8 live concerts you need to check out this week

From ATC to OMD.

Merrill Garbus and her band Tune-Yards perform during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 8, 2012.
Merrill Garbus and her band Tune-Yards perform during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 8, 2012. –Chad Batka/The New York Times

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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.

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Grant Lee Phillips
The erstwhile Grant Lee Buffalo frontman has forged a solo career featuring a string of folksy albums and a recurring role on the popular 2000s TV series “Gilmore Girls.” (Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m.; ONCE, Somerville; $20-$25; 18+; tickets available here)

Tune-Yards
New England-bred Merrill Garbus and her band are touring on their fourth album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.” (Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m.; Royale, Boston; $28-$31; 18+; with Xenia Rubinos; tickets available here)

Air Traffic Controller
This Boston-based quartet will play the Paradise as part of this year’s Reykjavik Calling concert, which will combine local acts with up-and-coming acts from Iceland. (Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; free; 18+; with JFDR, Sturla Atlas; tickets available here)

OMD
This English synth-pop act is embarking on its first U.S. tour in quite a few years, so it might be time to break out your leg warmers — or, at the very least, something neon. (Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; all ages; $25; with Ggoolldd; tickets available here)

SoMo
SoMo is Texas-based singer-songwriter Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales. He’ll play a set of originals on Saturday night, but he might throw in the Drake cover that helped make him famous, too. (Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; all ages; $20; with Kid Quill, Caye; tickets available here)

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Carissa Johnson
On Saturday night, this Boston rocker will anchor a solid lineup of local talent in Allston to celebrate the release of her new album, “Talk Talk Talk.” (Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; 21+; $10-$12; with The Organ Beats, Lady Pills, Watts; tickets available here)

Nightmares on Wax
This legendary Leeds DJ and electronic music composer will bring his “Shape of the Future” tour to Brighton on Monday night. (Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall, Brighton; 18+; $20; with DJ Ryan Brown, DJ Carbo; tickets available here)

The Hunna
These English rockers won’t drop their new album until the end of May, but you can get a live preview of their new songs this week. (Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.; Brighton Music Hall, Brighton; all ages; $15; with Coasts, Courtship; tickets available here)