8 live shows you need to check out this week

Including lots of local sounds.

Lana Del Rey headlines TD Garden this week.
Lana Del Rey headlines TD Garden this week. –Angelika Warmuth/AP

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.

Professor Caffeine & the Insecurities
Professor Caffeine & the Insecurities is a group whose name sounds cool and whose new EP sounds even cooler. (Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $12; 18+; with Settler, Strange Changes, The Morgana Phase; tickets available here)


The Felice Brothers
Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2018, this American group will fire off a new album in June and is headlining in Cambridge this weekend. (Friday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $20-$22; 18+; with Sun Parade; tickets available here)

Save Ends
Emo Night Boston, a monthly DJ night focusing on past and present emo music, has been growing steadily over the last two years, and now it’s presenting shows. Boston’s Save Ends will headline this three-band bill of local emo acts. (Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $10; 21+; with Animal Flag, The Godfreys; tickets at the door, more details available here)

There’s always a homecoming vibe when Guster plays a Boston-area show given the band’s Tufts roots and strong local fanbase. Plus, the group is currently working on an album, so perhaps you’ll hear a new song or two. (Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $40-$60; all ages; with Mates of State; tickets available here)

Lana Del Rey
This Grammy nominee will hit TD Garden and play her biggest Boston show to date in support of her fifth album, “Lust For Life.” (Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.; TD Garden, Boston; $35-$130; all ages; with Jhene Aiko; tickets available here)


Horse Jumper of Love
Baltimore indie rockers Wildhoney are the headlining act for this show, but Boston trio Horse Jumper of Love will make it worth arriving early — this is the only Boston-area date currently on the group’s calendar. (Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9:30 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $12; 21+; with Wildhoney, Mini Dresses, Strange Passages; tickets available here)

The Verve Pipe
These ’90s rockers are best known for their smash hit “The Freshmen,” but expect to hear sounds spanning more than two decades of work together. (Sunday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.; City Winery, Boston; $20-$28; 21+; with Peter DiStefano, tickets available here)

Fetty Wap
This New Jersey rapper became a sensation with his 2014 debut single “Trap Queen.” If there’s anyone who can get you hyped up on a Tuesday night, it’s Fetty. (Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; $35-$55; all ages; tickets available here)