Selected Sounds: 5 Upcoming Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss Matt McCarthy February 1, 2017 Featured, Selected Sounds With Boston Calling announcing their impressive spring lineup last month, 2017 is already shaping up to be another promising year for live music in the city. As always, there is a wealth of concerts across the Greater Boston area to check out, so our team is back at it again to share which shows they’re looking forward to in the coming weeks. We’ve rounded up local bands like ambient metal group Astronoid and Berklee funk rock band Bron Don, along with national acts such as Priests and Hamilton Leithauser. Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 Moon Tooth and Astronoid at Great Scott – Selected by Tyler Moon Tooth is an east coast band that manage to combine Mastodon-style southern metal with incredible melodic vocals. They have a fine-tuned blend of genres with some epic lyrics about man vs nature and have been known to put on unforgettable live shows. Astronoid is a local band that has attracted attention for their happy, atmospheric post-rock. It’s like Deafheaven, but with even more major keys. Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Priests at Great Scott -Selected by Matt E. D.C. punks Priests have slowly been building hype since releasing a well-received EP in 2014. Their first full-length effort Nothing Feels Natural proves that all of the hype was worth it. Katie Alice Greer’s sing-song, stream-of-consciousness vocals are transfixing, especially when paired with hypnotic surf-punk sounds. A sense of urgency propels the album from beginning to end, giving you barely any time to catch your breath. Pair Priests’ gritty and evocative sound with the tight quarters of Great Scott and you’ve got yourself a show not to miss. Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz at Great Scott -Selected by Matt M. Allison Crutchfield originally appeared behind the drum kit for lo-fi indie rock outfit P.S. Eliot alongside her twin sister Katie on guitar and vocals. Since they went their separate ways both sisters have continued to evolve their sound in a number of different solo projects and collaborations. Last week, Allison released her first proper solo record Tourist In This Town, marking a sonic shift away from her pop-punk band Swearin’ to a more synth-heavy power pop sound. With gorgeous, ethereal vocals and captivating lyrics, Crutchfield & The Fizz promises to be the perfect Tuesday escape. Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Hamilton Leithauser and Lucy Dacus at The Sinclair -Selected by Knar Both of these artists dropped spectacular, well-received albums in 2016. Leithauser will be performing songs off of I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, an indie rock collaboration with Rostam Batmangli, ex-member of Vampire Weekend. Batmangli won’t be present at the Sinclair, so we’ll just have to wait and see how his production comes through in the live setting. As for Ducas, she signed on to Matador Records last year, and just recently played The Sinclair with fellow label mate and wordsmith Car Seat Headrest. Fans of Courtney Barnett will appreciate Dacus’ clever lyricism and the way she puts the spotlight on the ordinary. Friday, February 10, 2017 Bron Don at Brighton Music Hall – Selected by Jon Alt. rock, surf rock, funk rock, whatever! Berklee band Bron Don has a good time, and so do their audiences. With laid-back vibes that switch seamlessly into upbeat bouncers, these “decent dudes” carry wide appeal. Listen to Bron Don’s self-titled album here before the show. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.