Monday, June 16
This seven-piece might have titled their debut LP ‘New Jersey Hardcore’ but don’t let that dissuade you. This group is far more River City Extension than Adrenalin OD (and would rather make people dance than make people join a movement).
Checkpoint Charlie. 501 Esplanade Ave. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17
I fully expect you to #turnup and allow Ciara’s main squeeze to take you on a trip to the outer reaches of the galaxy that is narrated by a sad robot. Just don’t show up in a Benz.
House of Blues. 225 Decatur St. 8 p.m. Tickets are $46.
Allow these fine young men to shove some nasty garage rock tunes down your gullet for only $5!
Circle Bar. 1032 St. Charles Ave. 10 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
Deafheaven (w/ Pallbearer, Wreck & Reference)
Deafheaven’s 2013 album ‘Sunbather’ was sooo good, even metal-averse, namby-pamby critics like me took notice. This is the show to drag your friend who doesn’t “get” metal to.
Thursday, June 19
The Eastern Sea (w/ Wild Mocassins)
If you like doing that sort of dance where you pretend you’re a magical broom that can sweep impurities out of the air around you (just me?), then do we have a treat for you. Austin’s The Eastern Sea make layered, beautiful music that is perfect for getting your sway on.
Friday, June 20
Cut Copy, Classixx
Cut Copy sound like a ’10s update on Fatboy Slim. If you like to dance, this can only be a good thing.
Joy Theater. 1200 Canal Street. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30
Saturday, June 21
Toad The Wet Sprocket
All that talk of Sir Slim got you in a ’90s mood? Mumble your way through TTWS’ set while you’re waiting for “All I Want” to make you cry like you’re back in college.
House Of Blues. 225 Decatur Street. 9 p.m.Tickets are $40.
Sunday, June 22
Blackbird Blackbird (w/ Beat Culture)
Close out a stressful week with a healthy dose of chillwave-y, alt-R&B madness. Soothing music rarely grooves this hard