This Week in Boston Shows (May 24-31)

By on May 25, 2010 in

This week in Boston shows starts off with a performance tonight by Peter Wolf from the J. Geils Band. In addition to his work with that band, Wolf has frequently recorded and toured as a solo act. This year’s Midnight Souvenirs is his seventh solo album. Wolf will be performing at the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday, May 25th with tickets currently priced at $55.

Don’t miss Imogen Heap when she makes her way to the Orpheum Theatre this Wednesday. The Grammy Award winning artist is known to many as the singer from Frou Frou. In 2003 – 2004, Frou Frou had songs featured on a few popular soundtracks, including “Let Go” from the film Garden State, which led to a surge in the band’s popularity. She also has released three albums as a solo artist. Recently, Jason Derulo heavily sampled part of her song “Hide and Seek” in his hit “Whatcha Say,” which has led to another resurgence for Heap. Orchestra seats for Wednesday’s performance start at $89.

On Thursday, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will bring their funk/soul sound to The House of Blues. The Dap-Kings are the house band of Daptone Records, which is known for using analogue recording equipment (as opposed to more modern tools) in an effort to revive the essence of the genre in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Their cover of “This Land Is Your Land” is featured in the 2009 movie Up in the Air. General admission tickets for the show on May 27th are available for $69. Also at the House of Blues this weekend is Grace Potter & The Nocturnals on May 28th. The Vermont-based band is touring in anticipation of their upcoming self –titled album, which will be released on June 8th. They have been nominated for numerous Boston Music Awards and Jammy Awards. The opening act for Friday’s show is Anais Mitchell, and general admission tickets are available for $65.

On Saturday, May 29th, New England’s Kiss Tribute Band ALIVE! will perform at The House of Blues. Appearing in full costume and makeup, the band will play all of your favorite Kiss classics from 1974 – 1978. ALIVE! will be joined by special guests Crazy Train (The Ozzy Tribute). General admission tickets are available for $55. Wrapping up the weekend at The House of Blues on Sunday will be Toots and The Maytals. Since the 1960s, The Maytals (as they were then called) have established themselves as one of the premiere ska and reggae groups around. After breaking up in the early ‘80s, the band reformed the following decade and has continued to tour and record successfully since then. You don’t want to miss this legendary band; tickets are still available for $75. Jersey Boys is still at the Providence Performing Arts Center, but won’t be for much longer. Catch it before it’s too late! This weekend’s performances have Orchestra tickets starting at $79.


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