Weekend Guide: June 25 – 27

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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 Picks

Taj Mahal Trio at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday : Welcome Taj Mahal back to Massachusetts as he kicks off 2010’s Lowell Summer Music Series. The Friday forecast looks great so expect an all-around beautiful night at Boarding House Park abd be sure to stop by the BMS tent to say hello and pick up some free swag. Tickets are $25.

Ben Kweller on the Rock & Blues Cruise on Saturday: Kweller will be playing two separate cruises on Saturday so you can hit the seas and then hit the town after with the 5:30 cruise woth The David Wax Museum or do the opposite with the 9 p.m. show with Tim Blane. Tickets are $30.

Our Music Picks


Taking Back Sunday at the House of Blues : “Make Damn Sure” to get your tickets for this show and witness the reunion of TBS’s original lineup and get a sneak peak at what they’ve been working on. Tickets are $25 and $35.

The New Deal at the Middle East Downstairs
: The New Deal is the best deal for anybody looking to get lively this weekend with tickets going for $25. And by “lively” we mean sweaty.

The Appreciation Post, Plushgun at TT the Bear’s Place: Just around the corner there’ll be less perspiration but just as many good vibrations. Tickets are $10. Also on the bill are the always awesome Vivian Darkbloom and Mr. Fyner & theTech Ed Room.

Ernie & the Automatics on the Rock & Blues Cruise: If blues and classic rock is more your than you can still sail away this weekend with Ernie Boch and his rock star friends. Tickets are $27 but use the promo code “BMS” online and save $10. Come on Down!

The Ultimate Thriller Tour at the Lynn Auditorium: Celebrate the legacy of Michael Jackson on the one year anniversary of the The King of Pop’s passing with this acclaimed tribute show. Tickets range in price from $28 to $65.

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: When Frank passed away he left some big shoes to fill but luckily the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as his son Dweezil honorably carries on the Zappa legacy. Tickets for this show are $33.


Cyndi Lauper at the House of Blues: If you girls just wanna have fun then head over to Lansdowne St. and catch pop princess turned blues woman Cyndi Lauper as she stops in town for her “Memphis Blues Tour”. Tickets are still available for $35 and $45.

Mobb Deep, Termanology at the Middle East Downstairs: If you’re looking for some hip-hop this weekend then look no further than this show as East Coast vets Mobb Deep roll on through with a host of talented acts. Tickets are $20.

John Hiatt and The Combo at the Newport Sunset Music Series
: John Hiatt shows no signs of slowing down as evident by another new album and tour. Hear stuff from latest release, The Open Road, as well as his extensive catalog for $30 or $45. Local favoirte Adam Ezra opens.

Adrian Gamble  at the Narrows Center For The Arts: For some guitar of a different color catch Adrian Gamble of King Crimson fame down in Fall River for what should be a great show. Tickets are $35.

Tom Rush at the Center for the Arts in Natick
: Get your folk fix with another veteran of the road in Tom Rush as he stops in Natick for an intimate show. Tickets are $35.

Passion Pit at Royale: The 2009 BMS Band of the Year quietly announced a free show at the new club earlier this week. Not surprisingly, tickets were all snatched up in hours. If you can find a way in, go for it!


Bamboozle Road Show with Boys Like Girl, Third Eye Blind & more at the Comcast Center : Take in some pop-rock new and old as 90s chart-toppers as Third Eye Blind team with locals Boys Like Girls and a great cast of support for a day-long event. Tickets are reasonably priced at $20 to $32.50.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Madeleine Peyroux at the Berklee Perfomance Center: Celebrating Rounder Records’ 40th anniversary, the two Grammy Award–winners give a lesson in folk and jazz respectively. Tickets are priced at $46.50 and $56.50

WFNX Clam Bake on Lansdowne Street & the House of Blues: Tickets are still available for the street event where one can see the likes of Silversun Pickups, Gogol Bordello, Against Me! and others for $35.

Streetlight Manifesto at the Palladium: Streetlight Manifesto are back again for their “Ship of Fools” tour. You’d be a fool not to go with tickets at just $18, which also gets you in for openers Supervillains, The Wonder Years and Dan Potthast.

moe., Martin Sexton at Mountain Park: Jam on it with moe., Martin Sexton and local standouts the Ryan Montbleau Band as Holyoke becomes the new Northampton. Tickets are $27.50.

Our Non Music Picks

USA vs Ghana on Saturday : We already told ya how excited the BMS office has been with this year’s World Cup but there’s no question what we’ll be doing on Saturday at 2 p.m. So join us – at your local pub, living room, wherever – and cheer on the Red, White & Blue!

Great American Food & Music Fest at Gillette Stadium: After doing the above, go celebrate in Foxboro by taking in the Great American Food Fest. The all-day event will bring together purveyors of classic American food, celebrity chefs and musicians. Get more information on the festival, here.

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