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

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at Gillette Stadium on Saturday: After two highly acclaimed shows at Fenway Park earlier this week, The Boss and co. take their show to Foxboro. Even if you went to one of the shows in Boston, you know Bruce is worth seeing again and again. Tickets are still available and range in price from $50 to $101.

Friday

Girl Talk at the Bank of America Pavilion: All the mash-ups you can handle for $20 to $24.50.

Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage at the House of Blues: These two heavy hitters in the hard rock scene will be joined by God Forbid, Emmure, Pop Evil, and Trivium for $37.50 to $52.

Tallahassee at TT the Bear’s Place: The local standouts will kick off their two-day “Talla-Galla” event, which aims to raise funds for their next album, with this show in Cambridge. See them with The Last Good Tooth, The Nickel & Dime Band and Tom Thumb for $12.

Kix Brooks at Showcase Live: The country veteran delivers his first post Brooks & Dunn show in Massachusetts. That said, along with material off his forthcoming solo release, we’re sure he’ll add in some old classics. Tickets are $20.

Livingston Taylor at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The Berklee professor takes his class to Lowell’s Boarding House Park with help from former students Liz Longley and Ken Yates. Tickets are $35.

John Hiatt, Steve Earle at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: Anytime Steve Earle is only the opener you know you must be going to a great show. Tickets are $38.25 to $57.25.

Roger Hodgson (of Supertramp) at the Twin River Event Center: The former vocalist and songwriter of Supertramp hits Rhode Island as part of his first solo band tour of the United States. Tickets for the show range in price from $45 to $100.

Neon Trees at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: After rocking Good Morning America this morning, the Utah-based rockers make their way to Providence. They’ll be joined by rising stars Walk The Moon and Twenty One Pilots. Tickets are $23.

Dashboard Confessional at The Met: With no new album to promote you’ll hear plenty of your old favorites for $33 as Chris Carrabba delivers a solo acoustic show in Pawtucket.

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools at the Tupelo Music Hall: Southside Johnny brings his second band to New Hampshire and the only poor fools would be those who don’t check this one out for $45.

Eric Church at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Expect a little more rock with this rising country star as he brings his “The Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour to Conneticut. Robert Earl Keen will open the show. Tickets are $39.50.

Jamey Johnson at the Mohegan Sun Casino: If you lose all your money at the tables, you can’t go wrong with this country star, who is gearing up for the release of his next album Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, with a free show in the Wolf Den.

Saturday

Def Leppard, Poison at the Comcast Center: The “Rock of Ages” tour pairs the best hair bands from each side of the pond. Have nothin’ but a good time with this feel good 80’s nostalgia show for $20 to $125.

Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler at the Bank of America Pavilion: Another big 90’s tour hits town, with Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker also sharing the bill. Tickets range in price from $25.50 to $75.50.

Kottonmouth Kings at Royale: Back in town behind Mile High, catch the rap-rock veterans with Big B, Prozak, and Moonshine Bandits for $22.

Harry and the Potters at the Middle East Downstairs: Since forming the band in 2002, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge have released 3 full length albums and played over 600 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, backyards and pizza places all over the world. Now the celebrate ten years together on familier turf. See them with fellow wizard rockers Potter Puppet Pals at this matinee show are just $10.

The Luxury at Great Scott: These local standouts are back out and playing live after a brief hiatus. See them with fellow Boston favorites Garvy J., Animal Talk and Bearstronaut for $9.

k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang at the Lowell Summer Music Series: If you think their name has a nice ring to it, wait to you hear their songs. Tickets are $50.

John William’s 80th Birthday Celebration at Tanglewood: Join the Boston Pops and Yo-Yo Ma in this celebration for an icon of music. Tickets range in price from $21 to $117.

Newport Blues & BBQ Festival with Taj Mahal at the Newport Sunset Music Series: Ten hours of great blues music and awesome barbeque. Enough said. See Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball and Joanne Shaw Taylor at this day long festival. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 on the day of.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Looking for some blues north of the city? Then make your way to Hampton Beach and enjoy this guitar virtuoso from Louisiana. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Sunday

John Prine, Lucinda Williams at the Bank of America Pavilion: A great country/folk combination for $25 to $55.

Dirty Projectors at the Paradise Rock Club: The Brooklyn-based rockers hit the Hub for a sold out show in support of their brand new album, Swing Lo Magellan.

Kristin Hersh at Club Passim: Hersh is known for her time in Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave, but she’ll be going it solo for this intimate show in Cambridge. Tickets are $20.

American Idol Live! at the DCU Center: Champion Phillip Phillips leads the cast from Season 11 of American Idol to Worcester for one first of several shows in New England this month. Tickets range in price from $30.50 to $66.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the South Shore Music Circus: John Fogerty won’t be there, but you’ll still hear some of your favorite classics for $40.50 to $59.50.

Train at the Mohegan Sun Arena: For those who can’t wait til MixFest next month, Train rolls into Connecticut for a show at Mohegan Sun with help from Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer. Tickets are $38.50.

One Comment

  1. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the show that gave Roger Hodgson in Spain last July 16, only concert this year in Spain.
    Now in North America, have the opportunity to attend one of the moments they will remember throughout their lives.
    Roger connects with his audience dramatically, creating happiness and positive side of life.

    Return to your music and songs to memorable moments of your life, your youth, and enjoy the voice of the band Supertramp, the sound of the greatest successes of this group, composed and written by Roger, and the musical quality offered by its staging with his large repertoire.

    A unique moment, and probably want to see him once again, and again…..

    “Roger Hodgson, the essence of your harmony”.

    I can only say at least once in That Their life has to Attend a live concert by Roger Hodgson. It is a unique experience, where ‘unify all your best feelings of your heart and your soul.

    Roger connects with his audience in an extraordinary manner, creating a magical relationship that few artists achieve the level of today in his live concerts.

    Here are other examples of the best of their repertoire available on iTunes.

    Now we can enjoy His last great work in iTunes “Live Classics”, the songs Were Recorded In Different Countries of Their live shows, Brazil, Norway, Venezuela, France and Germany. Great Successes That we enjoy in your new Tour 2012 “Breakfast in America”, Which will visit Different country clubs worldwide, do not miss it!

    The soul and spirit of Supertramp live, to offer the magic of the original sound of Their songs..

    Roger Hodgson returns to the stage with all the force of historical music and energy of all the historical heart. A treat for the senses, enjoy one of the geniuses in the history universal of music.

    You can see video examples of songs that Roger shows offer for its live, in their official youtube MrRogerHodgson, and the official´s pages in Facebook, twitter and the web…..

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