Now that summer is in full swing there's an embarrassment of great live music in New England. For Boston Public Radio's summer concert roundup, three dyed-in-the-wool music aficionados offered their picks for the best live events. Here are shows recommended by WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick III, WCRB's Brian McCreath and Rob Hochschild from the Berklee College of Music.
Edgar B. Herwick III's picks:
- Session Americana at the Lizard Lounge, August 16th.
- Belle and Sebastian, Yo La Tengo and others, July 9th at the Bank of America Pavilion.
- Dr. Dog and Shuggie Otis, August 10th at The Nines Festival in Devens, MA.
- Paul Weller at Royale, July 28th.
Brian McCreath's picks:
- Verdi's "Requiem" at Tanglewood, conducted by Andris Nelsons, July 27th.
- Methuen Memorial Music Hall's Wednesday night concert series — Michael Murray, August 28th.
- The Society for Historically Informed Performance (SoHIP) presents Seven Times Salt "Sufficient Grounds: Wellsprings of the Renaissance," July 9th - 11th.
Rob Hochschild's picks:
- Newport Jazz Festival, August 2nd - 4th — Ali Amr.
- Summer Arts Weekend, July 26th - 28th — Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
- Hey Rim Jeon, Berklee Performance Center, July 24th.
In honor of Independence Day Herwick, McCreath and Hochschild also picked the tune they most identify with America. Herwick picked Simon and Garfunkel's "America," Hochschild picked Charles Mingus' "Better Git It In Your Soul," and McCreath chose "Chester" by William Billings.