Weekend Guide: May 27 – 29

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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

campfire. Festival at Club Passim on Friday through Monday: The annual campfire. Festival takes over Club Passim, bringing together loads of diverse talent to the intimate Harvard Square club for music all weekend. Get a weekend pass for $30 or a single day ticket for $10.

B.O.M.B. Fest at Comcast Theatre (Hartford) on Saturday & Sunday: A rock solid lineup makes this two-day festival well worth the short drive to Hartford, Connecticut. Weezer headlines Saturday, while Snoop Dogg headlines Sunday. Other highlights include Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, Wiz Khalifa, Coheed and Cambria, State Radio and much more. Two-day passes are available for $89 and $99, while single tickets can be had for $60 or $70.

Our Music Picks


Friendly Fires at the Paradise Rock Club: These former Mercury Prize nominees are back with their latest release, Pala. Tickets are $15 and Wise Blood opens.

The Felice Brothers at Brighton Music Hall: Join the celebration with the Felice Brothers as they hit town behind their new album Celebration, Florida. Wily Mason opens. Tickets are $15.

Roomful of Blues at Regattabar: The New England blues favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album Hook, Line & Sinker with a pair of shows (7:30 and 10:00) at the Regattabar at The Charles Hotel. Tickets are $25.

Coco Montoya at Narrows Center for the Arts: An exceptional blues guitarist that once played with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Tickets for the show in Fall River are $25.


The Maine & Augustana at House of Blues: A two-for-one prices for this pop-rock doubleheader with tickets at $20. Something tells us that Augustana will play “Boston”.

Man Man at Paradise Rock Club: Have a fantastic time with Man Man as they stop off on Comm Ave. in support of Life Fantastic. Tickets are $16.50 and be sure to arrive in time for openers Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers.

Mean Creek at Great Scott: One of the best local groups around rock out with Hands & Knees and Banditas. Tickets are $9.

OldJack at the Rosebud: Another BMS favorite on the local scene, OldJack won over many more fans as Wild Card in this year’s Rock ‘N Roll Rumble finals. The Rosebud is a home of sorts for the band. Catch them with the Jim Healey Band and Monophonic for just $5.


The Cool Kids at Paradise Rock Club: The Cool Kids at one of the city’s coolest clubs. Sounds like a good match. Tickets are $18. Local standout Edo G. opens the show.

Paul Simon at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: If you can’t wait until next week when he comes to Boston, why not spend your Memorial Day weekend at the casino and take in a show. Tickets are $90-$125

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