10 concerts you shouldn't miss in April

Apr 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Daddy Issues
Daddy Issues

Dr. Dog Mercury Ballroom Friday, April 6 A venerable, neo-psychedelic indie band that has been steadily releasing albums for a decade and a half, Dr. Dog has swirled roots and rock revivalist sensibilities into a modern, always-shifting sound. 

Hide, Transgression, Bathroom Laws The Cure Lounge Friday, April 6 A night of sociopolitical-charged, punk-leaning music — all three of these bands can bring the best out of layers of noise and walls of sound.

Frederick The Younger, GRLwood, Bendigo Fletcher Headliners Music Hall Friday, April 6 Frederick The Younger has a retro-revialist pop-rock lean, while GRLwood plays manic quiet-loud punk with a ton of range, and Bendigo Fletcher turns in relaxed, but dense psych-folk. 

Rogue Wave (performing Asleep At Heaven’s Gate) Headliners Music Hall Saturday, April 7 Last year, Rogue Waves' third studio album, Asleep At Heaven’s Gate, turned 10 years old. And, following up on a reissue last month of the album, the experimental indie band will perform it in full, including during this stop at Headliners.

Phoebe Bridgers, Daddy Issues Zanzabar Wednesday, April 11 A versatile and sharp indie singer-songwriter who leans into folk, but goes well beyond it, Phoebe Bridgers has an ethereal sound that’s clever and thoughtful in its ability to take something stark and melancholy and twist in additional layers and ideas. Daddy Issues is a grunge-pop force that’s full of impact and honesty, with punk attitude and rock-and-roll heart.

The Archaeas, Baby Bones (record release) Kaiju Saturday, April 14 With a New York Dolls-type of proto-punk, The Archaeas have a big, chaotic sound that’s also catchy and addicting, running that tricky line with precision. Baby Bones, a dark indie band that flirts with the edges of prog and metal, are releasing their first record.

Dr. Dundiff & Touch A.C. Zanzabar Saturday, April 21 Dr. Dundiff & Touch A.C., two driving forces in the local hip-hop community, teamed up for another album, Death, so count on new material and bet on surprise guests.

Lissie, The Weeks, Phourist and the Photons Waterfront Wednesday: Big Four Lawn Wednesday, April 25 The first Waterfront Wednesday of the year features Lissie, The Weeks and Phourist and the Photons. It’s free, as always, and music starts around 6 p.m. 

The Mavericks Iroquois Ampitheater Friday, April 27 Spinning together country, latin, rock and pop, The Mavericks play rootsy music in a clever and catchy way. 

Schnitzelburg Walk Monnik Stage Saturday, April 28 During the annual Schnitzelburg Walk, Monnik always puts together a solid lineup of local music, and this year’s no different, with Zach Stefanski, DUD, Wombo, The Cut Family Foundation and Planetary Overdrive all performing on their outdoor stage.