March marks the month in which musicians begin their spring tours. So, inevitably the relative dry spell of local shows will come to a halting end. With many artists performing across the greater Boston area it can be hard to identify the must see concerts coming to the city. However, I’ve compiled a list of shows that are certainly not to be missed this month:
The Joy Formidable @ Once Ballroom (Somerville, MA)
Start your month of right by seeing this Welsh rock band in a show that is sure to impress. They’re bringing their eclectic sound to Somerville’s intimate venue on March 2nd.
Noname @ The Middle East Downstairs (Cambridge, MA)
Well before performing with him on Saturday Night Live, Noname was featured on Chance The Rapper’s 2013 mixtape Acid Rap. Since then this Chicago native has been on the rise, and released her own mixtape in July of last year. Don’t miss her take over this Cambridge venue on March 3rd.
Dua Lipa @ The Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA)
Coming off a massive tour with Troye Sivan and releasing hit single after hit single, Dua Lipa is no stranger to success. Be prepared to watch her “Blow Your Mind” at The Paradise on March 4th.
Tennis @ The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)
This husband and wife duo return to Massachusetts on March 14th just in time for the release of their fourth studio album, Yours Conditionally. If you’re looking for some good indie pop to soundtrack your month of March, this is the show for you.
The Japanese House @ The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)
London’s The Japanese House, the solo act of Amber Bain, comes to Cambridge towards the end of a substantial North American tour. Her tracks, often times co-produced by the 1975’s Matty Healy and George Daniel, are sure to put you in an ethereal state of mind.
Bastille @ Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
Bastille brings their Wild, Wild World Tour to Boston on March 27th. The tour is in support of their sophomore album, Wild World. If this album’s groundbreaking singles are any indication, Agganis Arena is sure to erupt in quite the dance party.
text and visual: adele sakey