Apparently a bunch of people had a lot of disposable income lying around a
couple of months ago, because the shows we just know you're dying to see
this week are all sold out. Celine Dion, August 21 and 22 at the
FleetCenter (331-2211) in Boston? You'd have had a better chance on the
Titanic. Beastie Boys, August 25 at the Worcester Centrum
(331-2211)? Hello, scalpers. Jimmy Buffett, August 26, 28, and 30 at
Great Woods (617-423-NEXT) in Masnfield? Forget about it, peckerhead.
Oh, stop whining, already -- we've got your rock right here. The Beachcomber
(508-349-6055) in Wellfleet has a stellar weekend on the dunes. This Friday,
August 21, Letters to Cleo get back to small-club capacity after recent
dates on the Lilith Fair and a WFNX/Phoenix gig at the Hatch Shell; the
Gigolo Aunts and Quickfix open. The next night the same room
hosts Rumble champs Ghost of Tony Gold with Betwixt and the
Falsies. And the Amazing Royal Crowns, hot off the previous day's
New England Ska Festival, crank at the 'Comber on Sunday.
Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne are at Tanglewood (331-2211),
the Boston Symphony's summer home, in Lenox on August 24. If you missed the
Bomboras' fire-and-striptease tiki-surf extravaganza in Boston last
week, you get another shot at it tonight (August 20) at the Met Café
(401-861-2142) in Providence (and they'll be back in Cambridge in October
opening for one of Man . . . or Astroman?'s Clone Projects).
From monster surf to monster funk -- the tireless George Clinton and the
P-Funk All-Stars are still playing those three-hour gigs, with the next set
for Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (401-272-5876) in Providence on August 21. The
outlaw himself, Willie Nelson, plays the South Shore Music Circus
(331-2211) in Cohasset on August 20, and the North Shore Music Theatre
(617-978-922-8500) in Beverly on August 23. And for everyone who had tickets to
the postponed Allman Brothers' gig at Great Woods on July 31, this is
your reminder: the make-up date is August 21.