Friday, June 14, 2024

Monday: Something Sneaky

All-ages show at 8 p.m. at Charlie’s Kitchen, 10 Eliot St., Harvard Square. Free. The bill includes Spelling, Honeymooner and Peace Prize.

Something Sneaky are a hard-rock band based in Boston. The band melds post-grunge guitar tones with punk-esque vocals and catchy riffs for a quintessential rock sound. The group’s latest release, “Pictures,” is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Tuesday: Declan McKenna

All-ages show at 9 p.m. at The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square. Tickets range from $16 to $18, and doors open. The bill includes opener Dan Luke and The Raid.

At just 18 years old, England’s Declan McKenna has already established himself as an incredible singer, talented songwriter and astute lyricist. McKenna blends elements of pop, rock and folk. His versatile sound is reminiscent of other alternative acts, such as Hippo Campus, Day Wave and Sundara Karma. His debut album, “What Do You Think About the Car?” is available on Spotify and iTunes.

Wednesday: 7 Minutes In Heaven

All-ages show from 7 to 11 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too, 541 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $12. Opening acts The Millenium and A Summer High are also performing.

7 Minutes In Heaven are an alternative rock band signed to Rude Records. Similar to bands such as Dashboard Confessional, The Story So Far and Transit, 7 Minutes In Heaven has an unmistakable pop-punk sound. Heavy guitar riffs, driving rhythms and expressive vocals collide for a true pop-punk sound.

Thursday: ZOD

21-plus show at 8 p.m. at Thunder Road, 379 Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville. Tickets are $10. The bill includes openers The Edd and Swimmer.

ZOD are a funk-rock group based in Boston. Formed in 2015, the jam band’s influences include Harsh Armadillo and Lettuce. The band’s psychedelic tunes include upbeat rhythms, bright and funky guitar tones and keyboard sounds that range into the bizarre. Their self-titled EP is available on Bandcamp.

Friday: Atlas Lab

18-plus show at 8 p.m. at the The Middle East Upstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $10. The bill includes Aubrey Haddard and our former recommendation, Ali McGuirk.

Atlas Lab is a local five-piece folk-rock group formed in 2014. The band’s sound ranges from moody to melodic, hinging on the emotive, soulful vocals of lead singer Solei. Lead guitarist Samm Bahman’s use of multiple guitar effects such as chorus, delay and phase also plays a major role in defining the group’s sound. The show commemorates the release of the band’s new album, “Glory The Night.”

Saturday: The Busted Jug Band

21-plus show  at 4 p.m. at The Plough & Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There is a $5 cover.

The Busted Jug Band are a bluegrass group from Somerville. With influences in jug music, roots and Americana, The Busted Jug Band are a true throwback. Their unique instrumentation includes washboard, kazoo, harmonica, homemade bass, banjo-ukulele, tenor guitar and the accordion.