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

Buffalo Tom at The Sinclair on Friday & Saturday: After playuing just about everywhere in the city, the hometown favorites make their debut at the new Harvard Square hotspot with this special two-night stand. Saturday’s show with Mike Gent and The Rapid Shave is sold out and only a handful of tickets for Friday’s gig with Sleepyhead remain available for $23.

Ayla Brown at the Middle East Upstairs on Saturday: The former American Idol contestant released a pair of country albums last year and will open for an array of notable artists this summer. On Saturday, she’ll headline an all-ages matinee showcase feature other rising country singers with New England roots: Berklee grad Jenn Bostic, Rhode Island native Kiley Evans and Massachusetts’ Jessie Chris. For the country fans, go support some local talent for $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

More shows for your weekend

Friday

Joe Bonamassa at the Citi Wang Theatre: Promoting his latest release 2012’s Driving Toward The Daylight (his eighth consecutive album to reach #1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart), the guitar virtuoso and blues master hits Boston. Tickets for the show are still available and range in price from $62.75 to $102.75.

The Airborne Toxic Event at the House of Blues: Hot of the heels of the release of their third album Such Hot Blood, the Los Angeles-based rockers hit Boston for a sold out show on Lansdowne Street. Kodaline will open the show.

The Bacon Brothers at the Wilbur Theatre: With filming wrapped on his hit Fox TV show “The Following”, Kevin Bacon has turned gears to his musical endeavors and is back on the road with brother and veteran film/television composer Michael. Tickets for the show which is scheduled for 10 p.m. after a show from comedian Tom Cotter, are available for $25 and $49.

Mudhoney at the Paradise Rock Club: The Seattle-bred alt-rock veterans are still going strong with the recent release of their ninth studio album, Vanishing Point. Tickets for the show with openers White Dynomite are available for $20.

Ghost B.C. at Royale: The eccentric Swedish metal band hits Boston in support of their new release, Infestissumam. Tickets for the show with Ides Of Gemini are available for $22.

Telekinesis at the Brighton Music Hall: Seattle’s Michael Benjamin Lerner hits Boston behind new album, Dormarion. Tickets for the show with Deep Sea Diver are available for $14.

Senses Fail at the Middle East Downstairs: The veteran post-hardcore rockers from New Jersey recently released their fifth album, Renacer. Also on the bill are Such Gold, Real Friends and Major League. Tickets are available for $21.

Tall Heights at Club Passim: The hometown favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album Man of Stone with a pair of shows at the legendary Harvard Square club. The early show is sold out but tickets remain available for the 10 p.m. show for $15. Megan Burtt will also perform.

Roomful of Blues at Showcase Live: Live music returns to Foxboro as the longtime New England blues favorites rock Patriot Place. Tickets are available for $30.

The Grand Slambovians at The Center for Arts in Natick: You may also know them as Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. If so, you’ll wanna make your way to Natick for this show from the folk rockers. Tickets are available for $26.

Peter Tork at the Capitol Center for the Arts (NH): Before he joins Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith on The Monkees reunion tour, Tork spends some time on the road as a solo act to promote his new album Step by Step. Tickets are available for $20.

Saturday

Shout Out Louds at the Paradise Rock Club: The rockers from Stockholm, Sweden stop in Boston as they tour stateside in support of their brand new album, Optica. Tickets are available for $20.

Minnesota at the Brighton Music Hall: The dubstep producer has been riding a wave of buzz since the release of his 2012 EP Astral Projection. Tickets for the show with DCarls are available for $15.

Toubab Krewe at the Middle East Downstairs: This group from North Carolina has built a strong following by fusing their American and West African influences into a sound all its own. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Ghost Owl and Federator No. 1, are available for $16.

Hayes Carll at Johnny D’s: Postponed from the Blizzard Nemo, the Texas singer-songwriter returns to Somerville for two shows in one night. The first is sold out but tickets remain available for the 10 p.m. show for $17.

Scotty McCreery at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): With the spring semester complete, the North Carolina State University student, American Idol champion and country crooner is back on the road for a show in New Hampshire. Tickets for the show range in price from $26 to $46.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin at the Capitol Center for the Arts (NH): The veteran singer-songwriters bring their co-headlining tour to Concord, New Hampshire. Both will be promoting new albums, but we’re sure they’ll throw in some old favorites too. Tickets for the show range in price from $38 to $56 in advance or $41 to $59 on the day of.

Ghostface Killah at The Met (RI): The Wu-Tang Clan hits Pawtucket in support of his brand new solo release, Twelve Reasons to Die. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Sunday

Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Wilbur Theatre: On the road to promote his recently released 15th studio album The Low Highway, the veteran singer-songwriter returns to Boston. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The Mastersons, are available for $29.50 and $37.50.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the House of Blues
: Led by frontwoman Karen O, the alternative rockers from NYC hit Boston for a sold out show in support of their brand new album, Mosquito.

Flying Lotus at the Paradise Rock Club: Touring in support of his new album Until the Quiet Comes, Steven Ellison brings his brand of electronica and hip-hop to Boston with an acclaimed stage show. Thundercat and Teebs will also perform at this sold out show.

Tiga at The Sinclair: The week-long Together Festival kicks off with the acclaimed Montreal-based DJ and EDM producer. Join the party in Harvard Square for $20. Also on the bill is Mistaker.

Currency at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Get Stoned Immaculate when the New Orleans rapper hits Providence with Styles P, M3, Cesar Luciano and Zumo Kollie. Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 on the day of.

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