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Best live music in Boston this week (5/12 – 5/18)

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As always, Boston offers some killer shows at some legendary venues. Here’s what’s in store for this week:

*Can’t miss show of the week (italicized)

Monday (5/12)

*Television - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Post-punk/New wave
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

Elbow, John Grant - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Indie rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $35

SOHN, Mr. Little Jeans - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie pop/Electronic
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $15

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Psychedelic rock/Lo-fi
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $10

Tuesday (5/13)

Hoodie Allen - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Hip-hop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Blood Red Shoes - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Garage rock
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $12

Swollen Members - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Rap
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

HAIM, Tennis - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Indie pop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

Crosses, Death Valley High - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Alt. rock
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $18

Wednesday (5/14)

*Warren Haynes (of the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule), Boston Pops - Symphony Hall, Boston
Genre: Southern rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: Varies

Robert Hood - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Minimal techno
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $25

*Woods, Quilt - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie folk/Psychedelia
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $12

Chad VanGaalen - TT the Bear's, Cambridge
Genre: Indie rock/Lo-fi
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $12

*Chet Faker - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Downtempo/Lo-fi
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

Thursday (5/15)

Breton - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Indie pop/Electronic
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $10

*Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) - Wilbur Theater, Boston
Genre: Hip-hop
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $35 - $45

*Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen) - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie rock
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

The Gaslamp Killer, Natasha Kmeto - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Experimental/Psychedelia
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $25

Seahaven - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Emo/Post-hardcore
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $12

Luka Bloom - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Irish folk rock/Singer-songwriter
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

Math the Band - Church of Boston, Boston
Genre: Electronic/Mathpop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $10 - $12

Friday (5/16)

*Tensnake - Bijou Nightclub, Boston
Genre: Nu-disco
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $20

Little Hurricane - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Indie rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $12

NOISIA - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Drum and bass/Industrial
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

*The Afghan Whigs - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Alternative rock
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $30

The Faint, SUUNS - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Indie rock/Dance
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $22

*Christian McBride - Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Genre: Jazz fusion
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Kina Grannis - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Acoustic/Singer-songwriter
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

Saturday (5/17)

Owen Pallett - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Chamber pop/Indie rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $18

*Metronomy, Cloud Control - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Electronic/New rave
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $20

*Swans - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Post-punk
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

Augustana, Twin Forks - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Piano rock
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

Tokyo Police Club - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie pop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $20

Meg Hutchinson - Club Passim, Cambridge
Genre: Singer-songwriter/Folk
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $22

*Cashmere Cat - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Chillwave
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Sunday (5/18)

Anvil - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Heavy metal
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

OFF! - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Hardcore
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

Julio Bashmore - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: House/Electronic
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

Boyz II Men - Wilbur Theater, Boston
Genre: R&B
Show time: 7:30pm
Price: $40 - $48

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