A spate of new concerts for your future listening pleasure: Beirut is coming to the Pageant on October 9, and the band's newest, The Rip Tide, is out on August 30. Ramshackle garage rockers the Smith Westerns are back at the Firebird in September. Everyone knows the best hardcore comes from New York City (NYHC!), and the punks in Agnostic Front all look pretty good a quarter century later -- see them at Fubar November 12.
2720 Cherokee Branes, July 21 The Cleverlys, July 16 Funk and Soul Revue with DeRobert and the Half Truths, July 2 The Heavy Pets, July 19 Wick-It the Instigator, July 26
Apop Records Branes, July 20 Enabler, August 18 Wiccans, July 9
Blueberry Hill Sarah Jarosz, August 4
The Firebird Colossus, July 7 Pegi Young, August 11 The Smith Westerns, September 12 Viva Voce, September 20
Fubar Agnostic Front, November 12 Joe Budden, August 26 Johnny Barber and the Living Deads, August 11 Macabre, August 17 Nektar, August 25 Wednesday 13, October 24