Weekend Ideas: February 27, 2015


Maybe nothing as grabbing as last weekend’s stunning Sleater-Kinney show, but plenty of cool, diverse concert options to rock your world. For starters, jazz-fusion fans might want to submerge into the dark, psychedelic jams of DRKWAV, an all-star trio with keyboardist John Medeski, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Adam Deitch, celebrating their new album The Purge at the Regattabar on Friday. The same night across Harvard Square, the Juliana Hatfield Three resurrects her ’90s-born guitar pop at the Sinclair on the heels of the trio’s comeback debut last month. Boston’s gonzo Americana-rockers Tigerman WOAH strike up a record release party at Somerville’s Cuisine en Locale, while fans of Louisiana music who are up for the road trip can catch the Cajun outfit BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet in Rockport’s striking Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday as well.

More roots music, this time on the Celtic side, when World Music/CRASHarts presents the traditional Irish group Altan at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday. And the Florida-born band Hundred Waters, fronted by vocalist Nicole Miglis, brings its heady swirl of organic and electronic music to the Sinclair the same night. Sunday boasts two other young, women-fronted rock bands on the rise. Sydney Sierota and her brothers in the LA pop quartet Echosmith strive to build on the success of their hit single “Cool Kids” at the Paradise Rock Club while the grungy London rockers Wolf Alice stir the pot at the Middle East Upstairs. And California indie-rockers the Dodos round out Sunday’s slate at the Brighton Music Hall.

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