The Cross-Country Round Up (April 12-14)

We’ll be finding all the best games, concerts and shows throughout the upcoming weekend in various cities across the U.S., including NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles — and bringing them to you. It’ll be a combination of must-see and bang for your buck so if you’re interested in seeing a live event in your area keep your eyes on the TicketCity blog every week.

Kobe Bryant is trying to take his Lakers into the postseason.

Kobe Bryant is trying to take his Lakers into the postseason.

 

This week’s picks:

New York CityMuse at Madison Square Garden, 4/15 (starting at $32)

Okay so this is on Monday and not the weekend, but it’s hard to pass up on Muse at MSG for a price like that. One of the best bands in the world playing in Manhattan. Get some.

Los Angeles - San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Lakers, Staples Center 4/14 (starting at $124)

The Lakers are battling for their playoff lives late in the season and the top-seeded Spurs are coming to the Staples Center. San Antonio would love nothing more then to kick Kobe and the Lakers when they’re down.

Chicago - San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field 4/14 (starting at $9)

The Giants have won two of the last three World Series trophies and they’re visiting the most famous baseball field on the planet. Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is slated to start for the Giants.

Dallas - San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars, American Airlines Center 4/13 (starting at $20)

The Stars are trying to make a comeback late in the season to secure that 8th playoff spot even after the trade of Jaromir Jagr. Hockey is always better live and NHL games at $20 are almost unheard of.

Houston – Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dyanmo, BBVA Compass Stadium 4/14 (starting at $23)

The Dynamo have still not lost a match at BBVA since it opened last season — a streak that has lasted 34 games thus far. Cheer on the orange as they try to make their third consecutive MLS Cup in 2013.

Bonus city: Boston - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park 4/13 (starting at $22)

The Cross-Country Rundown (April 1-6)

We’ll be finding all the best games, concerts and shows throughout the upcoming week in various cities across the U.S., including NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles — and bringing them to you. It’ll be a combination of must-see and bang for your buck so if you’re interested in seeing a live event in your area keep your eyes on the TicketCity blog every Monday.

Knicks game at MSG

Knicks game at MSG

 

This week’s picks:

NYC-  New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Madison Square Garden 4/5 (starting at $113)

Let’s be frank, going to a Knicks game these days isn’t cheap, but a matchup against a mid-level team like the Bucks gives your wallet a break if you want to get in to see Carmelo and the gang at historic MSG.

Los Angeles - The Dan Band, Nokia Theatre 4/5 (starting at $57)

You may know them as the foul-mouthed cover band from The Hangover and Old School and they are just as entertaining in person. Covering everything from Christina Aguilera to Bonnie Tyler, you’ll have a good time singing along to every single song.

Dallas - Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels, Rangers Ballpark 4/5 (starting at $55)

It’s the Rangers home opener and it’s priced extremely well for being so at a $55 get-in price. Check out the Rangers as they begin their much-anticipated 2013 season.

Houston - AMA Supercross, Reliant Stadium 4/6 (starting at $12)

Off-road motorcycles, dirt tracks, big jumps and fast times. It’s Supercross at Reliant Stadium on Saturday and extreme sports fans will be excited. Don’t know what it’s all about? At a $12 get-in price, find out in person.

Chicago - McDonald’s All-American Game, United Center 4/3 (starting at $22)

The best high school basketball players in the country will convene to ball in Chi-town and this is your chance to see them before they head off to play at schools like Duke and North Carolina. It’s the future of basketball and it’s all under one roof.

And this weeks wildcard city:

Denver - Cold War Kids, Gothic Theater (starting at $75)

The band is touring in support of its album releasing tomorrow and continues to put on a good show wherever they are. The Gothic Theater is a great Denver venue so check out the Cold War Kids this Wednesday.