Weekend Guide: June 3 – 5

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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

Mellow Bravo, Viva Viva on the Rock On! Concert Cruise on Friday: Rock the boat with a couple of awesome local acts in Mellow Bravo and Viva Viva. They’ll be joined by another local standout in The Organ Beats for the opening cruise of the Rock On! Concerts series. It’s been a rough week, so enjoy a little cruise for $25.

Carbon Leaf, Enter the Haggis on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise on Sunday: The opening cruises from the Rock & Blues Concert series features a pair of Celtic-rock inspired rock outfits in Carbon Leaf and Enter The Haggis. Tickets for the matinee show are $30 or get a group of four friends together for $25 each.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Jimmy Eat World at The Palladium: Big band playing a little place usually leads to an awesome show. Check out these rock veterans in Worcester for just $25.

Melvins at the Paradise Rock Club
: Melvins will be taking you back as they play 1992′s Lysol and 1991′s Eggnog EP followed by a second set of music from 1993′s Houdini. Tickets are $20. On Saturday, they will rock the ‘dise again, this time with 1991′s Bullhead and 1994′s Stoner Witch.

Cowboy Mouth at the Brighton Music Hall
: The pride of New Orleans always deliver an entertaining live show. Add in this year’s Rumble winners John Powhida International Airport in the opening slot and this is one solid show. Tickets are $15.

Big Bad Vodoo Daddy at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium: Why not swing up to Lynn for a night with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? You can Go Daddy-O for $27 to $37.

Hot 106’s Hot Night at the Dunkin Donuts Center: If it’s a hot night it’s not just the weather. You can blame Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Fabulous, and others. Tickets range in price from $25 to $85.

Saturday

New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys at the TD Garden: NKOTBSB will keep the Garden in fine company while the Bruins are away. Although, there might not be a roof on the place when they get back. These tickets are sold out.

Jam’n 94.5’s Summer Jam at the Comcast Center: If you like Jam’n then you’ll like this show with the likes of Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, and T-Pain all scheduled to perform. Tickets range in price from $25 to $125.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on the Rock On Concert Cruise: The Rochester, NY-based group are known for their live sets. Find out why when they they jam along the harbor with help from Boston’s iLa Mawana. Tickets are $25.

The Brew at Showcase Live
: The best deal in town this weekend. That is, if you act facts. Get tickets to see the Bostons favorites now for a penny (yes, 1 cent) before they jump to $10 on the day of the show.

Virginia Coalition at the Brighton Music Hall: For over 13 years, the Virginia-based rockers have garnered a strong following up and down the East coast. Check them out with the Adam Ezra Group for $15.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at The Palladium
: The hip-hop veterans continue to tour in support in of 2010’s Uni5: The World’s Enemy. Tickets are $25.

Sunday

Jason Aldean at the Comcast Center: After impressing in various support roles over the years, Aldean has deservedly graduated to the role of a headlining the big summer sheds. Tickets are still available for this highly anticipated country party in Mansfield – so get yours for $22.75 to $49.75. Also on the bill are Eric Church and The Jane Dear Girls.

Death Cab For Cutie at the Paradise Rock Club
: Tickets are long gone for this rare club show with the alt-rock faves from Washington. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, be sure to arrive in time for openers The Lonely Forest.

Dennis Coffey, The Dirtbombs at the Brighton Music Hall
: Two of Detroit’s best are on the road together as guitar virtuoso Dennis Coffey teams up with garage rockers The Dirtbombs. Tickets are $17. Opening the show will be The Stepkids.

Secondhand Serenade at the Middle East Downstairs
: Secondhand Serenade mastermind John Vesely hits town for a solo acoustic show. Joining him for this all ages show will be Man On Earth, Matt Beilis and Visions. Tickets are $15.

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