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

Moufy at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The Roxbury-native celebrates the release of his new mixtape, Humble Season. See one of Boston’s best rappers with help from for Air Dubai and Nux for $20.

Jesse Dee at the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday
: Another hometown favorite celebrating a new release in Allston as soul star Jesse Dee delivers In My Mind / In My Heart. Tickets for the show, which will also feature B3 Kings and DJ Easy Ed, are available for $15.

“Reykjavik Calling” at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday
: Celebrating music emerging from both the cities of Boston and Reykjavik, “”Reykjavik Calling” returns for its second year. The show will pair artists from each city to encourage collaboration on their performances for a unique night f music. The Adam Ezra Group will join Asgeir Trausti, while Kris Delmhorst joins Soley Stefánsdóttir. And here’s the best part: it’s free!

More shows for your weekend


Mighty Mystic at the Paradise Rock Club: The Boston reggae favorite rocks his annual homecoming show at the legendary Comm. Ave. club. With a new album, Concrete World, due this summer, we’re hoping for a little sneak peak with the old favorites. Tickets are available for $20. Eight Feet Tall and The WonderMics will also perform.

the pill with live guests Bearstronaut at Great Scott
: Always one of the best parties in town, tonight will have the added bonus of the Boston electronic pop rockers celebrating the release of their new single “A Better Hand”. Tickets are just $5.

SFJAZZ Collective’s The Music of Chick Corea at the Berklee Performance Center
: Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ, the all-star jazz ensemble performs new arrangements of compositions by a modern jazz master each year. This year, they take on legendary pianist and composer Chick Corea. Tickets are available for $25 and $30.

Sharon Shannon at the Somerville Theatre
: Touring in support of her latest album, 2012′s Flying Circus, which was recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the legendary Irish accordion player kicks off a brief stateside tour in Massachusetts. Tickets are available for $28.

The Skatalites at the Bull Run Restaurant
: The Jamaican ska legends are back on the road to promote their brand new album, Walk With Me. See them in Shirley for $25.

Drive-By Truckers at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI)
: The veterans from Athens, Georgia bring their signature brand of alt-country and southern rock to Providence, Rhode Island. Find out why they are one of the best live bands around for $25. The Whigs will open the show.

Matchbox Twenty at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT)
: The pop rock veterans return to New England as they promote their new album, North. Released in September, the band’s first release in ten years debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. A limited number of tickets remain available for $49.50.


Devotchka at the House of Blues: The Denver based band will revisit, restructure, and perform selections from throughout their catalogue with a full chamber orchestra. Tickets are available for $27.50.

Juan De Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars at the Berklee Performance Center
: Paying tribute to Cuban music, this multi-generational lineup is a 17-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians, all brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos Gonzáles (the musical arranger for the Buena Vista Social Club). Tickets range in price from $30 to $48.

Kat Edmonson at The Sinclair: While many of Boston’s best head south for SXSW, this Austin-based singer-songwriter stops in Massachusetts as she continues to tour in support of Way Down Low.

Veronica Falls at Great Scott
: The up-and-coming indie pop rockers from London stop in Boston as part of a stateside tour in support of their new album, Waiting For Something To Happen. Tickets for the show are $13 in advance or $15 on the day of. Cold Showers and Juan Wauters will also perform.

Willie Nile at Club Passim
: The veteran singer-songwriter rides into Cambridge as he preps for the release of his forthcoming album, American Ride. Tickets are $20.

Andrea Gillis, Muck & The Mires at the Lizard Lounge
: A pair of local favorites team up for a fun night of alternating sets after flipping a coin to see who goes first. Tickets are just $7.

Mor ve Otesi at the Middle East Downstairs
: On their way to SXSW, one of Turkey’s biggest bands stops in Massachusetts. Tickets are available for $30 in advance or $40 on the day of.

The Tossers at Fete (RI): The Chicago-based Celtic punk rockers are on the road to celebrate their 20th anniversary and promote their new album, The Emerald City. See them with Continental, Sharks Come Cruisin and The Pubcrawlers for $10 in advance or $13 on the day of.


Rihanna at the TD Garden: The Barbadian pop-star stops in Boston as part of her “Diamonds” world tour in support of 2012’s Unapologetic. Tickets for the concert, which will also feature opener A$AP Rocky, range in price from $35 to $150. *Update: This concert has been postponed. Get all the details here.*

Old 97’s at The Sinclair
: With now new album to support, fans can expect a set packed with favorites when the alt-country favorites hit Cambridge for the first of two shows in Harvard Square. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 on the day of. Be sure to arrive in time for openers and hometown standouts Glenn Yoder & The Western States.

Shannon Whitworth at Club Passim
: The North Carolina-native and one-time Biscuit Burners banjoist hits Massachusetts just a few days after the release of her brand new album, High Tide. Tickets are $15.

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