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Ah, Boston in springtime. Great concerts, drunk people tripping over each other whether they’re Irish or not, and the sweet smell of lingering slush. Makes you want to take refuge at the latest killer show, doesn’t it? There’s plenty of greatness going on this week for you, whether your hangover cure is indie rock or more bagpipes.
Drive-By Truckers and The Whigs, Paradise Rock Club – Wednesday, March 13
This Georgia double-bill couldn’t be more different, but the Paradise welcomes the Truckers and the Whigs with equal Southern hospitality at the Paradise tonight. The Alabama rocker Drive-By Trucks, making music and packing clubs since the mid-90’s with their alt country sound, and The Whigs leaning toward a garage sound. One can only hope they’ll collaborate on a track at this crossover show, but you can only find out tonight! The Truckers are still supporting 2011’s Go-Go Boots, and The Whigs for last fall’s Enjoy the Company.
Tristan Prettyman, Paradise Rock Club – Friday, March 15th
Coming from the semi-obscurity of a Roxy surfing model, Tristan Prettyman has been turning headsthis year with single “My Oh My”, written about her breakup with superstar and mountain man Jason Mraz. Nothing like capitalizing on sweet revenge, right? Hear this and others from her latest release and breakout material Cedar and Gold this Friday at the Paradise!
Dropkick Murphys, TD Garden – Friday, March 15th
Not that Bostonians need an excuse to drink until they can’t see this weekend, but a killer show from the Dropkicks certainly doesn’t hurt to kick off the St. Patty’s celebrations. With 2013’s Signed and Sealed in Blood now added to the roster, there’s almost as much rock bagpipe to go around as there are pipes of Guinness, and the TD garden is the spot to be to get it all at once. The Dropkicks are the rowdiest, best-humored act in town, and if you don’t go you’re guaranteed to be hassled a little on the red line this Friday night.
There it is, concert-goers! Enjoy your sunny week, extended daylight, and the promise of spring. Until next week!