Lots of big tickets rolling through town this week, which makes you wonder if Boston is becoming one of those cities where bands don’t want to waste a weekend night on us, so they tour through here on Mondays and Tuesdays instead. No hope in stressing it I guess. If anything, it’s just more of an excuse to party in the middle of the week.

Monday, May 12

One of the big tickets in town is Elbow, which is unfortunately sold out, but it’s nice to see the band finally getting some love after all these years rather than living in the Coldplay shadow. If you’re looking to experience something truly legendary, check out Television, who are reuniting for a tour and stopping at The Paradise (7 p.m., $25, 18+). SOHN was in Boston this past New Years Eve at Great Scott, but will now return as part of Together 5 to play The Sinclair (with Mr. Little Jeans; 8 p.m., $13, 18+). For something a bit more laid back, head over to ZuZu for their weekly free show featuring Blinders (with Trabants and Chris Warren of Viva Viva; 10 p.m., free, 21+)

Tuesday, May 13


Shreddin’ pop superstars Haim hit it big last summer with the its very successful debut album “Days Are Gone.” The band will keep the ball rolling as they tour through House of Blues (with Tennis; 7 p.m., $25-45, all ages). Electronic pop outfit +++ (Crosses) will be at The Paradise if you’re looking to check out a band with a confusing name (with Nostalghia and Death Valley High; 7 p.m., $18, 18+). British alt-rock duo Blood Red Shoes makes a journey across the puddle to play a show at Great Scott (with Radkey; 9 p.m., $12, 18+).

Wednesday, May 14


Freak folk stars Woods have a new album out called “With Light and With Love” and will play with Boston heroes Quilt at The Sinclair, both band recently returning from sets at this year’s Austin Psych Fest (8 p.m., $12, 18+). Minimalist techno pioneer Robert Hood will be at Middle East Downstairs as part of Together 5 (with Jackmaster, Doctor Jeep, and GYS; 7 p.m., $15-25, 18+). Also coming through town for Together is Australian electronic star Chet Faker, who will play at The Paradise (8 p.m., $15, 18+).

[Photo Credit: Carolina Farulo]