April definitely shreds the most out of any month, except for maybe October. October shreds pretty hard. Anyway, this weekend is just a fine example of how much groovin’ you can accomplish this month. And if you get a chance, look ahead to next week, your jaw might drop to the floor.
Thursday, April 3
Weren’t able to score tickets to The Julie Ruin at The Sinclair? That kind of sucks, we won’t lie, but there’s other music to experience! British producer Eats Everything is making the trip across the puddle to play Make It New at the Middlesex tonight if you’re a fan of house music, or just generally someone with an open mind who loves to vibe (with John Barera and Alan Manzi; 9 p.m., $20, 21+). Get a little taste of Neville-style bayou funk with New Orleans’ Dumpstaphunk, joined by Colorado jammers The Motet at Brighton Music Hall (8 p.m., $17, 18+). For some straight up rock, head to Great Scott and catch locals Air Traffic Controller and The Field Effect share the stage (with Forts/Gainesville; 9 p.m., $10, 18+).
Friday, April 4
Sweet voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow will be at The Paradise and may strike the fancy of anyone who digs Bon Iver style acoustic tunes, or more plugged-in James Blake jams (with Aidan Knight; 8 p.m., $18, 18+). California drone-pop kings Cosmonauts will tour through Cambridge to play PA’s Lounge with local psych-rockers The New Highway Hymnal (with Black Sea; 9 p.m., $10, 21+)
Saturday, April 5
Brooklyn bad boys, and former Boston bad boys Skaters will be playing the latest +1 series show from our top homies over at RadioBDC. The show will happen at Brighton Music Hall along with Team Spirit, and is free with an RSVP right here. (with Team Spirit; 6 p.m., free with RSVP, 21+). That’s more or less your best option, unless you were able to snag tickets for Hurray For The Riff Raff at The Sinclair, in which case, don’t miss New Orleans youngster Benjamin Booker opening the sold-out show.
Sunday, April 6
Sunday night is hot as hell. Obviously Lake Street Dive sold out Royale rather quickly, but if you’re heading to that show, don’t miss Portland, OR folkateers Ages and Ages opening. Experimental collective and Godspeed You! Black Emperor side project Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra will be at the Middle East Downstairs with locals Thalia Zedek Band, who just returned from a European tour (8 p.m., $18, 18+). Twangy local trio Bent Shapes top a bill to help Allston pals Orca Orca celebrate a new 7″ (with ABADABAD, and Catenine; 9 p.m., $9, 18+). Cincinnati trash pop trio Tweens ‘ debut album drops next Tuesday and they’ll be at O’Brien’s along with a fine batch of locals (with Earthquake Party!, Fat Creeps, and Rye Pines; 8 p.m., $8, 21+).
[Photo Credit: Shane McCauley]