With Valentine’s Day over and done with, we’re that much closer to Pi Day, and you know what that means: It’s the perfect time to go see some live music. This week, check out some of the finest in bluegrass, see a pop star on the rise, or catch one of Boston’s best punk bands at a burger joint.
Monday, Feb. 17
Wrapping up a three-day weekend? It can be frustrating, so why not put that angst to some use and see some aggressive rock? Charlie’s Kitchen is the perfect place to do so. Not only can you hear local basement rock legends Pile, which is readying a new album for next month, and Baltimore’s Roomrunner, but you can fuel up with some deliciously greasy grub beforehand (with Multicult and Choke Up; 9 p.m., $5, 21+). For some more lovely local rocking, scoot over for a beer or two at ZuZu and catch Boston pop rats Hands & Knees along with Allston lo-fi trio Fleabite (with DJ Rachel Rizzo; 10 p.m., free, 21+). For an option from outside of our neighborhood, Great Scott hosts British rockers Deaf Havana, who sound quite a lot like more recent Kings of Leon (with Born Cages; 9 p.m., $10, 18+).
Tuesday, Feb. 18
See touring pop stars before they hit big stages. Hip-hop balladeer Kat Dahlia may eventually rise to large venue status, but for now she’ll be hitting the modest confines of Brighton Music Hall (with Maye Starr and DJ Carbo; 6:30 p.m., $12, 18+). Down the street at Great Scott, Scottish indie rockers Glasvegas make the trip overseas, touring behind its latest record, “Later…When the TV Turns to Static” (with The Ceremonies; 9 p.m., $17, 21+). If you’re looking to avoid such loud volumes, but still want to rock, Passim hosts Bluegrass: the Band, which plays bluegrass covers of the Band (it’s all in the name, but you didn’t realize it, right?), along with the Lonely Heartstring Band, which plays, you guessed it, Beatles tunes (8 p.m., $12, 21+).
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Plenty of reason to leave the apartment on Wednesday, especially with Punch Brother and banjo extraordinaire Noam Pikelny rolling through town. The Chicago-based picker will be joined by Bryan Sutton, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales, and Jesse Cobb (9 p.m., $20, 18+). Get Up Kids side-project Reggie and the Full Effect plays Brighton Music Hall, joined by New Jersey-based emo punks Dads (with Pentimento; 6:30 p.m., $14, 18+). For a more local offering, head to TTs and catch Berklee-bred pop rockers The Rare Occasions joined by experimental folk duo Skinny Bones (with Bonfire Blue and Geometrist; 8:30 p.m., $9, 18+).
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