BMS Weekend Guide: November 6 to 8

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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

Cassavettes at the Middle East Downstairs: Boston’s adopted gang of Texans (and one native) are throwing a CD release party in celebration of their latest effort, Shake Down The Sun. These guys will surely be shakin’ down themselves as their shows are always spirited affairs. Catch them with other local favorites Movers & Shakers and You Can Be A Wesley for $12.
Our Music Picks

Friday

The Swell Season at the Berklee Performance Center: You know them from the critically acclaimed film “Once” with which they captivated audiences in 2007. This year they’re back with Strict Joy and it appears word has spread quite well as this show is sold out.

Lotus at the Paradise Rock Club: Last month, the Philly electronic-fused rock group dropped two new EPs. They’ll be at the ‘Dise to share the new goods for two nights but unfortunately this show is sold out.

Forgetful Jones at the Harpers Ferry: The local funk rockers are throwing a party for the release of their sophomore album. Get funky with them, On The Drop, Sugar Mama, and Team Shred for just $10.

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Oprheum Theatre: Lyle Lovett may not have his large hair of the 80’s but he’s got his large band along with him as he tours in support of his recently released album, Natural Forces. Tickets are $36.50 and $56.50

Patty Griffin, John Prine at the Citi Wang Theatre: It’s take your pick for old country fans this Friday as options for country fans on Friday as Patty Griffin and John Prine will provide the entertainment for those looking for more of a folk flavor. Tickets range in price from $35 to $75.

Toby Keith at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: Last but not least is the big ol’ country party that’ll be going on in Connecticut as tough guy Toby Keith hits the area for his “America’s Toughest” Tour. Tickets are are still available and range in price from $85 to $125.
Saturday

Wolfmother at the House of Blues: Andrew Stockdale has revamped his band’s lineup and has come to town touting some hard-hitting new numbers in his effort to re-establish Wolfmother as the force it was destined to be when they debuted four years ago. Tickets are $25.

Warren G at the Harpers Ferry: West Coast rap vet Warren G hits town to “regulate” and hopes to pick up steam for his new album, The G Files. Tickets are $20.

Rustic Overtones at the Paradise Rock Club: One of Maine’s greatest exports will be rocking out new tunes off the upcoming album The New Way Out. Catch them at the Paradise for just $20,

Willy Porter at Club Passim: For some fingerpickin’ good entertainment check out Willy Porter as he makes a stop in Cambridge to show off new songs from his latest, How to Rob a Bank. Tickets for this intimate show are $30.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Citi Wang Theatre: The show that they inspired, “Jersey Boys”, was a hit in town all summer long. Here’s your chance to see the real thing. Oh, what a night it’ll be for just $60 per ticket.

O.A.R. at the Ryan Center: O.A.R. playing on a college campus? Sounds like a recipe for success. Join the buzzed and burnt out down in Rhode Island for $37.50 (unless you still have your old URI ID to get the $10 discount).
Sunday

Roger Daltrey at the House of Blues: One of the boldest voices in rock n roll history held in the intimate confines of the House of Blues for $59.50. “I call that a bargain”. You can also live a fantasy and meet the legendary frontman for a steeper price of $300.

Hathorne Heights at the The Palladium: Hop on the Pike to Worcester and see these Ohio screamo’s for the small price of $13 where you make catch a few tunes off their next record, Skeletons. Just Surrender, Punchline, Monty Are I and Nightbeast round out the bill.

Brother Ali at the Paradise Rock Club: The Detroit rapper has been an underground hip-hop sensation. He hits Boston to support his fourth full-length album, Us. Tickets are $16. Evidence, Toki Wright and BK One provide support.
Non Music Picks

“Comics Come Home” at Agganis Arena on Saturday: Now in its fifteenth year, the event is the longest running comedy benefit in America. Actor/comedian Denis Leary from the hit television show “Rescue Me” hosts and will be joined by Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Adam Ferrara, Kenny Rogerson, Tony V. and more. Tickets range in price from $40 to $155 with proceeds benefiting The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care and The Neely Cancer Fund.

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