Music for your weekend

, Staff

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

Kings of Leon, Gary Clark Jr. at the TD Garden: If you’re looking for rock, look no further. Touring in support of Mechanical Bull, the Nashville-bred rockers ride into the Hub to rock the Garden with help from guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. Tickets are still available and range in price from $29.50 to $65.50.

Mayer Hawthorne at the House of Blues on Saturday: The soul-rock favorite said the only rule he had for making his new album Where Does This Door Go was that it had to be fun. He was successful and this show will be too. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Quadron, are available for $25.


More shows for your weekend

Friday

Infected Mushroom at the House of Blues: The Israeli trance band and recent Lady Gaga collaborators host a dance party on Lansdowne Street. Tickets are available for $15 and $35.

Iration at the Paradise Rock Club: The reggae favorites continue to tour in support of 2013’s Automatic. Joining them for this soldout show on Comm. Ave. will be The Movement, Natural Vibrations and Micah Brown. Tickets are available for $17.

Brett Dennen at Royale: The veteran pop-folk singer-songwriter returns to Boston to promote his new album, Smoke and Mirrors. A very limited number of tickets remain available for $25.

The Wood Brothers at the Somerville Theatre: Joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, Chris and Oliver Wood hit Massachusetts for a sold-out show in support of The Muse. Chris Kasper will open the show.

Miniature Tigers, Bear Hands at the Brighton Music Hall: A co-headliner featuring a pair of indie rock favorites from the Big Apple. Miniature Tigers are gearing up for a new album, while Bear Hands just released Distraction. Total Slacker rounds out the bill. Tickets are available for $15.

Rhett Miller at Johnny D’s
: The Old 97’s frontman goes solo in Davis Square. Only a handful of tickets remain available for this show for $17. Trapper Schoepp will also perform.

Dwight & Nicole at Scullers Jazz Club: The Vermont-based roots duo celebrate the release of their brand new album Shine On with two shows in one night (8 and 10 p.m.). See one of New England’s best for $25.

Atlas Soul at Regattabar
: The longtime local world music favorites host a Mardis Gras party in Cambridge. Tickets for what is sure to be a fun night are available for $18.

Buckwheat Zydeco at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Nobody does zydeco like this man. See him in Fall River for $30.

Saturday

Conspirator at the Paradise Rock Club: The Philadelphia-based electronic jam band favorites continue to back their latest EP, Unleashed. See what they unleash at the ‘dise for $20.

Delta Rae at Royale
: We’re still eagerly awaiting their sophomore release but there is no doubt the North Carolina-based country/folk-rockers’ fanbase is rapidly growing. Due to the overwhelming demand, this show was moved from The Sinclair to the more expansive Royale, which they still sold out well in advance.

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang at The Sinclair: The bass guitar virtuoso, best known as the frontman for Primus, teams up with his old buddy Bryan Kehoe for this new Americana/rootsy fueled project. The show is sold out.

Theo Bikel at the Berklee Performance Center: At 89-years of age (and almost 90!), the folk singer is still going strong and will perform a special show in Boston with guests guests Hankus Netsky, Merima Kljuco, Rosalie Gerut, Frank London, Daniel Kahn, Josh “Socalled” Dolgin, and the Workmen’s Circle Besere Velt Chorus. Tickets range in price from $32 to $58.

Dar Williams at the First Parish Church
: After moving to Massachusetts in 1990, the New York native has been a staple on the New England folk scene. At this very special sold out show, she’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album The Honesty Room.

Jenna Lotti at the Hard Rock Café: The local acoustic-pop singer-songwriter celebrates the release of her brand new debut album, Tunnel Vision. Tickets are available for $15 or $20 with the CD.

Wolf’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras Ball at TT the Bear’s Place: Always a good time for a good cause. Shaun Wolf Wortis & the Legendary Vudu Krewe headline with help from Hayley Jane, Will Dailey, Amber Casares, Abbie Barrett, the Boston Babydolls. Tickets are available for $12 with proceeds benefiting the New Orleans Musicians Clinic.

Casting Crowns at the Mullins Center: One of the biggest names in Christian music hit Massachusetts to promote their latest release, Thrive. Tickets for the show, which will also feature sets from Laura Story and For King & Country, range in price from $24 to $75.

Melissa Ferrick at the Narrows Center For The Arts: The longtime local favorite hits Fall River as she continues to promote 2013’s The Truth Is. Tickets are available for $22 in advance or $25 on the day of. The Western Den will open.

Imagine Dragons at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Ahead of their show in Worcester later this week, the Las Vegas rockers hit Connecticut for a sold out show with special guests The Naked & Famous.

Robin Thicke at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): Its been a tough week for the pop star, but the pop star should be all business as he brings “Blurred Lines” to Foxwoods. Tickets range in price from $65 to $80.

Sunday

Young The Giant at the House of Blues: The California rockers are on the road promoting their recently released sophomore album Mind Over Matter. Be sure to also check out opener Vance Joy if you have tickets to this sold out show.

ZZ Ward at the Paradise Rock Club
: Still touring in support of her 2012 debut album Til the Casket Drops, this 27-year old continues to turn heads with her soulful and bluesy vocals. Find out what all the hype is about for $16. Grizfolk and The O’My’s will also perform.

Schoolboy Q at the Wilbur Theatre
: Just days after the release of his third album Oxymoron, the L.A.-based rapper rides a wave of buzz into Boston for a sold out show.

Randy Rogers Band at The Sinclair
: The Texas-based country band hit Massachusetts with Trouble. Also performing will be Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue and the Josh Abbott Band. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $22 on the day of.

Tinsley Ellis at the Narrows Center for the Arts: After releasing Get It! last year, the blue rocker is back with another new album in Midnight Blue. Hear how the new material sounds live when he plays Fall River for $25 in advance or $28 on the day of.

Caspian, Junius at the Middle East Upstairs: Ahead of their tour of China and Australia, the Boston rockers deliver an intimate hometown show with friends Junius. Not surprisingly, this show is soldout. Phantom Glue will also perform.

Rachel Ries at Club Passim: Returning from a years-long hiatus, the South Dakota native is back on the road to promote her brand new album Ghost of a Gardener. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Cuddle Magic, are available for $15.

Roy Sludge Trio at the Lizard Lounge
: The local standouts begin a new Sunday afternoon residency with plans on “stampeding straight ahead until the cows come home”. Take it in for just $5.

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