Weekend Guide: June 15 – 17
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 Pick
Deer Tick at The Met on Saturday: They’ll play Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on Friday but tickets for that show are long gone. With that in mind, we suggest checking out the band on their home turf of Rhode Island. Dubbed “DudeSmash”, the band have curated their own festival inside and outside of The Met in Pawtucket. Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Doomsday Student, Turbo Fruits and Atlantic Thrills are just a handful of the other bands on the bill. Take it all in for $25. Music starts at 5 p.m. and runs all night.
Foster the People at Bank of America Pavilion: One of last summer’s biggest hitmakers are still riding high this summer with a sold out show on the Seaport. Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra open.
Avicii at TD Garden: One of the biggest DJs in the world takes over the Garden for a show that you can attend for $29.50 to $75. Morgan Page and Pleasurekraft will open the show.
Laura Marling at Berklee Performance Center: This young singer-songwriter won “Best Female Solo Artist” at the 2011 Brit Awards. Find out what makes her so special when she plays Boston with local favorite Willy Mason. Tickets are $20.
Rustic Overtones at Church: The longtime New England favorites are gearing up for the release of their new album, Let’s Start A Cult. They’ll be joined by local standouts The Wandas and Grant Street Orchestra. Tickets are $15.
Lori McKenna at Club Passim: The folk/country singer-songwriter returns to familiar ground as she delivers two shows in one night. See her at 7 or 9:30. Tickets are $30.
Aoife O’Donovan at the Narrows Center for the Arts: You know her from longtime local favorites Crooked Still (or maybe more recently The Goat Rodeo Sessions), now see her do her solo thing in Fall River. Tickets are available for $20 and John Fullbright will open the show.
Roomful of Blues at Showcase Live: This hometown act shouldn’t have much trouble filling the room down at Patriot Place as they always put on a lively show. Tickets are only $20.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Providence Performing Arts Center: The veteran folk supergroup are back on the road. Make your way to Rhode Island for what should be a set filled with greatest hits. Tickets range in price from $59 to $59.
GWAR at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: It’s always an experience when these metal favorites are in town. Take it all in for $25 when they play Providence with Auburn and Deathwish.
Rascal Flatts at Comcast Center: The country stars are back with a new album in Changed and will lead a packed lineup that includes Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Edens Edge, and Jon Pardi. Tickets are still available at $25.50 to $60.25.
Mogwai at House of Blues: Postponed from not one but two shows in 2011, see if these Scottish rockers are worth the wait for $22.50. Balam Acab opens.
Marillion at Paradise Rock Club: These Brits hit town behind new album called Sounds that Can’t Be Made, but you can hear them make sounds for $50. Sun Domingo opens the show.
Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys at Brighton Music Hall: Hitting town after just releasing a new album called Big Station, catch Alejandro and co. with Jesse Malin for $25.
Spiritual Rez on the Rock On! Concert Cruise: The local standouts will bring their acclaimed live show to the high seas. Joining them will be The Po Boys. Jam on for $25.
Paul McCartney Birthday Tribute at the Lizard Lounge: Led by the “The Lennonheads” (featuring members of Oranjuly, Spirit Kid, and The Click Five with Ducky Carlisle), some of Boston’s finest musicians pay tribute to the legendary Beatle. Also on on the bill are Will Dailey, Will Davies and The Daily Pravda. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Korn at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The hard rockers return to New England in support of their Korn their latest album, the dubstep/electronica fused The Path of Totality. Tickets are available for $43. Sluggo and J Devil will open the show.
Brazilian Girls at Royale: The New York indie rockers are back from an extended hiatus. See if they preview any new material with those old favorites for $25.
Lisa Marie Presley at the Wilbur Theatre: On the road for her first tour in five years, Presley hits Boston in support of her new album, Storm and Grace. Tickets are $29.
Drake at the Comcast Center: Drake brings his massive tour to town for what will surely be one of the biggest hip-hop shows of the year. With him will be J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, and 2 Chainz. Enjoy it all for $28.25 to $175.75.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band at Mohegan Sun Arena: Ringo and co. will be coming to the Pavilion on Tuesday, but if you just can’t wait then see him in Connecticut for $45.
Michael Franti & Spearhead at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: They’ll headline the Life is good festival later this fall but this is a band with plenty of summertime tunes. So see them in Providence for $30 or $35.