Weekend Guide: June 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.

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

Our Best Picks:

Dedham Music and Art Festival on Saturday
: We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Dedham Music & Art Festival. With a ton of bands – including BMS favorites Magic Magic, Hallelujah The Hills, Mission Hill and Shadwell – plus over 20 artisans, food, and more – there is no better way to spend you Saturday. The event runs from 10 am to 8 p.m. and is free. Get all the details here.

Team Shred’s Knight Out II at Various Venues on Saturday
: Our good friend and longtime supporter of the local music scene Shred has put together his second annual “Knight Out”. Maybe hit Cambridge and check out one of the shows at the Middle East Upstairs and Downstairs, as well as TT the Bear’s Place. or head over to Allston Rock City for shows at Harpers Ferry and O’Briens. The is a $10 cover at each and you’re bound to catch one of the city’s rising stars. Get more details, here.

Our Music Picks:

Friday

Michael Franti & Spearhead at the House of Blues: He’s a man with a message and apparently plenty of people got it because this show is sold out.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Paradise Rock Club: If you’ve ever seen the rockumentary “Dig!” then you might know something about the strange history of BJM. See if they can keep it together for $18.

Broken Bells at Club Royale: Everything Danger Mouse gets involved with seems to be awesome, we think that will stand true tonight as well when he takes the stage with James Mercer of The Shins for his new project. This show is sold out but if you have tickets, be sure to arrive in time for the Morning Benders.

Fear Factory at The Palladium
: Back with a new lineup and a new album see if Fear Factory can still play up to their fans’ standards. Tickets are $22.

Saturday

Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium: It only took Taylor Swift 20 minutes to sell out Gillette but this show will surely deliver hours of fun. Catch this country sweetheart for her last show of her “Fearless” tour with help from Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler and Gloriana.

Jamn 94.5’s Summer Jam at the Comcast Center: Speaking of sold out shows and hours of entertainment Summer Jam boasts a strong lineup this year with the likes of Ludacris, Drake, B.O.B., and local rising star Sam Adams.

The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge at the House of Blues: Hear some post-punk both young and old as the British vets show the young Americans the ropes. Tickets are $25 to $35.

Toots & The Maytals at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: The summer concert season has begun down the Cape so if you’re looking to beat the heat at the beaches this weekend stick around and cool off with Toots. Tickets are $43.75.

Dave Rawlings Machine at the Paradise Rock Club: Best known as the longtime musical partner of bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, the Rhode Island native is on the road for a solo tour in support his latest album, A Friend of a Friend. Tickets are $25.

Cover Up Boston Series at the Lizard Lounge: Brendan Boogie’s Cover Up will be extra fabulous this weekend as they celebrate Gay Pride Night. Tickets are $12.

Sunday

Erykah Badu at the Orpheum Theatre: Ms. Badu got into some trouble recently over a riske video she shot nude for her new single. You can expect her to keep her clothes on for this show. Tickets are still available and range in price from $43.50 to $72.50.

Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller at the House of Blues: Catch Maine product Patty Griffin as she tours in support of her newest release, Downtown Church, while Buddy Miller brings new tracks of his own off last year’s Written In Chalk. Tickets range in price from $35 to $45

The Black Crowes at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Catch the Black Crowes while you can because they’ll be going on hiatus after this tour. Also, lthis show is sold out so now you’re really running out of chances. Same goes for their show at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on Friday.
Our Non Music Picks

Conan O’Brien at the Citi Wang Theatre on Friday and Saturday: The former NBC late-night funnymen and Brookline native hits Boston for two-nights as part of his
“Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television” tour. The show was sold out but we hear they jsut re-released a handful of great seats for both nights. Get them now if they are still available!

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