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 Pick

Narrows Winter Blues Festival at the Narrows Center for the Arts on Saturday: For blues fans, Fall River is the only place to be on Saturday. With five acts on the bill, the blues festival offers seven hours of music. Joe Louis Walker headlines with Jesse Dee, The Holmes Brothers, Cedric Burnside Project and Delta Generators also set to perform. Tickets are available for $37 in advance or $42 on the day of. And don’t worry, if you get hungry between all that great music, the Fiddlestix Trolley Food Truck will be parked outside.

More shows for your weekend


Lotus at the House of Blues: Jam on with these longtime electronic-jam band favorites as they hit the Hub in support of their latest album, Monks. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The Werks, are available for $25.

Greensky Bluegrass at the Paradise Rock Club: The pride of Kalamazoo, Michigan bring their brand of Americana to Boston for a night on Comm. Ave. with Tumbleweed Wanderers. Tickets for the show are available for $18.

Hard Working Americans at the Brighton Music Hall: Led by singer Todd Snider, this new “supergroup” of sorts released their self-titled debut album last month. Find out how it sounds live when they play Allston for $20. Caroline Rose will open the show.

Goldroom DJ, Viceroy at The Sinclair: A pair of EDM favorites host a sold-out dance party in Harvard Square.

Teddy Geiger at Cafe 939: Truthfully, we’ll forever remember this New York singer-songwriter for his role on the awesome but ill-fated CBS show Love Monkey. Now, he’s on the road to promote 2013’s The Last Fears. Tickets are available for $15. Justin Levinson and Barnaby Bright will also perform.

Paddy Saul at the Lizard Lounge: The local standout by way of County Meath, Ireland, plays Cambridge with his band. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Vudu Sister, are available for $15.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at Club Passim: The Vermont-based string band have won fans all over the Northeast with unique sound and four-part harmonies. Tickets are available for $22.

Gramatik at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): One the genre’s biggest names in EDM hits Rhode Island as he gears up for his forthcoming release, Lowtemp. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Branx and Gibbx, are available for $20.

Luke Bryan at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): The reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” closes out a sold-out two-night stand in Connecticut. Joining him on the bill are Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. Of course, if you can find a way to ‘crash this party’, make it happen.


John Brown’s Body at the Paradise Rock Club: The longtime reggae favorites return home as they continue to promote their latest album, Kings And Queens. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Pimps of Joytime and Strange Machines, are available for $20.

The Deadly Gentlemen at The Sinclair: The local standouts made waves in 2013 with their Rounder Records debut Roll Me, Tumble Me. Back on their home turf for a sold out show, they’ll be joined by special guests Joy Kills Sorrow, Peter Rowan, Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage.

Dom Kennedy at the Middle East Downstairs: The L.A.-based rapper hits Central Square in support of his new sophomore release, Get Home Safely. Tickets are available in advance for $15 or $18 on the day of. Skeme, Karlton Marz, Orie Pierrem and Stann Smith will also perform.

Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters at the Lizard Lounge: These local staples are always a good take live, and with another Boston favorite in Tad Overbaugh & The Late Arrivals, you can’t wrong by visiting one the area’s coolest venues. Tickets are available for $15.

Dave Hause at the Middle East Upstairs: The frontman for Philly punk-rockers The Loved Ones hits Cambridge for a sold out show in support of his new solo release, Devour. Northcote and Jenn Kitten from Lucky United will also perform.

Grass Is Green at the Cambridge Elks Lodge: The Boston quartet celebrate the release of their new album, Vacation Vinny. Joining the party are Ovlov, Krill, Palehound and Trespasser. Tickets are available for $8.

Emerson Hart at The Center for Arts in Natick: The frontman for 90’s rock radio favorites Tonic hits Massachusetts for a solo show. Tickets are available for $28.

Last One Out at Fete Lounge (RI): These pop-rockers have been making waves in Rhode Island. See them rock a homecoming show in Providence with Torn Shorts, The Rare Occasions and Friendly People. Tickets are available for $10.

Charles Bradley at the Mohegan Sun Casino (CT): To truly appreciate the man, you must see him live. So why not enjoy a night at the casino and see why everybody raves about this soulman for free.


The Nick Hexum Quintet at The Sinclair: The 311 frontman hits Boston with his new side project in support of their debut album, My Shadow Pages. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Franchot Tone, are available for $20.

10 Years at the Brighton Music Hall: The metal veterans are in the midst of their first ever acoustic tour. See them unplugged for $15. Trapper Schoepp will also perform.

Sarah Borges’ “Sarah Sings Sarah: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan” at Club Passim: One of Boston’s finest takes a break from her own material to pay tribute to the late great jazz singer. Tickets are available for $15.

Judy Collins at the Bull Run Restaurant: At 74-years of age, the legendary folk singer-songwriter is still going strong. See her in Shirley for $55.

Man Man at The Met (RI): Touring in support of their new album On Oni Pond, the Philadelphia-based experimental rockers hit Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Xenia Rubinos and Ravi Shavi, are available in advance for $15 or $17 on the day of.

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