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Friday music picks: Bassnectar, B.O.B., Balmorhea

Bassnectar at Austin Music Hall. Bay Area DJ and producer Lorin Ashton — a.k.a. Bassnectar — is a master of arranging electronic music for optimal emotional impact. 250 more words

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Thursday music picks: Of Montreal, Karla Bonoff

Of Montreal at Mohawk outdoor. Like many of their associates in the loose Elephant Six Collective of bands, Athens, Georgia, outfit Of Montreal tends to play music that’s all over the indie-pop spectrum. 138 more words

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Wednesday music picks: Watsky, Mike Doughty

Watsky at Emo’s. Lightning-tongued, oddball San Francisco rapper came into the national spotlight through HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In the last two years he’s been making waves on the festival circuit with appearances at Rock the Bells and the Van’s Warped Tour. 111 more words

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Tuesday music picks: Bob Schneider & Mitch Watkins

Bob Schneider & Mitch Watkins at Rollins Studio Theatre in the Long Center. Perhaps they should have moved this show to one of the Long Center’s larger halls, as tickets are already sold out. 73 more words

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Monday music picks: OK Go, Mastodon

OK Go at the Parish. A video for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” the first single from the indie-pop band’s new album “Hungry Ghosts,” already has topped 10 million views on YouTube, but that’s no surprise for a group whose career largely has revolved around inventive video treatments for its left-of-center songs. 70 more words

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Sunday music picks: American Authors, Erasure

American Authors, the Mowgli’s and Echosmith at Mohawk outdoor. Although Boston rockers American Authors didn’t release their debut album until 2014, they already were widely known thanks to heavy TV-ad use of their song “Best Day of My Life,” which became a top-20 single in 2013. 134 more words

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Saturday music picks: Suzanne Vega, Sharon Van Etten

SV vs. SVE. Though their eras of arrival are separated by a quarter-century, both Suzanne Vega, who plays Stateside at the Paramount, and Sharon Van Etten… 277 more words

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