Boston is in the midst of a crush of sports news — the Red Sox are on the brink of a championship, and the Patriots are putting together an (improbable?) respectable season. So, Boston Public Radio convened its concert roundtable to take stock of great upcoming New England performances you're liable to miss in the deluge of athletic triumph.

Berklee College of Music's Rob Hochschild, WCRB's Brian McCreath and WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick IIIoffered up a litany of shows, each different from the next, all worthy of a listen and an iCal inclusion.

Edgar B. Herwick III

Rob Hochschild

Brian McCreath