Weekend Guide: July 29 – 31

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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

Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on Saturday and Sunday: The Newport Folk Festival sold out ahead of time for the first time ever this year and it’s no wonder why with a lineup that includes The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee and EmmyLou Harris amongst many more! Hopefully, you got your tickets or can find a way into one of New England’s best traditions.

Lowell Folk Festival – All Weekend: No tickets are needed for the largest free folk festival in America, which this year is highlighted by traditional Irish veterans Dervish and acclaimed blues favorite Shemekia Copeland.

Our Music Picks


Tyga at the House of Blues: Like any Young Money artist, Tyga rolls deep. Check him out with Mindless Behavior, Lil Twist, Jawan Harris, and Trevante for $20.

Little Feat at Indian Ranch: You always get a bit of everything from these eclectic California rockers. Tickets range in price from $25 to $37.50.

Mellow Bravo, Sidewalk Driver at the Middle East Downstairs: The local talent doesn’t stop with these two as Walter Sickert and the Army of Toys, Streight Angular and This Blue Heaven are all in as well. Ticket for this can’t miss show are $12.

Doobie Brothers at the Newport Sunset Music Series: Takin’ it to the streets… 24 South to be exact. Check out our interview with guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston and then the pick up tickets for $55 or $75.

The White Panda at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
: If you couldn’t get in to their sold out Middle East show yesterday you can try taking your chances in Rhode Island for $20.


Wiz Khalifa at the Bank of America Pavilion: Making a name for himself with “Black and Yellow”, see what else the young rap star has to offer for $20 to $40. Big Sean and Chevy Woods open.

Josh Turner at the South Shore Music Circus: Why don’t we just dance? That’ll be easy with country crooner Josh Turner in town. Tickets are available for $36.75 and $54.75.

Grand Funk Railroad at Indian Ranch
: They’re coming to your town, they’ll help you party down. Tickets are $30 to $42.

Girls Guns & Glory at the Lizard Lounge
: The local American standouts are celebrating the release of their brand new album, Sweet Nothings, with a two night stand at the intimate Lizard Lounge. Join them on night #2 for $12.

Imelda May at the Brighton Music Hall: After touring with guitar legend Jeff Beck, May returns stateside for a headlining tour of her own. Catch the Irish gal with a booming voice for $15.

Josh Groban at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Speaking of booming voices, catch one of the best for $95 to $150.


Sia at the House of Blues: This Aussie is back at full speed after some health problems last year and we’re sure she’ll be fully impressive at HOB. Tickets are $22.50.

The Smithereens at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: These long time Jersey rockers are back with their appropriately titled new album 2011. Get your tickets for $27.50.

George Jones at the Indian Ranch: This hard partyin’ old timer is still rocking and we’re glad to see the party hasn’t stopped yet. Tickets are $42.50 and $55.

Anvil at the Middle East Downstairs
: The Canadian metal vets are back on the road and will play the intimate confines of the Middle East with Riff Cannon and Razormaze. Tickets are $15.

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