What’s Hot in Music This Month: Local Concerts, New Releases
May highlights include new albums from Ed Sheeran and the Dave Matthews Band, local concerts by Styx, Janet Jackson
Welcome back, Terriers, to our monthly column “What’s Hot in Music This Month.”
As the semester comes to an end, we’re bringing you our roundup of the most exciting releases and concerts coming to you in May. So take a break from studying to check out one of these new albums or catch a local show before heading home for the summer. Without further ado, let’s get into it, Terriers!
A Night with Styx
Iconic rock band Styx is set to rock the MGM Music Hall at Fenway stage on May 12. Formed in Chicago in 1972, the multi-platinum band has been putting out hit after hit for over 50 years, incorporating hard rock and pop to create a progressive sound that’s still fresh decades later. Sing all your favorite classic Styx songs at “A Night with Styx.”
Yaeji released her full-length debut album at the beginning of April and was met with glowing critical reviews. The Brooklyn-based artist has created her own brand of music, combining house music and hip hop with classical music and jazz to make With a Hammer. The record features lyrics in both English and Korean. Now, she’s touring to promote the new album and happily, Boston is among the cities she’ll be performing in. She promises to electrify the stage at Big Night Live on May 17.
The one and only Janet Jackson is gracing the stage at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield in a don’t-miss performance. An icon in the truest sense of the word, she uses her music to break down gender and racial barriers. Jackson is known for her elaborate, exciting performances, and her May 19 show is sure to be packed with surprises and endless entertainment.
This pop duo from Little Rock, Ark., has the kind of sound that immediately transports you to a summer day. Fresh off releasing their debut album superglue in April, musicians Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford are coming to town May 20. The show is sure to be packed with the infectious hooks and danceable instrumentation joan is known for. Who can resist dancing to a song like “simple,” the sonic equivalent of June sunshine?
Indigo De Souza
The 25-year-old singer/songwriter doesn’t hold back on her new album, All of This Will End, her second studio album. The songs provide further proof that she is one of the indie pop’s rising stars. Her voice is piercing and instantly engaging, coupled with beautiful and emotionally packed lyrics. Music like hers begs to be heard live, and lucky for us, she’s coming to rock the Royale on May 22.
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