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

Alt-J at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday & Sunday: The English rockers ride an An Awesome Wave to Boston this weekend for a pair of shows on Comm. Ave. Tickets to see the Mercury Prize winners on Saturday and Sunday are long gone but if you can find a way in, make it happen. Hundred Waters will open the show.

Tenacious D at the House of Blues on Saturday & Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel on Sunday: After rocking the Pavilion last summer, the comedic rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass bring their “Old School Acoustic Style” tour back to New England for shows in Boston and Providence. See them at the House of Blues for $50 or $65 on Saturday or at Lupo’s on Sunday for $39.50 or $45.

Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday: Two of country’s best bring their “Locked & Reloaded” tour to New Hampshire. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Lee Brice, are available for $27.25 and $52.

More shows for your weekend


Pat Green at the House of Blues: The country veteran and his band bring Songs We Wish We’d Written II to Boston. Tickets are 25.

Murder By Death, Man Man at the Paradise Rock Club: The alt-country favorites from Indiana team up with the experimental rockers from Philly for what should be an interesting show in Boston. Tickets are $19.50 and Samantha Crain will get things started,

Milo Greene at The Sinclair: Continuing to tour in support of their 2012 self-titled debut, the indie rockers stop in Harvard Square for a sold out show with Savoir Adore and Parks.

The Toasters at TT the Bear’s Place: The longtime ska favorites return to Cambridge with help from Mrs. Skannotto, The All Good Feel Good Collective and John DeCarlo and Friends. Tickets are $12.

Max Creek at the Hard Rock Cafe: Over 40 years and still going strong, the Connecticut-based rockers hit Boston. Jam on for $15.

Fairhaven, Pete Kilpatrick Band at Church: A pair of New England favorites – one from Providence and one from Portland – team up with Brooklyn’s Breaking Laces and Boston’s The Life Electric for what should be one great night of music. Tickets are $12.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at the South Shore Music Hall: Continuing the tour in support of 2012’s Doin’ It Hard, the North Carolina-based funk rockers hit Quincy with help from Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket!. Tickets are $12.

Hinder at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The Oklahoma-bred rockers bring Welcome to the Freakshow to Rhode Island. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Nonpoint, are available for $25.

Jason Aldean at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Cut out of work early and take a little ride to Connecticut to see the country superstar as he completes a two night stand at Mohegan Sun Arena in support of 2012’s Night Train. A limited number of tickets remain available for $75 and $95. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will also perform.


Third Day at the Tsongas Center: The veteran Christian rockers hit Lowell as they tour in support of their eleventh studio effort, Miracle, which was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen). Tickets range in price from $27 to $77. American Idol alum Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson will open the show.

Fishbone at The Sinclair: With now new album to support, you can expect a set packed with old favorites from the influential funk rockers. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The Nephrok! Allstars and Brunt of It, are available for $16.

Simon Townshend at Church: After wrapping up The Who’s latest tour, Pete’s little brother is back on the road for his solo material. Promoting 2012’s Looking Out Looking In, he’ll play an evening (6p.m.) show at Church. Tickets are $12.

Elephant Revival at Club Passim: The Colorado folk quintet hits Cambridge for a pair of shows in support of 2012’s It’s Alive. The 7 p.m. show is sold out and only a handful of tickets remain for the 10 p.m.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Brighton Music Hall: Touring in support of their aptly titled sophomore album, II, the indie rockers stop in Allston as part of the “Fenway Recording Sessions”. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Foxygen and Wampire, are available for $13.

Delta Rae, ZZ Ward at the Middle East Downstairs: The folk rockers from North Carolina and the singer-songwriter from Oregon bring their joint tour to Massachusetts for a sold out show in Cambridge. Also on the bill is special guests and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Harley.

The Blackboard Nails at the Middle East Upstairs: The local standouts join forces with Elcodrive, When Particles Collide and All Echoes Return for a night in Central Square. Join them for $10.

Ed Kowalczyk at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The Live frontman does his acoustic solo thing in Fall River. Opening the sold out show will be local favorite Craig DeMelo.

Darlingside, Nemes at the Bull Run Restaurant: Enjoy a “Night of a Thousand Strings” starring two of Massachusetts’ best up-and-coming bands in Shirley for $10 in advance or $15 on the day of.


Eric Bibb & Habob Koite at the Somerville Theatre: Malian singer-guitarist Habib Koité and American bluesman Eric Bibb join forces for evening of culture-crossing blues. A limited amounts of tickets remain available for $27.

Strings at the Berklee Performance Center: The acclaimed Pakistani pop rock duo of Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia make a rare stop in Boston as part of their ongoing tour of North America. Tickets range in price from $45 to $130.

Mary Gauthier at Club Passim: The veteran folk favorite returns to Cambridge as she tours in support of her 2012 live album, Live at Blue Rock. Experience the real thing for $30.

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