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

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The Lights Out’s 4th Annual Halloween Extravaganza at Church on Saturday: Halloween Shows at Church and Radio on Saturday: One of our favorite traditions is when local bands celebrate Halloween by paying tribute to some of their favorite acts. One band who always seem to excel at the challenge are The Lights Out. This year, they take on Queen while Sidewalk Driver performs as Spinal Tap, The Field Effect as Weezer and I, Pistol as Nirvana. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

Big D & The Kids Table at Royale on Sunday: MMB have Christmas, DKM have St. Patrick’s Day and when it comes to Halloween, it’s all about Big D. The longtime Boston ska punk favorites host their 16th annual Halloween show with guests The Pietasters, Pilfers, Spring Heeled Jack and Stray Bullets. Tickets are available for $17 in advance or $19 on the day of.

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Friday

Gov’t Mule at the Orpheum Theatre: The longtime jam band favorites led by singer/guitarist Warren Haynes have been working on new material for much of 2012. See if they preview any of it in Boston for $30 or $35.

Keb’ Mo’ at the Wilbur Theatre: The blues legend continues to tour in support of 2011’s The Reflection, which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Blues Album. See one of blues’ best for $35 to $47.50.

Major Lazer at the House of Blues: DJ/Producer Diplo hosts a big ole dance party on Lansdowne Street. Tickets are available for $25 and $35.

Heartless Bastards at Royale: The garage rockers from Ohio hit Massachusetts to promote their new album, Arrow. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Futurebirds and Dana Falconberry, are available for $20.

Walk Off The Earth at the Paradise Rock Club: Just days before the release of their new EP R.E.V.O., the Canadian rockers play the ‘dise with Julia Nunes and The Mowgli’s. Tickets are $20.

Chris Tomlin at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium
: With a new album called Burning Lights set for an early 2013 release, the longtime Christian favorite is on the road for a tour that hits New England this weekend for a sold out show in Lowell. All Sons & Daughters will open the show.

Ingrid Michaelson at The Music Hall in Portsmouth (NH)
: The indie singer-songwriter hits New Hampshire as she continues to promote her new album, Human Again. Tickets are $30.

Saturday

Smashing Pumpkins at the Agganis Arena: Original frontman Billy Corgan leads a new-look Smashing Pumpkins to Boston to perform their brand new album Oceania in its entirety. Of course, he also promises a second set of greatest hits, fan favorites and deep cuts from their catalogue. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50.

Trey Anastasio at the Orpheum Theatre: The Phish frontman returns to Boston behind his brand new solo release, Traveler. Not surprisingly, this show is sold out.

Eric Hutchinson at the Somerville Theatre
: Joined by his longtime band member, multi-instrumentalist Elliott Blaufuss, Hutchinson brings his “Almost Solo” tour to New England this weekend. See him in Somerville for $25. Jessie Payo will open the show.

The Maine, Mayday Parade at the House of Blues: The Arizona-based and Florida-based rockers hit Massachusetts on their co-headlining tour with help from The Postelles. Tickets are available for $20 and $30.

Saint Etienne at the Paradise Rock Club: Touring in support of their new album, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, the English veterans hit Boston with help from local standouts Freezepop. Tickets are $20.

Nouvelle Vague at Royale: The French rockers are more than your average cover band. See why for $22 in advance or $25 on the day of. Yasmine Hamdan will open the show.

Alfie Boe at the Berklee Performance Center
: The English tenor stops in Boston as he continues to tour in the world in support of his latest album, 2011’s Alfie. Tickets range in price from $35 to $49.

The Mystix at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The locally-bred roots all-stars hit Salisbury Beach with help from Liz Frame and the Kickers. Tickets are $25.

Meat Loaf at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): On the final stretch of his “Mad, Mad World”, the classic rocker hits Connecticut with The Neverland Express. Join the party for $30.

Sunday

Indigo Girls at the Capital Center for the Arts (NH): Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have always enjoyed playing in New England. See what they have planned this time around when the play Concord, New Hampshire. A limited number of tickets remain available for $45.

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