Sometimes, knowing what shows your like-minded buddies are hitting can help you find a killer gig to attend. Others it will mislead as your chums are in it for wine or women that hold no interest. So let's all share what gigs we're hitting and be upfront about why. July 15: Woods of Ypres @ Ralph's in Worcester Frozen is opening. There's heckling to be done. Plus I like some of Woods' back catalog and it's not like they tour out this way every other week. August 1: Idina Menzel w/ the Boston Pops somewhere on Cape Cod Idina was badass in Rent, Wicked, and Glee. Plus the missus had a birthday, the gig benefits an arts society, and tickets were half the cost of any other shows on the tour. August 14: Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament I had tickets to see TesTamenT before I could drive and my ride forced me out before they came on so I've felt like a tool for many, many years. Also in celebration of it being 20 years since "Seasons in the Abyss" and "Rust in Peace," Slayer and Megadeth are playing their respective albums in entirety. Figured it was a good chance to see Megadave and Slayer before someone indespensible cripples themself and the bands split.