BMS Weekend Guide: October 30 – November 1

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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

Local Rock at Great Scott on Friday: Even local bands like to play dress up for Halloween. You can see The Daily Pravda do their best Radiohead impression, while Televandals rock out some Clash tunes, The Honors pose as The Smiths, and Lindsey Starr & The Chemical Smiles pretend to be The Sounds. Just $10 for all this sounds like a trick but we assure you it’s a treat.

Local Rock at Church on Saturday: The costume party continues on Saturday when The Lights Out take the stage as Phil Collins, The Luxury channel the 80’s as Duran Duran, Sidewalk Driver get spacey as David Bowie, and Gene Dante and the Future Starlets do their best Runaways. You can join in on the fun as well- prizes will be given out to those best dressed as their favorite rock star/band. Tickets are $12.
Our Music Picks

Say Anything, Eisley at the House of Blues: Say Anything’s much delayed upcoming album is set to drop next week but whether it’s out yet or not be ready to hear some new stuff from Max Bemis and the gang. Tickets start at just $16.

Big D and The Kids Table at the Paradise Rock Club: Get ska’d, not scared this Halloween weekend. Big D keeps rolling in support of this year’s, Fluent In Stroll. The band hits their hometown for the “Steady Riot” tour right on time as they add to one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Tickets are $15.

Hot Protestants at TT the Bear’s Place: The new indie rock outfit comprised from members Age Rings, celebrate the release of their new release, EP2 (which you can download for free here). They’ll be joined by a rock solid lineup of Taxpayer, Vivian Darkbloom and Emeen Z. Tickets are just $10.

Ellis Paul at Club Passim: Man from Maine and literal local folk hero, Ellis Paul will treat those lucky enough to get tickets to the intimate Club Passim with his many talents. Tickets are $30 and selling out fast so don’t delay.

Guster at the Oprheum Theatre: Lost And Gone Forever is the album that led to Guster’s rise into the national spotlight and to pay homage to it the band returns home for a performance of the album in it’s entirety as well as a second mixed set. Tickets for this nearly sold out show are going for just $32.50.

GWAR at The Palladium: Is there any show more fitting for Halloween night than the most ridiculously costumed band of all time? Now in their 25th year as a band, come celebrate with them on the night they were made to perform on. Tickets are $23.

Spiritual Rez at the Middle East Downstairs: The local favorites will be throwing a “Two Night Halloween Rager” in Cambridge. Be sure to catch at least one or your Halloween will be Hallo-weak. Tickets are just $15.

Pinback at the Paradise Rock Club: Pinback haven’t released any new material in a couple of years but their next effort is reported to drop next year. See if they sneak any new stuff into the set this Saturday. Tickets are $20.

Saul Williams at Pearl Street: Wanna get away from the crazy Halloween scene this weekend. Go be enlighten by Saul Williams in Northampton with his mix music and poetry providing all the entertainment you can ask for. Tickets are $18.

Snoop Dogg, Method Man & Redman at the House of Blues: Three guys who need no explanation, these are some heavy hitters making their way through town as the House of Blues becomes the House of Blizzle. Tickets are still available and range in price from $37 to $50.50.

Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop (of Travis) at The Armory: The two hit Somerville for “a chronological acoustic journey through Travis’ back catalog”. This should be a very special show in an very intimate setting, so hurry up and get your tickets for $25 now.

Liam Finn at the Middle East Downstairs: Liam Finn shows are always interesting, as he loves to experiment with sounds and odd instruments. You can see him with Eliza Jane, Miracle Fortress and Fortress Fires (featuring members of The Everyday Visuals). Tickets are $15

The Dear Hunter at the Paradise Rock Club: The weekend starts and ends with great local talent on display at the ‘Dise. Boston’s The Dear Hunter will continue to please crowds with new tracks off of this year’s Act III: Life and Death while the Annuals and Steve Brodsky of Cave In will be on hand for support. Tickets are $12.

Michael W. Smith at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium: The Christian singer/songwriter veteran bring his “A New Hallelujah” tour to Massachusetts. Don’t be surprised if opener Matt Maher steals the show though. Phil Stacey and Meredith Andrews round out the bill and tickets start at $24.50.

Alan Cohen Experience at the All Asia: BMS is delighted to host local favorites Alan Cohen Experience’s CD release party. The band will celebrate the release of their new album, Eat The Peace. All the Animals, Monique Ortiz, and The Pete DeMaggio Band round out the bill. Tickets are $10.

BMS Sunday Night Spotlight at Hennessy’s Hooley House: BMS brings more great original music to Faneuil Hall with Just Machines, Have at It, Persion Blue and Ridden on Sunday, Tickets are $10.

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