- La, La, La Brunonia: April in music, at a glance
No new music this April, sorry.**
New release round-up
4/6: The Wombats, a Liverpudlian indie-rock band, are releasing their third album, Glitterbug. Check out the music video for “Greek Tragedy” (featuring Michelle from old school Skins) below.
4/7: All Time Low will be releasing Future Hearts. They recruited a few friends to help make it. You can look forward to collaborations with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden.
Brian Wilson, of Beach Boys fame, will be releasing his first solo album since 2008. No Pier Pressure features Zooey Deschanel, Nate Ruess, and at least one great pun.
American producer Toro y Moi will be releasing an album made entirely in his home studio. Pitchfork premiered “Empty Nesters,” the first single off What For?
4/21: Three bound-to-be-amazing alternative albums coming out on the 21st:
4/27: Reinvent the ’90s with Blur, who are releasing The Magic Whip. Or just relive the ’90s by listening to “Song 2” on repeat.
4/28: If Spring Weekend has left you craving more hip-hop, look no further than Raekwon and his latest album, Fly International Luxurious Art.
Live music round-up
4/1: Three very promising, up-and-coming bands are teaming together for one fantastic set at Paradise Rock Club in Boston. BØRNS and Handsome Ghost are billed to open for Misterwives, who Buzzfeed is totally obsessed with as of late.
4/3: Celebrate the first Friday after Spring Break the right way, by seeing Big Sean at Lupo’s.
Unfortunately, general admission tickets are sold out, so if balconies aren’t your thing you could always head to Boston and see Twin Shadow at Paradise Rock Club.
If Boston isn’t your thing, and you want an experience far from anything you’ll get on campus, support the Providence local music scene by visiting Columbus Theater. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper will be singing her indie heart out.
4/4: The New Orleans singer/songwriter who is described by every music publication as “raw,” will be playing in Cambridge at the Sinclair. Seeing Benjamin Booker will definitely be worth the drive/train ride.
4/6: Night Terrors of 1927 are on tour to support their debut album, Everything’s Coming Up In Roses. See them in Providence when they play Fete.
It’s no secret Warp Records is where electronic greats (Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Bibio, and Hudson Mohawke) are made. See one of Warp’s most promising and experimental artists, Clark, at Brighton Music Hall.
And of course, J. Cole will be at Lupo’s, but all tickets are sold out.
4/9: WBRU is bringing Walk the Moon and The Griswolds to Lupo’s. Additionally, WBRU is giving anyone who shows up the opportunity to play Dodgeball with Walk the Moon before their show. Not an April Fools.
White Arrows and OK GO will be at House of Blues. No word yet if their show will be as cool as their music videos.
4/11: Jose Gonzalez will be playing all your favorite covers at the Paradise Rock Club.
4/12: “Get It” with Rhodey Natives Matt and Kim at the House of Blues.
4/16: You could see Earl Sweatshirt at Paradise Rock Club, but my professional opinion is to stay home and mentally prepare for …
4/17-4/18: SPRING WEEKEND
4/19: You could see Neutral Milk Hotel at Lupo’s, but my professional opinion is to stay home and recover from Spring Weekend. (Plus, it’s sold out.)
4/24: This year, Brown University Folk Festival has split the fest into two days. The Friday show, happening in the Pembroke Field House, will feature student musicians, local artists, and big folk names alike. Check their website for ticketing information; you’ll want to buy in advance.
4/25: The Saturday portion of the Folk Fest is free and open to the public. It’ll happen from noon until 6 on Lincoln Field. No lineup released yet, but as always, it’s bound to be full of good vibes.
Image via Jokichi Matsubara ’18.