Lovin’ and Listenin’
Thursday, June 1
Boy Least Likely To, The Bicycles, Village Green
Doug Fir, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $11 DOS, 21+
The Boy Least Likely To take their name from the Morrissey song “The Girl Least Likely To,” so you’d imagine their songs would be full of Moz-worthy wit. But you’d be wrong. The band is fey and almost infantile, writing songs with titles like “Be Gentle With Me” and “Apple Wagon.”
It’s sad that this is what indie pop has become: two adult men from Britain singing like they’re still in elementary school.
Saturday, June 3
Roseland Theater, 9 p.m., $17.50 adv., $20 DOS, all ages
Sunday, June 4
Alias and Tarsier, E*Rock, Asphalt Thieves, Tantdrum
Berbati’s Pan, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $9 DOS, 21+
The Anticon crew, a loose collective of MCs, musicians and DJs, is finally going pop. After years of making boring abstract rap songs and “ambient” experiments that sound like broken lawnmowers, the crew is hooking up with electronic artists like The Notwist and making kickass electronic pop songs with sing-song rapping that’s not nearly as annoying as you’d imagine it to be.
Monday, June 5
INXS, Scott Stapp
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 8 p.m., $44.25-66.25, all ages