Weekend Guide: April 8 – 10

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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

Buffalo Tom at Paradise Rock Club on Friday: One of the all-time best local acts is back with their new album Skins. See them rock the ‘Dise with another one of our favorite locals in Mean Creek for $20.

Rock ‘N Roll Rumble – Nights 5 &6 at TT the Bear’s Place on Friday and Saturday: We don’t look at the Rumble as much of a competion as a festival of Boston’s best local talent. It’s been on display all week and continues tonight and tomorrow. Keep Me Conscious, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Stereo Telescope and Tired Old Bones will perform tonight as part of the fifth preliminary night, while Sidewalk Driver, Black Thai, The Year Million and Cradle To The Grave will bring the preliminary rounds to a close on Saturday. Tickets for each show are $9.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Old 97’s at Royale: Rhett Miller’s crew released some new material early last winter with more on the way. Catch plenty of great new tunes on Tremont St. for $20. Teddy Thompson will open the show.

UK at the Regent Theatre: Eddie Jobson and John Wetton of the short-lived British progressive rock supergroup (1977 until 1980) are back together and will make their lone New-England appear in Arlington. Tickets are still available for $63 and $103.

Johnny Clegg at the Somerville Theatre: The World Music/CRASHarts series continues with South Africa’s Johnny Clegg performing a sold out show in Davis Square in support of his latest album, Human.

Average White Band at Showcase Live!: Don’t let the name fool you, because there’s nothing average about a band that’s been together for 40 years. Tickets are $30.

Enter The Haggis at Blue Ocean Music Hall: Although this group hails from Toronto, their brand of Celtic rock fits in just fine here in the Boston area, which is why they’ll grace us with their presence once again for $20.

Roger McGuinn at the Center for the Arts in Natick: The lead singer of The Byrds makes his way to Massachusetts for solo show in Natick. Not surprisingly, this rare treat is sold out.

Saturday

Chris Cornell at Berklee Performance Center: Cornell is back in the studio with Soundgarden but they’re taking things slow, which luckily gives him time for a rare acoustic showcase here in Boston. This show is sold out.

KT Tunstall at Paradise Rock Club: Dubbed “The Solo Show”, we’re sure KT Tunstall will do just fine on her own, but she has great support opening up anyway in Robert Francis and Miggs. Tickets are $25.

White Wives at O’Brien’s: Chris #2 and Chris Head of punk rock veterans Anti-Flag, hit Boston with their new project White Wives. Also on the bill are The Okay Win, The Demon Beat and Greg Loftus. Tickets are $8.

Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Arena: If you can’t wait for the summer (and who can?) get your country fix from Kenny Chesney and special guests Billy Currington and Uncle Cracker for $95 to $125. The show will also take place on Friday if you want to skip out of work early.

Sunday

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Mohegan Sun Arena: It doesn’t have to be Christmastime for you to enjoy TSO. Head down to Connecticut and enjoy some orchestral rock as they take on Beethoven. Tickets are $31.

House of Pain at Paradise Rock Club: Pack it up, pack it in and check out these classic hip-hoppers. There’s never a dull moment at a House of Pain show. Tickets are $22.50.

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights at Brighton Music Hall: JTNL are “hot trottin’” up here to Boston for a show with Taddy Porter. Get your tickets for $10.

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