Suffering from post-festival blues? Don’t despair, the first two weeks of October are full of amazing performances and concerts all across the city. Once again, the staff at Sound of Boston has handpicked a variety of shows to recommend to you all. Take a look at our choices for early October:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Airborne Toxic Event at House of Blues Boston – Selected by Knar

The last time The Airborne Toxic Event was in town, Mikel was scaling the stage at Boston Calling. The time before that, he climbed up to the side balconies of The Orpheum. But never fear, there’s solid indie rock behind the acrobatics. Plus, Anna always looks like a bad-ass as she saws away on her violin.

Eight Feet Tall at Brighton Music Hall – Selected by Jon

As far as I know, no one in this band is actually eight feet tall, but we’ll find out for sure soon. Is this a reggae band? Hip-hop? Funk? Does it matter? No! Eight Feet Tall is sure to rock the house. They’re probably good at basketball, too.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Laura Stevenson at Great Scott – Selected by Matt

Long Island singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson is constantly evolving and never settling. Her transformation from playful folk-punk singer to a polished indie songwriter has felt organic from the get-go. While she may have mellowed out a little, Stevenson can still write infectious, delicate folk tunes that bridge the gap between serenity and sorrow.


Saturday, October 9, 2014

Sandy Alex G at The Sinclair – Selected by Noah

Alex G, the bedroom project of 21-year old Alex Giannascoli, is much more than the typical college act. This year’s DSU has already garnered attention from the music blogosphere and will likely be an underdog contender on “best of” lists for 2014. DSU is music for music-lovers—a mix of the strong songwriting of Elliott Smith, the 90s indie rock of Built to Spill, and the nonchalance of Pavement. Alex G has mostly stuck to the house show circuit, but will take the stage with Gardens & Villa at The Sinclair this month.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Foxygen at Paradise Rock Club – Selected by Jenna

There might not be stage scaffolding for frontman Sam France to climb at the Paradise, but I’d expect antics no less from Foxygen next Saturday. The reckless psych-rockers are hitting up Boston just a few days before the release of their new LP, …And Star Power, so there’s bound to be some new tomfoolery for the new tunes. Maybe a broken arm this time around?


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