Catching up on new concerts

Written by Scott Mervis on .

We jumped in early with our 2013 Concert Guide on Jan. 3, and since then there has been a flurry of announcements, so let's catch up:

Feb. 2: The weird and brilliant Black Francis (of Pixies fame) will play an acoustic show at Club Cafe. $22.

Feb. 17: Bad Books features Brooklyn indie-folk artist Kevin Devine paired with members of Manchester Orchestra in this frothy indie-rock project that released its second album last year. Mr. Smalls. $13.50.

Feb. 26: Aaron Carter, the onetime pop heartthrob hasn't released a new album since 2002, but he turns up at the Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square. $15/$18.

March 14: The always fun Old 97s, one of the leading alt-country bands of the early '90s, plays Mr. Smalls. $20.

April 2: Thurston Moore debuts his new band Chelsea Light Moving, which sounds every bit as intense as Sonic Youth, at Mr. Small's Theatre. $20.

May 9: Crystal Castles, Canadian electronic noise-pop band and certified indie darlings, play Mr. Smalls. $32.50.

April 3: “The Revival Tour” is an unplugged session with punk/indie stars Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Rocky Votolato and Jenny Owen Youngs, at The Altar Bar

May 8: Layne Staley is long gone, but grunge legends Alice In Chains live on, led by Jerry Cantrell and relative newcomer William DuVall. Benedum Center. $35.


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