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 Dear Hunter at The Sinclair on Friday & Saturday: Led by mastermind Casey Crescenzo, the hometown favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album Migrant with back-to-back nights at the new Harvard Square hotspot. Tickets for each show, which will also feature openers Naive Thieves, are available for $16.

“The Revival Tour” with Chuck Ragan at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday: The annual tour led by mastermind Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music is always a good time. This year’s lineup includes Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Toh Kay (of Streelight Manifesto), Rocky Votolato and Jenny Owen Youngs. Tickets are $20.

Mellow Bravo, OldJack at Great Scott on Saturday: Two of Boston’s finest team up for what should be an awesome night in Allston Rock City. Rounding out the bill are Goddamn Draculas and Red Sky Mary. Tickets are just $10.

More shows for your weekend


Gloriana at the House of Blues: The country trio continue their promotion of 2012’s A Thousand Miles Left Behind with a stop in Boston. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Chase Rice, are available for $20 and $25.

Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick at the Wilbur Theatre: Two legends of hip-hop on one stage. Take a trip back in time for $25 or $30.

Hey Marseilles at the Brighton Music Hall: Using cello, viola, trumpet, accordion, clarinets, piano, guitar and drums to create their music, this Seattle band describes their music as “folkestra”. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Young Buffalo, are available for $12.

Susan McKeown at Club Passim: The veteran folk singer-songwriter returns to Harvard Square in support of her latest album, Belong. Tickets are $25.

Dave Mason at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer goes unplugged in Salisbury. Only a hanful of tickets remain available for $29 and $39.

Raekwon The Chef at the Middle East Downstairs: With a new solo album due later this spring, maybe the big man from Wu-Tang Clan will serve up a few new songs from Fly International Luxurious Art. Find out for $25. Also on the bill are Dave Wylen, Mynestate Militia, Crook Firm, Rowdy City, D-Lux and Juice & Della.

GZA at the Fete Ballroom (RI): Or go south to Providence and see another Wu-Tang Clan member do his solo thing. See GZA with Ratking for $22.


New Kids On The Block at the Orpheum Theatre: The Boston-bred group celebrate the release of their brand new album, 10. Of course, tickets for this intimate show are long gone.

Local Natives at the House of Blues: Touring in support of their brand new album Hummingbird, check out these up-and-coming indie folk rockers with openers Superhumanoids for $22 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Flosstradamus at the Paradise Rock Club: Get down with Chicago-based DJs J2K and Autobot who will turn the ‘dise into one big dance club for $15. DJ Spinz will also perform.

Snarky Puppy at the Berklee Performance Center: The fine musicians in this Texas-based instrumental fusion band are a perfect fit for the stellar acoustics that this venue offers. Tickets are $25.

Mason Jennings at the Brighton Music Hall: The veteran singer-songwriter hits Allston Rock City with Margaret Glaspy. Tickets are $20.

Big D & the Kids Table at the Fete Ballroom (RI): The longtime Boston ska favorites take a break from recording one of two records they plan on releasing this year and return to the stage for a show in Providence. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Brunt of It and The Down & Outs, are available for $15.


Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The alt-country veterans make their way to Massachusetts this weekend as they promote their latest album, Big Station. Take in their Easter Sunday performance in Fall River for $25 in advance or $28 on the day of. You can also see the band at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on Saturday.

Adnan Sami at the Tsongas Center: The classically-trained pianist has played for royalty across the globe and now touring in support of 2012’s Press Play, he stops in Lowell. Tickets range in price from $35 to $100.

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