Monday, June 3
What is it about Charlie’s Kitchen? Maybe it’s the hamburgers. Maybe it’s the co-ed bathrooms. Maybe it’s the fact that they only book bands on Monday nights, and the bills are consistently stellar. Tonight is no exception, with silky stealth-rock from The Four Point Restraints and the punk sounds of Triangle Fire and OTP.
10 Eliot St, Cambridge | 8 pm | 21+ | $5
Tuesday, June 4
Orlando Higgenbottom, who performs under the moniker Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, has dance floor bliss down to a T with songs like “Your Love” and “Trouble.” His remix of Foals’ “My Number” rocks, too. The DJ/electronic music magician stops stateside with fellow Brit Kidnap Kid. Everybody dance now!
10 Brookline St, Cambridge | 8:30 pm doors | 18+ | $15 adv/$18 doors
Wednesday, June 5
Damn… how about those beards on Tan Vampires? (Their music’s pretty good, too.) This is a wicked good bill of outta state rockers: Alpenglow from Vermont, our bearded friends and Tim Kile (formerly of Arcade Fire) from NH, and Isadora from NYC. Get it on.
472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge | 8 pm | 18+ | $10
Thursday, June 6
Catch a night of Boston alt-rock at TT’s tonight with The Soft Pyramids, Future Carnivores, Velah, and The Milling Gowns. It’s also the CD release show for the Future Carnivores, who are releasing their second album, Come Inside.
10 Brookline St, Cambridge | 8 pm doors | 18+ | $8
Friday, June 7
Petaluma Vale (who plays harp in the art-rock ensemble Jaggery) just made an album and is ready to share it with the world. Come see her perform with cellist Valerie Thompson and Diane Cluck, a touring folk singer from VA.
1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge | 7 pm | all ages | $10
Saturday, June 8
This past fall, Brooklyn buzz band Grizzly Bear released Shields, living up to the hype of 2008’s critically acclaimed Veckatimest (random aside: did anyone else think that their breakout song “Two Weeks” sounded kind of like Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”?). Fellow late-00’s buzz band The xx suffered criticism for the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut (2012’s Coexist), but let’s forget about that and try to let “Basic Space” fill this amphitheater.
290 Northern Ave, Boston | 7:30 pm | all ages | $35-60
Sunday, June 9
Don’t be fooled by the above picture. Thrust Club pretty much wears normal clothes to perform, and sings choruses like, “Are you thrustworthy? We think you are!” The band formed last year at Ladies Rock Camp Boston and has been writing hilarious, instantly catchy songs ever since. They’ve got a new EP and are ready to share it, along with performances by Derek Evry, PowerSlut, and PMS 666. Did I mention it’s all ages?
3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain | 4 pm | all ages | $8