BMS Weekend Guide: June 26 – 28

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks& & & -& & & Our Music Picks& & & -& & & Our Non Music Picks
Our Best Pick

Beautiful Lies at Kings on Friday: BMS will be there to take in some tunes and bowl a few strikes (hopefully) for the CD Release Party of the band’s latest work entitled, Yeah, Finally. The 21+ show is free so there’s no excuse not to come out and have a good time. Cadrin opens.

WFNX’s New England Product at the Middle East Downstairs on Saturday: This is a great collection of awesome local bands. Taxpayer headlines but we’re most excited for The Good North who are reuniting after a few years off. The Information, Thick As Thieves and Barnicle round out the bill with DJ sets by The Pill DJs in between sets. Tickets are just $18 for the 18+ show.&
Our Music Picks

Friday

Buffalo Tom at Paradise Rock Club: Bring out the animal in you with some local flavor at the ‘Dise. The distinguished Boston trio worked on new tracks over the winter with a possible “barnyard” theme. Go see if any of them make it into their usually extensive set list. Tickets are $22 and also get you a set from local favorites Mean Creek.

Demi Lovato, David Archuleta at the Agganis Arena: A night of teen pop in Boston. Lovato is the 16-year old actress/singer best known for her role in Disney’s Camp Rock. David Archuleta is the 18-year old American Idol season seven runner-up. Parents should know that ticket specials start at just $14.99.

Days of the New at Harpers Ferry: Travis Meeks has reformed the 90’s post-grunge one -album wonders with two members. Together, they are working on a new album but on Friday you’ll still hear "Touch, Peel and Stand" and "Shelf in the Room" for $15. Locals L.A. Mob provide support, as does Break The Dark who will perform an acoustic set.
Saturday

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Comcast Center: Jimmy Buffett has come around with perfect timing as the sun has finally decided to grace us with it’s presence this weekend. Grab your flipflops and some Landshark and head down to the Comcast Center to officially kick off your summer. Hey, maybe the power at Comcast will actually stay on, too! Tickets are still available in the $96 – $136 range.

Los Lobos at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Grammy-winning Los Lobos kick off this year’s Lowell Summer Music Series. Boarding House Park is a great place to take in a show so with the nice weather coming grab a blanket and a cooler and make a day out of it. Tickets are $21 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

Huey Lewis & The News at the South Shore Music Circus:& It’s “Hip to Be Square” so get “Cruisin’” to the Cape where you can feel “The Power of Love” and “Heart and Soul”, and maybe even find out “If This Is It”. Ok, enough of that… plain and simple: if you loved the 80’s you’ll certainly enjoy this show. Tickets are still available in the $53.25 to $69.25 range. BMS will be there too, so stop by our tent and say hello.

Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin at the House of Blues: Touring behind their brand new album, New Again, they’ll be playing a free show at City Hall Plaza in July, but if you just can’t wait that long you can catch the band at a more intimate gig at the House of Blues. Tickets are $25, which also gets you a set from Anberlin.

Sunday

Susan Tedeschi at the South Shore Music Circus: Blueswoman Susan Tedeschi will be playing a pair of homecoming gigs this weekend: Hyannis on Friday and Cohaset on Sunday. Her husband Derek Trucks won’t be joining her but she’ll supply all the blues licks you need. Shemekia Copeland opens. Tickets are $35.75 and $51.75.

REO Speedwagon, Styx, .38 Special at the Comcast Center: A triple threat of classic rock that is sure to delight with the perfect formula of one part cheesy, three parts awesome. Best of all is the bargain price as tickets are still available from $20 to $45.

New York Dolls at the Paradise Rock Club: A legendary band at a legendary venue for only $25 sounds like a good deal to us. They may have a new album, Cause I Sez So, in 2009 but expect these guys to rock like it’s 1973. Be sure to check out opener Black Joe Lewis.

Aerosmith, ZZ Top at Mohegan Sun Arena (CT):& If you missed their show with the Dropkick Murphys in Mansfield last week, here’s another chance to catch the Bad Boys from Boston. This time the show will be all classic rock with ZZ Top back on the bill for the opening slot. Tickets are a bit pricey at $125 and $175 but maybe you can make some bank before the show on the Craps table to cover it.
Our Non Music Picks

USA vs. Brazil on Sunday: The US Soccer Team sneaked their way into the semifinals of the second most prestigious international soccer tournament and then stunned the world by beating #1 ranked Spain. Now, they take on the mighty Brazil for the FIFA Confederations Cup championship. We’re beyond excited for what should be an epic match. Watch at home (ESPN at 2:30), the local pub, or head up to Gillette Stadium to watch on the big screen before the the Revs play Mexican foes Atlas in the SuperLiga tournament. Tickets start at just $20.

Phanton Gourmet’s BBQ Beach Party at Suffolk Downs: All weekend from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the event features the best barbecue teams in the world from Australia to Texas to Memphis, plus your favorite summer foods. Tickets are $10 and include access to the beach and beer gardens, music, and free mechanical bull and surf board rides. Get more info here.

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