April brings lifted spirits, the Together Electronic Music Festival, and psychedelia. The Deep Heaven Now Festival features psych, ambient, and shoegaze music. The Together Music Festival has a heavy lineup full of dance and electronic music.
By David Cooper.
MV & EE, Flower-Corsano Duo, Mmoss, The Points North. At Church, April 6, 8 p.m., 18+, $8.
Flower-Corsano Duo is the psychedelic noise duo of Chris Corsano on drums and Mick Flower playing a Japan banjo. MV & EE headline with their psychedelic folk rock.
Acid Mother’s Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, Shiipa Ray and her Happy Hookers, Mind Yeti. At the Great Scott, April 10, 9 p.m., 18+, $13 advance or $15 at the door.
Japan’s Acid Mother’s Temple play heavy psychedelic music. Be prepared for some serious psychedelic improvisations.
Dolphins into the Future, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Floris Vanhoof, Asha, Homeworld. At O’Brien’s Pub, April 12, 9 p.m., 18+, $8.
Belgian Lieven Martens, aka Dolphins into the Future plays Cetacean-themed New Age ambient music. Monopoly Child Star Searchers, a James Ferraro project, makes tropical noise.
Black Lips and Vivian Girls. At the Paradise Rock Club, April 14, 18+, $16.50.
Black Lips are notorious for their raucous antics and on-stage excretions of differing degrees. Who knows what will happen? It will probably be fun though. Vivian Girls open with their girl-group garage rock.
Deep Heaven Now. At Union Square, Somerville, April 15–16, $10/day.
The Deep Heaven Now 3 Festival returns to Somerville, featuring local psychedelic, shoegaze, and ambient music. Twenty-seven bands are playing including MMOSS, 28 Degrees Taurus, Ghost Box Orchestra, and more.
Pantha du Prince, The Sight Below, Secret School, B-Tracks. at the Great Scott, April 18, 9 p.m., 18+, $15.
Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, makes bell-tinged, minimal techno. He’s coming to the Great Scott as one of the headliners of Boston’s Together electronic music festival. His hypnotic Black Noise album last year is Weber’s most solid release yet.
Ramadanman, Zed Bias. At Goodlife, April 20.
David Kennedy, aka Ramadanman and/or Pearson Sound, is probably the most exciting and prolific dubstep producer currently. His compositions pull from dubstep, house, juke, and other forms of electronic music. With his set, he will most likely mix some of the best electronic tunes with his own material. Don’t miss this.
Grass Widow, Doomstar!, Major Stars. At O’Brien’s Pub, April 22, 9 p.m., 21+, $10.
San Francisco’s Grass Widow is a trio of women who play post-punk with fantastic vocal harmonies. Past Time, their release from the past year, showed off this band’s young talent.
Battles. At Brighton Music Hall, April 26, 9 p.m., 18+, $15.
Battles comes to Allston following the departure of lead singer Tyondai Braxton. Their new album, Gloss Drop, comes out in June. Battles plays intricate math rock and puts on a great live show.
Tame Impala, Yuck, Yawn. At the Paradise Rock Club, April 28, 8 p.m., 18+, $15.
Australians Tame Impala return to the Paradise Rock Club. They play rock music that sounds like it came right out of the 70s.