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.

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Green Day at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is out of rehab and the band is back on the road to promote their trilogy of 2012 albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre!. Enjoy a day at the casino and then take in the show with special guest Best Coast for $42 or $62.

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the House of Blues on Saturday: The old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina will make their way to New England in support of their latest album, Leaving Eden. Tickets for this show with hometown favorites David Wax Museum are available for $25 and $45.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble – Preliminary Night #1 at TT the Bear’s Place on Sunday: Are you ready to rumble?! The 34th edition of the legendary battle of the bands, which is really more of a festival celebrating the local music scene, gets started on Sunday with The Okay Win, Cancer Killing Gemini, The New Highway Hymnal and Velah. Tickets are $8.

More shows for your weekend


Martin Sexton at the Berklee Performance Center: Continuing his promotion of 2012’s Fall Like Rain, the veteran singer-songwriter and longtime New England favorite returns to Boston. Tickets range in price from $25 to $39.50.

Living Colour at the Paradise Rock Club: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vivid, the veteran rocker’s will deliver their classic debut album in it’s entirety from “Cult of Personality” to “Which Way to America?”, along with a few other selections from their catalouge. The show is sold out.

Spirit Family Reunion at The Sinclair: They were one of the break-out bands from last year’s Newport Folk Festival (and they are coming back again this year!) so its no surprise this show is sold out. Also on the bill are Thick Wild and Spitzer Space Telescope.

The View at the Brighton Music Hall: Scottish indie rockers hit Allston in support of 2012’s Cheeky For A Reason. See them with Stanley Odd for $12.

Lori McKenna at Club Passim: The local staple celebrates the release of her sixth full-length album, Massachusetts (in stores April 23), with a pair of sold out shows at this historic Harvard Square club.

Brown Bird at The Met: One of Rhode Island’s brightest up-and-comers celebrate the release of their brand new album, Fits of Reason. See what makes them so special when the play Pawtucket with Last Good Tooth and Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores. Tickets are available for $17.

Bret Michaels at the Twin River Event Center: Take a trip back down memory lane with some of the biggest hits of the ’80’s care of the Poison frontman, who will also be promoting his forthcoming album, Good Songs & Great Friends. Tickets range in price from $35 to $75.

Sully Erna at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The Lawrence native goes solo in New Hampshire for a show that will feature songs over the span of his career, including those with Godsmack and his 2010 solo debut, Avalon. Tickets range in price from $30 to $50.

Eric Clapton at the Mohegan Sun Arena: The greatest guitarist of all time is back on the road and stops in Connecticut for his only show in New England. Tickets for this are long gone but if you find a way in, be sure to check out the opening set from reunited pop rockers The Wallflowers.


Conspirator, Break Science at the Paradise Rock Club: This is sure to be one big dance party as the side project of The Disco Biscuits members Marc Brownstein and Aron Manger and the Brooklyn based electronic duo hit Comm. Ave. Dirty Bunny will get things started. Tickets are available for $20.

Creed Bratton at the Wilbur Theatre: He is best known for his role on NBC’s “The Office” but before his acting days, Bratton was a member of folk rockers The Grass Roots. Now he’s on the road to promote his forthcoming sixth solo album Tell Me About It, a three-part “audio biography about LSD, unemployment and third acts”. Tickets are available for $22.50.

Dianne Reeves at the Berklee Performance Center: With no new album to promote, fans can expect the four-time Grammy Award–winner jazz singer to deliver plenty of favorites. Tickets range in price from $30 to $48.

Lianne La Havas at The Sinclair: The English singer-songwriter has been making waves across the pond since the release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. The buzz has certainly reached this side of the Atlantic as this show with Jamie N Commons is sold out.

Lydia at the Brighton Music Hall: The Arizona-based rockers are back with a new album, Devil. Sweet Talker, From Indian Lakes and Matrimony share the bill. Tickets are available for $13.

Bob Dylan, Dawes at the Mullins Center: The legendary singer-songwriter and his band make the first of several stops in New England college towns with this show in Amherst. Opening the show will be special guest Dawes, who are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third album, Stories Don’t End. Tickets are available for $47.50.

WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at The Met: One of the only rock stations left in the area, WBRU hosts the finals of their annual Battle of the Bands. This year’s finalists are The Brother Kite, Kid Mountain, Lolita Black and Torn Shorts. Enjoy some great local rock and find out who wins for $5.

Yes at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The progressive rock veterans will consecutively deliver three classic albums – 1971’s The Yes Album, 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going for the One – in their entirety. Tickets range in price from $36 to $61.

Alicia Keys at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Before she hits Boston next week, the New York-bred Grammy Award-winning singer stops in Connecticut as part of her “Set the World on Fire” tour. The show is sold out.


Andy Grammer at the House of Blues: The rising pop-rock star behind hits “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me” returns to Boston for his biggest headlining show to date. See him with special guests Parachute for $20 in advance or $22 on the day of.

Chelsea Light Moving at The Sinclair: Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore debuts his new band in Harvard Square. Also on the bill are Marco Fusinato, Prana-Bindu and Rob Thomas. Tickets are available for $18 in advance or $20 on the day of.

The Cave Singers at the Brighton Music Hall: Seattle based indie rockers hit Boston in support of their brand new album, Naomi. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Bleeding Rainbows, are available for $14.

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