BMS Weekend Guide: October 9 – 11

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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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Built To Spill at the Middle East Downstairs (all weekend): It’s always a pleasure when these guys come around and it’s even more of a pleasure when they spend the weekend in the city to deliver some new tracks off their brand new album, There is No Enemy.& There are still some tickets left for Sunday’s show – only $25 – so what are you waiting for?

Them Crooked Vultures at the House of Blues on Sunday: One of the most badass supergroup ever assembled in the form of John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme hits town this weekend. They only have a few shows under their belt as a group so far but we know these wily veterans of rock will deliver an epic performance. The show is sold out but make every effort to find a way in, we doubt you’ll be disappointed.

BMS & DefHog’s New Bedford Music Serie at the Sky Room (New Bedford): Looking to build off our success of showcases in Boston, we’re teaming up with our friends at to launch the New Bedford Music Series. This should be easy with the help of a stacked lineup including The Lights Out, Craig DeMelo, J Kelly Band, Another Option and One Shall Rise. Tickets are just $10.

The Bravery at the House of Blues: If you miss this it won’t be “an honest mistake”- you’ve been warned. As if you needed more enticement, these NYC new wavers will be bringing some new tracks along with them from their upcoming album, Stir the Blood. Tickets are $20 to $29.

R Kelly at the Citi Wang Theatre: We don’t see “nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind”. Do you? Well if you don’t then head over to the Wang, especially you females, for R Kelly’s “Ladies Make Some Noise!” Tour. We’re still baffled how this show ended up the Wang, which should make for an interesting side plot. Tickets range from $45 to $80.

Billy Talent at the Paradise Rock Club: The Juno award-winning Canadian punk rockers’ fourth album, Billy Talent III, was just recently released in the US so if you haven’t heard the new stuff yet here’s your perfect chance. Tickets are $15.

The Upper Crust at Harpers Ferry: Grab your best powdered wig and mix it up with the fellow “nobles” over at Harpers Ferry for Boston goofiest band. Tickets are only $10.

The Everyday Visuals at the Paradise Rock Club: Some great local talent will be on display Saturday when The Everyday Visuals, Mean Creek, The Great Bandini and Magic Magic team up at the Paradise for all the indie rock one could ask for. Tickets are $14.

“Glam vs Punk Extravaganza” at the Middle East Upstairs: A clash of the titans. Who wins? Everybody. Another great lineup of some of Boston’s best led by Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, The New Alibis, Me & Joan Collins and The Acrobrats. Tickets are $10.

The Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays at the House of Blues: The Psychedelic Furs haven’t put anything new together in a long time but that’s no problem, we love the old stuff! Check them out with Happy Mondays for $24.

David Cook at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The former American Idol champ has been touring extensively throughout the year for his “Declaration” Tour, so he’ll be at full steam for his stop in Rhode Island. Tickets range in price from $23 to $32.50.

Ben Folds with the RI Philharmonic at the Providence PAC: Last week’s pick of the week Ben Folds has another jaunt with a local orchestra. If you missed him with the Pops catch the next best thing down in Rhode Island. Tickets range in price from $38 to $68.

The Disco Biscuits at the Calvin Theatre: The Biscuits just released their first EP called, On Time, leading up to the release of their fifth album Planet Anthem. Needless to say you can expect some new stuff in Northampton. Tickets are $24.

Tri-City Rock at at O’Brien’s Pub: More of a regional show with 2 parts Boston via Logan Five & The Runners and Hello Ninja, 1 part Philladelphia via the buzzworthy Flying Machines. Tickets are $8.


Colbie Caillat, Howie Day at the Oprheum Theatre: Colbie Caillat continues her “Breakthrough” while Howie Day gets back to business after some time off. It’s a one-two punch of pop over at the Orpheum. Get your tickets for $27.

Gossip at the Paradise Rock Club: It’s getting colder out but that probably won’t keep Beth Ditto from taking her clothes off. Expect a hot night of dance-punk at the ‘Dise. Tickets are $20.

Owen at Great Scott: For something a little more toned down try the soft sounds of Owen over in Allston, who’s latest effort, New Leaves, just dropped last month. Tickets are $14.

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