This week: noise-rock, psychedelia, and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble semifinals.
Monday, April 15
158 Brighton Ave, Allston | 9 pm | 18+ | $12
Boston invades Providence at Midday Records and 990WBOB’s weekly live showcase “Mondays on Blast”. This week’s show features Boston-based electronic bands and artists AVOXBLUE, André Obin (pictured above), Stereo Telescope and Silent Approach. The show will also stream live here.
101 Richmond St, Providence | 9 pm |18+ | Free
Tuesday, April 16
You may have seen Zombie Romance (Kristilyn Stevenson) setting up her canvas like a BAMF and drawing bands at shows– but if not, you should still come to her art party. Come draw and paint for free (all supplies provided), enjoy live music (acts this month include art-rock weirdoes Bent Knee and Mr. Gavin’s Meat Farm), and check out art by a slew of local artists. Unfortunately, Bruce Campbell will be unable to attend.
334 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge | 6 pm | 18+ | Free
Wednesday, April 17
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge | 8:30 pm doors | 18+ | $12
Thursday, April 18
April 18 and 19 are the Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble semi-finals (4/18 lineup tbd; 4/19 lineup is The New Highway Hymnal, Camden, Eddie Japan, and the wildcard from nights 4-6). Check the updated schedule here.
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge | 8:30 pm doors | 18+ | $10
738 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge | 8 pm | 21+ | $7
Friday, April 19
The Joy Formidable is touring with two duos that rock: You Won’t from Cambridge (the one in Mass.) and Blood Red Shoes from Brighton (the one in the UK). As of now, standing room tickets are still available, so grab them while you can.
15 Lansdowne St, Boston | 7 pm | All ages | $18 general admission
Saturday, April 20
The bi-annual festival of Boston (and out of state) ambient/shoegaze/psychedelic music is taking over two stages in Union Square. $10 gets you into both venues, where Night Fruit, Winter, 28 Degrees Taurus, Boom Said Thunder! and many more are slated to play (view the complete list of bands here).
70 Union Square (Precinct) and 345 Somerville Ave (PA’s), Somerville | 6 pm | 21+ | $10
Sunday, April 21
Clinic sound familiar but not: like a more subdued OK Computer-era Radiohead, or a weirder Belle and Sebastian when the harpsichord and dulcimers come out. They’re headlining a night with Montreal psych/shoegaze rockers No Joy and The Cobbs, whose last album channels Elliott Smith, the Beatles, and frequent tourmates/collaborators Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
52 Church St, Cambridge | 7 pm doors | 18+ | $15