Music for your weekend

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Our Best Picks

John Brown’s Body on the Rock and Blues Concert Cruise on Friday: The always awesome Rock and Blues concert cruises return for another summer and kick off with veteran Boston-bred reggae favorites John Brown’s Body. They’ll be joined by The Nth Power and Van Gordon Martin. Tickets are available for $30.

Will Dailey, Mia Dyson at the Davis Square Theatre on Saturday: The hometown favorite celebrates the release of his new album National Throat. He’ll by joined by Australia’s Dyson, who despite being a relative newcomer in the US, is well know in her native country after winning an ARIA award (their Grammy). A limited number of tickets remain available for $20.

Dave Matthews Band at the Xfinity Center: Dubbed “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band”, the group will deliver two separate sets – acoustic and electric – featuring songs from throughout its career. Not surprisingly, tickets for this special show are long gone but can be found through the usual resellers.

Fitz And The Tantrums at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH) on Sunday: The California-bred indie soul-rockers hit New Hampshire behind their recently released sophomore album More Than Just a Dream, which has been powered by hit singles “Out of My League” and “The Walker”. Tickets are available for $19.75 in advance or $25 on the day of. Sleeper Agent and Madi Diaz will also perform.

More shows for your weekend

Friday

Tyler, The Creator at the House Of Blues: After telling Larry King earlier this week that he hated rapping and preferred singing, the Odd Future leader hits the Hub for a sold out show on Lansdowne Street.

Jackie Greene, Rich Robinson at the Paradise Rock Club: After the two spent time on the road last year with The Black Crowes, the two are teaming up again but with a focus on their solo work for this co-headlining trek. Tickets are available for $20. Prophet Omega will open.

The Bloody Beetroots at Royale: Italian producer/DJ Bob Cornelius Rifo brings his dance party to Boston in support of 2013’s Hide. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener JayCeeOh, are available for $30.

Red Baraat at The Sinclair: This unique eight-piece band from Brooklyn is a group that needs to be experienced live. Find out why when they play Cambridge with JTronius for $19.

Wolf Gang at the Brighton Music Hall: The rising English rockers close out their stateside tour in Boston with help from Madi Diaz for $14.

Elcodrive featuring Siobhan Magnus at the Hard Rock Cafe: The longtime local favorites have joined forces with the former American Idol contestant to form a new act. Fans can expect material from both of their catalogues, as well as several covers. Tickets for the show, which will also feature The Enlightened Machine and Mighty Grimey, are available for $12.

Club d’Elf at the Lizard Lounge: The local favorites return to one of their favorite venues for two shows in one night with special guest John Medeski. Both shows are sold but there will be a limited number available at the door, first come/first serve.

The Queers on Rock On! Concert Cruises: The New Hampshire-bred punk-rock stalwarts rock the harbor with help from The Manges and Burning Streets. Tickets are available for $25.

David Mallett at Club Passim: The singer-songwriter and pride of Maine for over four decades returns to Massachusetts for a night in Harvard Square. Tickets are available for $30.

Los Lonely Boys at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Touring in support of their new album Revelation, the trio of brothers bring their signature brand of “Texican Rock n’ Roll” to Salisbury Beach. Tickets are available for $25. Local standout Adam Jensen will open the show.

Red Molly at The Center for Arts in Natick: The Americana/folk trio from New York are touring in support of their brand new album Red, which was produced by former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer. Tickets are available for $28 (or $24 for members).

Saturday

Morrissey at the Opera House: After a series of cancellations due to a virus that hit him and his crew, the adored indie rock hero and leader of The Smiths returns to Massachusetts ahead of his forthcoming album World Peace Is None of Your Business, due in July. The show is sold out.

Die Antwoord at the House Of Blues: Just a few days after the release of their new album Donker Mag, the South African rap group arrives in Boston for a sold out show.

Luscious Jackson at the Paradise Rock Club: For the first time in over a decade, the alt-rockers perform in Boston. Along with the old favorites, expect to hear some new material off last year’s Magic Hour, their first in 14 years. Tickets are available for $20.

The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger at the Brighton Music Hall: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl hit Boston in support of their brand new album, Midnight Sun. Tickets for the show, which also includes Syd Arthur,a re available for $12.

Silent Season at the Hard Rock Cafe: They recently released a new single called “Us All” and a new album is in the works. Before they hit the road with Sevendust, catch the Boston-bred hard rockers deliver a hometown show for $10.

Streight Angular at Great Scott: These local favorites always deliver a good time and with the help of  Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and Wakes, we except that will continue. Tickets are just $8.

Way Up South at Johnny D’s: This southern style jam band out of Northborough features several local veterans who have come together to develop what they are calling their “Big Sky” sound. See if you agree for $10. The Coalboilers will also perform.

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers at Club Passim: Hot off the release of her new album, World of Strangers, the Texas-based singer-songwriter hits Massachusetts. Joined by her backing band The Lost High Rollers, she’ll perform in Cambridge for $18. She’ll also perform at the Narrows Center for the Arts on Friday.

Johnny Hoy and the Blowfish, Delta Generators at the Narrows Center For The Arts: A double bill featuring two of the area’s fines blues influenced groups. Two great bands for one great price: $18 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Il Divo at the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI): The acclaimed operatic pop vocal group bring their stateside tour in support of A Musical Affair to a close in Rhode Island. Tickets are still available and range in price from $55 to $95.

Sunday

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Atmosphere at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion: The youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley teams up with the Minneapolis hip-hop duo, who recently released a new album called Southsiders, for a co-headlining show on the harbor. Tickets for the show, which will also feature hometown favorites Mighty Mystic, range in price from $29.50 to $45.

First Aid Kit at the Paradise Rock Club: Just a few days before the stateside release of their third studio album Stay Gold, the Swedish folk duo Johanna and Klara Söderberg perform a sold out show on Comm. Ave. Martha’s Vineyard native Willy Mason will also perform.

The Chain Gang Of 1974 at the Brighton Music Hall: DJ Kamtin Mohager hits Boston to promote his new album, Daydream Forever. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Blondfire, are available for $12.

Josh Thompson at Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill: Signed to Toby Keith’s label, the Wisconsin native plays his boss’ Foxboro venue as he tours in support of his new album Turn It Up. Tickets are available for $10.

2 Comments

  1. matoler says:

    I would very much recommend The Parlor Sessions Tour featuring Eliot Bronson, Dean Fields, Jason Myles Goss and Eliot Zipf that will be coming to Club Passim on Sunday, June 8. See http://www.drunkswithpens.com/tag/parlor-sessions/

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