BMS Weekend Guide: January 23 – 25

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Pick& & & -& & & Our Music Picks& & & -& & & Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Pick

Mission of Burma with The Neighborhoods and Faces on Film at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday: Tickets are $25 for this benefit concert featuring the legendary Boston rock band that for so many years was ahead of its time. Proceeds go to The Center for Arts at the Armory and you get to catch a couple of other great local bands too. Misson of Burma are back, take advantage of it.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Olivers Nightclub One Year Anniversary: Forgetful Jones, Boatyard Resin, Red Red Rockit, and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents help celebrate the birthday of Olivers at the Cask ‘n Flagon in its second coming. Check out our spotlight on the venue and the night here.Boston Music Spotlight – Admin Area

U-Melt at Bill’s Bar: If you like your jam bands than you’ll like U-Melt. Get down in the cozy confines of Bill’s Bar, "Boston’s dirtiest rock club." Before you go, read up on the band here.

The Have Nots at T.T. the Bear’s Place: Celebrate the release of these local ska punkers’ new album Surf City USA along with The Allstonians, The New Alibis, and The Glow for only eight bucks.

Saturday

Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto at the Palladium: Keep the ska going with heavyweights Reel Big Fish as you hear classics like "Sell Out" and "Beer". You’ll also catch cuts from their new album Fame, Fortune, and Fornication. The show is sold out, so we hope you grabbed your tickets in advance.

Nappy Roots at Harpers Ferry:& Harpers Ferry is becoming a vertitable hotbed of hip-hop. With Rakim and Das-EFX last week and Nappy Roots this week, Allston is putting itself on the rap map. Tickets are just $15 for what promises to be a fun night.

Sunday

Scott Weiland at the Paradise: This is what it was like at Showcase Live!. Who knows what it’s going to be like at the Paradise. You could get a great show. You could get a terrible show. You could get a glorious meltdown. Let’s be honest though, at least you’re interested. Be sure to get their in time see one of Boston’s best new bands, TAB the Band. The show is sold out.

Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem at the Middle East Upstairs: We are almost as excited about this as if the entire Gaslight Anthem came to town. Buy The ’59 Sound right now and see what we’re talking about. Springsteen + Against Me! = awesome. The show is sold out.

The Honey Brothers at T.T. the Bear’s Place: Come for Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame and stay for a really, really good time with some ukelele and banjo fronted indie folk pop music. Sound strange? They promise you’ll enjoy it, and tickets are just ten bucks.

Our Non Music Picks

The AHL All-Star Game at the DCU Center: See some of the best rising hockey stars in the world as the AHL All-Stars arrive in Worcester this weekend. The Skills Competition takes place on Sunday at 4 pm. Tickets are only $25. But why not pick up the All-Star Weekend pass for $32 or $40 and catch Planet/USA All-Star team take on the Canadian All-Star team on Monday night at 7 p.m.

Boston Blazers vs. Philadelphia Wings at the TD Banknorth Garden: Indoor Lacrosse is back in Boston! Go Support Boston’s newest sports team on Saturday night as they look for the first win. Tickets start at just $12.

Slumdog Millionaire: If you have yet to see this awesome film, then make plans to see it this weekend at your local theatre. The Oscar nominations (and Golden Globe wins) were much deserved.

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