Boston has gained worldwide fame for being a "hub" for serving as the home to the Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics (sorry Pats fans, but last time I checked they play in Foxboro), historic national landmarks that signify the birth of The United States, citizens that mispronounce the letter "R" and the fantastic live music that invades the city's magnificent venues:
Wednesday 3/21 - Legendary and influential punk & ska musicians Kevin Seconds (from 7 Seconds), Franz Nicolay (from The Hold Steady), Vic Ruggerio (from The Slackers) and Kepi Ghoulie (from The Groovy Ghoulies) will be performing on the upstairs stage at The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub as part of the Arms Aloft Social & Musical Roadshow. This will be a treat for any punk rocker and/or rude boy that also appreciates the acoustic side of playing guitar. $10, 18+. 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Thursday 3/22 - Philadelphia's psychedelic indie-folk rockers Dr. Dog will be bringing good vibes and great music to The House of Blues across from Fenway Park in the heart of Beantown, which should be an amazing time for sure. Opening are fellow Philadelphians Purling Hiss and Boston rockers The Nickel & Dime Band, providing a full night of beautiful music that any fan will enjoy. $25, all ages. 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston
Friday 3/23 - At the age of 30, Ben Kweller still looks half is age and plays a badass guitar that is bound to melt your face off with his blistering solos. He's currently on tour supporting his new album, Go Fly A Kite, and he'll be making a stop at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. If you love rock & roll and youthful looking people with curly hair, Ben Kweller is definitely your cup of tea. $20, all ages. 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Saturday 3/24 - After his show with the Arms Aloft Social & Musical Roadshow, on the 21st, Vic Ruggerio will be chillin' in Beantown until his next show with The Slackers at the same place a few days later on the 24th. Instead of playing on the upstairs stage, The Slackers will be bringing the groove to the cavernous Middle East downstairs and its a time that no fan of ska should miss. $15, 18+. 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Sunday 3/25 - Cloud Nothings, one of the best indie bands out there today is gonna be rocking the coolest little music venue in the suburb of Allston, Brighton Music Hall. One of the openers are The Dirty Dishes, a band from Boston that is so good they had the honor of their brand new EP, The Most Tarnished Birds, being selected for my Album of the Week blog a few weeks ago. Two great bands at an intimate venue, what's better than that? $10, 18+. 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA
So that's the best of what's going on in Boston for the rest of this week, definitely get yourself out to one of these shows soon before they get sold out and you're outside on the sidewalk sulking tears into your wallet.
- Rob Duguay
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