Weekend Guide: April 13 – 15

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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

BOSS: Boston Sings! at the Regent Theatre on Friday & Saturday: No better way to enjoy some a cappella  this weekend than with two nights in Arlington. Some of the best college a capella groups around, including Ithacappella, Logarhythms, Men in Drag, Mind the Gap, The Nor’easters, and Voices in Your Head peform on Friday for $20. Saturday features pros Cadence, Traces, and Redline for $35.

Seeds of Sound Celebration with Ronnie Earl at the Regent Theatre on Sunday:  A special matinee roots concert event followed by an evening of films on the Regent’s big screen. See Ronnie Earl in a rare solo performance, along with with Sam Reid & The Riot Act, Adela & Jude, Comanchero, Jeff Bryd & Dirty Finch in the afternoon. Then stay for a 30-minute sneak preview of Beth Harrington’s “The Winding Stream” and the fill showing of Murray Lerner’s “Festival”. There are a few ticket options but we recommend the full package (includes a BBQ dinner) for $18. Get all the details here.

Our Music Picks


Hot Chelle Rae at the Paradise Rock Club: Thanks to smash single “”Tonight Tonight”, Hot Chelle Rae are a hot commodity and this show is sold out. Action Item and Electric Touch will also perform.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble – Semi-final #2 at TT the Bear’s Place
: The Rumble rolls on as Garvy J., The Rationales, Ghosts of Jupiter and Sherman Burns look to book a spot in next week’s finals. Tickets are $10.

We’re About 9 at the Club Passim
: … and they cost about $18 to see. Joining the Baltimore-based folk group will be Brooklyn’s Roosevelt Dime.

Turtle Island Quartet at The Center for Arts in Natick: Enjoy a bit of Jazz from this veteran San Francisco group for $30.

Hellyeah, Clutch at the Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
: Kyng and Monstr O join this combo of hard rockers for what is sure to be one loud show in Providence. Tickets are available for $28 and $30.

Cee Lo Green at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino
: Out of the judges seat and back onstage, hear Cee Lo’s voice, and Melanie Fiona’s too in Connecticut. Tickets range in price from $45 to $65.


Say Anything at the House of Blues: Max Bemis is back with his band and Kevin Denie & The Goddamn Band, Fake Problems, and Tallhart will be along as well. Tickets are available for $21 and $28.

White Rabbits at the Paradise Rock Club
: Touring in support of their brand new album, Milk Famous, the indie rock favorites hit the ‘dise. Tickets for the show, which also includes openers Gull, are $17.

The Cribs at the Brighton Music Hall
: The English trio will be previewing material off their forthcoming album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull. The Static Jacks and The Hounds Below open this $20 show. Check out our interview with The Cribs here.

Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill & Friends at the Somerville Theatre
: An Irish fiddler and an American guitarist get together to “celebrate Irish music in its purest form”. Tickets are $29.

Gary Hoey at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Blue Ocean on Salisbury Beach seems like an appropriate venue for this surf guitarist. Tickets to see the Massachusetts native back on home sand are $20.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: At 70, the Arkansas native is still going strong with his band the Hot Licks. Join them as they be mix genres in Fall River for $35.

Mickey Hart Band at the Tupelo Music Hall: The Grateful Dead drummer leads his band to New Hampshire for two shows in one night. See him at 7 or 9:30 for $65.

The Fray at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino
: The pop-rockers hit Connecticut as they tour in support of their brand new album, Scars and Stories. Tickets range in price from $35 to $55.


Alabama Shakes at the Paradise Rock Club
: They just released their debut album this week but this show was sold out long before. If you do have tickets, be sure to check out openers Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.

Greg Lake at the Wilbur Theatre: Known best for his work in King Crimson and Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, see Lake do it on his own for $37.50 to $65.

The Vieux Farka Toure & Idan Raichel Quartet at the Somerville Theatre: The World Music/CRASHarts concert series brings Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré and Israel’s Idan Raichel together for what is sure to be an interesting night. Tickets are $27.

Bad Veins at Great Scott: On the road to promote their sophomore albumThe Mess We’ve Made, the Cincinnati-based duo will hit Boston. Join them for just $10 and check out our interview with the band here.

Lake Street Dive at Club Passim
: Emerging from Boston’s New England Conservatory, see this stellar foursome for $15.

The Dream at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Rescheduled from last month, see if he was worth the wait for $25.

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