10 concerts you shouldn’t miss in March

Chief Keef
Mercury Ballroom
Thursday, March 8
A prolific and innovative rapper from Chicago, Chief Keef took his generation of hip-hop by storm, with a meteoric rise, that was followed by what has now become a large, respected discography.

Us, Today
Butchertown Social
Saturday, March 10
A progressive jazz trio that incorporates electronic and drone sounds, Us, Today looks to push boundaries, operating in the interesting gray area between classic and experimental.

Turnpike Troubadours 
Mercury Ballroom 
Wednesday, March 15
Alt-country veterans that specialize in evocative storytelling and twangy, golden hooks, Turnpike Troubadours combine outlaw country, straight-forward rock and observant, bar-fly folk.

Saturday, March 17
Sinking into floating, ethereal dream-pop, Mitski pairs stark, thoughtful lyrics with instrumentation that pivots and changes and twists in a bunch of  directions, making it something that kind of transcends genres and is impactful.

Lightning Bolt 
Headliners Music Hall
Monday, March 26
Using chaotic raw power and mind-bending ideas, Lightning Bolt has the heart of Motörhead, but the mind for strange and nuanced post-punk.

Rose Ette, Plastic Melodies
The Cure Lounge 
Monday, March 26
Rose Ette specializes in the sort of light and airy indie guitar pop that seems pulled straight from a pre-“This Is The End” Michael Cera movie.

Alice Cooper
Louisville Palace 
Wednesday, March 28
The king of riff-heavy, theatrical, horror rock.

Black Angels / The Black Lips 
Mercury Ballroom 
Thursday, March 29
The much-hailed modern psych-rock savants, The Black Angels, and the jangly gutter-punks, The Black Lips, join up for a co-headlining bill.

Olivia Jean, GRLwood
Friday, March 30
Olivia Jean (from the Black Belles) brings her genre-jumping, pop-infused singer-songwriter project to Kaiju, where the visceral and excellent duo GRLwood will open.

Anemic Royalty, Ego Trippers 
Saturday, March 31
With straight-forward, fuzzy rock ’n’ roll, Anemic Royalty plays a driving style of the genre that doesn’t steer very off track from the classic roots.