BMS Weekend Guide: September 25 – 27

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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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BMS Local Spotlight Live Series at Oliver’s Nightclub on Friday: We have your solution to a rare slow music weekend here in Boston. This Friday at Oliver’s $10 will get you in the door to see some great local talent in Craving Lucy, Highfire Skyline, Letterday, Snakes in Suits and Taste – who impressed many at last week’s Battle of the Bands. Show starts at 8:30.
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Joe Perry Project at Fusion 5 on Saturday: Although Aerosmith’s summer tour was cut short due to Steven Tyler’s injuries, Joe Perry wasn’t ready to take a break. Instead he’ll be showing off some new tunes from his latest solo effort, Have Guitar, Will Travel. You can catch him at this intimate club gig in Foxboro for just $20. This is a very rare treat so don’t miss it!
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Friday
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Peter Mulvey at Club Passim: Milwaukee’s Best Peter Mulvey spent years playing his brand of folk in the Boston subways. Check him out in greener pastures this weekend in Cambridge for $20.
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The Lights Out at TT the Bear’s Place: The Lights Out will be hosting their CD release party. The band is celebrating the relase of their third full-length album, Color Machine. Fellow local rockers and former WBCN Rock N’ Roll Rumble winners, Township, will be there to for the party, as will Reverse and Roman Traffic. Tickets are $10.
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The Vivs at Church: The local power-pop outfit will celebrate the release of their debut album, Mouth to Mouth, with help from veterans Buttercup. Rounding out the lineup are The Barnies (who are reuniting for a one-off performance) and David Minehan and the Organ Donors (from The Neighborhoods). Tickets are $10.
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Will Hoge at Harpers Ferry: It’s been more than a year since his scooter accident and today Will Hoge is back at full speed. His latest album, The Wreckage, is receiving favorable reviews so go check out the new tunes for just $15.
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Saturday
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Hallelujah The Hills at Great Scott: If you want to hit up another CD release party, well then here’s another one here for ya. This time one of the city’s best groups Hallelujah The Hills will celebrate their highly anticipated new album, Colonial Drones. Fellow local outfit You Can Be A Wesley and The Big Big Bucks will also be on hand. Tickets are $10.
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KMFDM at the House of Blues: Want something a little different this weekend? Add some European flavor with a little German industrial rock. Tickets are $22.
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La Coka Nostra at The Roxy: The hip-hop supergroup featuring the members of House of Pain and local product Slaine impressed us at the Rock The Bells festival this summer and now they return to Boston for a proper headlining show. Tickets are $30 and the show features a wealth of local talent as part of the “1st Annual Boston Best Fest”.
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Alice Cooper at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: It’s Fright Night down in Connecticut! Alice Cooper will be taking a break from his radio show this weekend to bring Halloween to town a little early. Tickets are $30 to $55.
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Little Big Town at The Big E: Saturday continues to be a night of diversity with this country act from Nashville. They’ll be playing a free show at the Big E so head out to Springfield for some entertainment on the house.
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Sunday
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Bruce Hornsby at the Berklee Performance Center: Bruce Hornsby returns to his old school with new tracks off his recently released album, Levitate. With so much musical experience this will be a lesson the students in attendance could never receive in a classroom. Tickets are $35 and $48
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King’s X, Porcupine Tree at the House of Blues: End your weekend loudly with a double-dose of rock. All the more reason to go, Porcupine Tree just released a new album, The Incident, last week. Tickets are $22.50 and $35.
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Jamey Johnson at The Big E: Liked the country tunes at the Big E on Saturday? Come back again on Sunday for Jamey Johnson and you won’t be disappointed. Johnson hasn’t been at it for long but he’s already received some great accolades including ACM’s 2009 Song of the Year Award for “In Color”. Another show for free at The Big E.
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Our Non Music Picks
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College Fest: Ok, so kinda picked this for the music too. This event boasts some great music in the form of Talib Kweli, Jeremih and HelloGoodBye as well as local acts Mission Hill and Lansdowne. However you might just want to go for all the free swag. Tickets are $8

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