BMS Weekend Guide: November 27 to 29

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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

Pixies at the Citi Wang Theatre on Friday & Saturday: The Pixies have gotten together sparingly since their “reunion” in 2004. This time around they’re treating audiences to a performance of their fan-favorite Doolittle album in honor of its 20th anniversary. With tickets priced at $48 the Pixies have given their hometown plenty to be thankful for.

Boys Like Girls at Showcase Live! on Friday & Saturday: Another hometown band that’s taking up a weekend residence here in Massachusetts. Go catch some tunes off their new album, Love Drunk, while you nurse a hangover of a different kind. Both shows are sold out with thanks to the stacked lineup that includes Cobra Starship, The Maine, and A Rocket To The Moon

Our Music Picks


Ben Bailey at the House of Blues: Did your family drive you nuts on Thanksgiving? If yes then you could use a good laugh. Catch this multi-talented comedian/cab driver for $25.

Bebel Gilberto at the Paradise Rock Club: Grab your dancin’ shoes and feel the bossa nova beat. Maybe you’ll learn a few moves from Bebel, who’s collected plenty in her 30+ years of performing. Tickets are $25.

Crooked Still at the Narrows Center: Playing folk with an uncommonly high energy, a Crooked Still show is always straight up entertaining. See them in Fall River for $25.

Jimmy Fund Benefit at Church: There’s nothing better than good music for a good cause, especially during the holiday season. $10 gets you in to see a stellar local punk rock bill featuring Lenny Lashey and Friends, Jason Bennett and the Resistance, Bryan McPherson, Six String Bullets and The Blood Vessels.


Zero 7 at the House of Blues: Sometimes in a city full of rock it’s nice to branch out a bit. With their downtempo trip-hop sound Zero 7 is the perfect group for that. Tickets are $20.

Linda Eder at the Berklee Performance Center: Eder found success on Broadway in the 90’s and is still successful today with her solo work. Hear her amazing voice at Berklee for $30 to $75.

Push Play at the Paradise Rock Club: Although they play “edgy pop-rock” these Long Island boys’ bark is worse than their bite. Don’t worry; you can take your begging daughters to this one. Tickets are $15.

The Slip at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The Slip have been taking a bit of a break lately so this show is a bit of a special occasion. Catch them in Providence for just $15.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles at the Narrows Center: Another local favorite who will be taking a trip down to Fall River is Sarah Borges. She’ll be playing material off her three albums as well as some classic covers. Tickets are $17.


John Fogerty at the Orpheum Theatre: The CCR man has a deep musical history and it keeps getting deeper thanks to his latest album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again. Tickets are still available and range in price from $32.50 and $47.

The Mountain Goats at the Wilbur Theatre: Speaking of deep history, last month the Mountain Goats released their 17th album entitled, The Life of the World to Come. Join their congregation of fans at the Wilbur for just $22.50.

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