Weekend Guide: December 3 – 5

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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 on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

BMS Friday Night Spotlight Series at Copperfield’s on Friday: Head over to Fenway and join us at Coppefield’s as we host up-and-comers The Road’s CD release party with Ocean*Transfer, The Cantstanjas and the Bill Dwyer Band. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

Calling All Angels Benefit Concert at TT the Bear’s Place on Saturday: A great day-long show to benefit the Natal ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The impressive lineup includes Bang Camaro, Sidewalk Driver, Antiques, Casey Desmond, Gem Club, Lovewhip, Spirit Kid and Stereo Telescope. Tickets are $12 and the show will run from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Learn much more about the show’s moving inspiration and amazing cause here.

The Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel on Sunday: How could this not be our best pick, seeing as it is the best of Boston? See who the big winners are and catch performances by Hall of Fame inductees Barry & the Remains, Kingsley Flood, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquints and more. Tickets are sold out.

Our Music Picks

Friday

fun, Steel Train at Royale: We’re guessing the one chord Steel Train played on Conan’s “Show Zero” probably wasn’t enough for you. So see so much more with fun for as well for $15.

Donavon Frankenreiter at the Paradise Rock Club: Jack Johnson’s surf bra hits town in support of his new album, Glow. Ximena Sarinana opens. Tickets are $24.

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists at The Met: See these road warriors as they stop in Rhode Island touring behind their new album, The Brutalist Bricks. Tickets are a much less brutal price of $15.

Chris Isaak at the Portsmouth Music Hall: What a wicked thing it would be to miss this one. Isaak is touring behind his highly acclaimed new album, Mr. Lucky. Tickets are $75 and $90.

John Cafferty at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: See Narragansett’s own Eddie and the Cruisers…err, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band for $40.

Saturday

Peter Hook at Royale: The Joy Division bassist will present Unknown Pleasures for $22.

Killing Joke at the Paradise Rock Club: It’s been a long time coming for this show after it was rescheduled from it’s original May date. Tickets are $15.

Michael Londra at Showcase Live: For an Irish Christmas celebration check out the tenor and former Riverdance performer for $25.

Gary Hoey at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: It’s a Ho-Ho-Hoey Christmas with this talented guitarist and hometown favorite! Tickets are only $20.

The Wait at the Regent Theatre: Local rock vets the Wait reunite to play a charity show for Give US Your Poor: The Campaign to End Homelessness. Tickets are $12 and $25.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band at the Capital Center for the Arts
: Randolph may have postponed his Boston show but you can still see him in New Hampshire. Tickets are available for $30 and $40. Trust us, he’s worth the drive.

Sunday

OK Go at the Paradise Rock Club: You may think that their live show couldn’t live up to their videos but don’t sell these guys short, they don’t need gimmicks to rock. Tickets are $20. Get there early for Middle Class Rut and The Honors.

Andrea Bocelli at the TD Garden: Start your Christmas season of in very classy fashion with this adored Italian tenor. Tickets are $77.50 to $352.50 depending on how “giving” you’re feeling this holiday season.

The Sword at Royale: Another rescheduled show finally comes about, although this one was only from October. Still a long time to wait for Sword fans. Tickets are $15.

Julio Iglesias at the Lynn Memorial Audiorium: While his son may be tearin’ it up singing about how you’ll “like it” we know you’ll love this show with the legendary Julio Iglesias. Not surprisingly, its sold out.

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