BMS Weekend Guide: October 2 – 4

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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.
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Our Best Pick

Ben Folds with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on Friday: Last time Ben Folds rocked Symphony Hall it was a limited set and there was a fight in the audience. With a full-fledged show with the Pops this Friday who knows what will happen? One thing for sure though is that there will definitely be some outstanding music. We’d love to see Ben drop “Bitches Ain’t Shit” on the legendary venue. A limited number of tickets were just released but you better act fast.

Mission of Burma at MIT on Sunday: The local legends are gearing up for the release of their brand new album, The Sound The Speed The Light. The new release drops in stores next Tuesday and the band will kick off the celebration with a free, all-ages outdoor show on the East Campus Courtyard at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. Listen to the new (and old) tunes then pick up the album on site!

Our Music Picks


Pink, The Ting Tings at the TD Garden: Pink brings the Funhouse back to Boston. Always unpredictable, we’ll see if she pulls any circus stunts like she did at the VMAs. Speaking of fun, the Ting Tings will be along for the madness as they make sure that you don’t forget their name. Tickets are relatively cheap at $39.50 and $49.50.

Brandi Carlile, Katie Herzig at the House of Blues: Brandi Carlile will make her way to town equipped with new tunes off her upcoming Rick Rubin-produced album, Give Up the Ghost. Tickets are priced from $26 to $35 or grab four for $19 each.

Sugarland, Matt Nathanson at The Big E (Springfield): The Big E has delivered some great country shows over the past couple weeks and this one should take the cake. Unfortunately it’s the only priced show at the festival but it will surely be worth it. We hope you already snagged tickets though because this one is sold out.

Dear Leader at the Paradise Rock Club: Aaron Perrino leads the local veterans back to the Paradise as the band will celebrate the release of the highly anticipated new album, Stay Epic. Also on the bill is Los Angeles transplant, Bleu and First Days of Summer. Tickets for the show are $15.

Say When at the Middle East Upstairs: These guys rocked our Local Spotlight Live Series show at Olivers earlier this year. Now, the band who seemingly live on the road return home for their new CD release party. Tickets for the 18+ show are only $12. The bill also features Blackboard Nails, Seven Shades of Grey and The Daily Pravda.


In Flames at the House of Blues: If you’re looking for a peaceful Saturday night on the town then stay away from the House of Blues where Swedish death metal will be blasting down Lansdowne St. Tickets are $22 and $29

Ra Ra Riot at the Paradise Rock Club: The best thing to come out of Syracuse since Carmelo Anthony hits town this weekend with tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album, The Rhumb Line. They’ve been receiving a lot of buzz over the past year and it must have spread here in Boston because this show is sold out.

Dinosaur Jr. at The Middle East Downstairs: These legendary Mass alt rockers have received a warm welcome here at home as both nights at the Middle East are sold out. The temperature may be dropping but these should be some hot, sweaty rockin’ nights in Cambridge.

Rockapella at the Berklee Performance Center: In the a capella world these guys are The Beatles. We recommend going just for “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”. You can get tickets from the $21/”I remember these guys!” range to the $99/”I LOVE these guys” range.

Every Time I Die, Bring Me The Horizon House of Blues: The House of Blues delivers some more metal on Sunday, this time of the American flavor. Every Time I Die is still breaking in their new drummer before they head out on tour with In Flames and Mass metalheads Killswitch Engage. Tickets are from $17 to $25 or you can get a 4-pack for $13 each.

Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III at Sanders Theatre: the two long time friends and collaborators hit Harvard University on Sunday as part of their first ever North American tour. Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster for $36.50.

Relient K, Copeland Paradise Rock Club: Relient K come to town with some new tunes as well. Check out the new stuff before you buy Forget and Not Slow Down next Tuesday. Grab your tickets for $19 each, which also includes a set from Copeland.

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