Weekend Guide: March 23 – 25

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

The Fools, The Stompers at Showcase Live on Friday: Two of Boston’s best team up again for a co-headliner in Foxboro. Kicking the the party off will be Syracuse’s The Flashcubes. Tickets are $25.

Martin Sexton at House of Blues on Saturday: No stranger to the Boston music scene, Sexton returns to the city he made his name in for this two-for with Stephen Kellogg. Tickets are $25 to $35.

Parkington Sisters at Club Passim on Saturday: After spending last week with the Dropkick Murphys, the local folk favorites headline shows of their own in Harvard Square. See them at 8 or 10 p.m. for $18.

Our Music Picks


Ben Kweller at Paradise Rock Club: One of the premier indie acts is back with Go Fly a Kite. See Kweller with Sleeper Agent and The Dig for $20.

The Wedding Present at Brighton Music Hall: Treat yourself to Brit indie rockers The Wedding Present and get Jet Age and Pinky Piglets as well for just $14.

Sarah Jarosz at Club Passim: At just 20, this multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter is making waves in the bluegrass world. See what makes her so special for $20.

Blind Boys of Alabama at the Berklee Performance Center: The legendary singing group are still going strong with a brand new album in Take the High Road. Tickets range in price from $30 to $42.

Perpetual Groove at the Middle East Upstairs: Jam on with these veterans from Atlanta as they close out a two-night stand in Central Square. Tickets are $15.

Toni Braxton, Babyface at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: For the best R&B this weekend get yourself to Foxwoods as Ms. Braxton does her thing with special guest Babyface. “Take a chance, make it happen” for $35 to $55.


Bowerbirds at Paradise Rock Club: Indie with a folk influence are Bowerbirds, touring behind The Clearing. Dry the River opens. Tickets are $15.

Miniature Tigers at Brighton Music Hall: Another great indie act in town. Miniature Tigers are in town in support of Mia Pharaoh. The Chain Gang of 1974, Geographer, and Pretty & Nice join in. Tickets are $12.

Jenny Owen Youngs at the Middle East Upstairs: The New Jersey-bred singer hits town in support of her brand new album, An Unwavering Band of Light. Aunt Martha opens the show right at 6:15 and the show will wrap up by 8:30 so make sure you are on time. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 on the day of.

Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians at Great Scott: Coplan & co. are a New Jersey act with Boston roots currently catching attention for their single “Jerk”. See them with Lost Romance, Mattison, and The Four Point Restraints for $10.

WGBH’s Celtic Sojourn at Sanders Theatre: If you missed last week’s show or still need your fix of great Irish music, head over to Harvard as Brian O’Donovan hosts WGBH’s 7th annual Celtic Sojourn. Enjoy a night of traditional and contemporary Irish music, song and dance for $25 to $45.

Enter The Haggis at The Center for Arts in Natick: Looking for a little more rock with your Celtic music? Then head to Natick where Toronto’s Enter The Haggis hit town in support of their new album, Whitelake. Tickets are $22.

Shelby Lynne at he Narrows Center for the Arts: On the road to promote the release of her latest album, Revelation Road, the veteran singer-songwriter hits Fall River. Always a favorite in the area, it’s no surprise that this show is sold out.

Tiesto at Mohegan Sun Arena: Head to Connecticut for what is sure to be the biggest dance party in New Engalnd. Tickets range in price from $39 to $59, or enter our contest for free tickets here.


Cloud Nothings at Brighton Music Hall: Go hear Cloud Nothings show off new tracks from Attack On Memory. Despite the name, we’re sure it will be hard to forget. Classic Education and The Dirty Dishes open this $10 show.

“The Digi Tour” at the Middle East Downstairs: You’ve watched them on your computer, now see them in person as this tour brings together artists that have each built an audience through videos on YouTube. The Boston bill features Dave Days, DeStorm, Ricky Ficarelli, Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, Nice Peter and The Key of Awesome. Tickets for the afternoon gig, which starts at 2:30, are $15 in advance or $17 on the day of.

Celtic Crossroads at the Hanover Theatre: The critically acclaimed group hit Worcester as they continue to tour in support of their 2010’s World Fusion. The album name derives from the band’s ability to fuse a variety of musical genres in the Irish music family including gypsy, bluegrass, classical and jazz from across the world. See how they do it for $29 or $39.

Our Non Music Picks

New England Revolution vs Portland Timbers at Gillette Stadium on Saturday: After an 0-2 start, the Revs will look to earn new head coach Jay Heaps his first victory when they take on the Portland Timbers at 4 p.m. The match will be preceded by a friendly between the women’s national teams of Brazil and Canada. Tickets start at $22.

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