Shows of the Week 4/16: JD McPherson, Sure Sure, Beans on Toast, and more

JD McPherson plays the Sinclair Tuesday, April 17th

JD McPherson’s music brings back the vintage rock and roll sound from the 40’s and 50’s. He’s cowritten with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, featured members of Lucius on his new album, and worked with the Raconteurs guitarist, Jack Lawrence. JD McPherson is pure rock and roll. Tickets are available here. Check out his video for “Lucky Penny” below.

Sure Sure plays the The Middle East Upstairs, Tuesday, April 17th

After their show on Birn Alive, Sure Sure heads out to to the Middle East for another show. Sure Sure is an indie pop rock band based out of Los Angeles. They self produce all of their music in their house turned studio snaking cables from the first floor to the recording console on the second. This is their first national U.S. tour and their live set is a can’t miss. Tickets available here. Check out their cover of “This Must Be The Place.”

Beans On Toast play the Great Scott Tuesday, April 17th

Alt-folk punk rocker Jay McAllister offers his own take on the age-old alt punk genre. He first gained attention after opening up Glastonbury in 2005. His debut record, Standing On A Chair was released in 2009 and boasts a lengthy 50 songs. His songs feature acoustic guitar backing, some harmonica, and his raspy voice with highly relatable and often times comedic lyrics. Tickets available here. Watch his music video for “The Unlikely Gymnast.”

Baths play the Sinclair Wednesday, April 18th

Baths is the intricate electronic pop project of LA producer Will Wiesenfeld. After discovering Bjork, he taught himself guitar, bass, and viola and carved his own niche in the electronic scene. His music mixes sounds such as clicking pens and running water with live instruments creating a very unique sound. Tickets available here. Check out his Tiny Desk concert below.

Wild Ones play the Great Scott Wednesday, April 18th

Wild Ones is an indie pop band based out of Portland, Oregon. Their music blends 21st century indie pop with dream pop of the ’80s. Their unique mix of synths, driving drums, and Danielle Sullivan’s soothing voice gives Wild Ones their mark on indie pop. Tickets available here. Check out their video for “Standing in the Back at Your Show.”

Nap Eyes play the Great Scott Friday, April 20th

In support of the their new album, I’m Bad Now, Nova Scotia’s indie rock quartet, Nap Eyes, hit the Great Scott this Friday. Their music has been compared to the likes of Yo La Tengo and The Velvet Underground. Tickets available here. Check out their video for “Every Time the Feeling.”

Jeff Rosenstock plays the Paradise Rock Club Saturday, April 21st

Jeff Rosenstock has a long history in the music industry, fronting bands including, Bomb the Music Industry and Kudrow, starting his own indie label, Quote Unquote Records, and playing in various other ska and punk bands. He eventually decided to start his solo career, and in 2012 released his debut album, I Look Like Shit. His music is reminiscent of the Long Island DIY punk scene. His most recent release, Post-, was released on New Years Day 2018. Tickets available here. Check out the music video for “Nasusea.”