Weekend Guide: December 9 – 11

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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

Kingsley Flood at the Lizard Lounge on Friday & Saturday: Kingsley Flood like to party, especially when they release an EP because they’re partying all weekend in celebration. Tickets for these intimate shows are sold out.

Calling All Crows Benefit with Chadwick Stokes at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: A great cause with a great cast led by the Dispatch/State Radio frontman. Tickets are $25.

Esperanza Spalding at Scullers Jazz Club – All Weekend: Ms. Spalding will be headlining the perfect place this weekend as Scullers Jazz Club welcomes the 2011 Best New Artist Grammy Award Winner (and recent Boston Music Award Jazz Artist of the Year winner) back to Boston. She’ll be joined by Gerri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington. All six shows are sold out.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Matt and Kim, MuteMath at the House of Blues: Night 2 of WFNX’s “Miracle on Lansdowne Street” brings two bands that know how to put on a good show. Thankfully, you won’t need a miracle to score tickets at at $24.

Mos Def at the Wilbur Theatre: Technically, this will be Mos Def’s last performance in Boston as he’ll be known as Yasiin starting next year. Tickets are $35.

Mike Gordon at The Met: A double dose of Mike Gordon as the Phish bassist performs two sets in Pawtucket for $25.

Morgan Page at The Estate: They call this “Boston’s Best Friday night” over at The Estate and the Vermont-bred house favorite should help back that up. Tickets are $30.

Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Bluegrass + Christmas = Yulegrass. Tickets are $23.

Barnstar at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Darol Anger has competition as Barnstar bring their “Bluegrass for people who hate bluegrass” to Natick for just $18.

Saturday

Beady Eye at the House of Blues: Another Gallagher brother hits town with his new band, this time Liam takes over Lansdowne Street. A limited amount of tickets are still available for $35 and $45.

Justin Townes Earle at Royale: Royale seems appropriate to host someone named Earle. If you missed him in Fall River last weekend, check him out in this big city this weekend. Tristen opens. Tickets are $20.

Session Americana at Club Passim: Relive 2011 with Session Americana’s year in review for $20.

Rustic Overtones at Church: The veteran funk rockers from Maine hit town with In Like Lions and The Mallet Brothers Band for $15.

Good Old War at the Brighton Music Hall: Spend your night with these former members of Days Away. Levi Lowry opens. Tickets are $14.

Sunday

Kenny G at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium: The sax man is on the road to celebrate the Holidays. Make your way to Providence and see him at The Vets for $45 to $65.

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