Weekend Guide: February 17 – 19

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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

O’Brother at Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The Georgia-based rockers, who continue to promote their full-length debut album Garden Window, team up with two of Boston’s best in Junius and RIBS. Tickets are $12.

winter campfire. Festival at Club Passim on Saturday and Sunday: This two-day event has too many great artists to list, but you can expect full days of folk for only $15. For the full schedule, go here.

Our Music Picks

Friday

William Fitzsimmons at Royale: The man with the Master’s degree. See if this folk artist can deliver a masterful performance for $20. Denison Witmer opens.

Doomtree at Middle East Downstairs: The members of this Minnesota hip-hop group use their wide-ranging influences to create an alternative sound. Hear something new for $15. F.Stokes opens.

Slow Club at TT the Bear’s Place: This folk-rock duo from Sheffield, England is hitting America in support of their sophomore release, Paradise. Air Waves and Ryan Lee Crosby will also perform. Tickets are $10.

Razormaze at Radio: Get your metal fix in Somerville for just $5 with these locals. Acaro and Bring The Knife fill out the bill.

Club d’Elf at Lizard Lounge
: Well-known around these parts, you’ll get a bit of everything from this group for $12.

Saturday

Allstar Weekend at the House of Blues: The Disney-bred pop-rock favorites hit the Hub in support of their sophomore release, All the Way. Tickets are $20 and The After Party will open the show.

Jonny Lang at Showcase Live: With his unique voice and revered guitar skills, Lang is always a a special treat. Bruce Marshall and Dave Cournoyer are on board as well. Hopefully you got your tickets already because this show is sold out.

Township, Black Helicopter at Church
: Billed as the “Boston Facial Hair Disaster”, this show features a trio of local standouts in Township, Black Helicopter and Coyote Kolb. Tickets are $10 or $15 for contestants in the facial hair contest, which includes awards for best beard and best freestyle moustache.

The Bynars, The Wandas at Radio: Two of our favorite local acts do their thing over at Radio. When Particles Collide and Aloud open this $5 show.

Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians at Lizard Lounge
: Stephie & co. will be hosting an album release party with special guests Will Dailey and Pelvis McGillicuddy, but this party is full – tickets are sold out.
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Entrain at Narrows Center for the Arts: The Vineyard’s Entrain will bring their beat to Fall River this weekend for $23.

New Edition at Mohegan Sun Arena
: The recently reunited 80’s R&B favorites from Boston are back on the road for a reunion tour that stops in Connecticut on Saturday. And yes, fans can still expect to see Bobby Brown on stage with the crew. Tickets are $39.50

Sunday

Tea Leaf Green at Paradise Rock Club: The San Fran jam band is currently touring behind <em>Radio Tragedy</em>. Ha Ha Tonka open this $18 show.

Less Than Jake at Middle East Downstairs: Celebrating their 20th anniversary, this veteran ska band hits Cambridge for a sold out show. Also on board are Samiam, A Wilhelm Scream and Flatfoot 56.

The Ducky Boys at Great Scott
: This local punk group has been on and off over the years, but things are definitely on this weekend with Pinkerton Thugs, Refuse Resist, and Lushlife all on the bill as well. Tickets are $12.

Emilie Autumn at Royale
: The Los Angeles-based singer and violinist’s theatrical stage show is described as a “sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by a scantily-clad girl band”. Interested? Check it out for $20.

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