Weekend Guide: February 4 – 6

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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

Robyn at the House of Blues: Robyn is here, so get ready to dance the night away with this Swedish starlet. Diamond Rings and Natalie Kills will assure that you’re moving all night. Tickets are $22.50 and $37.50.

Winterfest at Gemstones at the Blue Shamrock Pub: It’s Winterfest in Lowell, a weekend full of fun activities and opportunity for some of Boston’s best local bands to hit the Mill City. Gemtones at the Blue Shamrock Pub will host The Luxury, Air Traffic Controller, This Blue Heaven, Audrey Can’t Die and Corey B on Friiday, while Shinobi Ninja, Mission Hill and Six Day Slide will rock the club on Saturday. Tickets for each night are $10 or drop us an e-mail for free tickets.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Ozomatli at Royale: The eclectic activists make playing at Royale is a cause anyone can get behind. Join them for $25 as they continue to tour in support of 2010’s Fire Away. Thunder Body will open the show.

Best Coast, Wavves at the Paradise Rock Club: Sort of a water-themed show in a way. Two of indie rock’s most promising acts  have teamed up for a co-headlining tour as both continue to tour in support of their standout 2010 releases. Drown in the sound for $18.

The Radio Dept. at the Middle East Downstairs: The Swedish rockers hit Boston to showcase tunes off their latest album, Clinging to a Scheme. Tickets are $14 if you’re scheming to get some.

Joshua Bell at Symphony Hall: Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will be in town for Symphony Hall’s “Celebrity Series”. If there were a celebrity status for the violin, Bell would be on the “A” list. Tickets range in price from $35 to $83.

Roomful of Blues at Showcase Live: The Rhode Island swing revivalists swing by Patriot Place behind recent release, Hook, Line, and Sinker. Tickets are $25.

2nd Annual “Legends of Rock N’ Blues” at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium: What else would you call a show that includes Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Brad Whitford, Johnny A and James Montgomery? Tickets are $35 to $69.

Dear Havanah at the House of Blue’s Foundation Room: Hot off their victory at the 2011 RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands, the local standouts will celebrate with a show on Lansdowne Street. Tickets are $12.

The Appreciation Post at TT the Bear’s Place: Join The Appreciation Post for “Totally Awesome 90s” night at TT’s. 90’s attire is strongly encouraged… like you were gonna wear something else. Tickets are $10.  The Organ Beats, Zombie Radio, Mr. Fyner & The Tech Ed Room round out the bill.

Saturday

Tony Bennett at the Citi Wang Theatre: It’s been awhile since this music legend has played a proper Boston show. Take advantage of the opportunity and pick up tickets, which are still available and range in price from $50 to $125.

Todd Snider at the Paradise Rock Club: The veteran singer-songwriter is on the road in support of his new live album, Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller. Get real experience as Snider plays a solo acoustic set with Jesse Ruben opening. Tickets are $17.

Vance Gilbert at Club Passim: The regular of the Boston folk scene recently released comical parody of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” with “Kiss My Ass” under the name of Bee Lo Blue. Check it out here and then head over to his show in Havard Square for $22.

Glenn Yoder at Toad: The former Cassavettes man is going it solo since the Boston by way of  Texas rockers called it quits. We’re sure he’ll be able to hold it down on his own. As always, no cover for this show at Toad.

Wakey!Wakey! at the Brighton Music Hall: Don’t snooze on this show which also features The Spring Standards, Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins. Tickets are $12.

The McLovins, Otis Grove at the Middle East Upstairs: The McLovins were a big hit this summer up at the Nateva festival in Maine, which is why the fest is sponsoring this show featuring Otis Grove. Tickets are $15.

Lyres, Thick Shakes at Church: Take in a couple of local acts and see if Thick Shakes preview anything off their upcoming release. Tickets are $10. MMOSS and Major Stars round out the bill.

Sunday

Huey Lewis & The News at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT):  The classic rockers are touring in support of their new album, Soulsville. Hit the Casino for the big game and if you win, hit up the show for $35 to $55.

Monotonix at Machines With Magnets (RI): The garage rockers from Tel Aviv, Israel are on the road touring in support of their new Steve Albini-produced album, Not Yet. Check them out with Pujol and Megasus in Pawtucket for $10.

Our Non Music Picks

Super Bowl XLV on Sunday: Join us as we jump on the Green Bay Packers bandwagon – with just about everyone else in New England!

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