Monday, June 24
TT the Bear’s Place now hosts Rockpalast, a monthly synth/post-punk/new-wave dance night with two live performances. Catch the debut of Leesa Coyne (Naked on Roller Skates, Viva Gina)’s new band The Easy Reasons and a set by Worcester psych/EDM noisemaker Sean Revoltah. DJ Rory Stark spins before and after the bands.
10 Brookline St, Cambridge | 8 pm doors | 18+ | $8
Tuesday, June 25
Boston band Color Channel specializes in making funky, danceable jams out of odd sounds. Their latest EP “Pyramid of Love” has a friendly yet rough-around-the-edges vibe. Dance with them, Maria Rose & The Swiss Kicks, Young Pandas and Nightbox tonight at Middle East Upstairs.
474 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge | 8 pm | 18+ | $10
Wednesday, June 26
Press Pause; Restart is Kurt Schneider (Stereo Telescope)’s new solo project. Tonight he reunites with former tourmate and fellow synth mastermind AVOXBLUE to open the show for two touring bands from Chicago. California Wives (pictured above) make fun indie pop, while My Gold Mask layers strong female vocals on top of minimalist guitars, synths and beats (check out their song “Bitches”).
474 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge | 8 pm | 18+ | $9
Thursday, June 27
For one night only, we have Sleep Crimes and The Milling Gowns (self-described as “surf doom” and “gloom pop,” respectively) on the same bill. They are joined by Ruby Ridge and Portland’s Light House, who will mesmerize you with eerie synth soundscapes. Let’s get real, doom and gloom never sounded this good.
379 Somerville Ave, Somerville | 9 pm | 21+ | $8
Friday, June 28
Parlour Bells are releasing a video for their single “Bachelor Hours.” The dark, subtly building song is a clear standout on their latest EP, “Thank God for the Night.” Rumor has it that the video will feature a few Boston music scene vets partying it up St. Patrick’s Day style. Here’s to the brand new good times!
1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston | 10 pm | 21+ | $5
Saturday, June 29
If you haven’t witnessed Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys live in concert, do yourself a favor and go to this show. This band releases some of the coolest music and art (frontman Walter Sickert designed the above flier, as well as all of the art associated with their brilliant new album, “Soft Time Traveler”) that I have ever seen, and their unique stage show often includes burlesque and audience participation. Tonight they open for World/Inferno Friendship Society, a 7-piece band from NY whose music incorporates elements of cabaret, jazz, Klezmer and punk.
158 Brighton Ave, Allston | 7 pm doors | all ages | $15
Sunday, June 30
We all scream for ice cream! Beat the heat at Great Scott with sets from Earthquake Party, Yale, MA, and Boytoy. The price of admission covers your fill of fresh homemade ice cream, courtesy of Scoopsies, a blog for which two friends are attempting to churn out 100 ice cream flavors in one year. Ice cream starts at 7, bands at 9.
1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston | 7 pm | 21+ | $10