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

Pixies at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday: One of Massachusetts’ all-time greats are back. The reunited indie rock heroes have released a pair of surprise EPs over the past few months, so expect a few new tunes with the old classics at this homecoming show.¬† Of course, tickets are long gone but if you can find a way in, make it happen. Fidlar will open the show.

Jay Z at the TD Garden on Saturday: The hip-hop legend returns to Boston as he tours in support of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Only a handful of tickets remain available ($32.50 to $150), so act fast if you wanna see one of the best in the game. He’ll also play Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday.

More shows for your weekend


Neutral Milk Hotel at the Orpheum Theatre: Jeff Mangum surprised everyone when he returned to the road a couple of years ago. Now, he’s reunited the longtime indie rock favorites after a 15-year absence for a tour. Not surprisingly, this show (the second of two in town) is sold out.

Datsik at the House of Blues: The Canadian dubstep producer and DJ, Troy Beetles, hosts a dance party in Boston to promote his latest release, Let It Burn. Making the show extra special will be Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA performing his album Liquid Swords in its entirety. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Herobust and Getter, are available for $25 and $39.50

Action Bronson at the Paradise Rock Club
: The rising rap star from Queens has yet to release his major label debut album but he sure does have major support in Boston with this show already sold out. Party Supplies will open.

Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven at the Middle East Downstairs
: Singer-guitarist David Lowery once again pulls double-duty as he tours with both of his veteran rock bands. Cracker have no new album to support, while Camper Van Beethoven will be promoting 2013’s La Costa Perdida. Tickets for the show are available for $22.

Joe Louis Walker at Regattbar: At 64-years of age, the blues legend is still going strong and gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, Hornet’s Nest. This intimate show is sold out.

Eric Paslay at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill: After penning hits for the likes of Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”) and Eli Young Band (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”), the Texas native has stepped into the spotlight for himself with the hit single “Friday Night”. We’re sure that will spark a big sing-along when he hits the Foxboro hotspot for just $5 but hurry as only a few tickets remain available.

Johnny Flynn at the Brighton Music Hall
: The South African born English folk-rocker hits Boston for a sold out show in support of his new album, Country Mile. English afro-folk-pop ensemble The Melodic will also perform.

Swear and Shake at Great Scott: The Brooklyn-based quartet recently release a really cool video for their latest single “Fire”. Check it out here and then see them live with help from Smoke Signals and The Novel Ideas for $10.

Blackbutton at TT the Bear’s Place: The Boston rockers celebrate the release of their new single “AM Clouds PM Sun”, which they recorded last month for Converse Rubber Tracks Boston. They’ll be joined by fellow local standouts A Wish For Fire, The Year Million and the Jessica Prouty Band. Tickets are available for $10.


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the House of Blues: The pride of New Orleans makes his way to Boston to promote 2013’s Say That to Say This. Get down on Lansdowne Street for $20 or $35 and be sure to check out openers Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

Robert Earl Keen at Royale: The veteran country singer-songwriter returns to Boston for a night in the Theater District. With no new album to promote, fans can expect a diverse setlist culled from his 30-year catalogue. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Andrea Davidson, are available in advance for $25 or $27 on the day of.

Mother Falcon at Great Scott
: The 18-piece symphonic Indie rock ensemble earned loads of buzz in 2013 after. See why they have people talking as they continue to promote their latest album You Knew in Boston. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers And The Kids and Tales of Olde, are available for $12.

Cate Le Bon at the Middle East Upstairs: Now based in L.A., the Welsh singer-songwriter hits Massachusetts in support of her new album Mug Museum. Kevin Morby and 28 Degrees Taurus will also perform. Tickets are available for $10.

Dave Mason at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The guitar virtuoso, best remembered for his days with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Traffic, is always a big hit when he comes to town. See him in Salisbury for $35.

Duke Robillard Band at The Center for Arts in Natick: A longtime staple on the New England blues scene, Robillard is always busy and released a new album entitled Independently Blue last year. See him in Natick for $26.

Gipsy Kings at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band hits Connecticut in support of Savor Flamenco. Released in September, the album earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best World Music Album. Find out how it sounds live – along with plenty of their old favorites – for $55.

Macy Gray at Mohegan Sun Casino (CT): Down the street at Mohegan Sun, you can gamble while enjoying the sounds of Gray for free in the Wolf Den. This year marks the 15th anniversary of her debut album On How Life Is, which was powered by the single “I Try”.


Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits at the Somerville Theatre: World Music/CRASHarts welcomes the great Zimbabwean musician to Massachusetts for a night of great night of Afro-pop. Tickets are available for $28.

The Jim Jones Revue at Church: Closing out their first stateside tour in two years, the English garage rockers hit Boston in support of their latest album, 2012’s The Savage Heart. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers¬† Whiskey Kill and Heavy Necker, are available for $12 in advance or $15 on the day of.

Caroline Rose at Club Passim: The Vermont-based roots singer-songwriter promotes her latest album America Religious in Havard Square. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Thomas John Cadrin, are available for $12.

Bowzer’s Ultimate Doo-Wop Party at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Sha Na Na’s Jon “Bowzer” Bauman leads volume XIII of his famed “Ultimate Doo-Wop Party” to Connnetciut for an afternoon matinee at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets are available for $25 and $35.

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