Spring has finally sprung in Boston. The Sox have taken the field for opening day, Marathon Monday is upon us, and music halls are alive with local music and visiting artists most every night of the week.

Feeling overwhelmed with all Boston has to offer in April?  Not to worry, Sound of Boston provides these recommendations for must see acts this month:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hurray for the Riff Raff and Waxahatchee (with Bedouine) at the Somerville Theatre)-Selected by Meghan

At face value, a ticket with these three acts seems odd—folky protest rock Riff Raff with garage punk Waxahatchee? And who is this Bedouine person? (Well, we actually found out when we interviewed her last year.) In truth, it’s an expertly curated combination; I wish I knew who to give the credit to. With their gravelly voices, each of these women-fronted acts explores the depth and complexity of human emotions. And you should never pass up an opportunity to see anything at the Somerville Theatre.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ali McGuirk at Atwood’s Tavern-Selected by Amie

Ali McGuirk is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Boston’s “must see” acts, which most musicians can tell you is not an easy title to win. McGuirk put out her first full length EP Slow Burn last year to much local acclaim. The songstress is noted for her throaty vocals and range of performance styles and is sure to please with her band at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Maxims, Durand Jones and the Indications at Brighton Music Hall-Selected by Knar

The Maxims‘ crunchy electric guitar and raw rock bring to mind the grittiness of the likes of The White Stripes and Arctic Monkeys. We were fortunate enough to premiere this local garage rock band’s self-title EP last year, and have been keeping tabs on them since. These guys have been gigging around local haunts like Charlie’s Kitchen and the Plough and Stars, but this month they’ll be sharing the Brighton Music Hall stage with Durand Jones and the Indications, a vintage soul act that reportedly had a killer performance at SXSW this year—a combination you don’t want to miss.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Aaron Lee Tasjan and Margo Price at Paradise Rock Club-Selected by Amie

Margo Price is the veritable homecoming queen of the new Nashville Sound. Since releasing “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” in 2016, she has been unstoppable-heating up stages from Newport Folk Fest to Saturday Night Live. The last time she came through town in 2016 she headlined a sold out show at Brighton Music Hall. Price is the whole package- unabashed lyrics, a soulful voice and a smoking hot guitar player. Her act is not to be missed. Indie folk marvel Aaron Lee Tasjan opens for her.

 

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