Weekend Guide: February 24 – 26

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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

The Gentlemen at Precinct on Saturday: It’s been awhile since we’ve seen them but these guys…ahem, Gentlemen… always deliver quite the rock show. Making this show in Somerville extra special is sets from fellow local standouts The Rationales and Watts. Tickets are $10.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Punch Brothers at Somerville Theatre: One of the hottest acts in Bluegrass hits town behind Who’s Feeling Young Now? with a sold out show. If you do have tickets, be sure to check out the opening set from hometown favorite, Aoife O’Donovan.

Railroad Earth at Paradise Rock Club: Another great Bluegrass act will be on Comm. Ave., as New Jersey’s Railroad Earth look to get the ‘dise jumpin’. Tickets are $20.

Paula Cole at Narrows Center for the Arts: The Massachusetts native, and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” singer, will be showing off her fantastic voice in Fall River for $35.

Hugh Masekela at the Zeterion Theatre: At 72, the South African trumpeter is still going strong. Touring in support of his latest album, We Are One, he hits New Bedford on Friday. Tickets are $28 and $32.

Dada Life, Hardwell at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Feeling a little European this weekend? Catch these Swedes and Dutch, respectively, as they bring the dance party to Providence. Tickets are $36 and $39.

Glen Campbell, Ronnie Milsap at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Your last chance to catch the legendary Glen Campbell as his farewell tour makes its last stop in New England. Joining him in Conneticut will be special guest Ronnie Milsap. Tickets are $30.

Saturday

Solas at the Somerville Theatre: The St. Patrick’s Day season gets started early as one of the best Irish-folk groups celebrates its 15th anniversary and previews material off its forthcoming album, Shamrock City. Tickets are $28.

Love Via Dance Machine, Drake Bell at Showcase Live: The Berklee-bred pop-rockers team up with the California-based pop-rocker/actor team up for a co-headliner in Foxboro. Also on the bill are Braden Gray and The All Night Affair. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Joan Osborne at Center for the Arts in Natick: If God was one of us he’d probably go see Joan Osborne for $45.

The Temptations at Zeiterion Theatre: A group that needs no introduction. See the Motown legends for $40 to $50 this weekend.

K-Ci & Jo-Jo at MassMutual Center: The 90’s hit-makers are joined by Ginuwine, Case, and Carl Thomas in Springfield. Tickets range in price from $34 to $64.

Girls, Guns and Glory at Johnny D’s: See one of the best local acts around for $15 in Somerville.

Sunday

Steel Pulse, Galactic at House of Blues: Roots Reggae meets New Orleans Funk – what a beautiful combination. This show doesn’t just stop there as The Soul Rebels are on board as well. Tickets are $27.50 to $35.

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Marcia Ball at the Somerville Theatre: Call it a continuation of Mardi Gras as we’re sure this will be quite the party when two of Louisiana’s best team up in Davis Square. Join the fun for $35.

Blake Shelton at Mohegan Sun Arena: Catch one of country’s biggest stars as he tours in support of his latest album, Red River Blue. Opening the show will be Dia Frampton, who Shelton coached on last year’s season of NBC’s The Voice. Tickets are $49.50.


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