Weekend Guide: January 20 – 22

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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

Mission of Burma at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday & Saturday: One of Boston’s most celebrated groups return to rock Alston over two nights. They’ll welcome one of the city’s best up-and-comers with Viva Viva opening both nights. Tickets are $20.

Our Music Picks


Los Campesinos! at the Paradise Rock Club: The Welsh rockers cross the pond and kick off a stateside tour in support of their latest album, Hello Sadness. Join the fun for $18. Parenthetical Girls will open the show.

Ghost, Blood Ceremony at the Middle East Downstairs: It’s a spooky sounding bill but the only thing scary is the amount of talent. Tickets are $15.

Liz Longley at the Narrows Center for the Arts: See this Berklee grad put her education to good use in Fall River for $17. Ken Yates opens.

Adam Ezra Group at Club Passim: One of the more rockin’ groups you’ll see at Passim. Get down with Adam and John Colvert, who opens the show. Tickets are $20 but get them before they are gone.

Matt Nathanson at Mohegan Sun Casino: The Boston native takes a break from his opening slot on Kelly Clarkson’s tour to headline a show of his own. Even if you lose money at the tables, you’ll win with this free show!


Cults at the Paradise Rock Club: Now a five-piece band, you can expect even bigger things from this group. Tickets are $18.

Marc Cohn at the Somerville Theatre: He hasn’t been “Walking in Memphis” in a long time but Cohn is always worth a listen. Tickets are $32.50.

Kathy Mattea at the Sanders Theatre: Mattea is well known as both a musician and an activist. You should act on getting tickets (from $40 to $54) soon if you want to see her in Cambridge.

Steve Forbert at Club Passim: A more typical Passim show with this well-traveled folk veteran. Tickets are $25.

Gilberto Santa Rosa at Showcase Live: See “The Gentleman of Salsa” in Foxboro for $45.

Duke Robillard at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Catch this Rhode Island bluesman with Tall Richard for $23.


Robert Earl Keen at Royale: Close out the weekend with this veteran Texan singer-songwriter as he tours in support of Ready for Confetti. The Deep Dark Woods opens. Tickets are $25.

O’Death, Brown Bird at the Brighton Music Hall: The rising americana/alt-country group from Brooklyn teams up with the another buzz-worthy act in Providence’s Brown Bird. Catch them both in Alston for just $13.

Fujiya & Miyagi at Great Scott: From Brighton, England to Brighton, MA… well, close enough. Soft Pyramids and Shirts & Skins open. Tickets are $12.

Our Non Music Picks

Patriots vs. Ravens on Sunday: This one’s a given. It’s time for revenge!

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