BMS Weekend Guide: September 11 – 13

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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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“Royal Family Get Down” at the Pines Theatre on Saturday: It’s not often that we recommend making the trek out to Northampton (no offense Western Mass!), but this is an event not to me missed. Soulive have created an awesome day-long festival that will also feature sets from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Enough said. Tickets range in price from $32 to $40. Get more info on the event here and be sure to check out our interview with Soulives’s Alan Evans here.

Boys Like Girls at Patriot Place on Sunday: We’ve really enjoyed watching Boys Like Girls grow over the past few years from the local to national level. On Sunday, the band will take time to thank their hometown fans for their support and celebrate the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album Love Drunk with a free show in Foxboro. Lansdowne will open the show, which is part of Patriot Place’s awesome Rock The Plaza series.. This is no brainer, we’ll see you there.

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Friday

Kings of Leon at Comcast Center: After dazzling audiences at nearly every festival in Europe (including a controversial set at Reading), KOL are back in the states making a stop for their biggest Boston show yet. You may be sick of hearing “Use Somebody” on the radio (including on KISS 108?!?) but you know you’ll be belting out the “oh”‘s with the followers like the first time you heard it. In fact, with support from Glasvegas you’ll be singing along all night. A few tickets are still available at $25 and $42.50, but we do mean a few, so act fast.

Stryper at House of Blues: If you’re in to Christian Rock but spent all your money on Creed tickets instead be ashamed, for Stryper can actually put the “rock” in Christian Rock so catch them over at the HOB for $25 or $30. Also look for appearances from hometown heroes Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl of Boston.

Beat Circus, Reverend Glasseye at the Middle East Upstairs: The Boston goth-rockers are celebrating the release of their brand new third full-length album Boy From Black Mountain. To help mark the occasion, 2005 Rumble winner Reverend Glasseye returns home with a new band and new tunes. Mucca Pazza (a 30-piece circus punk marching band from Chicago), Boston’s Ketman and Larkin Grimm round out the bull. Tickets are $12.

Pete Francis at Cafe 939: Known best for his time with Dispatch, Francis continues to hold a strong fanbase here in Boston. Check out this intimate show on the Berklee campus for $15.&

Saturday

Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker at Comcast Center: It’s no wonder why Rascal Flatts are one of the biggest selling acts in country with shows full of lasers, pyrotechnics, and of course – great music. Darius Rucker, who we’ve had the pleasure of catching multiple times this year, is on board for support as he continues his smooth transition to country music but don’t be surprised to hear a few Blowfish ditties. Tickets for the last show of the year in Mansfield are still available for $71.

The Cult at House of Blues: The Cult have joined in on the ongoing trend this summer of playing a classic album live in it’s entirety. The Brits have chosen their 1985 gem Love which should surely draw in the masses seeing as it boasts some of their biggest hits including “She Sells Sanctuary”. Tickets are still available at the reasonable price of $29 and that also includes a set from The Living Things.

Ingrid Michaelson at the Paradise Rock Club: This pop darling is quickly gaining popularity thanks to her music being featured on commercials and shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill”. This is surely evidenced by the fact that her last three albums have placed consecutively higher on the charts and only $70 VIP tickets are still available for her show.

D12 at the Palladium: It’s been a rough road for this Detroit group who have had their share of tragedies this decade but they keep soldiering on. In fact, with a new album expected in the coming months they’re aiming to show nothing can slow them down. Tickets are just $15

Journey, Heart at Verizon Wireless Arena: This show needs no explanation. Even though both groups have had their lineups shuffled more than a deck of cards over the years their shows will always bring the perfect blend of rock and cheesiness. Tickets range from $34.50 to $124

Irish Music Festival at the Irish Cultural Centre
: Returning for its 19th year, this year’s Irish Cultural Center of New England is much more scaled back than previous incarnations. But there is still plenty of great local music, venders, games and activities for a fun filled day in Canton. We’re excited for BMS favorites The Fenian Sons on Saturday night and The Gobshites on Sunday. Admission is $15 ($10 for members). Get more info here.

“Block Party on the Greene” at Greene-Rose Park: Get outside and enjoy the fall air and live music for only $5. The music runs from 1 to 10 p.m. at Green-Rose Park in Cambridge. Will Dailey and the Rivals headlines the block party, which will also feature sets from the WANDAS, The Honors, Cocked N’ Loaded, The Cretins, It’s From the Sky, Lindsey Starr and the Chemical Smiles and DJ sets from Roguewaves and Randy Deshaies.

Sunday

Boston Folk Festival at UMass Boston: Dar Williams leads this year’s lineup at the 12th annual Boston Folk Festival. Other highlights include local favorites Jake Armerding, Geoff Bartley, and Tripping Lily. The music kicks off at 12:30 and runs till 7 (get the full schedule here). Tickets are $35.

Down, Melvins at House of Blues: Cap off your weekend with a couple seasoned vets of the hard rock world. Pantera’s Phil Anselmo leads Down’s full throttle sludge metal assault while the Melvin’s have thickened their classic grungy sound with a two drummer attack. Tickets are $25 and $35

Sondre Lerche:& Want something a little softer on the ears? Try Norweigan pop rocker Sondre Lerche who just released his latest album Heartbeat Radio this week. Tickets are just $16.

American Idols Live at Dunkin Donuts Center: The Season 8 finalists make it to the area for the perennial American Idol tour. Champion Kris Allen and fan favorite Adam Lambert are on board, so head south if you missed their show in Boston last month. Tickets are still available.

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