Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 4, 2012


While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more ambitious this year. 'Tis the season for awesome festivals, massive summer concerts with killer headliners, and not a few club shows you're not going to want to miss. From the triumphant return of Passion Pit — finally — at the Pavilion to the stacked line-up at this year's Newport Folk Fest (Of Monsters and Men, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, and the Head & the Heart, to name just a few) to the heavy-hitting local talent around town, you're going to want to leave the lounge chair and iPod to their own devices.


Let's face it, the announcement last month that WFNX was being sold to Clear Channel was a hell of a bummer way to kick off our summer. The news blindsided not only us Phoenix staffers, but an entire city of devastated listeners who will mourn the loss of the station and the indelible mark it and its staff of kick-ass DJs have made on Boston's alternative music scene over the last three decades. We all came to love and anticipate WFNX's big summer events, Lansdowne Street's Clambake being one whose absence we'll all sorely miss this year. Lucky, though, that we all get this chance to go out with a bang, at WFNX's last massive summer show. As usual, they've gathered together an A-team of talent for this gig. Rock on, always.

Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave, Boston | $35 |

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