BMS Weekend Guide: September 4 – 6

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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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CampFire Festival at Club Passim: Now in its eleventh year, this marathon of folk singer-songwriters is a great way to discover emerging local talent. The legendary Havard Square club kicks the festival off tonight at 6 p.m., then runs noon to midnight through Monday. Tickets are $10 for each day or grab a weekend pass for $25.

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park: Head down to Charlestown, Rhode Island for three great days of music in Ninigret Park. Great Big Sea, Hot Tuna, Jerry Douglas Band, Asleep at the Wheel, The Duhks, Sand more are all scheduled to preform. Weekend passes are $130 and on site camping is available for an extra $45.

Our Music Picks


The Killers at the TD Garden: Back in January, The Killers put on a stellar show at the Agganis Arena (get the full review here). Now, after headlining a handful of major summer festivals, the band graduates to the TD Garden. Look for them to put on the same great show. Australian rockers Wolfmother will open the show with their new lineup. Tickets are still available and range in price from $25 to $45.

Hot Tuna at the Lowell Summer Music Series: How about some rocking blues in the park? Head up to Lowell’s Boarding House Park for a night with veteran bluesmen Hot Tuna. The group is led by ex-Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. Tickets are $25. Cape Cod’s Roots Down Below will open.

Toots & The Maytals at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The reggae legends always put on a fun show. If you are a fan but missed their show at the House of Blues earlier this week, make your way south to Providence. Tickets are $25.

Chad Perrone on the Rock & Blues Cruise: The summer is coming to a close and with it concerts on the harbor. Hop on-board for the last Rock & Blues Cruise of the year with local favorite Chad Perrone. The ex-Averi frontman will be joined by fellow local singer-songwriter Tim Blane and Philly’s& Todd Martin. Tickets are $28 and the boat board at 7:30 from Long Wharf.


Tom Rush at the Lowell Summer Music Series:& The folk legend and Boston native returns home to support his latest album, What I Know. Join us in Lowell for this BMS-sponsored show and find out he is praised by both James Taylor and Garth Brooks as a major influence on their careers. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Pet Shop Boys at the House of Blues: Head over to Lansdowne Street and get down with the veteran electronics favorites. The English dance duo are touring the States in support of their brand new album, Yes. Tickets are $39.50.

Eric Church at Showcase Live!: The Foxboro venue has been a great home lately to rising country stars. This week, North Carolina native Eric Church comes to town for a sold out show to promote his sophomore album, Carolina. Josh Thompson opens.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Middle East Downstairs: Since the release of their self-titled debut album earlier this year, the New York-bred Indie pop-rockers have been buzzing with praise. Find out why for only $12 and be sure to catch openers The Depreciation Guild and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

Endway at the Middle East Upstairs: The local favorites are celebrating the release of their brand new album, Action. You can download it for free on their website but the band kindly asks that you make a donation to a local charity if possible. Helping them celebrate the CD release will be The LA Mob, Love Via Dance Machine, and Calling Aviv. Tickets for the 18+ show are $10.

Death and Taxes, Jason Bennett and the Resistance at Harpers Ferry: A billed topped by two of Boston’ best local punk bands along with Darkbuster’s Lenny Lashey. Brunt Of It kicks off the 18+ show shortly after 8 p.m. All for only $5! You cant’t go wrong here.


Motorhead at the House of Blues: The metal legends are crossing the pond for another tour of America in support of their most recent release, Motorizer. Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy round out the bill. Tickets are $29.50.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at Mohegan Sun Arena: While “Jersey Boys” continues to pack the Citi Wang Theatre (which, by the way, is well worth checking out), you catch the real Franki Valli himself when he leads the latest edition of the Four Seasons to Connecticut on Sunday. Hit the casino early and make a day of it, and better yet on a long weekend, why not a night. Tickets are $27.50.
Our Non Music Picks
Patriot Place: Grab some food, get that& school shopping done and check out the& red hot New England Revolution take on the Kansas City Wizards, followed by Labor Day weekend fireworks. And, of course, we just love the Rock the Plaza concert series down, which is just another& great opportunity to enjoy some great local music. They have done a great job booking the free shows and this weekend is just awesome. Saturday will feature The Fatal Flaw and The New Collisions, who will make their first area appearance since opening for the B-52’s and Blondie. Then on Sunday, The Honors and McAlister Drive will perform. The music starts at 2 p.m.

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