BMS Weekend Guide: November 20 to 22

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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:

International Pop Overthrow Fest at Church – All Weekend: Nevermind the “international” title, this pop party has an amazing collection of local talent including The Lights Out, The Motion Sick, The Stompers, and The Rationales just to name a few. With stacked lineups each night Church is the one-stop for pop this weekend. Tickets are $10 for Friday and Saturday and $8 for Sunday.
Our Music Picks:


Metric at the House of Blues: Although they’ve been around for most of the decade this Canadian group has finally caught on (perhaps it was the “Metric” name that made Americans shy away). See how they measure up this Friday for $20.

BMS’ Local Spotlight Live Series: Join us for a great night of local music from Air Traffic Controller, Cousin Johnny, The Candance Brooks Band, SexCoffee and Death BY Fame. Tickets are $1o.

Luke Bryan at Showcase Live!: Starting off writing songs for others, Bryan has been making a name for himself with his own music over the last few years. Although still a rising star, Bryan has showed off his clout by selling out Showcase Live! this Friday night.

Jesse Dee at Club Passim: Recently nominated for “R&B Act of the Year” in this year’s Boston Music Awards, Dee will be showing off his smooth sound for his hometown once again. Catch him for $15 as he continues to make his case for the coveted award.

Jimmy Buffett at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Missing the summer? Let Jimmy Buffett warm your weekend as he breezes into Mohegan Sun with his classic tunes that’ll have the Boston area Parrotheads flocking south for the weekend. Tickets range in price from $126 to $181.

Slightly Stoopid at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): Perhaps Lupo’s would be more appropriately titled the “Halfbaked Hotel” this Friday. Catch the California kush-loving genre-benders with The Aggrolites for $25. Tour at the Skyroom in New Bedford: Our friends at bring their successful showcase tour featuring Sean Kennedy, Sarah Bordello, J Kelly Band and Essex to New Bedford for a show co-sponsored by BMS. Tickets are $10.


The Aggrolites at Harpers Ferry: After ending their tour with Slightly Stoopid on Friday night, The Aggrolites will be sticking around the area for a show of their own over in Allston. Take in some “dirty reggae” for $18.

Bodega Girls at Johnny Ds: Boston will be well represented at this party in Somerville with the Bodega Girls and Faces on Film on hand to support Brooklyn rap mogul EL-P. Go for the openers, stay for the headliner.

Brendan Boogie’s Cover Up at the Lizard Lounge: Brendan Boogie hosts a night of tribute to music greats as some of Boston’s best bands cover their heroes like The Band and others from their “Last Waltz” concert. Tickets are $10.

Marc Cohn at the Narrows Center For The Arts (Fall River): Marc Cohn will be walking in Fall River this weekend with a stop in the area on Saturday. Although he never eclipsed the success of “Walking In Memphis”, Cohn’s talent has kept him amongst the top performers of Adult Contemporary today. Tickets are $50.


Cave In at the Middle East Downstairs: It’s always a welcomed sight for hardcore fans to see Cave In playing a show in Boston. After several years on hiatus, the band returned to business this summer and also just earned a Boston Music Award nomination for “Metal Act of the Year”. Tickets are $13.

Joshua Radin at the House of Blues: You may not know it but you’ve most likely heard a Joshua Radin song whether it be through a TV show, commercial, or movie. Put a name and a face to that song you liked on “One Tree Hill” and see Radin for $20 this Sunday. The Watson Twins, who you may recall from their collaborations with Jenny Lewis, will open the show.

Sonic Youth at the Wilbur Theatre: If you need any enticing to go see these alt rock icons then you probably don’t belong at this show. Although you’ll have a hard time going to it anyways if you don’t have tickets because it’s sold out. For you fans, have no fear; there are still tickets available for Monday’s show at the bargain price of $29.50.

Rakim at the Paradise Rock Club: With his first release in about a decade, Rakim, widely considered one of the greatest MCs of all time, has stepped back into the spotlight with his new album, The Seventh Seal. Grab your tickets for $25 and see why the likes of Tupac, Eminem, and Jay-Z have all sung his praises. Rhymefest will be on hand for support.

Matisyahu at the The Palladium: While the shock of seeing a Hasidic reggae singer may have worn off, Matisyahu’s talent has not. Back this year with his latest effort, Light, Matisyahu continues to not only entertain but also enlighten. Tickets are $25.

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