The Dwarves at Thunder Road; Day Wave at The Sinclair; Kevin Ross at The Middle East Upstairs; Lyle Brewer and Anna Vogelzang at Passim; Tim Gearan Band at Atwood’s Tavern; and Ghost-Note at Regattabar.
Nacho Picasso at Sonia; Kemp Harris at Passim; The Ross Livermore Band at Thunder Road; The Van Burens at The Middle East; and Mary Timony Plays Helium at The Sinclair.
An experimental-pop band from Detroit does an intense mashup of Motown, MGMT and acid house for young dirty bastards who don’t mind dancing to depression.
Acclaimed solo instrumental artists perform Thursday for that intense crowd who like being immersed in jagged, minimalist compositions.
A multi-instrumentalist from the Netherlands performs Sunday for lovers of ’60s baroque pop, soft psych, atmospheric soundtracks and other delightful weirdos.
A singer/songwriter from Canada brings her songs and ballads to town Wednesday to make lovers of jazzy folk and pop swoon.
A DJ from Nova Scotia is out for some fun in one of his favorite cities.
A singer-songwriter from Portland, Ore., and country duo from Providence perform Wednesday for lumbersexual groupies and fans of good old country duets.
A singer from London and British-American ensemble exploring early, folk and classical idioms perform Tuesday for sophisticated folkies.