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

Kingsley Flood at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday: Delayed from the February blizzard, one of Boston’s best bands finally gets to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Battles. They’ll be joined by fellow local favorites Air Traffic Controller and Velah. A limited number of tickets are available for $15 so act quick!

Rustic Overtones at the Hard Rock Café on Friday: Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, the pride of Maine hits the big city to perform a fan picked “Ultimate Set”, which was determined after the band asked fans to vote for their favorites from a list of over 80 songs on their website. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Herban Warfare and Family Dinner, are available for $15.

Angie Miller at Beverly High School on Saturday: Into the Top 3, the American Idol contestant returns home for the show’s traditional hometown parade and concert. Get all the details here.

Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday: The duo, who worked together on Harper’s new album Get Up!, host “An Evening of Blues” in Boston. Tickets for the show range in price from $39.50 to $79.50.

More shows for your weekend

Friday

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the House of Blues: The California-based rockers hit Boston in support of their brand new album, Specter at the Feast. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Bass Drum of Death, are available for $25.

Paris Combo at the Berklee Performance Center: The Paris-based quintet “pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of Gypsy music, sweet Spanish and Italian melodies, cool American jazz, and smoky echoes of Django Reinhardt thrown in for good measure.” Sounds good to us. Tickets are available for $28 to $37.

Tallahassee at The Sinclair: The hometown favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album, Old Ways. Also on the bill are fellow local favorites Hallelujah the Hills, Coyote Kolb and Larcenist. Tickets are available for $12.

Guggenheim Grotto at Club Passim: This folk-pop duo from Ireland has always enjoyed a strong showing in Massachusetts and we expect nothing different when they hit Harvard Square for two shows (7 & 9:30) in support of their brand new album, This Time Round. Tickets are available for $25.

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at the Middle East Upstairs: This Los Angeles-based group is wining over fans not only with their debut album Nobody Dances In This Town, but their live show that features a tap-dancer acting as percussion. Philip Cohen & The Boxers, Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain and Beach Day will also perform. Tickets are available for $10.

Phil Vassar at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Just a week after performing at California’s Stagecoach Festival, the country favorite is back on the East Coast for a performance in Salisbury. Tickets range in price from $30 to $39.

Melissa Ferrick at the Center for the Arts in Natick: The homegrown singer-songwriter is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming album,  the truth is. Get a preview when she plays Natick with special guest Sarah Borges for $25.

Rebelution at the Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): Looking for some reggae on Friday night? Then head down to Providence and enjoy this band from California touring in support of their fourth album, 2012’s Peace of Mind. Tickets are available for $20.

Shinedown, Bush at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): The Florida-bred rockers have been touring non-stop behind 2012’s Amaryllis. Joined by special guests Bush, they stop in Connecticut for a night at Mohegan Sun. Hit the casino then the show for $35.

Saturday

Johnny Marr at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: The Smiths guitarist concludes his stateside in support of his debut solo album, The Messenger. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Meredith Sheldon and Alamar, are available for $25.

Spacehog at Great Scott: Best remembered here in the US for their smash single “In The Meantime”, the English rockers are touring this side of the pond to promote their brand new album, As It Is on Earth. Opening the show will be a pair of Boston bands, The Shills and Sidewalk Driver. Tickets are available for $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

Daughter at The Sinclair: After rising up the UK charts, the English trio hit Massachusetts on a stateside tour in support of their debut album, If You Leave. Wilsen will open the show. Tickets are available for $15.

Steven Roth at Cafe 939: Just a day after his debut album Let It In was released, this Los Angeles rocker opened for The Who at The Staples Center. Not too shabby. Find out why he caught the ear of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend for $10 in advance or $12 on the day of. Lily & The Parlour Tricks and The Okay Win will also perform.

Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians at the Lizard Lounge: The last show ever by this great Boston-bred band before Coplan pursues other music adventures is sold out.

The Besnard Lakes at the Middle East Downstairs: Led by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the Montreal-based indie rockers hit Boston in support of their new album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Gem Club and Weeknight, are available for $12.

Stanley Sagov and the Remembering the Future Jazz Band at the Regattabar: Doctor by day, jazz pianist by night. Dr. Stanley Sagov leads the Remembering the Future Jazz Band through a pair of shows (7:30 & 10) in Cambridge. Tickets are available for $30.

Insane Clown Posse at The Palladium: The veteran rap duo hit Worcester in support of their latest album, 2012’s The Mighty Death Pop!. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Moonshine Bandits and Kung Fu Vampire, are viable for $30.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Fall River goes “Hicksville” as the 71-year old singer-songwriter and his band return to Massachusetts. Tickets are available for $30 in advance or $35 on the day of.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): The pride of Detroit, Seger brings his “Rock And Roll Never Forgets” tour to Connecticut for its lone stop in New England. Not surprisingly, this show is sold out.

Sunday

Clutch, The Sword at the House of Blues: Touring in support of their new album Earth Rocker, the veteran hard rockers stop in Boston for a show with special guests The Sword. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Lionize, are available for $25 and $35.

Peter Murphy at the Paradise Rock Club: The Bauhaus frontman continues to tour in support his latest solo release, 2011’s Ninth. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Ours, are available in advance for $25 or $30 on the day of.

Boris at the Brighton Music Hall: From Tokyo to Boston, the Japanese experimental rockers close out a two-night stand in Allston with a performance of their cult classic album Flood. Tickets are available for $18.

Little Boots at The Sinclair: Touring stateside, the English electropop favorite stops in Cambridge just two days before the release of her sophomore album, Nocturnes. Also performing will be AVAN LAVA and Feathers. Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $17 on the day of.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at the Middle East Downstairs: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these rockers from Arizona, who continue to tour in support of 2011’s Unida Cantina. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Trampled Under Foot, are available in advance for $16 or $20 on the day of.

Carl Palmer at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The veteran drummer, best known for his work in Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia, stops in Fall River to promote his new live DVD, Decade. Take in the show for $50 in advance or $55 on the day of.

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