Weekend Guide: May 25 – 27

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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

StrangeCreek Campout Festival at Camp KeeWanee (Greenfield, MA): Strangefolk and Max Creek return to Western Massachusetts for the tenth anniversary of this 3-day festival with help from Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe, Marco Benevento, Carbon Leaf, Ryan Montbleu Band and many more. Weekend passes will be available at the gate for $130,

campfire. Festival at Club Passim – All Weekend: Always a staple event for the long weekend, the campfire. festival brings over 40 acts to the historic Harvard Square club. Among the highlights through Monday are OldJack, Jake Hill, The Grownup Noise and The Greg Hawkes Ukulele Trio. Tickets are $10 per a day or $30 for the full weekend pass.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Stryper at Showcase Live: The Sweet brothers lead their classic Christian rock band into Foxboro for this $30 show.

Langhorne Slim & The Law at the Middle East Downstairs: The Pennsylvanian-based band hits Massachusetts in preparation for their forthcoming album, The Way We Move. Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka and hometown favorites Kingsley Flood will open the show. Tickets for the show are $15.

“Sweet Beats” – A Benefit for The Jimmy Fund at Church: Locals Green Line Inbound, Biscuits & Gravy and The Hub Dub join forces for a special cause. Nothing better than enjoying great music for an even greater cause. Tickets are $10.

RIBS at TT the Bear’s Place: One of Boston’s finest rock bands, RIBS celebrate the release of their brand new EP, Russian Blood. Joining them will be Suicide Dolls, Herra Terra and Yoga Girls. Tickets are $10.

Superhoney at Johnny D’s: The longtime local soul favorites return for to celebrate their 15th anniversary. See them in Somerville for $12.

Ryan Brooks Kelly at the Bull Run Restaurant: The New Hampshire-based country artist celebrate the release of his new album with help from Iza Jane & Greatwood Acoustics and openers Jack Babineau. Tickets are $15.

Lee Brice at Mohegan Sun Casino: The Connecticut casino is popular destination on this long weekend. If you are down there tonight, you can enjoy rising country artist Lee Brice for free in the Wolf Den.

Saturday

The Kooks at House of Blues: These English lads played a sold out show at the HOB last year, so if you missed that, here’s your chance to catch them this time around as tickets are available at $24 and $35. Mean Creek and Royal Teeth will open the show.

Garbage at Paradise Rock Club: After taking several hiatuses over the past decade, these Alt Rock icons are back with Not Your Kind of People. Apparently they’re still Boston’s kind of people because this show has long since been sold out.

Thrice at Royal: Speaking of sold out, Thrice hits Boston on their final show before an indefinite hiatus. They’ll be joined by Animals As Leaders and O’Brother on Tremont St. for this sold out gig.

Hallelujah the Hills at Middle East Downstairs: HTH celebrates their CD release with some established guests such as Viva Viva, Frank Smith, and The New Highway Hymnal. Tickets are $10.

One Step Away at the Middle East Upstairs: We were impressed by their short set at KISS Concert last week, and expect even better things with a longer set in a more intimate venue. Also on the bill for this all-ages matinee show are All Night Affair, Letterday, Remedy, 64 and Old Money Boys. Tickets are $10.

Ron Noyes Band at the Tupelo Music Hall: One of New Hampshire’s finest bands in one of the Granite State’s finest venues. Join the fun for $15 and be sure to check out Sarah Blacker’s opening set too.

Sunday

ZZ Top at Verizon Wireless Arena: Three for the price of one up in Connecticut as 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson will be joining the bearded ones. Tickets for this showcase of Southern favorites range in price from $70 to $90. You can also catch the show at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday.

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