Music for your weekend

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Our Best Picks

Great Big Sea at the Wilbur Theatre on Saturday & Sunday: The pride of Newfoundland are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. At this two-night stand in Boston, fans can expect a set packed with hits from their new compilation album, XX. Tickets range in price from $27.50 to $35.

RIBS at Great Scott on Saturday: After spending some time on the road with The Joy Formidable, the 2012 BMA “Rock Artist of the Year” returns home for a show in Allston. Enjoy one of Boston’s best bands with Color Channel and The Year Million for just $8.

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium – All Weekend: Now in its fifteenth year, this is can’t miss event for metal and hardcore fans. The three-day festival will feature over 40 acts with Anthrax headlining Friday, Opeth on Saturday and Suicidal Tendencies on Sunday. Single day tickets are available for $40 in advance ($35 for Sunday) or $45 on the day of ($40 on Sunday). For all the set times, go here.

More shows for your weekend

Friday

 **With Boston in lockdown, most shows scheduled for tonight in the city have been postponed or cancelled. See the full list here. Stay safe!**

The Band Perry at Merrimack College: Touring in support of their brand new album Pioneer, the country favorites will deliver a sold out show at the Lawler Arena on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover. If you have tickets, be sure to check out opener, Joel Crouse, a native of Holland, Massachusetts native who is currently recoding his debut album in Nashville.

Janiva Magness at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The Blues star makes her way to Fall River to promote 2012’s Stronger for It. Tickets are available for $28.

Fitz and The Tantrums at The Met (RI): With their highly anticpayted sophomore release More Than Just A Dream due to hit stores next month, the Los Angeles-based soul rockers stop in Rhode Island for a sold out show in Pawtucket.

Sevendust, Coal Chamber at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): Sevendust are touring in support of their brand new album, Black Out The Sun. Coal Chamber, who reunited for a handful of shows in 2011 after breaking up in 2003, are back on the road for their first tour of the United States in over a decade. Tickets for this co-headliner are available for $28.

Bruce Hornsby at the Capitol Center for the Arts (NH): The three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist delivers a rare, intimate, solo performance in New Hampshire. Tickets range in price from $41 to $61.

Saturday

Collie Buddz at the House of Blues: The Bermudian reggae artist stops in Boston as part of his “Light It Up” tour with New Kingston and Cris Cab. Tickets are available for $25.

Killing Joke at the Paradise Rock Club: The English post-punk are touring stateside in support of 2012’s MMXII. Tickets are available for $17.50 in advance or $20.00 on the day of. Czars will open the show.

Hadag Nahash at the Berklee Performance Center: The Israeli hip hop/funk band have been topping the Israeli music charts for more than ten years. Tickets for this rare show in Boston are available for $35.

Ivan & Alyosha, The Lone Bellow at the Brighton Music Hall: The folk rockers from Seattle are on the rise with their recent buzz-worthy release All the Times We Had. See them with another great up-and-coming act in Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow when they play Allston for $12. Rounding out the bill is Twin Forks, which features Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional fame and members of Bad Books.

Viva Viva at the Middle East Upstairs: The hometown favorites celebrate the release of their new EP, Dead In Yr Tracks. Hey Ice Machine and Shepherdess will also perform. Tickets are $10.

Greensky Bluegrass at the Middle East Downstairs: Just as their name suggests, this group from Kalamazoo delivers some great progressive bluegrass. See them with Vermont’s Suncooked for $20.

Jane Monheit at Scullers Jazz Club: The Grammy-nominated vocalist delivers two shows (8 and 10 p.m.) to promote her new brand album, The Heart Of The Matter. Tickets are available for $40.

deSol at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The New Jersey-bred Latin rockers reunite to benefit the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. Joining them will be Massachusetts favorites Entrain. Tickets are available for $25.

Ana Popovic at the Bull Run Restaurant: The Tennessee-based Serbian blues guitarist stops in Shirley to promote her new album, Can You Stand The Heat. Tickets are available for $25.

Steel Panther at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): They may have formed in the 2000’s, but this group from Los Angeles will take you back to the glory days of 80’s hair metal. They’ll have you rocking and laughing for $20 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Fleetwood Mac at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): After rocking the Garden on Thursday, the classic rock favorites continue their tour with another New England show. Enjoy a day at the casino and if you win, pick up tickets for $125 or $155.

Marc Anthony at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino (CT): The Latin superstar takes a break from recording his new album to perform a sold out concert in Connecticut.

Sunday

Gipsy Kings at the House of Blues: One of the most successful world music acts in history, the band of brothers from France stop in Boston as part of their latest stateside tour. Tickets are available for $49.50 and $75.

Akron/Family at the Brighton Music Hall: With a new album Sub Verses due to hit stores at the end of the month, fans can expect a few tunes with some old favorites from the veteran folk rockers. Tickets for the show, which will also feature M Geddes Gengras and Quilt, are available for $15.

What’s Eating Gilbert at the Middle East Upstairs: The lead guitarist for New Found Glory brings his side project to Boston as he tours in support of Solid Gold Hits. Tickets are available for $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

Hugh Masekela at the Berklee Performance Center: At 74-years of age, the legendary trumpeter from South Africa is still going strong. With a new album Jabulani on the way, he stops in Boston for a performance at Berklee. Tickets range in price from $28 to $37.

Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki at the Tsongas Center: The rising rap star and electro house favorite join forces for a performance on the campus of the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. Tickets for the show are available to the general public for $37.

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