8 live shows you need to check out this week

A show for every night of the week.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23:  Singer Milosh of Rhye performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
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Singer Milosh of Rhye performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California. –Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella

Few experiences are more satisfying than seeing great live music. And we’re lucky to be in Boston, where shows play in and around the city every night of the week. Truth be told, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. That’s where we come in, with a weekly list of performances that are worthy of your attention. So get out there and take in some live music — just don’t forget your ear plugs.

Declan McKenna
He released his first single, “Brazil,” at the ripe old age of 16. Now 19, he’s embarking on a 40-date U.S. tour, his largest to date. (Thursday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.; The Met, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; $15; all ages; with Chappell Roan; tickets available here)

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Bauuer
In 2012, Bauuer released his now-infamous “Harlem Shake,” which achieved meme glory a year later. He’s kicking off the weekend at Royale as part of its Sofa King Fridays. (Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.; Royale, Boston; $15; 21+; tickets available here)

Ripe
Boston funk collective Ripe has yet to release its debut album but is already gearing up for two consecutive nights at one of Boston’s biggest venues, The Paradise. (Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $17; 18+; with Los Elk, Oak & Ash; tickets available here)

Mija
This Phoenix-born DJ and producer has come a long way since her days touring with Skrillex. See her headline Sonia on Saturday night. (Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m.; $25; 18+; tickets available here)

Lane 8
This electronic musician is touting his This Never Happened tour as “an event where the dance floor will be a phone and photo-free space.” So leave your smartphone behind. (Sunday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $20; 18+; with Enamour; tickets available here)

Spectramotiv
This avant-punk trio will headline a four-band bill in Allston, and tickets are only 10 bucks. If there’s ever been a sweet deal that makes going out on a Monday worth it, this is it. (Monday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $10; 18+; with Aniverter, Teachable Moments, The Mystery; tickets available here)

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Silverstein
Yes, they took their name from beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein, but these Canadian hardcore punks aren’t making music for kids. (Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; all ages; $18; with Tonight Alive, Broadside, Picturesque; tickets available here)

Rhye
This LA-based R&B collective released its second album, “Blood,” on Feb. 2, so their new songs should have a little live polish. (Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; 18+; $25; with Boulevards; tickets available here)

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