Weekend Guide: December 2 – 4

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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

Allman Brothers Band at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday & Saturday: If you didn’t catch one of their shows this week you’re out of luck because their weekend shows are sold out. But if you do find a way in, expect to see a stellar show from these legendary classic rockers.

David Wax Museum at the Arlington Street Church on Saturday: One of Boston’s best Americana acts, this duo was recently awarded the Boston Music Award for Song of the Year with “Born with a Broken Heart”. Give it a listen in a truly unique venue for just $18.

Our Music Picks

Friday

John Brown’s Body at the Paradise Rock Club: With the Allmans sold out, why not get your jam on with JBB? iLa Mawana opens. Tickets are $22.

City and Colour at the House of Blues: Have a colourful night with Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green for $25

Over the Rhine at the Berklee Performance Center: Get over to Berklee and see this duo kick off their Holiday tour for $19.50 to $22.50.

Pat McGee Band at the Brighton Music Hall: The veteran pop rockers hit Boston in support of their new album, No Wrong Way to Make it Right. Bronze Radio Return and Alyssa Graham will open the show. Tickets are $17.50

Love In Stockholm at the Lizard Lounge: One of Boston’s finest local groups just made plans for a surprise show in Cambridge and are promising to showcase some new material. Check it out for just $10.

Barrence Whitfield And The Savages at the Middle East Downstairs: Boston legends known for their energetic live shows return to heat up the Central Square club. The Nervous Eaters and Satin Kittens join in on the fun, and you could too for $15.

Winterbloom at Club Passim: singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerma come together as Winterbloom for the third consecutive year. Boston is loving this collaboration as both shows tonight are sold out.

Mannheim Steamroller at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium: There’s really no other group who does Christmas like Mannheim Steamroller. Tickets are $22 to $97.

Eilen Jewell Band at the Center for the Arts in Natick: See the “Queen of the Minor Key” for $22.

Saturday

Mac Miller at the House of Blues: Perfect study break for the city’s college crowd. Looks like plenty of them took Miller up on the offer because this show is sold out.

Heavy Rotation Records’ CD Release Party at the Berklee Performance Center: Hear Berklee students covers the likes of Radiohead, Mission of Burma, The Pixies, and more for just $8. And making it extra special will be special guest Roger Miller of Mission of Burma.

Ryan Montbleau Band, Assembly of Dust at the Paradise Rock Club: A co-headliner featuring two longtime favorite on the Northeast music scene. Check out the 2010 BMS Band of the Year with the veterans fom New York for $22.

As I Lay Dying at The Palladium: The Palladium always packs their lineups. You can enjoy Of Mice and Men, The Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce, and Sylosis as well for $28.

Goosepimp Orchestra at the Middle East Downstairs: As if their name didn’t draw you in enough, the tickets are only $10.

Grace Kelly at the Center for the Arts in Natick: At just 19, this incredibly talented saxophonist from Brookline has done just about everything. Check her out for $20.

Greg Brown at the Narrows Center for the Arts: This folk veteran will be showing off his Freak Flag, aka his new album. Pieta Brown opens. Tickets are $31.

Gary Hoey’s Christmas Concert at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium: The famed guitarist rings in the season with a homecoming show featuring special guests Lita Ford and Farren-Butcher, Inc. Tickets are $28.75.

“Jingle Bell Rock” with Eddie Money, Lou Gramm & Mickey Thomas at the Zeiterion Theatre: Three cheers for these three spreading Christmas cheer. Tickets to paradise are $48 to $69.50.

311 at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Come original down to Connecticut for some fun with one of the hardest working bands in the business for $35.

Dear Leader at Brighton Music Hall: It’s been awhile since we’ve seen these Boston favorites around town. Welcome them back for $15.

Sunday

The String Cheese Incident at the Orpheum Theatre: After a week with the Allman’s, the Orpheum keeps the jam session going. Tickets to see the Colorado band’s first show in Massachusetts in over four years are long gone.

VNV Nation at the Paradise Rock Club: For electronica music fans this one should be “automatic”. Tickets are $20.

Corey Taylor at the Middle East Downstairs: The Slipknot and Stone Sour man is doing his solo thing for $25.

Jim Brickman at the Wilbur Theatre: Brickman brings his annual Christmas tour the Hub for two shows at the Wilbur Theatre on Sunday. Check out the matinee at 3 p.m. or wait for the night show at 7p.m. Tickets range in price from $30 to $50.

Owen at Great Scott: Mike Kinsella’s solo project is touring in support of Ghost Town but we’re sure this show won’t be. Tickets are $15.

Amalia Hoje at the Berklee Performance Center: Celebrate the works of Amalia Rodrigues for $27 to $39.

Justin Townes Earle at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree for Steve Earle’s son, who continues to tour in support of 2010’s Harlem River Blues. Tickets are $25.

Planet of the Abts at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Don’t be MIA for this POA show featuring two members of Gov’t Mule. Tickets are $25.

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