The week in music, from tough Black Beach to The Silks, blues rockers from Providence
Monday: Black Beach
Local hard-rock/punk band Black Beach brings a tough-as-nails sound driven by pulsing rhythms and distorted guitars. The Boston-area punk rockers have released five records, including the most recent, “Nice Guys // Black Beach.”
Tuesday: The Blue Ribbons
21-plus show at 10 p.m. at Toad, 1912 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Free.
The Blue Ribbons are a Boston soul/rock group formed by singer, songwriter and keyboardist James Rohr. The band’s sound is powered by Rohr’s soulful vocals, blues licks played on overdriven guitars and a tight rhythm section. The band’s May release, “An Unbelievable Success” is available for streaming on Bandcamp.
Wednesday: Lyle Brewer
Local guitar virtuoso Lyle Brewer performs a special solo set, including songs from his latest album, “Juno Postcards.” The associate Berklee professor is proficient in many guitar styles, though he is best known for his mastery of the acoustic guitar. Brewer’s albums are laden with low-dynamic tracks highlighted by melodic lead lines and beautiful chord progressions.
Thursday: Slaughter Beach, Dog
Slaughter Beach, Dog is an indie-rock band from Philadelphia. Its alternative sound features pop chord progressions underneath lead guitar melodies that range from high-gain rock tones to Americana slide guitar. The group possess a sound similar to indie bands Pinegrove and Modern Baseball. The band released its latest EP on July 14, “Motorcycle.jpg.”
Friday: Low Cut Connie
18-plus show at 8 p.m. at The Middle East Upstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. Also on the bill are alternative rock band Scantron and indie-pop group Sinnet.
Low Cut Connie combines timeless blues progressions and influences such as Chuck Berry with modern rock elements. The result is similar to other modern blues-rock groups such as Alabama Shakes.
Saturday: The Silks
The Silks are a blues-rock trio from Providence, R.I., with a powerful rock ’n’ roll sound. With bluesy chord progressions and lead melodies to slide guitar techniques and frontman Tyler-James Kelly’s impassioned vocals, The Silks has a sound similar to Kingsborough and The Black Keys. In July 2016, The Silks released an eight-track record called “Turn Me On,” available for $10 on Bandcamp.