Monday, June 17
Treat Yo Self is putting on another Creative Industry Night show with Mikal Cronin, Shannon & The Clams, Roomrunner, and The Migs (pictured above). Besides that awesome line-up, they’re bringing in art, a DJ, and air hockey and foosball tables. TGIM!
1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston | 9 pm | 21+ | $10
Tuesday, June 18
It’s side project night at the Midway! Check out Love-Up Time (with members of Banditas and White Pages), The Monsieurs, Aykroyd (with members of The Needy Visions and The Carters) and Ukiah Drag (with members of Cottaging). That’s The Monsieurs pictured above, and they sound exactly like they look.
3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain | 8 pm | 18+ | $5-10 sliding scale
Wednesday, June 19
Husband-and-wife duo Streight Angular (pictured above with bassist Andrew Mello) has done it again with their instantly catchy new song “In The City Tonight.” They’re opening for WHY?, a band that straddles the line between indie rock and hip-hop (sounds terrible in theory, is bewilderingly good in practice). Sarah Jaffe joins them on the east coast leg of their tour.
158 Brighton Ave, Allston | 7 pm doors | all ages | $18
Thursday, June 20
The Fagettes have garage rock down to a T, mingling crunchy guitars with boy-girl harmonies and lyrics that drip with sincerity and desperation (sample chorus: “I’m gonna die out here/somebody let me in!”). They play O’Brien’s in the middle of a stacked bill with Old Hospitals, The I Want You, All Eyes Are On Me Now and Al Polk.
3 Harvard Ave, Allston | 8 pm doors | 21+ | $7
Friday, June 21
Hailing from New London, CT, The Suicide Dolls were one of the few bands from outside of Boston to make the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble class of 2013. Listening to them, it’s easy to see why. They’ve been (accurately) compared to Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., and know how to rock hard. Tonight they play O’Brien’s with Guillermo Sexo and Ghost Modern.
3 Harvard Ave, Allston | 9 pm | 21+ | $8
Saturday, June 22
379 Somerville Ave, Somerville | 9 pm | 21+ | $5
Sunday, June 23
Here’s the apocalyptic sci-fi B-movie odyssey you’ve been waiting for: Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns. Engineered by Femme Bones of the Slaughterhouse Sweethearts, the show features burlesque, aerialists, dance and drag. Just don’t wear anything that you’re too attached to: this is a “splatter show” and you could get splashed with mutant slime, spider eggs, or blood. (Note: none of these are actually mutant slime, spider eggs, or blood.)
2 Arrow St, Cambridge | 7:30 pm doors | 18+ | $15 standing/$20 table seating