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Information Crush: Amy’s Shows List

July 28, 2011

This weekend is chock full of great stuff: show and even some festivals; some sold out some not, but definitely some excellent choices. On Thursday there’s a groovy psychedelic show at Great Scott with Bobb Trimble’s Flying Spiders, MMOSS, Gary War, Roland + Jane and DJ Thundersun. Also on Thursday The Eels and the Submarines are at the Paradise and if you’re on the Cape, Black Francis is at the Beachcomber. Friday night is the first of 2 nights for Girls Guns and Glory at the Lizard Lounge in celebration of their new cd release. Other things happening on Friday include Twangified with Twang ‘Em High, The Rods, The Brooklyns and Brian Carroll and Dave Delucca at the Rosebud; Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica at the Lily Pad; Sidewalk Driver, Mellow Bravo, Walter Sickart and the Army of Broken Toys, Streight Angular and This Blue Heaven at Middle East Downstairs and there’s also a reunion show with Bim Ska La Bim at Johnny D’s. It’s a weekend of festivals,The Newport Folk is happening and has a great line-up but both Saturday and Sunday are sold out; in Lowell there’s the the Lowell Folk Fest and in Somerville there’s the Handmade Arts Festival with The Weisstronauts and One Happy Island. Saturday night has a sold out show with Imelda May at the Brighton Music Hall and the Smithereens are at the Natick Center for the Arts. Sunday has a fun show at TT’s with The Trabants, Diego’s Umbrella and The Gobshites and heavy metal band Anvil is at the Middle East Downstairs. On Monday, Death Cab for Cutie is at the Bank of America Pavilion. Tuesday night has JD McPherson, The Raging Teens and The Banditas at TT’s and at the House of Blues there’s Big Audio Dynamite and HR (from the Bad Brains). On Wednesday Jed Parish (from the Gravel Pit), John Powhida, Ward White and Tad Overbaugh perform at TT’s.

Thursday, 7/28:
Club Passim Summer Stage with Kate Kim at Palmer Street (by Club Passim and Harvard Coop) 1-2p, Free!
Melvern Taylor at Toad, 7p, Free!
Bobb Trimble’s Flying Spiders, MMOSS, Gary War, Roland + Jane and DJ Thundersun at Great Scott
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade at the Lizard
The Eels and the Submarines at the Paradise
Cancer Killing Gemini, Might and Vostok 4 at the Cantab
Andrew Gleason, The Lowbred Watts, Midnight Spaghetti + Chocolate G-Strings, Gang of Thieves and The Ground Up at Hennessy’s Hooley House
Voda, The 7Cs and Letterik at Precinct
Alison Krauss and Union Station at Wang Theatre
Black Francis (acoustic) at the Beachcomber, Wellfleet

Friday, 7/29:
Lowell Folk Fest
Girls, Guns and Glory CD Release with Margaret Glaspy at the Lizard Lounge
Twangified with Twang ‘Em High, The Rods, The Brooklyns and Brian Carroll and Dave Delucca at the Rosebud
Captain Cutthroat, Mighty Tiny, The Rex Complex and Draino at TT’s
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica at the Lily Pad
Bim Ska La Bim at Johnny D’s
Sidewalk Driver, Mellow Bravo, Walter Sickart and the Army of Broken Toys, Streight Angular and This Blue Heaven at ME Downstairs
Ellis Ashbrook, Shoney Lamar and the Equal Rights, Left Hand Does, Moniker and Ryan Jackson Troika at Precinct
Herman’s Hermits at Wolf’s Den, Mohegan Sun, Free!

Saturday, 7/30:
Handmade Arts Festival with The Weisstronauts and One Happy Island , Union Square, Somerville, 2:30-5:30p, Free!
Lowell Folk Fest
Girls, Guns and Glory CD Release with The Blue Ribbons at the Lizard Lounge
The Liz Borden Band at the Cantab
Township, Black Thai and Viva Viva at Precinct.
Si*Se, The Love Experiment, Miars and Gaetana Brown at the ME Downstairs
The Shods at Major’s Pub, Lowell
Newport Folk Festival with The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Earl Scruggs, Gogol Bordello, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tegan & Sara, Mavis Staples, The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, What Cheer? Brigade, The Devil Makes Three, Song Circle with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka & Liz Queler, The Wailin’ Jennys, Typhoon, The Ebony Hillbillies, River City Extension and PS22 Chorus at the Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI SOLDOUT
Imelda May at the Brighton Music Hall SOLDOUT
The Smithereens at Natick Center for the Arts
The Bandit Kings at DogBar, Gloucester, Free!

Sunday, 7/31:
Boston Pie Experiment (a pie bake off) at the ME Downstairs at noon
Lowell Folk Fest
The Trabants, Diego’s Umbrella and The Gobshites at TT’s
Anvil, Riff Cannon and Razormaze at the ME Downstairs
Sia and Oh Land at the House of Blues
Newport Folk Festival with Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello (Solo Acoustic), Amos Lee, M. Ward, Wanda Jackson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle, The Secret Sisters, Trampled by Turtles, The Civil Wars, The Head and The Heart, The Cave Singers, David Wax Museum, Mountain Man, The Seeger Clogging All-Stars and BrownBird at the Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI SOLDOUT
George Jones at Indian Ranch, Webster

Monday, 8/1:
Chris Warren at ZuZu’s, Free!
Death Cab for Cutie at the Pavilion

Tuesday, 8/2:
JD McPherson, The Raging Teens and The Banditas at TT’s
Big Audio Dynamite and HR (Bad Brains) at House of Blues
Guster and Ra Ra Riot at the Cape Cod Melody Tent

Wednesday, 8/3:
Jed Parish, John Powhida, Ward White and Tad Overbaugh at TT’s
Erin Harpe + the Delta Swingers and Ten Foot Polecats at Johnny D’s
The Bandit Kings at Danvers Rotary Pavilion on the lawn of the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, 69, Free!
Stone Temple Pilots at Hampton Beach Casino

Check out Amy’s Shows List page for the complete list of upcoming shows.

If you have any additions to the list, please send them to me at amy@bostonbandcrush.org before Wednesday to have them included in the weekend’s posting.

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One Comment
  1. Township/Black Thai/ Viva Viva showis at Precinct not TT's

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