Weekend Guide: April 23 – 25

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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 Picks   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Picks

Apollo Sunshine at PA’s Lounge on Friday: Let Apollo Sunshine brighten up your weekend as they return to rock their hometown fans for the first time in a longe time. They’ll be joined by Doomstar! and Lion Tamer. Tickets are $12.

Mission Hill at Harpers Ferry on Saturday: After rocking a month-long residency at the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Cafe, Mission Hill return home to celebrate their album release party in Allston. As one of Boston’s best bands, they are bound to for event greater things so go see them now them with Blaylock and Dave Crespo & the After-Party for just $10.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Bryan Adams at the Berklee Performance Center: Bryan Adams is a perfect artist to bring to a music school, as almost his entire catalog is a lesson in how to write a great pop ballad. Join him for a intimate acoustic gig and pick up a ticket for $39.50 or $49.50.

Owl City at the House of Blues: This show is sold out which means all your guys hoping not to get roped into going with your girlfriend are off the hook. But for those that are going, be sure to check out the opening set from Lights.

Dear Leader, Tracy Bonham at the Paradise Rock Club: Now this is a cool show, featuring stars of Boston both past and present. Dear Leader always delivers a rocking show and Bonham will be performing new songs from her forthcoming album as well, which certainly sweetens the deal. We even hear they might perform a few tunes together. Tickets are $13.

Antje Duvekot at Club Passim: Club Passim is always the best place in town to catch some great folk and this Friday they have one of the area’s best songwriters in Antie Duvekot. See her for $20.

Love In Stockholm at Harpers Ferry: Love In Stockholm will be playing the northeast throughout the summer, but they won’t be back until June after this show so you better get your fix before they’re gone. See them with Turkuaz and Hey Mama for $10.

New England Metal Fest with Mastodon at the Palladium: They’ll be metal starting at noon on Friday so those in Worcester can mosh on their lunch break. The rest of you can get there after work for bands like Baroness, Between the Buried and Me, and of course Mastodon. Tickets are $40.

Pat Travers, Rick Derringer at Showcase Live: Two classic rockers for only $25?! We’re sold!

Saturday

Mystery Roar at Great Scott: Get your groove on with Mystery Roar in Allston as they release their new EP, which is bound to grow their already buzzing fanbase. Big Digits and four different DJs will be on hand to start the party off right. Tickets are $10.

Forgetful Jones at the Middle East Downstairs: Do you want to be on an album? Well then get down to the Middle East and scream your ass off for Forgetful Jones as they’ll be recording a live album with their hometown fans. Tickets are $10.

Graham Parker & The Figgs at Johnny D’s: After fervent recording and touring over the past three decades Parker has cooled off in recent years but he’s always good for “squeezing out sparks”. See him with The Figgs for $15.

Jeff Timmons at the Hard Rock Café: Back with 98 Degrees Timmons was most likely to steal your heart, these days he’s more into warming it. Catch him with local standout Louie Bello for $20.

Patty Larkin at the Regent Theatre: Love will be in the air as Patty Larkin shows off some tracks from her upcoming album, 25, which celebrates her 25 years in music with a tracklist of 25 great love songs featuring 25 guests. Feel the love for… you guessed it, $25.

Bernie Williams at Mohegan Sun Casino
: We know he’s a former Yankee, but he’s also a great guitarist worth seeing if you plan on making the trip to the casinos, this weekend. Hey, it’s not like we’re telling you to go see A-Rod!

Sunday

Los Campensinos! at the Paradise Rock Club: Los Campensinos! Were stuck in Britain thanks to the volcano in Iceland so we’re sure they’ll be ready to erupt themselves at the ‘Dise this Sunday. Tickets are $17.50 and also get you in for Cymbals Eat Guitars.

Gipsy Kings at the House of Blues
: The Gipsy Kings haven’t released any new material in a few years but with a catalog like theirs they can still have you dancing for hours. Tickets are $59.50.

Streetlight Manifesto at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: These guys will playing some Warped Tour shows once again this summer but unfortunately the stop in Mansfield isn’t one of them. See them while you can for $15.

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