Weekend Guide: April 27 – 29

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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 Pick

“A Cappella Palooza” at the Agganis Arena on Sunday: Ben Folds leads this special show featuring some of the best acts from NBC’s acclaimed music show The-Sing Off: Delilah, Dartmouth Aires, North Shore and 2011 season winner Pentatonix. BU’s Dear Abbeys will also perform. Tickets are going fast at just $20. All proceeds will benefit the Mass General Cancer Center.

Our Music Picks


Creed at Orpheum Theatre: The 90’s rockers have been celebrating their first two albums, My Own Prison and Human Clay, by playing them in their entirety. In Boston, they’ll stick with the hits but expect to hear plenty from the early years. Tickets range in price from $35 to $75. Eve to Adam will open the show.

Kina Grannis at Paradise Rock Club: Grannis is a web-born star on the rise, thanks to her Jelly Belly fueled video sensation “In Your Arms”. Get to know this emerging artist better for $17.

Archers of Loaf at the Middle East Downstairs: The indie rock favorites from Chapel Hill, North Carolina are back and will hit Massachusetts for a two-night stand in Cambridge. Join them on night #1 with openers Pipe and Hundred Visions for $25.

Marilyn Manson at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Manson is back with a new album, titled Born Villain, which comes out next week. He’ll be sharing the cozy confines of Lupo’s with The Pretty Reckless. Tickets are $50.

Counting Crows at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Having just played Boston’s House of Blues, Counting Crows head south to Connecticut. Touring in support a brand new album of covers, Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), fans can expect a diverse setlist. Tickets range in price from $50 to $85.


Nickelback, Bush at DCU Center: The Canadian rockers make their way to Worcester behind last year’s Here and Now. It’s will be a full bill thanks to the assistance of Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Plenty to choose from for $50.50 to $90.50.

All American Rejects at Royale: The pop rock favorites hit Boston in support of album Kids in the Street. Join them on Tremont Street with A Rocket To The Moon for $30 in advance or $33 on the day of.

Imagination Movers at Orpheum Theatre: Something for the kids this weekend as the popular Disney group is scheduled for two afternoon shows. Tickets range in price from $23.50 to $33.50.

Reed Foehl at Club Passim: The Massachusetts native, who has called Colorado home since 1989, returns to the Hub for a show in Harvard Square. Tickets are $15 and Stewart Lewis opens.

Paula Cole at Natick Center for the Arts: The local gal, known for her entertaining live performances, looks to give another in Natick this weekend. Tickets are $45.

Will Dailey, Sarah Blacker at the Bull Run Restaurant: A couple of great Boston acts take their show down the road to Shirley for just $10.

Alcoholic Faith Mission at TT the Bear’s Place: The Danish indie band hits Cambridge in support of their new album, Ask Me This. Sharing the Fenway Recordings Sessions bill will be local standouts You Won’t and St. Helena. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

Soulfly at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The veteran heavy rockers hit Massachusetts to promote their eighth studio effort, Enslaved. See them in Salisbury for $20.

Daughtry at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Led by American Idol alumn Chris Daughtry, the pop-rockers continue their tour in support of their 2011’s Break The Spell. Tickets range in price fro $75 to $95.


Rammstein at DCU Center: One of the most notorious metal bands around hits Worcester, a city where they once spent the night in jail. Take in the band’s first Massachusetts show in over a decade for $41.50 to $80.

Miike Snow at House of Blues: Snow and penguins kind of go hand-in-hand. See if the combination of Miike Snow and openers Penguin Prison works as well for $25 to $35.

Yann Tiersen at Royale: The Frenchman crosses the pond to promote his brand new album, Skyline. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 on the day of with Felix opening the show.

Anthony Raneri at TT the Bear’s Place: The frontman for pop-punk rockers Bayside is touring in support of his debut solo album, New Cathedrals. Steve Soboslai and Brian Marquis will also perform. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 on the day of.

Chicago at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: One of the most successful American groups of all-time, catch up with the old time favorites for $35 to $55.

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