We’re finally into February, which means only a couple more months until things get interesting again. Until then, kick off the month of love with some live music. It might help things move a bit more quickly, and there are some pretty awesome acts to check out in the next few days.
Monday, Feb. 3
Mississippi garage fuzz grinders Bass Drum of Death bring a tinnitus-inducing sound to Great Scott to kick off the week with some ferocity (with Thunderbloods and Vundabar; 9 p.m., $10, 18+). For more of a local edge, Charlie’s Kitchen always hosts great shows on Mondays, and this week it welcomes Jamaica Plain surf collective Tsons of Tsunami to lead a sick Boston bill (with Littlefoot and Black Beach; 9:30 p.m., $5, 21+). Keep rocking in a cozier room with Tumblr-wave rockers Streight Angular over at Zuzu (with Anubis Pop and Harmoos; 10 p.m., free, 21+). To stray away from the heavier tones, head to Passim, where local guitar master Lyle Brewer is joined by former Grimis frontman David Tanklefsky (10 p.m., $12, 21+).
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Couldn’t score tickets to the sold out Lord Huron and Phosphorescent shows? Don’t have a cow, bro. Pop duo Karmin is one of the hottest acts to come out of Boston in a long while, especially since its breakout hit “Brokenhearted.” The former Berklee kids return to town to play to Boston familiars at The Paradise as part of its “Pulses” tour (with Bryce Vine; 8 p.m., $19.50, all ages). If you’re looking for more guitars, enigmatic west coast garage rock hero Nobunny will be at Middle East Upstairs as part of his “Lovestains Across America” tour (with The Hussy, The Fagettes, Banditas, and Gangbang Gordon; 8 p.m., $10-13, 18+). Midway Cafe also hosts a tasty batch of locals, including the bedroom pop of Saralee and the good times rock of Free Pizza (with Son Young and Con Tex; 9 p.m., $5, 21+).
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Brooklyn ambient pop quintet Snowmine takes to Great Scott to take up space with some locals (with This is Head and St. Nothing; 9 p.m., $10, 18+). Middlesex Lounge also hosts a killer bill as part of its pRIMORDIAL sOUNDS monthly residency, welcoming local DIY side project Blinders, Allston trio Beach Toys, and Soulelujah’s DJ E Dorsey (10 p.m., $3, 21+). Brighton Music Hall welcomes Brooklyn dark pop duo Weeknight to lead a big bill, and maybe get a little dancey on a Wednesday (with Moniker, Color Channel, and DJ Carbo; 9 p.m., $10, 18+).