By: Lara McCaffrey

There are some BIG shows in town this week. Glaswegian electro poppers CHVRCHES are coming by this Wednesday, dreamy Beach House starts off the weekend on Friday and the rocking Foals round out the week on Sunday.


Tuesday, April 12

Diarrhea Planet, Music Band – Soda Bar
Despite having a gross name, Diarrhea Planet plays awesome heavy metal influenced garage rock. The most recent release from this Nashville based group is the Aliens in the Outfield EP. If you go to this show, expect to get whiplash from all the head banging you’ll be doing. More info.


Wednesday, April 13

CHVRCHES, Alvvays – The Observatory North Park
You’ll need to scour Craigslist for tickets because this is SOLD OUT! CHVRCHES is known for their catchy, clean electro-pop sound. This Scottish band has two full lengths under their belt: The Bones of What You Believe and Every Open EyeMore info.


Friday, April 15

Beach House – The Observatory North Park
This dream pop band pleasantly surprised fans last year with not one, but TWO new albums: Count Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry. Victoria Legrand’s unearthly voice and atmospheric keyboards paired with Alex Scally’s shimmery slide guitar make their concerts a transcendent experience. This is another sold out show so hit up Craigslist or find a scalper! More info.


Friday, April 15

Frankie Cosmos – Ché Café
Frankie Cosmos is the stage name of Greta Simone Kline, a singer-songwriter from New York City. Frankie plays sweet indie rock full of humor and grace on her newest album Next Thing. Her occasional collaborator/band mate/boyfriend is Aaron Maine of Porches. More info.


Sunday, April 17

Foals – The Observatory North Park
Foals is a rock band from the college town of Oxford, United Kingdom. They have released four studio albums so far with What Went Down being their most recent effort. More info.