Weekend Ideas: June 3, 2016


Beyonce last ruled Foxboro with husband Jay Z, but on Friday she commands Gillette Stadium on her own behind her cathartic album-of-the-year contender Lemonade, her most vulnerable, fiery and sonically broad effort, which ironically tackles infidelity as well as redemption. Look for Queen Bey to march to her own beat with a larger-than-life video tower and a closing, choreographed splash. Boston’s own rising soul-rock singer/songwriter Ruby Rose Fox (above) more deeply embraces her distinct tenor voice on her ambitious, dramatic full-length Domestic, which she’ll celebrate with a record release party at the Middle East Downstairs the same night.

Three worthy musical attractions perform both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Scottish electro-pop upstarts Chvrches, centered by effervescent singer Lauren Mayberry, pulls double-duty at House of Blues. Mainstream bass virtuoso Christian McBride leads his trio at Scullers Jazz Club, while New Orleans avant-garde sax veteran Kidd Jordan holds court at Cuisine en Locale’s Once Lounge on Friday, then Either/Orchestra leader Russ Gershon’s Accurate Records loft on Saturday.

Other Saturday options include popular Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club at the Sinclair and Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton’s new rock band Satellite Paradiso (including Bentmen drummer Frank Coleman) at the Brighton Music Hall. And local hardcore vets Slapshot resurface at the Once Ballroom. Sunday offers a potent indie-folk pairing of the impressionistic Lord Huron and soulful R&B convert Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats at House of Blues in addition to veteran Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at the Cabot in Beverly.

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