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

The Script at the Agganis Arena on Friday: This trio from Dublin have always found Boston to be a stateside home. Back with their aptly titled third release, #3, they’ll take on Agganis Arena with help from Tristan Prettyman. Tickets are $40.

Human Sexual Response at the House of Blues on Saturday: Before breaking up in 1982, they were starting to enjoy the national spotlight as one of Boston’s finest bands. Fast forward 20 years and they are back -for one night only. The response for the new wave favorites’ reunion was so strong, they moved the show to the more spacious House of Blues. Join the party for $25.

Barefoot Truth at Royale on Sunday
: After several years of intense touring and building a big fanbase in the Northeast, the Connecticut rockers are calling it quits. Say goodbye and enjoy their final show together for $15 in advance or $17 on the day of.

Our Music Picks


The Tragically Hip at the House of Blues: The veteran Canadian rockers return to the Hub to promote their new album, Now For Plan A. We’re sure they’ll have something special planned for Boston, so grab your tickets for $32.85 or $45.35.

Motion City Soundtrack at the Paradise Rock Club
: After rocking the Middle East in June, the Minneapolis-based rockers are still busy touring in support of Go. See them on the other side of the Charles for $20. Also on the bill are Jukebox The Ghost, Now Now and I Was Totally Destroying It.

Tame Impala at Royale
: The psychedelic rockers from Australia are touring the United States after the release of their sophomore album, Lonerism. Tickets are $20 and The Amazing will open the show.

Roky Erickson at TT the Bear’s Place
: At 65 years of age, the longtime rocker is still going strong. Check out this intimate performance, moved from the yet-to-be opened Sinclair, with Nude Beach and Hounds of Baskerville for $25.

Spirit Family Reunion at Cafe 939: One of the breakout performers at this summer’s Newport Folk Festival, check out these Americana standouts with singer-songwriter Adam Arcuragi for $12.

Green River Ordinance at the Brighton Music Hall: Touring in support of Under Fire, the Texas-bred rockers will look to heat up Allston with help from Andy Davis and Micah. Tickets are $15.

Naked On Roller Skates at the Middle East Upstairs
: The local standouts celebrate the release of their new EP, Songs From A Wooden Box. They’ll be joined by Muy Cansado, Old Jack and Sarah RabDAU and the Self-Employed Assasins for what should be an awesome night of homegrown music for just $10.

Chris Trapper at the Regent Theatre
: After a few successful reunion shows with The Push Stars, Trapper has spent much of the fall on the road supporting his latest solo album, The Few & The Far Between. Welcome him home to Massachusetts as he performs in Arlington with A Fragile Tomorrow. Tickets are $29.


Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen at the TD Garden: Bieber-mania hits Beantown and tickets are long gone.If you are attending, be sure to check out the opening set from fellow Canuck pop star Carly Rae Jepsen.

Mary Black at the Berklee Performance Center
: The veteran Irish singer stops in Boston as part of her stateside tour in support of 2011’s Stories from the Steeples. Tickets range in price from $30 to $48.

Pinback at Royale: The San Diego rockers hit the East Coast in support of Information Retrieved. Solos will open the show. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Hot Day At The Zoo at the Brighton Music Hall: These Americana/bluesgrass favorites from Lowell never seem to disappoint. Add opening sets from Sarah Blacker and The Primate Fiasco and this show is bound to be a good time. Tickets are $12.

Iris DeMent at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The longtime folk favorite just released a brand new album called, Sing The Delta. Find out how it sounds live when she plays Fall River with John Fuzek. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 on the day of.

Chris Isaak at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: His Sunday show in Boston has been cancelled, but you can still hear Isaak in New Hampshire for $30 to $66. Expect a set that mixes old originals with tributes to the Sun Records cataolugue from his latest album, Beyond the Sun.

Vince Neil at the Mohegan Sun Casino: While his bandmates in Motley Crue rest after a summer tour with KISS, Neil returns to the road for a solo outing. Hit the tables or slots and then enjoy his set for free at the Wolf Den.

Carrie Underwood at the XL Center
: After hosting the CMA’s last week, the country superstar continues her “Blown Away” tour with a stop in Hartford, Connecticut. Only a handful of tickets remain for $43 to $63.


Nas, Ms. Lauryn Hill at the House of Blues: The two hip-hop veterans have joined forces for their first tour together since the release of their collaborative hit single “If I Ruled the World” in 1996. The show is sold out.

Sharon Van Etten at the Paradise Rock Club
: Another favorite from this summer’s Newport Folk Fest, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter returns to New England in support of her new album, Tramp. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 on the day of. Damien Jurado will open the show.

Patty Griffin at Club Passim
: The legendary singer-songwriter returns to Cambridge for a pair of very rare and intimate performances this weekend. Not surprisingly, tickets for both shows are long gone. In fact, they sold out in a record-breaking 4 minutes! For those lucky enough to have tickets, be sure to check out opener Amy Cook.

The Fresh & Onlys at the Brighton Music Hall: The San Francisco-based rockers hit Boston in support of their new album, Long Slow Dance. Quilt and Ghost Box Orchestra will also perform. Tickets are $10.

Robert Schwartzman at the Middle East Upstairs
: The Rooney frontman continues to promote his debut solo release Double Capricorn, which also served as a benefit album for the Tibetan Healing Fund. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of. Mercies, The Anchors and Goodfellas will also perform.

Megadeth at The Palladium: The veteran metal favorites are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their best-selling album, Countdown To Extinction, with a special tour that hits New England this weekend. See them in Worcester with Kyng for $37.50 in advance or $40 on the day of.

Yeasayer at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The Brooklyn-based three-piece rock Rhode Island in support of their new album, Fragrant World. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of. Sinkane and The Creator’s Project will open the show.

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