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

Lady Antebellum at the TD Garden on Friday and Mohegan Sun Arena (CT) on Saturday: The country superstars bring their “Take Me Downtown” tour to New England for a pair of shows as they continue to promote their latest album, Golden. Joining them will be special guests Kip Moore and Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves. A limited number of tickets for the Boston show remain available for $39.50 to $69.50, while the Connecticut show is sold out.

Aer at the House of Blues on Friday: Wayland’s David von Mering and Carter Schultz return to Boston for a homecoming show in celebration of their brand new self-titled album. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers RDGLDGRN and New Beat Fund, are available for $25 and $35.

More shows for your weekend


Brandon Boyd and Sons of the Sea at the Paradise Rock Club: With Incubus on an indefinite hiatus, the Incubus frontman is on the road to promote his new side project. Tickets are available for $20.

Gem Club at the Museum of Fine Arts
: The Boston-based chamber-pop outfit celebrate the release of their brand new album In Roses with a special sold-out show at the MFA. Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors will also perform.

The Appreciation Post at TT the Bear’s Place: The Boston rockers celebrate the release of their brand new six-song EP Slip Away. Joining the party will be Pretty & Nice, USA! USA! USA! and The Color and Sound. Tickets are available for just $10.

Mellow Bravo, Sidewalk Driver at the Middle East Downstairs
: Another great local showcase just a few steps away as two of the city’s best rock Central Square with help from Watts, The Silks and Goddamn Draculas. Tickets are available for just $10.

Ryan Montbleau at Club Passim: The Peabody-native closes out a three-night stand in Harvard Square with this sold out show. The Sea The Sea opens.

Far East Movement (DJ Set) at Royale
: The Los Angeles-based hip-hop group hits Boston for a special DJ set. Tickets are available for $25.

Toubab Krewe at Church: The Asheville, North Carolina-based group, who fuse American and Western African influences for a unique sound of their own, start their “Birds Fly South” south in Boston. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Goods and Dillon N’ Ashe, are available for $15.

Kirill Gerstein at Jordan Hall: The Celebrity Series of Boston hosts the acclaimed pianist and Berklee alumn for a special show at the New England Conservatory. Tickets range in price from $35 to $55.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The Wisconsin native and his band hit Massachusetts as he promotes his brand new album, Fine Rude Thing. Tickets are available for $23.

New Politics at The Met (RI)
: Touring in support of 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem, the Danish rockers stop in Pawtucket for a sold out show with Magic Man and Sleeper Agent.


Amon Amarth at the House of Blues: The metal veterans from Sweden stop in Boston as part of a stateside tour in support of their new album, Deceiver of the Gods.

Mavis Staples at the Cary Memorial Hall: The legendary blues and soul singer performs in Lexington as she continues to promote One True Vine, her second release Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy as producer. Tickets are available for $49 and $59.

Spirit Kid at Great Scott: The hometown favorite will release his highly anticipated new album Is Happening in March. Perhaps, you’ll get a taste of it at this show with pow wow! and Beach Toys. Tickets are available for $9.

The Farewell Drifters at the Middle East Upstairs: Just a few days after the release of their new album Tomorrow Forever, the Nashville quintet performs in Cambridge. Tickets for are available for $13 in advance or $15 on the day of. Reverend will open show.

Dietrich Strause at Club Passim: The Boston-based singer-songwriter continues to promote his new album, Little Stones to Break the Giant’s Heart. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Hannah Read, are available for $15.

Kenny Garrett Band at the Regattabar
: The jazz veteran comes to town in support of his new Grammy Award-nominated album Pushing the World Away. He’ll perform two shows with one scheduled for 7:30 and another at 10:00. Tickets are available for $25.

Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate at The Palladium
: A pair of post-hardcore favorites bring their co-headlining “Bury the Hatchet” tour to Worcester. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Chelsea Grin and Survive This, are available for $20 in advance or $23 on the day of.

Jon Butcher Axis: Celebrating the Music of Jimi Hendrix at The Center for Arts in Natick: The Boston-based guitar virtuoso pays tribute to the legendary guitarist at this special show in Natick. Tickets are available for $25.

Yellowcard at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI)
: The pop-punk favorites continue to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue. The band will perform the album acoustically in its entirety and then close the show with an electric set featuring fan favorites from the rest of their catalogue. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers What’s Eating Gilbert, are available in advance for $20 or $25 on the day of.

J. Cole at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): The North Carolina rapper hits Connecticut in support of 2013’s Born Sinner. Enjoy a day at the casino and then stay for the show for $35 or $55.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Sanders Theatre: World Music/CRASHarts welcomes the legendary South African singing group to Cambridge for an afternoon matinee. Tickets range in price from $28 to $40.

Eleni Mandell at Club Passim: Not many night shows scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday but the Los Angeles singer-songwriter fills the void as she hits Massachusetts to celebrate the release of her new album, Let’s Fly A Kite. Tickets are available for $20.

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