Soda Bar serves up Beverly, Mass six-piece Caspian Saturday night. The experimental instrumentalists this week released (Hymn For) The Greatest Generation, an EP of elegiac rock songs using the basic tools of the trade, sounding somewhat more than their parts here, patiently tempered, artfully orchestrated. They are on the road with like-minded English act 65daysofstatic, which is out to tout its new one, Wild Light, a “megaton guitar record,” according to NME. This show will be opened by a band called The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. They are an “atmospheric-emo band,” surprising no one.... Grammy-winning pop-n-soul multi-instrumental player Ben Harper’s at Copley Symphony Hall Saturday night. Dude partnered with blues great Charlie Musselwhite for this year’s Get Up!, out now on the Stax brand.... Otherwise: L.A. electronic-rock act Autolux is at Casbah with Illuminauts...the local “Loud Reed” big band Trash Axis and Man vs. Man tour takes off from Tower Bar. Go wish them luck.
Canada band Besnard Lakes visits Casbah Sunday night. The art-rock quartet this year released Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, “the most ‘composed’ Besnard Lakes album yet,” according to Bitchfork, which compares the effort to the “fastidiousness that Brian Wilson and Roger Waters displayed on masterworks of studiocraft like Pet Sounds and Dark Side of the Moon.” Respectively. Elephant Stone and the Darrows are also on the bill.... Else: Yacht Rock Revue and Geezer split a mock-rock funyun at House of Blues...while rock-roll vet Josh Berwanger (the Anniversary) plays Soda Bar after our own Americana acts Palace Ballroom and Goodnight Ravenswood.
What is the what Monday, Tuesday, Humpday...?