Weekend Guide: April 15 – 17

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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

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at the TD Garden on Friday: The legendary rocker is back making his “night moves” with  some “old time rock n’ roll”. Not surprisingly, the show is sold out.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Semifinal #2 at TT the Bear’s Place on Friday: Boston’s biggest Battle of the Bands (again, we prefer festival/celebration of local music) continues with the second semifinal featuring ohn Powhida International Airport, Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, Oldjack and Black Thai. Tickets are $10.

Adam Ezra Group at Showcase Live on Sunday: Join the Adam Ezra Group for their 2011 ramble which benefits New England food banks through Feeding America. Tickets are $15.

Our Music Picks

Friday

The Go Team!, Dom at the Paradise Rock Club: This will be more of a party than a show with these Brighton (Brighton, England that is) rocker teaming up with locals Dom at the ‘Dise. Tickets are $16.

John Oates at Showcase Live: One half of the most successful music duo of all-time. He may not have the moustache anymore but he still has the charm. Tickets are $30. Mutlu opens.

The Smithereens at Tupelo Music Hall: Rocking for over 30 years now, The Smithereens have built up quite the fanbase, which is why it’s not surprising that they sold out this show in New Hampshire.

Saturday

EOTO at the Paradise Rock Club: It’ll be one sweaty dance party this Saturday with this electronic crew rocking the cozy Paradise. Tickets are $20.

TV on the Radio at the House of Blues: Back with their new album, Nine Types of Light, catch TVOTR for $29.50 to $39.50.

Orla Fallon at the Somerville Theatre: The founding member of Celtic Woman hits Boston for a solo show in support of her latest release, My Land. Tickets range in price from $26 to $36.

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band at Showcase Live: Join the “dark side”… or just listen to it for $25. Be sure to arrive in time for an opening set with the Delta Generators.

Don McLean at the Tupelo Music Hall: Even if you go just for the eight and a half minutes of bliss that is “American Pie”, the $50 is worth it.

Sunday

Colin Hay at the Somerville Theatre: He came from a land down under to be here, the least you could do is drop a few bucks on this man at work.

B.O.B., 3OH!3 at the Mullins Center: It may be the UMass Spring Concert but you don’t need a student ID to go. Tickets are $38.

Ricky Martin at the Mohegan Sun Arena:  The Latin superstar brings his “Música + Alma + Sexo World Tour 2011” to Connecticut for its only stop in New England. Tickets for the show range in price from $45 to $55.

Our Non Music Picks

Bruins & Celtics – It’s Playoffs Time! Let’s hope the Bruins rebound from the ugly game #1 and take care of the dreaded Canadians on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Celts will open up action against the New York Knicks on Sunday.

Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium on Sunday: Expectations for the local womens’ soccer club are very high this year with a loaded roster. The Breakers will celebrate their home opener on Sunday by taking on the Western New York Flash, led by Brazilian great Marta. Tickets start at $15.

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