Weekend Guide: June 1 – 3

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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

The Luxury, The Lights Out at TT the Bear’s Place on Friday: The Luxury are back from hiatus (and with new songs to boot), while The Lights Out celebrate the release of their new album, On Fire. An excellent local pairing for $10, and you get the Fatal Flaw and Dirty Virgins as well.

Adam Ezra Group, Max Creek on the Rock and Blues Cruise on Saturday: One of our favorite summer events kicks off this weekend as two New England favorites kick off the Rock and Blues Concert Cruise series. Enjoy some jamming on the high seas for $30.

Our Music Picks


Gogol Bordello at the Bank of America Pavilion: Get ready to dance in the aisles, as these Gypsy rockers always put on a lively show. Mariachi El Bronx and Two Gallants open. Tickets are available for $20 and $30.

Kid Rock at the House of Blues: Thanks to the folks at the Jim Beam Live Music Series, the American Badass is in Boston for a rare club show. As you may have assumed, this one is indeed sold out.

The Dandy Warhols at Royale: The veteran rockers from Portland hit Boston in support of their new album, This Machine. Even dandier is the show only cost $27. Psychic Ills and 1776 will open the show.

Jonathan Coulton at the Paradise Rock Club: Have a laugh with this quirky songwriter from Booklyn for $25. John Roderick (of The Long Winters) will open the show.

Marc Cohn at the River Club Music Hall: The “Walking in Memphis” singer makes his way to Massachusetts for this intimate show in Ipswich. tickets are $60.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The pride of New Orleans always delivers a good time. Join the party in Fall River for $28.


Jamn 94.5’s Summer Jam at the Comcast Center: The packed lineup this year is led by Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross. See them, and an excellent supporting cast in Mansfield for $35 to $150.

Steve Winwood, Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Bank of America Pavilion: See a legend with perhaps a future legend in what may be the summer’s oddest pairing for $25 to $70.

The Parlotones at the Brighton Music Hall: They’ve come all the way from South Africa so they’ll surely want to make the trip worth it. Check them out with Ryan Star for $15.

The Figgs at Church: Whenever the Figgs get together its certainly a fun time. See what Mike Gent and co. have come up with for you for $10.

Session Americana at Club Passim: They’ll be doing two shows on Saturday, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. Take your pick or check out both. Tickets are $22.

Jake Hill at Café 939: The local standout is well worth a listen, so why not hear him and his band Deep Creek live for just $10. Jim Hanft & Samantha Yonack, as well as Bell and the Bee will also perform.

Amy Black, Girls Guns & Glory at the Narrows Center for the Arts: We always jump at the chance to see GGG, and with Amy Black on the bill as well you can’t go wrong. Tickets are $17.


Brad Paisley, The Band Perry at the Comcast Center: Country acts always seem to fill the Comcast Center and we’re sure this show will be no different. Paisley continues to back 2011’s This Is Country Music, while The Band Perry are reportedly working on their highly anticipated second album.Tickets range in price from $25 to $60. Easton Corbin will open the show.

Il Divo at the Citi Wang Theatre: The renowned International singing groups aims to charm Boston with material off 2011’s Wicked Game as they close out a two night stand at the Wang. Tickets range in price from $53.25 to $128.75.

Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club: The World Music/CRASHarts concert series welcomes Syrian musical legend Omar Souleyman, who has become a crossover hit in recent years. Tickets are $20 and Prince Rama will open the show.

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