Weekend Guide: June 29 – July 1
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
Girls, Guns & Glory at the Middle East Downstairs on Friday: It’s the “Hometown Hoedown” featuring one of Boston’s premiere Americana acts in Girls, Guns and Glory and friends Swinging Steaks, Coyote Kolb and Dietrich Strause. Tickets are $15.
“We Want The Airwaves” – A WFNX Tribute at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: We’re all sad to see ‘FNX go, so pay tribute and pay tribute in style with O Positive, Orbit, Garvy J, Parlour Bells, DJ sets and much more for $20.
Roger Waters at Fenway Park on Sunday: The Wall on “The Monster”. This one is definitely going to be cool and there are actually some tickets left. They range in price from $40 to $255 but you better act quick.
Our Music Picks
Fountains of Wayne at the Paradise Rock Club: Known best for “Stacy’s Mom”, see Fountains of Wayne back in action and touring behind last year’s Sky Full of Holes. Tickets are $25.
Diana Krall at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: See this Berklee grad do her thing in Hyannis for $68.25. Denzal Sinclaire opens. You can also catch her in Cohasset at the South Shore Music Circus on Saturday.
Pat McGee Band at the Brighton Music Hall: The band is still out supporting last year’s No Wrong Way to Make It Right You’d be right to check them out with Jesse Ruben and Ron Noyes Band for $20.
Ziggy Marley at the Newport Sunset Music Series: Last week, he kicked off the Lowell Summer Music Series. This week he kicks off Newport’s Sunset Music Series. We just hope the weather is a ittle better. Tickets are still available for $42 and $62.
Anthony Green at The Met: Green has been in a ton of bands but you can see him do his solo thing for $17 with some great locals in The Dear Hunter and The Organ Beats.
Umphrey’s McGee, G. Love & Special Sauce at the Bank of America Pavilion: Jam on with this great summer combo for $20 to $34.50.
Fiona Apple at the Citi Wang Theatre: This “bad, bad girl” is back with another long-winded album titled The Idler Wheel… and then some. If you missed her show at Royale earlier this year, be sure to check her out in the big theatre across the street. Tickets range in price from $35 to $89.50.
Scissor Sisters at the House of Blues: “Take your momma out” and enjoy this New York group and new tunes from Magic Hour for $30 to $45.
Motion City Soundtrack at the Middle East Downstairs: MCS is touring behind their new album Go, and you should go because you’ll also get to see Henry Clay People and The Front Bottoms for $22.
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at the Somerville Armory: See the SK6ers play an intimate show in Somerville as they hit town behind Gift Horse. Only a few tickets remain for $25.
Chris Isaak at Indian Ranch: Don’t be playing any wicked games, get yourself out to Webster and see Isaak deliver a set of hits and covers off his latest release, Beyond the Sun. Tickets range in price from $30 to $47.50. Local standout Kiley Evans will open the afternoon show.
John Sebastian, Pousette-Dart Band at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The Lowell Summer Music Series always seem to have some great folk music on display and it’s acts like these that add to their reputation. Tickets for this co-headliner are $35.
Jay Geils’ “Jazz & Blues Review” at Showcase Live: You may not hear a whole lot of Geils’ old band at this show but this group will surely have you entertained regardless. Tickets are $28.50.
Aaron Neville at the North Shore Music Theatre: Get a taste of New Orleans with Neville and his many guests for $49 to $59.
James Taylor at the Verizon Wireless Arena: He’s seen “fire and rain”, and you can see this legendary songwriter and Massachusetts resident for $45.50 to $75.50.
Norah Jones at the Bank of America Pavilion: This charming pianist is back with her fifth album Little Broken Hearts. See her and Sasha Dobson for $25 to $60.
LMFAO at the DCU Center: If you’re not sick of them yet you can catch these goofballs with a cast of characters, including Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson and Eva Simons in Worcester. Tickets range in price from $35 to $99.50.
Scotty McCreery at Indian Ranch: This Idol winner is still riding high as he hits Webster for a sold out show. Jacy Dawn will open the afternoon performance.
Zappa Plays Zappa at the Zeiterion Theatre: Frank’s son plays his stuff, and nobody today does it better. Tickets range in price from $25 to $72.
Jonathan Edwards at Club Passim: Edwards makes his way down from Maine, where he currently resides, to promote his share some tunes from his lengthy and successful folk career. Tickets are $32.
Bill Medley at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: At 71, The Righteous Brothers singer is still going strong. See Medley and have the “Time of Your Life” for $20 to $46.