Weekend Guide: August 12 – 14

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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

Guster, Jack’s Mannequin at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday: Guster’s new material off last year’s Easy Wonderful has flown a little too far under the radar. Head over to the Seaport and give it a listen if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to get there early for Jack’s Mannequin and Ra Ra Riot. Tickets are $28 to $33.

Fountains of Wayne at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday & Saturday: The power-pop favorites hit Boston in support of their new album Sky Full of Holes for a pair of special shows. The band will deliver an electric set on Friday followed by an acoustic set on Saturday. Tickets each show, which will also feature Nicole Atkins, are $20.

Our Music Picks


Journey, Foreigner at the Comcast Center: “Any way you want it” these two classic rock titans will deliver… in “separate ways”. Tickets range in price from $20 to $135. Night Ranger opens the show.

Stockholm Syndrome at the Paradise Rock Club: Touring behind their second album, Apollo, the Georgia-based rockers hit Massachusetts. See if their performance is as bright as that title for $20.

The Saw Doctors at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: Continue the adventure with these fun-loving Irish rockers at their home away from home for $36 or $54.

Linda Eder at the South Shore Music Circus: We guess this counts as an “off Broadway” show for Eder. Tickets are $33.25 and $51.25.

Rickie Lee Jones at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Miss Jones has collected a lot of songs over her three decade career. Catch a good helping of them for $30.

Spiritual Rez on the Rock On Concert Cruise: The perfect setting for a band that always makes you feel like you’re cruising anyway. Tickets are $30.

Kesha at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Get your sleaze on with this pop starlet, party rockers LMFAO and Spank Rock. Tickets are $40.


Maroon 5, Train at the Comcast Center: You “Soul Sisters” better get ready to bust out your “Moves Like Jagger” because this two-for will have you dancing all night. Tickets range in price from $17.50 to $85.75.

Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution at the Bank of America Pavilion: Slightly Stoopid are one of those groups where it just wouldn’t be summer without them. Tickets for this annual ritual are $22.15 to $37.15.

Breathe Carolina at the Paradise Rock Club: The Denver-based duo are joined by a slew of others as well with Chiodos, I See Stars, The Color Morale, Mod Sun and The Air I Breathe. Catch them all for $18.

Red Horse at the Lowell Summer Music Series: If you missed the Lowell Folk Fest here’s your chance to hear some great folk in the Mill City once again. Tickets are $23.

Jerry Jeff Walker at Indian Ranch: So much more than “Mr. Bojangles”. Go see this Country veteran in Webster for $32.50 to $45.

The Wood Brothers at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Back with their latest album Smoke Ring Halo, enjoy the bros for $20 in Fall River.

The Beach Boys at the Cape Cod Melody Tent & South Shore Music Circus: Wouldn’t it be nice if you went to both shows? Well you can for $44.25 to $62.25 each, and a trip from Hyannis (afternoon show) to Cohasset (night Show)

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival at the Newport Sunset Music Series: It’s never too early for some Reggae so get there at 10:30am for Soulshot and stay all day for Yellowman.

Zox at the Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Catch one of Rhode Island’s best as they reunite in their hometown of Providence for $12.

Alice Cooper at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: It’ll be Fright Night at the casino with Alice Cooper in town. Tickets are $30 to $55.


My Morning Jacket at the Bank of America Pavilion: MMJ will plug in on the Seaport with fresh tunes off their recent release, Circuital. Tickets are available for $30 and $40. Of course, be sure to get there in time for Neko Case’s opening set.

Dwight Yoakam at Indian Ranch: A country legend playing out at Massachusetts most country-esque venue for $47 to $59.50.

Beatlejuice on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise: Take in a beautiful harbor cruise with one of the premiere Beatles tribute bands for $28. Air Traffic Controller will open the show.

Tony Bennett at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: It’s always a treat when one of the all-time greats returns for an intimate performance in Hyannis. Take advantage for $69.25 or $87.25.

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