Weekend Guide: May 18 – 20

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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

HarpoonFest at the Harpoon Brewery on Friday & Saturday: Mean Creek, Will Dailey & The Rivals, The Brew, Three Day Threshold, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, You Can Be A Wesley and Autumn Hollow are just some of the many awesome Boston bands performing across two stages this weekend. Of course, there will be plenty of great beer on tap too. Tickets are $20 and include one drink ticket.

Radio 929’s EarthFest at the Hatch Shell on Saturday: One of the city’s finest annual events is always worth attending. The free day-long festival will feature Switchfoot, Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Spin Doctors and local standouts Twin Berlin, as well as second stage full of children’s music performers.

Our Music Picks


Bang Camaro at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The former BMS Band of the Year is back for a reunion gig with Sidewalk Driver and The Faggettes. They’ve surely been missed as this show is already sold out.

The Maine at the House of Blues: No, they’re not actually from Maine but you can welcome these Arizona rockers like one of New England’s own, along with Lydia and The Arkells, for $22.

The Adicts, World/Inferno Friendship Society at the Paradise Rock Club
: Two punk rock veterans, one from England and the other from Brooklyn, team up in Boston. Tickets are $16.50 and Double Nines will open the show.

Milkman at Royale: The “Does A Body Good” tour hits town with this San Diego mashup artist leading the way, and XXXChange and Billy Van on in support. Tickets are $17.

Dirty Water at TT the Bear’s Place
: Boston punk rockers Dirty Water reunite for one night only. Joining in on the celebration are fellow local favorites The USM, Far From Finished, Confront and Jason Bennett & The Resistance. Tickets are $12.

Maps and Atlases at the Middle East Downstairs
: The Chicago-based indie rockers hit Cambridge in support of their brand new album, Beware and Be Grateful. Zechs Marquise and Sister Crayon will open the show. Tickets are $14.

Boyz II Men at the Zeiterion Theatre
: The smooth-singing hit-makers make their way to New Bedford where you can hear some of the world’s best harmonies for $40 to $55.

Rev Run at Mohegan Sun Casino’s Wolf Den: The founding member of legendary hip-hop group Run–D.M.C. delivers a solo show for free, which leaves with more cash for the tables and slots.


KISS 108’s KISS Concert at the Comcast Center: Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Gym Class Heroes highlight the lineup but we’re glad to see some local flavor courtesy of Karmin, JoJo, Sammy Adams and One Step Away. Tickets for the first show of the year at the Comcast Center range in price from $35 to $200.

James Morrison at Royale: Touring behind last year’s The Awakening, catch this soulful singer with honeyhoney for $27.

The Used at the House of Blues: The Used are back with their first new album since 2009 and they brought Dead Sara and Stars In Stereo with them. Tickets are available for $26 and $36.

The Wood Brothers at the Paradise Rock Club: Chris and Oliver just released a new live album called Live: Volume One: Sky High. Why not get the true experience for $16. Seth Walker will open the show.

Hooray for Earth at Great Scott: Though they’ve called New York City home for the past few years, Boston has always been home to Hooray For Earth. The band returns to the hub for a show in Allston with Zambri and Joseph D’Agostino (of Cymbals Eat Guitars). Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of.

Kittie at the Middle East Downstairs: The heavy metal veterans from Canada are on the road to promote 2011’s I’ve Failed You. The packed bill also features Black Guard, The Agonist, Bonded By Blood, Escape To Everything, Manifest, Six Foot Silence, Bad Movies and Half Past Human. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 on the day of.

Chris Smither at the Regent Theatre: the veteran singer-songwriter is still going strong has plans to release a brand new album titled Hundred Dollar Valentine next month. Tickets are $23 in advance or $28 on the day of. The Parkington Sisters will open the show.

Entrain at Showcase Live
: Grab a taste of summer in what should be a beautiful weekend with this Martha’s Vineyard group. Tickets are $25.

LeAnn Rimes at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Only 29-years old but certainly a vet of the Country world. Hear plenty of old favorites and maybe a little preview off her forthcoming album Spitfire for $30 to $56 .

Roomful of Blues at the Tupelo Music Hall: The Rhode Island blues crew heads up to New Hampshire to jam out for $25.

Chickenfoot at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Did you miss their show in Boston earlier this week? If so, you have another chance to see the supergroup of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Michael Anthony (drummer Kenny Aronoff is filling in for Chad Smith) when they play Mohegan Sun. Tickets are just $25.


Rancid at the House of Blues: Check out the old punk vets, who may have some new tunes for you. Razors in the Night and Tenebrae open this sold out show.

Madison Violet at Club Passim
: The Juno Awards nominated roots duo of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac hit town to showcase their latest release, The Good in Goodbye. Tickets are $15.

Glenn Frey at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: This Eagle is flying solo with a new album of classic standards titled After Hours. Tickets range in price from $60 to $80.

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