Weekend Guide: April 16 – 18

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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   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Pick

Soulive at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday: Double your pleasure, double your fun. Soulive wil be playing two sets on Friday as they start you off with their own classics before rocking a special tribute to the Beatles to coincide with their latest release, Rubber Soulive. Tickets are $22.50.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Joe Bonamassa at the Wilbur Theatre: Bonamassa always keeps himself busy, as he released another new album this year called Black Rock. He’ll keep your ears busy as well while he fires off lick after lick on Friday. Tickets range in price from $27 to $62.

The Appleseed Cast at the Middle East Downstairs: The Appleseed Cast will be performing their Low Level Owl albums in their entirety. As if that weren’t enticing enough, they’ll probably sneak some new tracks from their forthcoming album as well. Tickets are $12.

Have Nots at TT the Bear’s Place: The Have Nots have a reason to celebrate as they release their new album on Friday. You do too because they’re doing it with the help of fellow local favorites The Appreciation Post. The bill is rounded out by Razors In The Night, Wicked Whiskey and The Swaggerin Growlers. Tickets are $10.

Alice in Chains at the Dunkin Donuts Center: Alice in Chains rocked Boston a few weeks back. If you missed that show head down to Providence and make up for lost time. Tickets are $43.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks at the Natick Arts Center
: Dan Hicks is a rare breed. Sort of like a comedian in a musician’s body. Whether you go to laugh or sing or both we’ll sure you’ll have a good time. Tickets are $37.

Saturday

Martin Sexton at the House of Blues: From playing in the streets of Harvard Square to the House of Blues, look how far Martin Sexton has come. He’s playing along with another group destined for success in the Ryan Montbleau Band.Tickets are $25.

Liars at the Paradise Rock Club: We’d be liars if we told you this wasn’t worth going to. Would we lie to you? Tickets are $15.

Kaki King at the Middle East Downstairs: Kaki King hits the road in support of her new album, Junior. Her sound may be going in a different direction but don’t worry, she’ll still beat that crap out of her guitar. Tickets are $17.

Endway at Precinct: Endway are offering their new album, Running Man, for free on their website. This show isn’t free but in the end it’s another great deal with McAlister Drive and The Honors also performing for just $10. Narragansett is sponsoring so maybe there will be free beer too!

Joan Osborne at the Blue Ocean Music Hall
: Of course you know her hit song “One of Us” but if that’s all you know then you’re missing out. Get some Joan Osborne education for $45.

Sunday

Cowboy Junkies at the Somerville Theatre: Cowboy Junkies are one of those bands that lives for the live stage and they’ll surely pack them in at the cozy Somerville Theatre. Be one of the lucky few for $40, which also gets you in for special guest Mary Gauthier.

Sonny Rollins at Symphony Hall: If the words “jazz legend” don’t convince you to go to this show then nothing will. Tickets range in price from $30 to $65 what should be a truly special night.

Keeping the Heart BEAT Benefit at the House of Blues: A group of students at Berklee College of Music have organzied a benefit for the Jimmy Fund that’ll have you dancing all night especially with groups like Kid:Nap:Kin, McAlister Drive and a Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Help support the cause for $10.

Berklee Battle of the High School Bands at Harpers Ferry: You know those high school Battle of the Bands you see in old movies and TV shows? Well this will be just like that, except way less lame. Tickets for this daytime show are $15.

Life On Hold at Harpers Ferry: Going for High School Battle? We highly reccomend staying around for Life On Hold, one of the area’s finest young bands. Beneath The Sheets, Walk Harbor City and Paul Rainone round out this all-ages bill. Tickets are $10.

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