Amy’s Shows List began many years ago as an email list and continues as one to inspire people to catch live music around town. It was featured on Boston Band Crush and is now The Dig.
My email is AmysShowsList@gmail.com if you have shows to add or want to be on the complete email list (which lists shows goes into the future).
Love it when you look ahead and there are too many bands to choose from, so much better than not enough bands to choose from. On Thursday Dave Alvin of the legendary Blasters is at Johnny D’s doing his rootsy thing with opener Sarah Borges.
Also on Thursday dreamy popsters Best Coast are at Royale and famous soul funk performer Lee Fields and the Expressions are at the Brighton Music Hall. Friday night has JJ and Thee Cuban Heels rockin’ Toad; Sea Wolf at the Brighton Music Hall and there’s also Mike Gent (from the Figgs) with his band Rapid Shave at Sally O’Brien’s.
Happening on Saturday is local rock royalty Willie Alexander and guest TMaxx at Store 54 in Allston and there’s ska at the Middle East Downstairs with The Pietasters, The Allstonians, Riki Rocksteady + the Arraignments and Nick + the Adversaries.
And if you want to check outside something outside of the city limts there are 2 great choices. If you go north to Lowell, The Shods are playing at the Worthen with a bunch of other bands and if you go south to Fall River, surf sensations are at Narrows Center for the Arts. Sunday has 2 afternoon shows vying for your attention now, in addition to the Roy Sludge Trio’s regular honky tonk Sunday gig at Radio, there’s now an afternoon surf show at Passim with Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters. On Sunday night Syd Straw who was in the Golden Palominos with Anton Fier, Micheal Stipe, John Lydon and many many others is at Johnny D’s and singer songwriter Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters is at the ICA.
Monday is the start of Toad’s 20th Anniversary Week with The Brothers McCann, The Blue Ribbons and Dana Colley at Toad and The Bored of Health Trio is at the Plough and Stars. On Tuesday There’s the Camberville Benefit for Boston Strong with Jimmy Ryan, Dwight and Nicole, Christian MacNeil, Jesse Dee, Will Dailey, Paddy Saul, Dennis Brennan, Tim Gearan, Susan Cattaneo, Davis Champagne, Chris Cote, Paul Ahlstrand and more at Johnny D’s and there’s Brit soul with The Heavy at the Paradise.
And on Wednesday night there’s the Dennis Brennan Band residency at the Lizard Lounge with special guest Ward Hayden of Girls, Guns and Glory. Oh yea, there’s also some band at the Garden called The Rolling Stones.
And now … THE LIST:
Thursday, 6/6: Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones at Toad (7p)
Thursday, 6/6: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones at Johnny D’s
Thursday, 6/6: Jimmy Ryan and Hayride at Radio
Thursday, 6/6: Ruby Vell and the Soulphonics, Hayley Jane and the Primates, GoldBlood+ Associates and Claude Money at the ME Upstairs
Thursday, 6/6: Aquanutz and No Aloha at Precinct
Thursday, 6/6: Melissa Ferrick at the Lizard
Thursday, 6/6: Lee Fields and the Expressions at the Brighton Music Hall
Thursday, 6/6: Best Coast at Royale
Friday, 6/7: JJ and Thee Cuban Heels at Toad
Friday, 6/7: Mike Gent + The Rapid Shave at Sally O’Brien’s
Friday, 6/7: Sea Wolf at the Brighton Music Hall
Friday, 6/7: The Manglers and Ronald Vegan at Jacques Underground
Friday, 6/7: Afro DZ Ak Allstarz at Johnny D’s
Friday, 6/7: Mike Cavanaugh, The Smile Makers, Red Light Radio, and Down to Fox at All Asia
Friday, 6/7: Devendra Banhart at the Wilbur
Friday, 6/7: The Shods at the Worthen, Lowell
Saturday, 6/8: Cute is What We Aim For at Brighton Music Hall
Saturday, 6/8: Scrapes, Tsunami of Sound, Bob Cenci, and the Thigh Scrapers at Radio
Saturday, 6/8: The Stairs, Magic Magic, Thick Wild, and Drew O’Doherty at Great Scott
Saturday, 6/8: Willie Alexander and TMaxx at Store 54
Saturday, 6/8: The Pietasters, The Allstonians, Riki Rocksteady + the Arraignments and Nick + the Adversaries at the ME Downstairs
Saturday, 6/8: Katrin Rouse, Down with Ship, Jus Post Belum, 1990 Fine! and DJ Alexxian at All Asia
Saturday, 6/8: The Shods at the Worthen, Lowell
Saturday, 6/8: Los Straitjackets at Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River
Sunday, 6/9: Roy Sludge Trio at Radio (4p)
Sunday, 6/9: Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters at Passim (4:30p)
Sunday, 6/9: Syd Straw (Golden Palominos) and Grownup Noise at Johnny D’s
Sunday, 6/9: Frankmusik and Casey Desmond at Great Scott
Sunday, 6/9: Swingin’ Utters, Ducky Boys, Goddamn Gallows and Welch Boys at the ME Downstairs
Sunday, 6/9: Mark Kozelek at the ICA
Sunday, 6/9: Deer Tick on a Harbor Cruise Boat SOLDOUT
Monday, 6/10: The Bored of Health Trio at the Plough
Monday, 6/10: Night of the Living Deadhead with Today Junior, The Shones, and Sleep Crimes at ZuZu
Monday, 6/10: Bookkeeper, Await Rescue, and Leave By Six at TT’s
Monday, 6/10: Toad’s 20th Anniversary Week with The Brothers McCann, The Blue Ribbons, and Dana Colley at Toad
Tuesday 6/11: Royal Teeth and American Authors at TT’s
Tuesday, 6/11: Toad’s 20th Anniversary Week with The Heygoods, The White Owls, and Tim Gearan at Toad
Tuesday, 6/11: Polaroids, M.R. Smith, Skinny Bones, and Empty Phrases at O’Brien’s
Tuesday, 6/11: Camberville Benefit for One Fund Boston with Jimmy Ryan, Dwight and Nicole, Christian MacNeil, Jesse Dee, Will Dailey, Paddy Saul, Dennis Brennan, Tim Gearan, Susan Cattaneo, Davis Champagne, Chris Cote, Paul Ahlstrand, and more at Johnny D’s
Tuesday, 6/11: The Olms (with Pete Yorn) at the Brighton Music Hall
Tuesday, 6/11: The Heavy at the Paradise
Wednesday, 6/12: Dennis Brennan Band with Ward Hayden of Girls, Guns and Glory at the Lizard
Wednesday, 6/12: Toad’s 20th Anniversary Week with Fandango and Abbie Barrett + the Last Date at Toad
Wednesday, 6/12: Junip at Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday, 6/12: Baths and Houses at the Sinclair
Wednesday, 6/12: The Rolling Stones at TD Garden
And Looking Forward…
6/13 Benefit for Eva Lipton with The Upper Crust, Dave Mineham, Downbeat 5, Dogmatics, Roy Sludge, Bristols, The Dents, and Classic Ruins at TT’s
6/13 Bob Colby Presents Second Thursday with Mary Lou Lord, Matt Minigell, Kingdom of Love, and Randy Black at the Cantab
6/13 Black Flag at the ME Downstairs
6/13 Jonathan Richman at the Somerville Theatre
6/13 Son Volt at the Paradise
6/16 Rancid at the House of Blues
6/17 Mikal Cronin at Great Scott
6/19 Sam Amidon and Alessi’s Ark at TTs