Concerts

Roger Daltrey, Howard Jones, Boris, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dax Riggs and more this weekend

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Cymbals Eat Guitars at the hi-dive

Cymbals Eat Guitars came by their name honestly, as often times the epic intensity of their music literally sounds like the cymbals are eating their guitars. Filled in with melodic harmonies and complimentary soft/loud variety, you can't not pay attention to the pictures their tracks paint. Hooray for Earth, who shares this bill, keeps the atmosphere alive with their intricate, technology-infused rock, and are a perfect match to open for the headliner. Immerse yourself in the magic at the hi-dive at 8:00 p.m. for $10, $12 day of show. Admission is 21+.

Howard Jones at the Summit Music Hall

Within a year of getting his start in the early '80s, Howard Jones performed on Top of the Pops and subsequently garnered a record deal that resulted in the 1984 release of his debut album, Human's Lib. While he wasn't quite an overnight sensation, his career took off quickly, and his first album made him a pop star with a single in the John Cusack vehicle Better Off Dead. Then, with the success of 1985's Dream Into Action and the hit song "Things Can Only Get Better," he became something of an '80s music icon. His mixture of melodic soulfulness, buoyant yet atmospheric synth work and warmly charismatic stage presence set Jones apart from many of his contemporaries. Catch him playing his first two albums in their entirety at the Summit as he proves that he's still got it. Tickets for the show are $28, $35 day of show. Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is all ages.

Boris at the Marquis Theater

Anyone trying to guess Boris's influences would have a hard time doing so just from listening to one song off of one album. And it's not just because of the sheer diversity of the band's songwriting, but rather the ways in which the trio puts together sounds in what seems to be a spirit of true experimentation. Whether forging crushing, doomy guitar chords with an expansively blissful sound -- like Jesu doing an early Verve cover, as on 2005's Pink -- or eerie space-doom-crust as heard on Vein, or whatever flavor Boris favors at the moment, the music is never boring, even when the band puts out eyebrow-raising material like the EP it did with Ian Astbury of the Cult. Similar to classic iconoclastic Japanese psych bands such as Les Rallizes Denudés, Boris follows a unique and unwavering vision of sonic catharsis. The show is at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $15, $17 day of show.

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