Concert Watch: November 7th-9th, 2012

Election hounds, lay down your weapons! The madness has subsided, normalcy reigns supreme, and it’s time to get back to the music. How are you going to top the free Aerosmith concert that took place in Allston earlier this week, you may wonder? We’ve got your cure right here.

November 7 – Yeasayer (House of Blues)
Psychedelic pop is alive and well in Brooklyn, and Yeasayer have established themselves as recent masters since bursting on the scene in 2006. Their most recent album, Fragrant World, peaked at 44 on the U.S. charts when released this past August, and the House of Blues is the latest in a series of stops across the country in support of the album. This is one genre of music you never fully embrace until you’ve seen it live, so why not see the best?

November 9 – Tame Impala  (Royale)
If you’re sold on Yeasayer, head out again on Friday night for the Australian group that takes psychedelic to the next level. Tame Impala crested into the U.S. indie consciousness in 2010 with their debut Innerspeaker, and have our attention once more with Lonerism, the new album they’re touring in support of. This is a group in the vein of Passion Pit who harness technology to the fullest and remix even themselves, and the stage setup alone is enough to make Tame Impala well worth it for new and old fans alike.

November 9 – The Tragically Hip  (House of Blues)
The Tragically Hip has endured for almost thirty years now, and is swinging around again for Now for Plan A, their thirteenth studio album. The Hip have developed their sound in shifting from a more traditional rock sound to more alternative as they age– a pretty cool progression, considering it so often works the other way around. With stacks of awards and an accessible music base, there’s always room for more on in the Tragically Hip fanbase, and that’s not so tragic at all.

November 9 – Motion City Soundtrack  (Paradise Rock Club)
Motion City Soundtrack hits Boston for the second time this year on Friday to promote Go, their fifth studio album. The group was able to stop by WERS on their last trek around the country (these guys move fast) to deliver their relentless hooks and hits in person, and we can confirm that there’s a magic to seeing these guys live.

Reward yourself for rocking the vote, everyone! See some awesome bands live this weekend and devote yourself to discovering new music this term.

By Jamie Loftus

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