Weekend Guide: April 22 – 24

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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

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Finals at TT the Bear’s Place on Friday: After a year off, the Rumble roared back to life with a lineup full of Boston’s best. Sadly, it comes to a close tonight. Who will take home the crown: Spirit Kid? John Powhida International Airport? OldJack? Find out for $12. The show will also feature special guest The Shods.

Cake at Citi Wang Theatre on Friday: It seems fitting that Cake – band that recorded their latest album with solar power – comes to town on Earth Day. They are a band we’ll never get “sick of”, so we recommended you check out these alt rockers for $40 or $45.

Hip Tanaka, The Luxury at Great Scott:  Reunited and it feels so good, check out local favorites Hip Tanaka as they return to rock Alston. Joining in on the celebration will be The Luxury for their last show before they take some time off to record and the always entertaining Three Day Threshold. Tickets are $10.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Silverstein and Bayside at the Paradise Rock Club: The two bands are teaming up to co-headline the “Take Action” tour this spring with help from Polar Bear Club, The Swellers and Texas In July. Tickets for the all ages show are $18 with proceeds benefiting Sex, Etc. for teen sexuality education.

Bassnectar at House of Blues: Get ready to move with Bassnectar in town on Friday. That is, if you have tickets,  because this show is sold out.

Slaine at Church: Between making movies Slaine has actually found the time to put a new album out. Catch the new tunes for $22. Support from Special Teamz and M.Dot amongst others.

Club D’Elf at Lizard Lounge: A double-dose of Club D’Elf this weekend as they’ll play at 8 and 11 over in celebration of their brand new album, Electric Moroccoland. Tickets are $18.

Neil Young at the Providence Peforming Arts Center: Did you miss his shows in Boston this week? If so, or if you are looking for more, head down to Rhode Island as Young rocks the PPAC. Tickets range in price from $55 to $250.

Boys II Men at Twin River Event Center: Let these smooth R&B greats ease the pain from the money you lose at the slots. Tickets are available for $25 to $50.

Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The duo will play Showcase Live in Foxboro on Saturday afternoon but that show is sold out, so if you wanna check out these pair of young teen YouTube sensations, this is your only chance. Tickets are $18.

Saturday

Atmosphere at the House of Blues: The Minnesota based duo of Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/Producer Ant (Anthony Davis) come to town for a sold out show in support of their new album, The Family Sign. Rounding out the bill are Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Sab the Artist and DJ Abilities.

A Rocket to the Moon at Showcase Live: The pride of Braintree returns home to rock Foxboro. Joining them will be Valencia, Anarbor, Runner Runner and Go Radio. Tickets are just $13.

Vary Lumar, The Lights Out at Church:  Vary Lumar celebrating the release of their new album with help from The Lights Out. Rounding out the bill are The Brightest Lights, Black Fortress of Opium and The Backup Factor. Tickets are $10.

The Self-Proclaimed Rock Stars at the Middle East Downstairs: SPRS are back with their new release, Postcards From Purgatory. See if they can put on a heavenly performance for $15. They’ll be joined by Southern Lust Club, The Ground Up, Zagnutt, and Nihility.

Jon Anderson at the Somerville Theatre: The former frontman for progressive rock veterans Yes hits Massachusetts for a solo acoustic show. Tickets for the show are $40.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit at the Brighton Music Hall: Back on the road, Isbell and company are promoting their new album, Here We Rest. Don’t expect them to rest on stage though. Also on the bill are Hayes Carll and Shovels + Rope. Tickets are $13.

Sunday

Mary Anne Hobbs at the Paradise Rock Club: Hey Ms. DJ! Mary Anne Hobbs brings you a collection of great artists for her “Roadwarrior Tour”. Tickets are $15.

Bear Language at Church: Have a bear of a good time with these new guys, along with Colour, The Rotaries, and The Rochambos for $7.

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