Weekend Guide: May 20 – 22

, Staff

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

Sugarland at Comcast Center: Although it hasn’t felt like summertime this week, Sugarland will have you feeling like it’s the middle of July as they’re joined by Little Big Town and hometown favorite Matt Nathanson in Mansfield. Tickets range in price from $26 to $50.75.

EarthFest at the Hatch Shell: There is a rumor that the sun might come out, which makes this Boston tradition a must-see. Head down to the Esplanade and check out 92.9’s annual EarthFest with the awesome free music courtesy of OK Go, Ed Kowalczyk of Live, Sponge, Atomic Tom and more.

Our Music Picks


Elvis Costello & The Imposters at Citi Wang Theatre: There’s no knowing what to expect from this show as Elvis brings his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” back on tour. Tickets are $49.50 to $125.

Lykke Li at House of Blues: This Swedish star returns to Boston behind her latest release Wounded Rhymes. Originally scheduled for the Paradise, the show has been moved to the House of Blues to accommodate more fans. Take advantage and pick up a tickets for $25. Grimes will open the show.

Papa Roach at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Looking for some rock on your Friday night. Head down I-95 to Providence and check out Papa Roach. Kopek, Royal Bliss, and Static Summer are all on board as well. Tickets are $25 and $35.

Static of the Gods, Endless Wave at TT the Bear’s Place
: A pair of Boston’s best celebrate new releases in Cambridge. Rounding out the bill will be Soft Pyramids, Vary Lumar and Emily Peal. Tickets are $10.

Sam Roberts Band at Brighton Music Hall: The pride of Montreal are on the road to promote their brand new album, Collider. The band’s has received rave reviews for their live show. Find out why for $15. The Rassle will open the show.


KISS 108’s KISS Concert: If you’ve listened to KISS over the past month or so you definitely know who will be there. But if you’ve avoided the end of the dial you should know that Flo Rida, The Script, Mike Posner, Sean Kingston, and many others will be there. Tickets are still available and range in price from $35 to $200.

Sully Erna at the Zeiterion Theatre
: The Godsmack frontman is on the road in support of his solo release, Avalon. See the softer side of the Lawrence native for $35 or $40.

Sarah Borges at Toad: A local lady treating her fans to a free show is always cool with us. Get their early though cause we’re sure this place will fill up quickly.

Age Rings at the Middle East Downstairs: The Boston veterans are back and celebrating the release of their double album, Black Honey. Making the show extra special is a stacked lineup of locals in Taxpayer, Pretty and Nice and You Can Be A Wesley. Tickets are $10.

Highway Ghosts at Lizard Lounge: These local Americana favorites put on a great show. They are also working on a new album, so maybe you’ll hear some new tunes when they play Lizard Lounge with Swinging Steaks. Tickets are $12.


Panic at the Disco at House of Blues: Although they had a shakeup in their lineup, no need to panic, these Vegas rockers are back with their third album, Vices & Virtues. Tickets are $25 and $35.

Chris Isaak at Foxwoods
: Although you could lose some money at the tables, the most “wicked game” will be played in the MGM Grand Theatre courtesy of Mr. Isaak. Tickets range in price from $30 to $50.

Junip at Brighton Music Hall: After returning from a 5-year hiatus in 2010, Junip keep things rolling with a new EP titled, In Every Direction. Tickets are $15. The Acrylics and DJ Carbo will open the show, which is part of the Fenway Recording Sessions series.

Converge at the Middle East Downstairs: Converge lead a hard rocking sold out show with Dropdead, Burning Love, Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die.

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