Weekend Guide: January 27 – 29

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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

Autumn Hollow’s “Winter Harvest” at the Regent Theatre on Friday: Have a good time and feel good about it, too, as this show is a Benefit for Coalition For Courage. Will Dailey & The Rivals and The Ratioanles will be on hand as well. Give this new song from the Autumn Hollow Band a listen and then check out the show for $20.

Kingston 530 at Hard Rock Café on Friday: Winners of our 2010 Battle of the Bands, Kingston 530 celebrates the release of their debut album, Long Time Coming. Joining them for the festivities will be Nikolas Metaxas, In Like Lions, Massachusetts Delta and Your Sister’s Canary. Tickets are $10 (or $20 with a copy of the new CD) and all proceeds will benefit the Music Drives Us Foundation.

Our Music Picks


The Hood Internet at Middle East Downstairs: Mash things up with this Chicago duo, who are sure to throw a good dance party. Tickets are $15 with Tanya Morgan opening.

Lenny Kravitz at Citi Wang Theatre: Quite the Rock/R&B combo with Kravitz teaming up with Raphael Saadiq. Both artists are touring in support of 2011 releases. Tickets are $35 to $65.

Collie Buddz at the House of Blues: The Bermudian reggae and dancehall artist looks to heat up the House of Blues with help from Zion-I and New Kingston. Tickets are $25.

Rascal Flatts at Dunkin Donuts Center: Your best bet for Country this weekend. RS hits the road previewing their upcoming album Changed. Veteran Sara Evens and up-and-comer Hunter Hayes open the show. This show is sold out.

Lights at The Met: The rising Canadian star stops in Pawtucket, Rhode Island as she continues to tour in support of her new album, Siberia. Tickets are $15.


Tool at the Garden: Tool have built a reputation as one of the most interesting and unorthodox live acts around which is no wonder why this show sold out.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters at House of Blues: The Colorado crew will be doing Midnight Radio in its entirety. Tickets are $25 to $35.

Wale at the Palladium: Great Hip Hop lineup out in Worcester led by Wale who’s touring in support of 2011’s Ambition. Tyga, Moufy, Los will open the show. Tickets range in price from $36 to $45. The tour also stops at the MassMutual Center on Friday.

Roomful of Blues at Narrows Center for the Arts: One of the best local blues acts around will take their show out down to Fall River. Join them for $25.

Spiritual Rez at Middle East Downstairs: Get funky with these locals and enjoy Thunder Body and Fire of Creation as well for $15.

Jake Armerding at Club Passim: This local standout is no stranger to the legendary folk club in Harvard Square. Find out why he and fans always come back for more and get your tickets for $18.

Coyote Kolb at Great Scott: The local favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album, United State. Joining them will be Tallahassee, who are celebrating their birthday, and Larcenist. Tickets are just $10.

Gene Dante & The Future Starlets at Radio: One of the local scene’s best live bands headlines the “Winter Rock Formal 2” with help from Parlour Bells, Eddie Japan and Broken Wings. Dress up and get your tickets for just $7.


Megadeth, Motorhead at Tsongas Center: It doesn’t get much heavier than this. If you can’t make it up to Lowell, don’t worry, you’ll probably be able to hear it all the way in Boston. Tickets to see these metal legends range in price from $39.50 to $49.50. Volbeat and Lacuna Coil will open the show. The tour also stops at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday.

Smith Westerns at Paradise Rock Club: These buzz-worthy indie rockers from Chicago lead a loaded lineup that includes Porcelain Raft and Bleached. Tickets are $15.

Taproot at Tammany Hall: The Michigan-based hard rockers close out their latest tour outing while previewing songs from their forthcoming album, The Episodes. Tickets are $20.


Our Non Music Picks

Green Day’s American Idiot at the Opera House – All Weekend: After a year-long stint on Broadway, the musical production of Green Day’s American Idiot is touring across the United States this year with a stop in Boston this week.  Shows will take place all weekend with tickets ranging in price from $30 to $100 (and be sure to check if BosTix has any day-of deals).

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