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Information Crush: Amy’s Show List

May 21, 2009

On Thursday is Keane at the Pavillion and I have a soft spot for them. Plus it’s supposed to be a great evening weather-wise and it’d be great to be outside listening to music. On Friday the show at the Middle East Down is very tempting with Hallelujah the Hills, Magic Magic and Cymbals Eat Guitar. My pick for Saturday is the big St Stanislaus Day Polka Party at the Polish American Club in East Cambridge. Yup, there’ll be polka music and yup there’ll be yummy Polish food like kielbasa and pierogis and yup there’ll be beer. I dare you not to have a good time at this annual extravaganza, na strowia! On Sunday the Supersuckers at Harpers looks like fun. On Tuesday if you can go, head over to the Paradise for X with the original lineup of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake. They still bring it and rock! On Wednesday Tony Goddess (of the Rudds and formerly of Papas Fritas) has a new band at Toad and it might be worth going to Porter Square to check it out.

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Thursday, 5/21:
  • Keane at the BoA Pavillion
  • Giant Kings at Precinct
  • The Juan MacLean and the Field at the ME
  • Wolves in the Throne Room at Great Scotts
  • The Radiators at the Narrows Center for the Arts
Friday, 5/22:
  • Free Chocolate Fridays at
  • Hallelujah the Hills, Magic Magic and Cymbals Eat Guitars at the ME (Down)
  • Her Space Holiday at the ME (Up)
  • The In Out and Cotton Candy at the Plough
Saturday, 5/23:
  • The Radiators at Showcase Live
  • St Stanislaus Party at the Polish American Club in Cambridge (polka music! beer! pierogis! beer! sing-alongs! beer!)
  • Christopher Guest, Michael McKeon & Harry Shearer at the Wilbur (for fans of Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind) SOLDOUT
  • The National at the House of Blues SOLDOUT
  • Lake Champagne and the Diamond Mines at O’Briens
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at North Adams
  • Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Club Hell, Providence
  • The English Beat at Tupelo Music Hall
Sunday, 5/24:
  • The English Beat at Tupelo Music Hall
  • Supersuckers at Harpers Ferry
Tuesday, 5/26:
  • X at the Paradise (with all of the original people)
  • Chickenfoot at the ME SOLDOUT
Wednesday, 5/27:
  • Tony Goddess and the Johns at Toad
  • The Bangles at the House of Blues
  • Cake at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium
  • A Camp (with Nina Perrson of the Cardigans) at the ME
  • Math the Band at the Lily Pad
And Looking Forward…

