Shake off that St. Patrick’s Day hangover and go see some music. Spring break is over, kids. The only things here to get you from now to summer vacation are the tiny victories. This may mean treating yourself to some junk food, a night at the movies, or a case of tasty beer. It may be a better use of your precious pennies, however, to get out to your local music venue and just vibe.
Monday, March 17
Gentle-voiced Brit Ellie Goulding brings her airy electro-pop to the BU campus, playing the Agganis Arena. Put a bunch of college kids in a room, play the song “Lights” and watch the madness ensue (7:30, $38, all ages). For something a bit less poppy and a bit more grungy, head to Charlie’s in Harvard Square and catch Allston punk trio Kal Marks along with neighbors, Nice Guys and Miami Doritos, and new Jamaica Plain-based project Buttercup (9 p.m., $5, 21+).
Best bet: ZuZu in Central Square hosts quite a lovely free shindig featuring local heroes Hallelujah the Hills and Brooklyn crew Thick Wild (10 p.m., free, 21+)
Tuesday, March 18
Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth recently put out his latest, “Guilt Trips,” to big reviews. Not only has he worked with the likes of Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze, he has re-worked the likes of Grimes and Frank Ocean, and should make for a killer show at The Sinclair courtesy of Converse (with Giraffage, Wave Rider, and Bearstronaut; 8 p.m., free, 16+). Arizona indie rockers Lydia recently re-formed and are rolling through Allston to play Brighton Music Hall (with Fever Charm, Golden Sun, and HRVRD; 6 p.m., $13, all ages).
Best bet: Allston noisemakers New Highway Hymnal bring its psych-punk to TT’s to help release the latest episode of “Quiet Desperation” and maybe have a small moment of silence for Hi-Fi Pizza (with Rob Potylo; 9 p.m., $10, 18+).
Wednesday, March 19
Re:Set Wednesdays at Phoenix Landing celebrates its three year anniversary welcoming London-based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, known collectively as Dusky (10 p.m., $5, 19+).
Best bet: Brooklyn’s Real Estate has never put out a bad record. The band’s latest, “Atlas,” challenges its signature sound to dig further into more melancholy themes, but the band’s overall catalog exudes endless sunny vibes. One of the better young bands out there right now, catch night one of two they’ll be playing at The Sinclair (with Pure X; 9 p.m., $22, 18+).