Weekend Guide: June 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.

Our Best Pick   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Pick

Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban at Gillette Stadium on Saturday: You don’t have to wait til Countryfest to get your fix over at Gillette. See Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Eagles while you can because this could be their last tour… although that’s what they always say. And with the Dixie Chicks back in action plus the always-great Keith Urban, this is a great bill. Tickets are still avaiolable and range from $27.50 to $215 for this country three-for.

Friday

Buffalo Tom at the Paradise Rock Club: There’s only one show at the ‘dise this weekend and we’re glad to see that it’s a great local act in Buffalo Tom. Get your tickets for $20 and see if they play anything off their forthcoming album.

The Marshall Tucker Band at Showcase Live: It looks like it’ll be a southern style weekend at Patriot Place as classic rockers the Marshall Tucker Band get the festivities started. Grab what tickets are left for $25.

Joe Firstman at Café 939: Joe Firstman is no longer connected to “Last Call With Carson Daly” so he can come play shows anytime. Good for him and good for you. It’s a winning situation for only $10, which is also good for opener Josh Hoge.

The Blues Summit at the Capital Center: Why is it called the Blues Summit? Because what else are you gonna call the gathering of legends Johnny Winter, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters and Joe Louis Walker? Well, “awesome” I guess. Tickets are still available and range in price from $20 to $44.

Saturday

The Dead Milkmen at the Middle East Downstairs: The Dead Milkmen may be feeling a bit down since their Flyers lost the Stanley Cup (like we have any sympathy) but we’re sure they’ll be as humorous as always on Saturday. This show is sold out.

Mean Creek at Great Scott: Local up-and-comers Mean Creek will hit Allston Rock City to celebrate the release of their latest 7″ with help from fellow Bostonians Magic Magic, Doomstar!, and Marconi. Tickets are just $10.

CocoRosie at Royale: Well isn’t it just fitting that this French duo comes to Boston and plays a place called “Royale”? Catch the sisters for $22 as they play tracks from their new album Grey Oceans.

Levon Helm Band at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The legendary Levon Helm will be jamming away as always up in New Hampshire this weekend. Assembly of Dust will open what is sure to be a good time.. Tickets are available and range in price from $31 to $61.

Farren – Butcher, Inc. at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Multi-genre vets Jon Butcher and Charlie Farren have put their collective efforts together. See how much they collectively rock for $30.

Dave Coffin at the Lizard Lounge: The local singer-songwriter celebrate the release of his new album, The King is Dead, which he recorded with help from Al Kooper and Duke Levine. Tickets are $15.

Sunday

Jordin Sparks, Kate Voegele at the House of Blues: “The Battlefield Tour” continues for this American Idol alum. See her and “One Tree Hill” star Voegele before she takes a break for some time on Broadway. Tickets are available for $29 and $35.

TechN9NE at The Palladium: TechN9NE is back on the road to preview tracks from his upcoming album The Gates Mixed Plate. See him with a cast of characters in the Woo for $28.

Steve Miller Band at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Take the money and run down to Foxwoods to see the Joker and his band run through some of their greatest hits. Tickets range in price from $40 to $65.

Max Weinberg Big Band at the Mohegan Sun Casino: Max didn’t join Conan on his current tour so he has some time on his hands for a few shows of his own. See the E Street drummer for free in Mohegan’s Wolf Den.

Non-Music Picks

World Cup: Witness the greatest sporting event in the world as it kicks off this weekend. AT BMS Headquarters, we’re buzzizng with excitement over the USA – England match on Saturday. You can cheer on the US team for free at the House of Blues on Saturday, but bring some cash for a wide array of awesome raffle and silent auction items. For more information on the event, go here.

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