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Hello, concert-goers! Even as the summer begins to cool, that doesn’t scare wonderful music away from the city that sometimes (almost always) sleeps after 2AM, or earlier if you’re trying to catch the T. I mean, you could pay for a cab, but really? What dive bar is worth it? Take it from me and save your pennies unless you’re out late seeing one of these terrific acts.
Tonight – New Order @ Bank of America Pavilion
Nothing like a little reunion, right? Originally risen from the ashes of a fragmented Joy Division, New Order were pioneers in new wave-electronic fusion in the 80’s and 90’s, and have experienced a hearty revival with this year’s Lost Sirens, their first album release since 2005. The trio still has the moves and the sounds after nearly thirty-five years in the business, now with a self-awareness and experience not often found in their genre. A throwback for the ages, and one that knows how to bring down the house.
Tomorrow, August 1st – Wavves @ Paradise Rock Club
They’re surf rockers from California and they can’t even spell “waves”! Ha ha! But seriously, these guys are really good. After releasing a rapid series of albums in 2008, 2009, and 2010, the guys took their time on this years’ Afraid of Heightsand and it shows—the single “Demon to Lean On” has charted well, and the album stands alone as their most fully realized sound to date. Five years into their career, Wavves is living up to their initial Pitchfork hype, and has, in fact, surpass it on their latest tour.
Tomorrow, August 1st – One Republic w/ Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill @ Bank of America Pavilion
If you can believe it, One Republic has already been around for ten years since breaking on on Myspace (what?), and have teamed up with Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill in one of the most bizarre, intriguing match-ups of the Pavilion summer season. It’s a formidable bill that guarantees you’ll walk away a fan of someone new, and is the place to be on a steamy summer night.
Another week full of musical magic. Sigh. It’s almost like the summer will last forever (it won’t) and you’ll never forget your keys (you will). See you next week!