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Whether you’re starting out a new job, a new year, or a new semester, nothing hits the spot at the end of a long day quite like live music. As per usual, we’re here to help! Here’s the rundown of the amazing shows the Boston area has to look forward to in the coming week:
Tonight, 8PM—The Wilbur Theater: Smokey Robinson
Listeners know that WERS love to indulge in a little old-school soul every now and again, and no one does it quite like Smokey Robinson—a Motown legend in his own right, tonight he’ll be at the Wilbur Theater showing his stuff. Do you need any more convincing?
Saturday, 8PM—The Sinclair: Mission of Burma
Staples of Boston’s music scene in the 1970’s, Mission of Burma reunited in 2001 and have now lasted longer in reunion than in their original run! The Cambridge natives will be playing at the up-and-coming Sinclair venue, and will feature their 2012 effort “Unsound”.
Saturday, 9PM—Paradise Rock Club: The Darkness
Remember 2004? It was a simpler time pre-dating iPhones and Lana Del Rey, when a group of weirdos could make a music video featuring a phallic spaceship and have the biggest song in the country. If you still “Believe in a Thing Called Love”, the Paradise is where you should head on Saturday to check out some of their latest stuff—their 2012 album “Hot Cakes” still brings some of the heat that got them famous to begin with, and is definitely worth the listen.
Hope the promise of three incredible shows can carry you through the rest of this wintery week, and be sure to make your 2013 resolution to see more live music!