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

Throwing Muses at The Sinclair on Friday: The Newport-bred indie rock favorites returned to the spotlight last fall with their first album in a decade, Purgatory/Paradise. Making this sold-out show even more special is original member Tanya Donnelly, who will open the show and then join the band for a few songs later in the night. If you can find a way in, make it happen.

Jesse Dee at The Sinclair on Saturday: One of Boston’s finest, Dee continues to promote his 2013 sophomore release On My Mind / In My Heart. He’ll lead this showcase of great soul and R&B with Brooklyn’s The Revelations and Boston’s Andrea Gillis Band sharing the bill. Tickets are available for $15.

More shows for your weekend


Austin Mahone at the Orpheum Theatre: Postponed from November, the young Texas-bred pop star hits town for a sold out show as he gears up for the release of his long-awaited full-length debut album. Becky G, Midnight Red and W3 the Future will also perform.

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic at the House of Blues: Its always a great time when the King of Funk comes to town. Find out why when plays Lansdowne Street for $29.50. The Nephrok! Allstars will also perform.

Habib Koite at the Somerville Theatre: Hot of the heels of his brand new release SoƓ, World Music/CRASHArts welcomes the acclaimed Mali-based singer to Massachusetts. Tickets are available for $35.

Ari Hest at Club Passim: The New York singer-songwriter takes a break from recording his eighth studio album, Shouts and Whispers, to play a pair of shows in Cambridge. Tickets for each of the shows (7 and 10 p.m.) are available for $20. Dean Fields will open.

Rehab at Church
: After a decade-long run performing more than 150 shows per year, the Georgia-bred rockers are calling it quits. See their last show in Boston for $19. Angels Cut will also perform.

White Dynomite at Great Scott: The local rock standouts rock Allston Rock City with help from Cradle To The Grave and Goddamn Draculas for just $7.

Waylon Speed at TT the Bear’s Place: After winning Best Band in Vermont at the 2014 New England Music Awards last month, the four-piece rock outfit hits Cambridge. Also on the bill are Christian McNeill, Bow Thayer and Eastbound Jesus. Tickets are available for $10.

Glen Matlock, Sylvain Sylvain at the Midway Cafe
: The bassist for the Sex Pistols and the guitarist for the New York Dolls team up for a rare acoustic show. See two punks go unplugged in Jamaica Plain for $20.

Memphis May Fire at The Palladium: The Dallas metalcore band is gearing up for the release of their new album Unconditional, which is due in a couple of weeks. See them in Worcester with The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth for $20.

Hapa at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The Hawaiian group looks to warm up Massachusetts as they bring the “Sound of Maui” to Fall River. Tickets are available for $28.


The Avett Brothers at the TD Garden: The pride of North Carolina tackle the home of the B’s and C’s as they promote Magpie and the Dandelion. Helping them out will be special guests Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets for the show are still available and range in price from $27.50 to $55.

Jennifer Nettles at the House of Blues: The country star, best known as one half of Sugarland with Kristian Bush, hits Lansdowne Street in support of her debut solo album That Girl. The show is sold out. Brandy Clark will open.

North Mississippi Allstars at the Paradise Rock Club: The southern rock veterans hit Boston in support of 2013’s World Boogie Is Coming. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Lightnin’ Malcolm, are available for $17.50.

Riverhawk Party Band at Churc
h: Alongside the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, the Lowell group delivers a belated Mardi Gras celebration in Fenway. Join the party for $10.

The Delta Generators, HD R&B at the Lizard Lounge: A night of funk, blues and roots as a pair of local standouts team up to play this great little club on Mass. Ave. Tickets are available for $10.

Les Sampou at Club Passim: The longtime New England folk singer-songwriter returns to one of her favorite venues. Tickets are available for $25.

The Ten Tenors at the Hanover Theatre: The Australian ensemble pay tribute to Broadway’s greatest hits. Tickets for the show range in price from $39 to $69.

Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Enjoy a little blues on Salisbury Beach with these longtime local favorites. Tickets for the show, which range in price from The L&M Rhythm Kings, are available in advance for $25 and $29 or $28 and $32 on the day of.

Tony Bennett at the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI)
: The legendary singer returns to Rhode Island with help from his daughter Antonia Bennett, who will open the show. Tickets for the show are still available and range in price from $56 to $136.

“The Sing-Off Live” Tour at the Mohegan Sun Casino (CT): Home Free, winners of season four, lead this tour featuring fellow favorites from the hit NBC show Voice Play and The Filharmonic. Hit the casino for the day and then enjoy this performance for free at the Wolf Den.


Thomas Rhett at the House of Blues: The rising country star from Georgia hits the Hub as he continues to promote his 2013 debut album, It Goes Like This. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Jon Pardi, are available for $25.

Los Lobos at the Bull Run Restaurant: Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the multiple Grammy Award-winning band hit Shirley for an intimate sold out performance.

Arms and Ears at the Middle East Upstairs: The local five-piece rock outfit mark the release of their new EP Hammer & Feather with a show in Central Square. Also on the bill are Those Mockingbirds, Nemes and Friendly People. Tickets are available for $10.

Elixir at Club Passim: In an early evening performance, the Vermont-based group that fuses fiddle and guitar with a full horn section celebrate the release of their new album Anybody’s Guess. Tickets are available for $12.

Tara Greenblatt at Club Passim: Later in the night, the Harvard Square club host another album release party as the New Hampshire native celebrates the release of her latest, Animal Body. Tickets are available for $13.

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