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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Flogging Molly at the House of Blues on Friday: With their 9th annual “Green 17” tour, the Los Angeles-based Irish punk rockers launch the St. Patrick’s Day season in Boston. Tickets are available for $29.50 and $39.50. Skinny Lister and David Hause will open what is sure to be another lively show on Lansdowne Street.

Big Dipper at the Middle East Downstairs on Saturday: The Boston-bred 80’s favorites released Big Dipper Crashes On the Platinum Planet, their first album of original material in more than two decades last fall. Now, they’ll celebrate it live in Central Square with help from Chris Collingwood (of Fountains of Wayne) and The Zambonis for $16.

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fun. at the Orpheum Theatre: The New York-based rockers continue their promotion of the Grammy-nominated Some Nights. Tickets for this show are long gone but for those lucky enough to attend, be sure to check out the opening set from Andrew McMahon (of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin).

Jackie Evancho at the Citi Wang Theatre: Backed by a symphony orchestra, the “America’s Got Talent” alumn will deliver material from her third album, Songs from the Silver Screen. Tickets range in price from $40 to $125.

Shovels & Rope at The Sinclair: The organizers of the Newport Folk Festival will give fans a taste of this summer’s event with one of their first booked artists in Shovels & Rope. The South Carolina-based duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent will be promoting 2012’s O’ Be Joyful. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Andrew Combs, are available for $15.

the pill with live guests RIBS at Great Scott: In April, they’ll join The Joy Formidable on the road but tonight the pill welcomes RIBS as their special live guests. Enjoy one of Boston’s top alt-rock acts for just $5.

Rustic Overtones at Church: The pride of Maine will deliver 1997’s Rooms by the Hour in its entirety along with some other favorites. Tickets are $15 and Biscuits & Gravy will open the show.

Jack Washington Landron at Club Passim: A fixture at Passim predecessor, Club 47, Landron is back with his first new album in 45 years, Curbside Cotillion. Welcome him back to Cambridge for $25.

Joy Kills Sorrow at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The locally-bred string band hits Fall River for a night at the Narrows Center. Join them for $17.

Mean Creek at the Fete Lounge: Enjoy one of Boston’s best at this Providence hotspot with The Silks, The Washingtons and The Tower & The Fool rounding out the bill. Tickets are just $8.


Emancipator at the Paradise Rock Club: Just days after the release of his third album Dusk to Dawn, the Oregon-based electronic producer hits Boston. Random Rab and Tor round out the bill. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 on the day of.

Red Baraat at The Sinclair: Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the Brooklyn-based band fuses North Indian bhangra rhythms with jazz and funk for one awesome sound. Their brand new album, Shruggy Ji, just debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Wold Albums chart and this show is sold out.

Candlebox at the Hard Rock Café: In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Seattle-based rockers will perform their 1993 self-titled album in its entirety along with a set of greatest hits, new songs and more at this intimate sold out club show.

Tallahassee, Diamond Doves at the Great Scott: Local favorites Tallahassee celebrate five years together, while Diamond Doves mark the release of their new album, Eat Your Heart Out. Joining the party will be Last Good Tooth and Hollis Brown. You can be there too for $10.

Kris Delmhorst at Club Passim: A veteran on the local folk scene, Delmhorst returns to Harvard Square for a pair of sold out shows with opener Dean Fields.

The Fools at the Bull Run Restaurant: The veteran Boson rockers hit Shirley to celebrate Groundhog Day. Surely, this will be a good time for $16.

Dar Williams at The Center for Arts in Natick: The veteran folk star and longtime New England favorite continues to promote 2012’s In the Time of Gods. Tickets are $35 or $30 for TCAN members.

Walk The Moon at The Met: Thanks to hit singles “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope”, the Ohio-based rockers enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2012. They’ll be joined by openers Pacific Air for this sold out show in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Brian McKnight, Musiq Soulchild, Ginuwine at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): A trip of R&B stars team up to bring “Love, Heart and Soul” to Connecticut. Enjoy a day at the casino and then take in the show for $48 to $78.

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