tour with Mac Miller, Michael Christmas has come home for Christmas. Last time I saw Michael Christmas perform he was opening for Chance the Rapper and Action Bronson at the Sinclair; pretty cool to see him performing with a bunch of rap stars these days. I wonder if Christmas’ regular-guy rap delivery will change when he’s no longer a regular guy? Thursday, December 31st, 2015 Dopapod at The Palladium -Selected by Matt M. I was never a huge fan of so-called instrumental “jam bands” until someone showed me Dopapod. From spacey dance music to disco-tinged funk to heavy blues rock, this talented group is a classic case of “a little something for everyone.” There’s a good reason why they sell out shows across New England every Halloween and New Years. These guys don’t mess around when it comes to bringing the party. 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) 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.