BMS Weekend Guide: June 5 – 7

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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.

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Our Best Pick

Harpoon Summer Sessions on Friday and Saturday: A no-brainer. Beer and 12 bands including BMS faves Three Day Threshold, Televandals, Girls Guns and Glory, Taxpayer, and Hooray for Earth. There are also DJ sets from Baltimoroder. And IPA. And UFO. $20 cover charge and you’re into one of the best summer parties in Boston with a free drink to start.

Dedham MusicFest on Saturday
: Join us in our hometown of Dedham for a fun filled day of music. The free event, which is being co-sponsored by BMS, features a little bit of everything for everyone’s musical tastes. Fran Friedman will kick it in the morning with a set for the children before One Wish, Sarah Blacker, Magic Magic, Jud Caswell, and Inchicore take stage. No Reply, one of New England’s best Beatle’s Tribute bands will close the show out with a two-hour set. Food and games will be on site as well. Did we mention it’s FREE!
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Friday

Gogol Bordello at the House of Blues: "Start Wearing Purple". That’s all we have to say. Get ready for the HOB to turn into international gypsy party central. The band plays with Man Man and tickets are $22 or $25. Definitely worth it.

Isis at the Paradise Rock Club: $16 gets you into the ‘Dise to see the former Boston band that now claims California as their home. They’ve been called avant-garde and post-metal, but we’re pretty sure labels are no good for their new release Wavering Radiant. Pelican and The Tombs support.

Paul Oakenfold at The Roxy: He was one the pioneers of the dance revolution and continues to tour the globe as an acclaimed DJ/remixer. This weekend, he London native hits the hub with his acclaimed dance party. Tickets to the event, which doesn’t get started till after 11 p.m., are $45.
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Saturday

Phish at the Comcast Center
: Do we really have to sell you on this one. Either you saw this and said "Yea man" or "Who cares". You know what you’re getting with these guys when they hit the stage. The plus is that they’re hitting the stage together after so long apart. It’s been sold out for awhile, but see what you can do in the parking lot.

PJ Harvey & John Parish at the House of Blues: Longtime indie rock favorite PJ Harvey returns to Boston with John Parish. The duo are supporting their second collaborative release, A Woman a Man Walked By, which was released in March. Tickets are $25 or $35, your choice.

Amadou & Mariam at the Paradise Rock Club: The husband-and-wife pair, known as "the blind couple from Mali", hit Boston in support of their fifth studio album, Welcome To Mali, which featured a collaboration with Blur’s Damon Albarn. Club d’Elf and Anjulie open the show. Tickets are $25 in advance on $30 on the day of.

MassCann/NORML Benefit at the Middle East Downstairs: Doesn’t it seem a bit ironic to have a benefit for the MassCann/NORML on the same night that Phish is in town? That being said, Team Shred Productions has put together a a strong lineup led by local rockers Prospect Hill. The bill is rounded out by Captain Cutthroat, The Force, Planetoid, Neurological Damage, and Build A Machine. Tickets for the 18+ are $10 and also get you an appearance from the Girls 4 Ganja.

Love In Stockholm, Turkuaz, Sex! at Harpers Ferry: Get your funk on for only $8 in Allston. Headliner’s Love In Stockholm have been building a growing a strong fan base, as have have Berklee bred Sex!. Brooklyn’s Turkuaz round out the bill.

Sunday

Doves, Wild Light at the House of Blues
: Doves are playing songs from their latest, Kingdom of Rust, the fourth studio album from Manchester, England-based indie rockers. We’re also just as interested in hearing Wild Light’s "California On My Mind". And not that crappy edited version that they keep playing on the radio. That New Hampshire band better bring us the real thing. For $18 to $30 we deserve some F-bombs.

The Unseen at Harpers Ferry: The punk/hardcore veterans from Hingham return to the spotlight this weekend for their first show in a long time. For The Worse, Razors In The Night, and Morgan Knockers open the all ages show, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.&

Our Non Music Picks

Free Donut Day at Dunkin Donuts on Friday: It’s National Donut Day so Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. Not a bad deal – we’ll be there, so will every cop in Massachusetts.

Free Ice Cream at Friendly’s on Saturday: Yup, we have free food on the mind. Hit up your local Friendly’s on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. for a free single scoop dish or cone of ice cream.

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