Every week, resident tastemaker Taylor Pile (FSOJ, Mirror Lady) lists 5 must-see concerts in the Boston area. Click the links for more info on each band and venue.
Date: Monday February 13th
Why: Scale The Summit are a instrumental, progressive-rock band out of Houston, Texas. If you are into poly-rhythmic “shredding,” this is where you should find yourself on Monday night. Similar Artists: Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Between The Buried and Me
Date : Tuesday February 14th
Why: Green Line inbound is party-rock band based out of Boston, MA. Bring your date (as it is Valentine’s day) for violent amounts of fun, dancing, and great music. Side note - drummer Mike Harmon, aka “Rare Breed,” promises to give you at least 3 kisses on the lips for attending.
Similar Artists: LMFAO, Wiz Khalifa, Gorillaz
Date: Friday February 17th
Why: O’Brother is a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. Junius is a progressive rock band out of Boston, MA, signed to the good dudes over at Prosthetic Records. This concert is a highly recommended way to get your Friday on. Both bands have incredible dynamics, and regardless of your taste in music, I can promise you won’t leave the show bored.
Date: Saturday February 18th
Why: Personally, I’ve been getting a little exhausted with improvisational bands lately. However, when I had the privilege of seeing Dopapod at Bonnaroo last year, they quickly changed my thoughts on the genre. I will be gladly attending their show at the ‘East this Saturday.
Similar Artists: Goosepimp Orchestra, Eric Krasno, modQUAD
Date: Sunday February 19th
Why: Less Than Jake is celebrating their 20th year as a band with a nationwide tour. LTJ is the perfect blend of punk, party, and impressive, and features catchy horn arrangements.
Similar Artists: Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Goldfinger