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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks at Brighton Music Hall, April 2014

Shows not to miss in and around Boston for the month of April.


4/1 – Avey Tare @ Brighton Music Hall

Fresh off a big couple of years for his main band, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare heads out on his own once more, supporting characteristically trippy new record 7s with a Saturday night stop in Allston.

4/2 – High Vis @ Hardcore Stadium

Much-hyped London punks High Vis hit the Cambridge Elks on the second night of their first-ever North American tour. Sold out, but you can hit up that Dice waitlist.

4/5 – Greet Death @ Sonia

Following a quick sellout at O’Brien’s last year, midwestern shoegazers Greet Death return to town for a bigger gig at Sonia on a stacked bill that also includes locals Crescent Ridge and Circus Trees.

4/9 – Bikini Kill @ Roadrunner

Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill will finally bring the long-awaited, several-times-delayed Boston stop on their reunion tour to Roadrunner this month. Relocated from the peculiar choice of a seated Wang Theatre to the considerably more fitting GA space across town.

4/14 – Duster @ Paradise Rock Club

Spacey slowcore favorites Duster – now two albums deep into their post-reunion phase – will take the ‘Dise to the stratosphere in support of last year’s Together.

4/15 – Model/Actriz @ O’Brien’s Pub

NYC-via-Boston post-punk/noise-rockers Model/Actriz dropped one of the year’s most instantly-acclaimed records with February’s Dogsbody, and they’ll headline what promises to be a wild show supporting it in their former hometown this month.

Noise Floor Photography: 2019/10/04 - Girl Band &emdash;
Model/Actriz at Great Scott, October 2019

4/21 – The Feelies @ The Sinclair

The East Coast is blessed to be the only place where jangly NJ indie rock vets The Feelies seem to play their marathon gigs with any degree of regularity. Those dates are still few and far between though, which means you ought not miss this one in Cambridge.

4/22 – Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Roadrunner

Their first post-pandemic tour brings Ruban Nielson’s neo-psych project to some of their biggest headlining shows yet behind new double album V, including a Saturday night date at Allston’s Roadrunner.

4/23 – M83 @ Roadrunner

Nearly seven years after their last Boston appearance, and with lovely new record Fantasy under their belts, M83 grace a stage near you once again for a dose of widescreen dream-pop euphoria.

4/25 – 100 Gecs @ Roadrunner

A busy stretch at Roadrunner continues with the triumphant return of 100 Gecs, the mischievous hyperpop duo whose sophomore record dares to ask the big questions. Frog on the floor: where’d he come from? And how much does it cost to sample the THX sound?

4/25-4/26 – Build to Spill @ The Sinclair

Doug Martsch brings the latest iteration of his beloved indie rock institution and its miles-deep songbook to The Sinclair for two nights. This lineup is new to me, but reports have been nothing but positive.

4/29 – Screaming Females / Iron Chic @ Brighton Music Hall

A double-header of shredders closes out the month at BMH, teaming up the always-thrilling riff machine of Screaming Females with Long Island punks Iron Chic.

Noise Floor Photography: Screaming Females &emdash;
Screaming Females at Hassle Fest, November 2015