BMS Weekend Guide: November 13 to 15

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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 Picks

The New Collisions at the Middle East Downstairs on Friday: It’s been short but sweet thus far for this local dance-pop group as in a few months time they’ve gone from unknown to opening for the B-52’s and Blondie. This weekend they’ll be partying in celebration of their highly anticipated EP, Invisible Embraces. Joining them will be a very impressive supporting cast of Boston’s best bands including The Luxury, Thick as Thieves, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets and The Future Everybody. Oh yea and Greg Hawkes of The Cars will be joing The New Collisions too. Tickets are just $10.
BMS Saturday Night Spotlight Series at Copperfields on Saturday: Join us as we kick off a new local music series at Copperfields. We’ll take over both floors for one great night of music. JC Young, The Cold Goodnight, Paperback and Full-Time Dreamers will all perform downstairs, while Taste, Just Survive, Dead Cats Dead Rats and The Change Up will play upstairs. Tickets for the 21+ show are $10.
Our Music Picks

Friday

The Cranberries at the Orpheum Theatre: Although the recently reunited Limerick, Ireland group hasn’t released an album together since 2001 you can expect to hear new music from them, particularly tracks off of Dolores O’Riordan’s new solo album, as well as some new Cranberries tunes. Hopefully they “let it linger” and play all night. A few tickets remain for $27.

Medeski Martin & Wood at the House of Blues: With a couple of albums under their belt this year this funky jazz trio has kept their groove going. They have something to appease fans of almost every genre so check them out for $25 or $32.50.

Ghostface Killah at the Paradise Rock Club: After already releasing a new album in September and with another one with Method Man & Raekwon on the way in December you can expect to hear plenty of new stuff from Ghostface along with his deep back catalogue of jams. See him for $25.

WPA at Club Passim: Monsters of Folk aren’t the only supergroup of the genre that’s jamming these days. Glen Phillips, Sean Watkins, and Luke Bulla, of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nickel Creek, and Lyle Lovett fame respectively, aim to show how super they are for $30 on Friday night in Cambridge.

Mike Doughty at the Reggattabar: Mike just released a new album called, Sad Man, Happy Man. See what kind of mood he’s in Friday night if you were fortunate enough to grab tickets for this sold out show.

Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs at the Regent Theatre: For some sweet 70’s sounds go see Matthew Sweet and the Bangles Susanna Hoffs as they go “Under the Covers” once again. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35.

BMS and DefHog.com Showcase at Olivers Nightclub: Join us and our good friends at DefHog.com for a night of great music from Highway Ghosts, Jaxon Boom, Micah, Leaders Led and 25 Pearl. Tickets are $10.
Saturday

Joe Perry at the House of Blues: After a crazy week which has left the state of Aerosmith still up in the air you can bet Joe Perry has some frustration he’d like to let out of his guitar. Hey, maybe Steven Tyler will show up to this one, too! Tickets range in price from $29.50 to $39.50.

Mustard Plug, The Toasters, The Pilfers, Voodoo Glow Skulls at Showcase Live: The “Ska is Dead” tour rolls into town to ironically prove that ska is very much alive. Standing room tickets are still available for just $15.

The Jesus Lizard at the Paradise Rock Club: The Jesus Lizard just had several of their albums remastered for “improved sound” but be assured that there is no need for sound improvement when you see these guys live.

Richard Shindell at the Somerville Theatre: Folks looking for some folk with find Richard Shindell pleasing to the ears as he makes his way through Boston in support of his new album, Not Far Now. Tickets are $24 and also get you in to hear local favorite  Antje Duvekot.
Sunday

Forever The Sickest Kids, The Rocket Summer at the House of Blues: Catch a bunch of underground bands who may not be underground for long on the cheap. Tickets are $16.

Bob Dylan at the Citi Wang Theatre: Oh come all ye faithful… Bob Dylan may have a new Christmas album out but you can also expect to hear tracks from his extensive catalogue during his three-night stand in Boston that ends on Sunday. Now that’s an early Christmas gift in it’s own. Tickets range in price from $50.50 to $80.50.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Verizon Wireless Arena (NH): Speaking of Christmas, start your festivities early with an essential holiday concert via the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Perfect for those who rather Rock than coal during the holiday season. Tickets range in price from $26 to $56.50.

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