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Best live music in Boston this week (5/5 – 5/11)

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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 (5/5)

Barry Gibb (of The Bee Gees) - TD Garden, Boston
Genre: Singer-songwriter/Pop
Show time: 7:30pm
Price: Varies

The Standells - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: 60's Psychedelia
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $15

M.I.A., A$AP Ferg - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Hip-hop/Electronic
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $35 - $45

Kongos - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Alternative rock
Show time: 8:30pm
Price: $15

Los Rakas - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Reggae/Hip-hop
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $13

Tuesday (5/6)

*Shlohmo - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Glitch-hop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

*Lana Del Rey - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Indie pop
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $60

The Foreign Exchange - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Nu-soul
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $25

*Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Canoe - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Indie folk
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $15

Matt Pond - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie rock
Show time: 7:30pm
Price: $15

Wednesday (5/7)

Floor - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Stoner metal
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $12

Ja Rule, Naughty By Nature - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Hip-hop
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $25 - $35

Avatar, Escape the Fate - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Death metal
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

The Holmes Brothers - Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Genre: Blues/Americana
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Odesza - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Genre: Chillwave
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $16

Rodney Crowell - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Country/Americana
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $32

Ben Kweller - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Indie pop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $20

VNV Nation - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Electronic/Trance
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $20

The Remains - Church of Boston, Boston
Genre: 60's garage rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $7

Thursday (5/8)

French Horn Rebellion - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Indie rock/Synthpop
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $10

Ozomatli - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Latin/Hip-hop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $27

The Aquabats - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Ska/Pop punk
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

Anders Parker - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Alt-country/Folk
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $16

The Four Freshmen - Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Genre: Vocal jazz
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Friday (5/9)

Justin Nozuka - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Singer-songwriter, Indie pop
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $18

Rodriguez - Orpheum Theater, Boston
Genre: Psychedelic rock/60s folk
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $47 - $67

Foster the People, St. Lucia - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Indie rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $40 - $55

*Wye Oak, Braids - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Genre: Indie rock/Shoegaze
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $17

Balkan Beat Box, Pete Tong - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Balkan/Gypsy/Electronic
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

Ramsey Lewis - Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Genre: Piano jazz
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

Boz Scaggs - The Colonial Theater, Boston
Genre: Soft rock/Blues
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: Varies

*Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Lo-fi/Indie folk
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $13

Saturday (5/10)

EMA - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Experimental/Indie rock
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $12

Liars, Jana Hunter - Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Genre: Experimental/Indie rock
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $10

Ramsey Lewis - Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Genre: Piano jazz
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $30

The 1975 - Royale Boston, Boston
Genre: Indie pop
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $20

*Mogwai, Majeure - House of Blues, Boston
Genre: Post-rock
Show time: 7:00pm
Price: $22

Katie Herzig - The Sinclair, Cambridge
Genre: Indie folk
Show time: 8:00pm
Price: $15

Sunday (5/11)

White Hills - Great Scott, Allston
Genre: Space rock
Show time: 9:00pm
Price: $9

The Mavericks - Wilbur Theater, Boston
Genre: Country/Alt-country/Rockabilly
Show time: 7:30pm
Price: $30 - $50