Last week we witnessed a whirlwind of unforgettable performances at The Sinclair thanks to Converse Rubber Tracks. And in just a few weeks, City Hall will be packed yet again for the spring edition of Boston Calling 2015! Not sure what concerts to check out in the meantime? Never fear, our latest Selected Sounds is here to get you up to speed on the hottest concerts in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Twin Peaks at Great Scott – Selected by Anna

Because I’m from Chicago, Twin Peaks are near and dear to my heart. They’re really sweet guys, and they do an awesome job of channeling the pure essence of rock ‘n’ roll, something that often gets distilled with today’s “indie” variations. GYMSHORTS are also really fun to dance to, so I think it’ll be a healthy mix of head banging and hip swinging.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Takeover 4 at House of Blues Boston – Selected by Jon

Before they graduate, Berklee beauties I/O, Ripe, The Colonnade, and Emma Hern will take the stage in the Foundation Room at House of Blues. Plug in to I/O before the rest of North America does—the band begins their international tour that night. (Yes, Canada, too!) Hear them sizzle.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Of Monsters and Men at The Orpheum Theatre  – Selected by Knar

If the new singles off of Icelandic five-piece Of Monsters and Men’s upcoming album are a sign of what’s to come, then we can expect some epic drumming and piano earworms. Add in the pop of Norwegian opener Highasakite (and their weird lyrics—they have a song called “Darth Vader,” for goodness sake), and the Orpheum will feel less like a theater and more a rocket ship, soaring past constellations.

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sam Prekop at Brighton Music Hall – Selected by Aaron

Thrill Jockey’s veteran of experimental pop is touring behind his latest album, The Republic, which has been garnering significant critical praise. Although it’s unclear what format he will be bringing to the live show, it’s certain to be a fascinating, sublime foray into adventurous composition.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Tallest Man On Earth at The Orpheum Theatre – Selected by Jonah

Despite his tiny stature, Kristian Matsson is one of the biggest names in folk music, and for good reason. For years, the Swede has been releasing beautiful acoustic songs filled with his signature frantic strumming and gravelly voiced poetry. His newest album, Dark Bird Is Home, comes out on May 12, so this show will be your best shot at seeing his brand new work live on stage!

 

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Tennis at Great Scott – Selected by Matt J.

I still can’t believe this husband-and-wife duo is playing such a small venue! Alaina Moore’s voice will melt your stress away; get ready to get sweaty and dance to some sweet lo-fi surf pop.

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