Friday, Sept. 14

Noisettes (with Turbo Fruits)

Middle East (Downstairs), 18+, $12

Bust out your hipster pants for this show — or did your hipster radar tell you about this concert before you read the listing? Sure to be hip.

Saturday, Sept. 15

The Receiving End of Sirens

Avalon, all ages, $15

True Bostonian hardcore act TREOS ends their national tour right at home.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Devendra Banhart *

The Roxy, all ages, $18

You could love him for combatting the ever-irritating new term “freak folk,” or you could love him for his endless support of his contemporaries, but mostly love him for his wonderful acoustic folk songs, which he constructs with all the care of a fine artist.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Rocky Votolato

The Middle East (Downstairs), 18+, $12

If you’re into new folk music, check out Rocky Votolato. His simple melodies and pure voice make his smooth but sad songs a real treat.

Thursday, Sept. 27

MFA College Night, 7 p.m. to midnight

Museum of Fine Arts, free with college ID

The annual MFA College Night brings together live music, DJs, dancing, and art for area college students. This year’s main act is Thurston Moore on his “Trees outside the Academy” Tour. And it’s all FREE with a college ID. The concert is first come first serve.


The Middle East (Downstairs), 18+, $12

Less talk, more rock! Bust out your Guitar Hero axe and celebrate these Steer Roast alums’ album release party featuring Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Woman as well as Provocateur.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Fujiya & Miyagi

Middle East (Downstairs), 18+, $12

NME called them “brilliant,” and Time Out lamented them as “criminally overlooked.” So be an upstanding citizen and check out this electronic rock trio as a final hoorah for the month of September.

—Jillian A. Berry and Sarah Dupuis

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