Weekend Guide: August 10 – 12

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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

“A Night To Benefit Heroes” with Eve 6 at the House of Blues on Friday: Good music and a good cause is always the best combination so check out this show to benefit the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund. Joining Eve 6 will be local favorites Bellevue Cadillac, Louie Bello, Dalton & The Sheriffs and Pop Disaster. Tickets are $50.

Naukabout Festival at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds on Saturday: Take in a good mix of music, along with some fine local talent. The Naukabout features the Ryan Montbleu Band, Adam Ezra Group, Will Dailey, Tall Heights, Will Dailey, Baker Thomas Band and many more for $39. Vets and active military members get in free!

Our Music Picks


Real Estate at the Paradise Rock Club: Location is the most important thing in real estate and we think the ‘dise sounds like a good place for some indie rock. R. Stevie Moore and Cuffs open this $17 show.

Lyle Lovett at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Lovett is in the area again this weekend. If you didn’t see him last weekend, or just want to see him again, it’ll cost you $55.

The Wandas at the Middle East Upstairs: One of Boston’s finest rock bands lead a cast of local talent in St. Helena, Oranjuly, and The Laughing Heart Band for $12.

The Indobox on the Rock On! Concert Cruises: Catch this local act on the boat as they try to get it rockin’ with Van Gordon Martin Band for $30.

Winterpills at Club Passim: The Winterpills make their way from Northampton to Cambridge, where they’ll be playing songs off their new album All My Lovely Gonners. Joining them will be Boston’s The Grownup Noise. Tickets are $15.

Buckwheat Zydeco at the Center for the Arts in Natick: How often do you hear Zydeco music? Why not hear some from someone as established in the genre as Buckwheat for $30?

Chris Botti at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: Botti is becoming a summer staple down the Cape. Hear his famous horn playing for $43 to $62.

The Celtic Tenors, Ronan Tynan at the South Shore Music Circus: The Celtic Tenors join forces with perhaps the most famous Irish tenor in Ronan Tynan. Get your tickets for $36.75.

Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter at the Newport Sunset Music Series (RI): The Winter brothers team up for the “Classic Rock Rewind” with guests Kim Simmonds, Rick Derringer and Leslie West. Tickets are available for $38 and $58.


Jane’s Addiction at the Bank of America Pavilion: Last weekend Perry Farrell organized one of the summer’s best festivals in Lollapalooza. This weekend he’ll try to give one of the best shows in Boston for $25 to $65. Band of Skulls will open the show.

Allstar Weekend at the House of Blues: These Disney stars, along with This Is All Now, Namesake, and Honor Society will surely give the youngins something to do on Saturday. Tickets are $20.

Aer at the Paradise Rock Club: Get some fresh Aer (hear some new tunes) from this local group as they celebrate the release of their brand new album, The Bright Side, which debuted atop the iTunes chart. OCD: Moosh & Twist and Guy Harrison open. Tickets are $17.

Little Feat at Indian Ranch: Little Feat have been around since 1969 and they’re still at it, with a new album, Rooster Rag, out this summer. Tickets range in price from $20 to $37.50.

Gloucester Blues Festival at Stage Fort Park: Some Blues on the beach for $40. The unique waterfront festival will be headlined by Shemekia Copeland, along with support from Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson and more.

Sarah Borges at the Center for the Arts in Natick: This local gal is always a welcome sight around here. With no new album to promote she’ll just be looking to have some fun. You can too, for $20.

Mission of Burma at the Wellfleet Beachcomber: A notorious Boston band takes their show to a notorious local Cape Cod establishment for $25.

H.R. (of Bad Brains) at Radio: H.R.’s solo sound is a little more mellow than Bad Brains, so relax a bit with him, Scotch Bonnetts, Ska-Priest, and DJ Fordy for $10.

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival at the Newport Sunset Music Series: If you’re a fan of reggae, then Newport is the only place you will wanna be on Saturday. The fourth annual festival will feature Junior Marvin, Barrington Levy, The Ravers, Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band and more. Tickets are $45.

Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): And if your a fan of Latin music, this is the only show you will want to see all year. Tickets to see three of the genre’s biggest names are available for $126 and $156.


Big Time Rush at the Comcast Center: Looks like the kids have some Nickelodeon stars in town this weekend as well. Touring in support of 2011’s Elevate, the teen pop-rockers will be joined by Cody Simpson. Tickets range in price from $22 to $62.

Gretchen Wilson at Indian Ranch: The “Redneck Woman” is in town and she’s “Got your Country right here” for $31.50 to $49.

John Brown’s Body on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise: A little reggae on the open water should be a good time. Get your tickets for $30.

Linkin Park at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Before they hit Massachusetts next week you can see Linkin Park rock the big casino in Connecticut with help from Mutemath for $49.50 or $69.50.

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