8 live shows you need to check out this week

From an American Idol to a shock-rocker.

Phillip Phillips performs the national anthem before the AFC championship NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Phillip Phillips performs the national anthem before the AFC championship NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. –AP Photo/Steven Senne

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.

Girlpool
This LA-based duo tours as a full band and will play its biggest Boston show to date at The Paradise this weekend. (Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $16; all ages; with Land of Talk, Forth Wanderers; tickets available here)

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Trey Anastasio
The Phish frontman’s acoustic tour will stop at the intimate Sanders Theatre, where he’ll play selections from Phish, the Trey Anastasio Band, and more. (Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.; Sanders Theatre, Cambridge; $35-$75; all ages; tickets available here)

Machine Head
Those seeking something a little heavier will be glad to know that this Oakland metal band is back on the road in support of its ninth studio album, “Catharsis.” (Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; 18+; tickets available here)

Børns
You most likely know this dancy singer-songwriter from his hit “Electric Love” or his appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival in 2016. (Sunday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 18+; with Charlotte Cardin, Mikky Ekko; tickets available here)

Weakened Friends
This Boston-by-way-of-Maine trio made waves last year when they teamed up with Dinosaur Jr.’s J Masics for their latest single and video, “Hate Mail.” (Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; $10-$12; 21+; with Cold Fronts, Pushflowers, Backwards Dancer; tickets available here)

Marilyn Manson
Yes, the ’90s shock-rocker is still around. Yes, his latest single is a cover of an old folk song. And yes, he’s headlining the House of Blues. (Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 18+; with Amazonica; tickets available here)

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Coin
When you think Music City, you think country, right? This Nashville quartet will have you thinking differently when they bring their bright indie-pop sounds to Boston this week. (Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $20-$58; all-ages; tickets available here)

Phillip Phillips
Not only did Phillips win season 11 of “American Idol,” the song that helped him win, “Home,” has gone on to be “American Idol’s” all-time best-selling song. (Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; all-ages; with Striking Matches; tickets available here)