5/28 Giant Kings at Precinct
5/28 Au Revoir Simone at TTs
5/29 I Was King (cool psychedelic pop band from Norway) at Harpers
5/29 Muck and the Mires, Andrea Gillis at Precinct
5/29 Buckethead at the ME
5/29 Steve Earle at Berklee
5/29 The Tubes at Bull Run
5/29 The Figgs and John Powhida International Airport at the Midway
5/29 Leonard Cohen at the Citi Center SOLDOUT
5/30 Leonard Cohen at the Citi Center SOLDOUT
5/30 Earthfest with Soul Asylum and the Lemonheads at the Hatch (What year is it?)
5/30 Jenny Dee & the Delinquents and Jordan Valentine & the Sunday Sinners at TTs
5/30 Split Signal with Roger Miller and the Books at the Armory
5/30 The Figgs and the In Out at the Midway
5/30 The Tubes at Showcase Live
5/30 Gods and Queens at Great Scotts
5/31 Electrolux at Church
5/31 Walter Schreifels at Great Scotts
5/31 Rock Plaza Central at TTs
6/1 1990s at Great Scotts
6/2 Viva Voce at Great Scotts
6/2 Gomez at the House of Blues
6/3 Grizzley Bear at Berklee
6/3 Death Vessel, Mike Gent & the Rapid Shave at the ME
6/3 Jane’s Addiction and NIN at the Comcast Center
6/4 White Rabbits at the ME
6/4 TV on the Radio at the House of Blues SOLDOUT
6/5 Gogol Bordello at the House of Blues
6/5 Sisters at Pa’s
6/6 Free Friendly’s Ice Cream at Friendly’s restaurant locations
6/6 PJ Harvey and John Parish at House of Blues
6/6 Amadou and Mariam at the Paradise
6/6 Psychedelic Furs at Showcase Live
6/7 The Doves at the House of Blues
6/7 Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head at TTs
6/8 Psychedelic Furs at Tupelo Music Hall
6/8 BLK JKS at TTs
6/9 The Decemberists with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 5 at the BoA Pavillion
6/9-11 Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl at Government Center
6/10 The Meat Puppets at the Paradise
6/10 Jenny Lewis and Deer Tick at the House of Blues
6/11 Junior Brown at Johnny D’s
6/11 Sunset Rubdown at the ME
6/11 Detroit Cobras and the Dexter Romweber Duo (remember the Flat Duo Jets?) at TTs
6/11 Pink Martini at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
6/12 Pink Martini at the Opera House
6/12 Fiery Furnaces and the Bodega Girls at the ME
6/13 Three Dog Night at the Hatch Shell
6/13 They Might Be Giants at Berklee
6/14 Cowboy Mouth at the Paradise
6/14 John Vanderslice and the Tallest Man on Earth (fr Sweeden) at the ME
6/14 Luka Bloom at Showcase Live
6/14 Melvern Taylor at the Plough
6/14 Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head at TTs
6/15 Bill Callahan, Smog and Lights at the Brattle
6/15 Black Dice at Outside the Lines Gallery
6/15 Bill Callahan at the Brattle
6/16 Phoenix at the Paradise
6/17 ABC, Wang Chung, Heaven 17 and the Cutting Crew at the House of Blues
6/18 Robin Lane and Johnny Angel at the Plough
6/18 Passion Pit at the Paradise
6/18 Men (featuring members of Le Tigre) at Harper’s Ferry
6/19 My Own Worst Enemy, Mars, The Sharp Lads at the Cantab
6/19 Cracker at the ME
6/19 Alejandro Escovedo at the Iron Horse, Northampton
6/19 Andrew Bird and Calexico at the BoA Pavillion
6/19 Jonathan Richman with Vic Chestnut at the Narrows Center, Fall River (what? no Boston/Cambridge show?)
6/19 The Blackjacks Reunion Show with The Gravel Pit and the Outlets at TTs
6/20 The Blackjacks Reunion Show with Mark Lind at TTs
6/20 The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island
6/20 Life is Good Festival with the Blind Boys of Alabama (on the Common)
6/20 No Doubt at the Comcast Center
6/20 Better Than Ezra at the Paradise
6/20 Little Joy at Cafe 939
6/20 Shepardess and Grammercy Arms Band at the Plough
6/21 WMBR Jon Bernhardt’s 25th Anniversary with Condo Fucks (all 3 members of Yo La Tengo), The Bevis Frond (solo) and Sleepyhead at TTs (Wowie! what a great show)
6/21 Patrick Wolf, The Living Things and the Plasticines at the ME
6/21 Cotton Jones, The Antlers at the ME
6/23 Wooden Birds at TTs
6/23 Tom Jones at Pines Theatre in Florence, MA
6/24 Johann Johannson at the Cambridge YMCA in Central Square
6/24 Bettye Lavette at the MFA
6/24 The Most Serene Republic at Great Scotts
6/26 Camera Obscura at the Somerville Theater
