Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

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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

Ryan Montbleau Band on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise on Saturday: The sweet sounds of RMB may always make you feel like you’re on a cruise but this time it’s real. Will Dailey and the Rivals are along for the ride as well. Join BMS for what should be an awesome night with two of Boston’s best. Tickets are $30 or drop us an email for a chance to win a free pair.

Siobhan Magnus with the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on Saturday: Catch the local gal in her homecoming show at the Melody Tent. The show will be a showcase of all her musical interest, starting with her band Lunar Valve, progressing with a solo set of covers and new material and climaxing with set featuring the always awesome Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra. Tickets are available for $32.75 and $50.75.

Boston Irish Festival at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton – All Weekend: A perennial favorite, this year’s Boston Irish Festival boasts a rock solid lineup with Enter The Haggis, Black 47, McPeake, The Screaming Orphans and Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones. Tickets are $15 per a day.

Our Music Picks


US Air Guitar Championship at the Brighton Music Hall:
Always one of the most entertaining shows of the year. See who will be crowned Boston’s “air” to the thrown for $14.

Los Lonely Boys at the Paradise Rock Club
: Los Lonely Boys bring their “rockpango” – aka rock party – to Boston. Tickets are $30.

Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves at the Middle East Downstairs
: Although he may not reside around these parts anymore, Boston will always be Eli’s home. Welcome him back and enjoy Jenny Dee & The Deelinquints as well for $15.

Kenny Rogers at the South Shore Music Circus: This show is no gamble, you’ll certainly get your $44.75 to $62.75 worth.

Paul Collins Beat at the Middle East Upstairs: A perfect night for power-pop and garage fans as the legendary Paul Collins hits the hub in support of his latest release, King of Power Pop!. Also on the bill are Boston standouts Muck & The Mires and Watts, as well as NYC’s The Dirty Shames.

Black Country at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
: Haven’t heard of these guys? Well Black Country consists of Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian. We know you’ve heard of those guys. Tickets range in price from $36 to $70.


Katy Perry at the TD Garden: Katy Perry comes to town to make your California dreams come true. That is, if you have tickets, as this show is sold out.

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band at the Comcast Center
: It wouldn’t summer with out Buffet, so go waste away in Margaritaville for $36 to $136.

Chris Isaak at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The concert season opens up at Boarding House Park and this is one that will surely have the ladies swarming. Tickets are $48.

Big D And The Kids Table at the Brighton Music Hall: The pride of Alston will prep for another summer on the Warped Tour and the release of their forthcoming album, For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious, with a homecoming show. Tickets are just $10. Rough Francis and Great Lakes will open the show.

Ratfynkt at the Middle East Upstairs: State Radio drummer Mike Najarian is back with his band Ratfynkt and celebrating the release of their new EP, Bare None. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Silent Season, Staff Johnson and Marty O’Malley round out the bill.

Tea Leaf Green on the Rock On Concert Cruise: TLG will jam the boat and then jam on the boat as they promote their brand new album, Radio Tragedy. Tickets are $25.

The Pointer Sisters at the Hatch Shell: Hard to pass up a free show with one of R&B’s most beloved groups.

Sully Erna at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Catch the Godsmack man do his solo thing for $24 to $40.


Jimmie Vaughn at Showcase Live: You know those Vaughns are pretty good at the guitar. Tickets are $25.

People Under The Stars at the Paradise Rock Club: If you’re looking for hip hop this weekend, look no further. Tickets are $15

Givers at the Middle East Downstairs: Catch these buzzing Louisiana rockers with Pepper Rabbit for $12.

Our Non Music Picks

The Boston Bruins’ Rolling Rally on Saturday: The City of Champions celebrates its latest and greatest victory as the Boston Bruins are Stanley Cup Champions! Take in the parade on Saturday, which will begin at 11 a.m. from the Garden to Copley Place.

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