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Happy Wednesday, concert lovers! Boston’s coming alive with a number of festivals and open-air events in the coming weeks, but what to do while you’re waiting for the excitement to commence? It’s not too late to get your last minute tickets to a few wonderful shows coming through the area in the next handful of days, so grab the catharsis by the horns before these acts are out of town for who knows how long? Not you! And I’m not telling!
Tonight – She and Him with Camera Obscura @ Bank of America Pavilion
M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, and those sparkly sapphires she calls eyeballs are headlining the Bank of America Pavilion this evening in celebration of their new album Volume Three, following through with their signature throwback sound with undertones of contemporary pop. Camera Obscura are a formidable opener, and if you’re not familiar, tune into WERS this afternoon—they’ll be performing live on air!
Tomorrow, July 11th - Heartless Bastards @ Royale
Cincinnati darlings Heartless Bastards are notorious for their ever-touring schedule, but they always manage to pack the house. They’ve got four terrific albums that seem to creep just a little higher on the Billboard charts every time, but it’s their fondness of the small-venue circuit that makes this such a great live act. Erika Wennerstrom’s vocals are absolutely unmatched by any other, and the lyrics are just as important as the guitar riffs for the Bastards’ rootsy sound.
Tomorrow, July 11th - Chris Isaak @ Wilbur Theater
Chris Isaak is nothing if not a character—when he’s not jumping back and forth between healthy music and acting careers, he’s ostensibly shopping for weird vintage jackets, and we couldn’t love him more for it. The Wilbur is a tricky venue for music. It takes an artist with a lot of energy and great material (2011’s Beyond the Sun, anyone?) to pull it off, and Isaak fits the bill exactly.
There you have it, music aficionados! Another week jam packed with great acts before the outdoor festivals commence—and if that doesn’t hold you over, maybe you’re being a little selfish, huh? See you next week!