The week in music, capped by local groups Something Sneaky and Busted Jug Band
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
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
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.
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
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.