Psychedelic trance duo Shpongle come to the 9:30 Club tonight, April 18. Having toured the globe since the release of their debut album in 1998, Shpongle's sound is characteristically eclectic, featuring Turkish operatic singing, Moroccan drums, and a flute. Tickets ($25) are on sale through Ticketfly.
Portland-based alternative rock group the Dandy Warhols play at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, May 29. Their 2001 hit "Bohemian Like You" catapulted them to international success, and they're due to release their eighth studio album, This Machine, on April 29. Tickets ($25) are on sale through Ticketfly.
Grammy-winning soul singer Erykah Badu performs at the Merriweather Post Pavilion for the Summer Spirit Festival on Saturday, August 4. The festival also features acclaimed rapper Common, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Chuck Brown, Estelle, and Eric Robinson. Tickets ($44-$125) go on sale Friday, April 20, at 10 AM through Ticketfly.
Tweens, rejoice! UK's newest heart-throbs One Direction come to the Patriot Center on Thursday, May 24. They came third in 2010's The X Factor and recently won a Brit Award for their single "What Makes You Beautiful." Tickets ($29.50 to $59.50) are on sale through Ticketmaster.