Boston's 2013 concert scene

It’s a new year, and that can only mean one thing! No, not making yet another attempt to stick to an impossible resolution.

It means a new concert season! Bands and singers, just like all you resolution-ers out there, are trying to start the new year off right, which means new tours at new venues. And a whole lot of fantastic music to make that “sugar-free, gluten-free, fried food-free” diet seem irrelevant.

On top of everything, we live in one of the greatest cities in the country for music. Boston is an automatic when it comes to setting tour destinations, with great venues like the TD Garden, Paradise Rock Club and House of Blues and audiences full of college students. And with the nearest T stop right across the street from campus, taking advantage of all the great shows coming up this year will be a piece of sugar-free cake.

Photo by Emily Akin/Gavel Media

Photo by Emily Akin/Gavel Media

You may be thinking, “My tastes are so far underground. There’s no way that Boston can have a concert for me.” Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong! The greater-Boston area has concerts to offer all types of people--from '90s karaoke standouts to garage band natives--and all types of music, from down-on-the-farm country to down-in-the-underground punk.

Whether you’re new to the world of serious music appreciation or a seasoned worshiper of sites like 8tracks and Good Music All Day, Boston has something to offer every type of music lover, so show a little love to the music industry and get away from campus this year to experience a bit of sweetness with no sugar added. We’ll break it down for you by musical taste:

 

For the British popstar fanatic:

Courtesy of NRK P3/Flickr

Courtesy of NRK P3/Flickr

 Ellie Goulding, Jan. 23 at House of Blues

For those who want to have the time of their lives:

Courtesy of Globovisión/Flickr

Courtesy of Globovisión/Flickr

Green Day, Jan. 24 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center

For those who want to appear alternative, but not too alternative:

fun., Feb. 1 at Orpheum Theatre

For the self-proclaimed Irishman who happens to love rugby and St. Patrick’s day:

Flogging Molly, Feb. 1 at House of Blues

For those who thought that Stacy’s mom had it going on:

Fountains of Wayne, Feb. 2 at The Middle East

For those who have trouble remembering lyrics other than “Ho” and “Hey”:

The Lumineers, Feb. 4 at House of Blues

For the once-hipster whose favorite folk band’s fame now makes him mainstream:

Mumford and Sons, Feb. 5 at TD Garden

For those who aren’t disgusted at the thought of being seen at BU for something other than a BC hockey takedown:

 Passion Pit, Feb. 9 at Agganis Arena

For those who find themselves saying "Ah" a lot:

Courtesy of Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

Courtesy of Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

Trey Songz, Feb. 14 at The MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

For those who like payphones, Sunday mornings or Adam Levine in general:

Courtesy of  Kyle McCluer/Flickr

Courtesy of Kyle McCluer/Flickr

Maroon 5, Feb. 17 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester

For those who saw Pitch Perfect and are now die-hard a capella fans:

Pentatonix, Feb. 24 at House of Blues

For those who watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer on repeat until the movie came out:

Imagine Dragons, Feb. 25 at House of Blues

For the unconventional types who can’t be satisfied by teeny boppers or correct punctuation:

Courtesy of NRK P3/Flickr

Courtesy of NRK P3/Flickr

 

P!nk, Mar. 28 at TD Garden

For those who would have been the crazy girls at '90s boy band concerts:

Boyz II Men, Mar. 29 at Twin River Event Center

For the conventional rap fan who wants to become a less conventional rap fan:

Hoodie Allen, Apr. 10 at House of Blues

For the traditional rock fan who believes in the power of the synthesizer and dubstep:

Muse, Apr. 12 at TD Garden

For those who secretly love it when their dads put on the oldies radio station:

Fleetwood Mac, Apr. 18 at TD Garden

For those who want to relive the '90s boy band concert days:

Courtesy of  Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

Courtesy of Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

One Direction, June 26 at Comcast Center

For those who want the all-American experience of country music in a baseball park:

Courtesy of Rebecca McCord/Flickr

Courtesy of Rebecca McCord/Flickr

Jason Aldean, July 12-13 at Fenway Park

For those who only need a beauty and a beat:

Justin Bieber, July 20 at TD Garden

For the heartbroken, heartbreakers or suckers for love songs:

Courtesy of Avrilllllla/Flickr

Courtesy of Avrilllllla/Flickr

Taylor Swift, July 26-27 at Gillette Stadium

And for those who think their tractor is sexy:

Kenny Chesney, Aug. 23 at Gillette Stadium

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