This week, we have 40 new shows — from Aerosmith to ZZ TOP (at a single concert!). —D.X. Ferris
Jeff Beck/Davy Knowles (Back Door Slam): Wed., April 15, 7 p.m., $42.50-$89.50. House of Blues.
We the Kings/Forever the Sickest Kids/the Cab/Never Shout Never/Hey Mercedes: Fri., April 24, 6 p.m., $17. House of Blues.
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Aerosmith/ZZ Top: Thu., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., $29-$189/four-pack lawn tickets $81 (LiveNation.com). Blossom Music Center.
Bobbie Peru (ex-Pixies, the Fall, and PJ Harvey band)/Slim Francis: Wed., April 29. Now That's Class.
Burning Vegas/Lourds: Pirate party, Sat., May 16, 7 p.m., $10. Pirate's Cove.
Carnifex/Miss May I/Underneath the Gun/Conducting From the Grave/Molotov Solution: Thu., July 2, 6 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Peabody's.
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band: Wed., July 1, 8 p.m., $25. Grog Shop.
Kevin Costner & Modern West: Wed., May 13, 7 p.m., $25/four-pack $75. House of Blues.
The Detroit Cobras/Dexter Romweber (ex-Flat Duo Jets): Tavern, Wed., June 17, 9 p.m., $12. Beachland.
The Features/Dexateens/Those Darlins: Tue., May 19, 8 p.m., $8. Grog Shop.
Rascal Flatts/Darius Rucker: Fri., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., $35.50/$75.50 (LiveNation.com). Blossom Music Center.
Freemont John: Caf<0x00E9>, Tue., May 5, 9 p.m., $5. Agora.
Gomez: Tue., May 26, 7 p.m., $18/four-pack $54. House of Blues.
The Greencards: Tavern, Wed., May 6, 8 p.m., $12 ADV/$14 DOS. Beachland.
Hot Stuf: Female-fronted cover band, Cambridge Room, Fri., April 24, 8 p.m., $10. House of Blues.
Independents: Fri., July 24, 7 p.m., $10. Peabody's.
Gregory Isaacs/the Live Wyya Band: Fri., June 5, 9 p.m., $20. Grog Shop.
Judas Priest/Whitesnake: Priest peformance old-school set including British Steel in its entirety, Tue., July 14, 7:30 p.m., $25-$75 (LiveNation.com and House of Blues box office). Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City.
Junkrod Joe & The Cadillac Hearse: Caf<0x00E9>, Fri., July 24, 9 p.m. Agora.
Karma to Burn: Thu., April 30. Grog Shop.
Living Stereo/Usersetsmode+/Suede Brothers: Tavern, Fri., April 17, 9 p.m., $5. Beachland.
MDC/Mouth Sew Shut (ex-Toxic Narcotic)/Embrace the Kill/Counterfeit America/Wreak Havoc: Sat., April 25. Now That's Class.
Tera Melos: Tavern, Mon., May 11, 8 p.m., $8. Beachland.
The Moody Blues: Tue., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $29.50-$79.50 (LiveNation.con or Ticketmaster). Nautica Pavilion.
Mushroomhead: Sat., May 16, 6:30 p.m., $20 ADV/$25 DOS. Phantasy Theater.
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad: Sun., June 7, 7 p.m., $12 ADV/$15 DOS. Grog Shop.
Panama Red (of Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys): Caf<0x00E9>, no cover, Mon., April 27, 9 p.m. Agora.
The Phoebe Cates/Party of Helicopters reunion: Tavern, Fri., June 12, 9 p.m., $5. Beachland.
Porcupine Tree/King's X: Mon., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., $24/four-pack $72. House of Blues.
Robert Rudolph & the Family Band: Sat., June 27, 8 p.m., $22/four-pack $66. House of Blues.
Sasquatch & the Sick-A-Billys/God Damn Gallows: Tavern, Fri., July 17, 9 p.m., $8. Beachland.
Sonny Moore (ex-From First to Last)/Endless Hallway: Fri., April 24, 6:30 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Peabody's.
Spacer Ace/Rubella & Poynta: Tavern, Sat., May 9, 9 p.m., $5. Beachland.
Straight Line Stitch: Tue., April 28, 7 p.m., $8. Peabody's.
T-Model Ford: Tavern, Tue., July 21, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland.
Tarace Boulba (30 piece funk collective from France)/Outlaws I & I: Ballroom, Fri., May 15, 9 p.m., $10. Beachland.
Thu Church/Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver): Ballroom, Fri., June 26, 7:30 p.m., $26 ADV/$28 DOS. Beachland.
Vans Warped Tour: Featuring NOFX, 3OH!3, Less Than Jake, Underoath, the Devil Wears Prada, Anti-Flag, Thrice, the Ataris, Bad Religion, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Sing It Loud, A Day To Remember, the Maine, Alexisonfire, Gallows, Bayside, Saosin and more, Thu., July 9, noon, $37.25 (LiveNation.com and House of Blues box office). Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City.
The Veronicas/Pretty Reckless/the Love Willows: Tue., July 14, 7 p.m., $13.50 ADV/$15 DOS. Grog Shop.
White Rabbits/Harlem Shakes: Sat., May 30, 9 p.m., $10. Grog Shop.
The Woes/Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz: Woes play Caf<0x00E9>, Bates plays Ballroom, admission $10 for both, Sat., April 18, 9 p.m. Agora.
The Wood Brothers: Cambridge Room, Thu., May 21, 9 p.m., $12/four-pack $36. House of Blues.