6/26 Buffalo Tom at the Paradise
6/27 Los Lobos at Boarding House Park, Lowell
6/27 The Coachmen at the Plough
6/27 Versus, Rebecca Gates (fr The Spinanes) at Church
6/28 New York Dolls and Black Joe Lewis at the Paradise
6/30 Cheap Trick, Def Leopard and Poison at the Comcast Center
7/1 Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine at the House of Blues
7/1 The Germs at Harpers Ferry
7/2 The Wandas at Great Scotts
7/2 The Church at Showcase Live
7/3 The Church at Tupelo Music Hall
7/6 Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Pants Yell! at TTs
7/6 Handsome Furs at Great Scotts
7/7 Reel Big Fish, English Beat and Hepcat at House of Blues
7/8 Hey Monday (power pop) at Harpers Ferry
7/8 stellstarr* at TBD
7/9 The Orb at the Paradise
7/9 Peter Murphy at Showcase Live
7/10 The Offspring at Tsongas Arena
7/11 Temptations at the Hatch
7/11 Wilco at Lelacher Park in Lowell
7/11 Free 7 oz Slurpee at 7-11
7/11 The Damnwells at TTs
7/12 Bowerbirds at TTs
7/12 The Japanoids at Great Scotts
7/15 Dave Alvin & the Guiltymen at the Regattabar
7/15 King Sunny Ade at the MFA
7/15 Mannequin Men at Church
7/17 The Datsuns, Future of the Left at TTs
7/17 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Showcase Live
7/18 Dead Weather (Jack White’s new band) at the House of Blues
7/18 Aimee Mann at Boarding House Park, Lowell
7/20 Green Day at the Garden
7/20 Casper and the Cookies at the ME
7/21 Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby with Jimmy Ryan at TTs
7/21 The Warped Tour at the Comcast Center
7/22 Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at TTs
7/22-26 Provincetown Festival with the Presidents of the United States, The Neighborhoods, The Upper Crust and more
7/24 Paolo Nutini at the House of Blues
7/25 The Beach Boys at the Hatch
7/25 Tom Jones at the BoA Pavillion
7/25 Bob and the Dickheads at the Cantab
7/25 Harvey Milk and Torche at the ME
7/26 Tom Jones at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/28 AC/DC at Gillette
7/28 Rancid at the House of Blues
7/29 Rancid at the House of Blues
7/29 Alex Cuba at the MFA
7/29 Foreign Born and the Veils at TTs
7/31 Depeche Mode with Peter, Bjorn and John at the Comcast Center
7/31 -8/2 Newport Folk Festival featuring The Decemberists, Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Elvis Perkins and more
8/1 The B52s at Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/2 Robert Gordon, Chris Spedding, Slim Jim Phantom and Glen Matlock at Showcase Live
8/2 The B52s at the South Shore Music Circus
8/3 Coldplay at the Comcast Center
8/4 Eagles of Death Metal at House of Blues
8/4 Sugar Ray at the Paradise
8/7 California 66 Tour with the Seeds, The Electric Prunes and Love (sort of) at the ME
8/7-9 Newport Jazz Festival
8/8 Blondie and Pat Benatar at the BoA Pavillion
8/10 California 66 Tour with the Seeds, The Electric Prunes and Love (sort of) at Showcase Live
8/13 Bat for Lashes at the Paradise
8/14 The Wallflowers at Boarding House Park, Lowell
8/17 Tori Amos at the BoA Pavillion
8/20 Loggins & Messina at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/21 The Electric Six and Les Sans Cullotes Rock On Concert Cruise
8/29 Lewis Black at Citi Performing Arts Center
9/10 Autolux at the Paradise
9/12 The Cult at the House of Blues
9/13 Hugh Cornwell (from the Stranglers) at TTs
9/18-20 Luau at the Lake in Lake George, NY (It is never too soon to start planning for tiki weekend!)
9/19 Steeleye Span at the Somerville Theater
9/19 Lebowski Fest Movie Party at the House of Blues
9/20 Maximo Park at the Paradise
9/20 U2 with Snow Patrol at Gillette Stadium SOLDOUT
9/21 U2 with Snow Patrol at Gillette Stadium SOLDOUT
9/24 Free Ice Cream Treat at Coldstone Creamery (with a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation)
9/24 Peter Mulvey at the Lizard
10/2 Graham Parker at Bull Run
10/7 Howard Jones at Scullers
10/8 Howard Jones at Scullers

Any other suggestions? Let me know. Also please excuse any typos, I try to keep them to a minimum but I’m only human.
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