With the Spring edition of Boston Calling 2015 in the rear view, the summer concert season is rapidly approaching! From endless outdoor performances to plenty of free to see concerts, the city is blooming with musical opportunities. Take a look at what upcoming shows the team at Sound of Boston has rustled up for this installment of Selected Sounds!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Bad Religion at The Paradise Rock Club – Selected by Matt M.

West Coast punk legends Bad Religion have been touring for well over 30 years now, but never like this. For each stop on the tour, the band will perform a two night celebration of their massive discography. The first will highlight material from their pre-2000 catalog, including seminal records Suffer, No Control, and Recipe for Hate. Stop by for night two on Tuesday to hear cuts from the past fifteen years, including their critically-acclaimed return to form record True North.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Viet Cong with Palehound and Girl Band at The Sinclair – Selected by Noah

Made up of former members of the band Women, Calgary post-punkers Viet Cong are responsible for one of the fiercest albums of 2015. Their January self-titled debut is rough, dark, and industrial, but also reminiscent of The National’s Trouble will Find Me (if The National were a little younger and a lot angrier). They will be joined by Allston-based band Palehound, whose most recent 7” release came out on Exploding in Sound.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Spoon at House of Blues Boston – Selected by Matt J.

I’m used to not getting my hopes up for a band’s second or third album—if they make it that far. Spoon has managed to wildly outdo themselves on their last three and I’m talking about their sixth, seventh, and eighth studio albums. At this rate they will make it to twelve but, I would still feel like a damn fool to miss seeing them play any chance I could.

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Phox at Brighton Music Hall – Selected by Knar

A retro feel, honest banter, and indie-rock sound. This Wisconsin act has won over hearts at Lollapalooza, SXSW and iTunes festival. We’re not surprised: last time we saw PHOX, they left our ears aching for the crackle of vinyl.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Richard Thompson Trio at The Wilbur Theater – Selected by Zoë

Richard Thompson’s deeply resonant voice is able to simultaneously soothe and excite– this is exemplified in songs such as “She Cut Off Her Long Silken Hair.” His combination of lyrical imagery and tasteful
instrumentation is not to be missed.

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