Weekend Guide: January 28 – 30

, Staff

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 Decemberists at the House of Blues on Friday & Saturday: The Decemberists are technically the hottest act in the country right now as they roll into town with the #1 selling album in the land after the release of The King Is Dead. No wonder they sold out two shows at the HOB.  If you missed out on tickets, find  a way in for what should be a great show.

BMS Showcase at Copperfields on Saturday: Join us by Fenway this Saturday as we host two floors of tunes. Shinobi Ninja, All These Elements, Call 2 Consciousness and Erik Hartley will all perform Upstairs, while The Days Weight, Hard No. 9,  The Motivated Sequence and The Andersons will rock  Downstairs. Tickets are $10.

RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands at Showcase Live:  Delta Generators, Sex Coffee, One Step Away, Mindwalk Blvd, Belikos, Dear Havanah, Thurkills Vision and Deadfish will compete for over $10,000 in prizes. Opening the show will be American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus and her band Lunar Valve. Magnus will also serve as a judge alongside Doug Flutie and other local celebs. Be sure to stop by the BMS table for some free swag too. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show.

Our Music Picks

Friday

The Dismemberment Plan at the Paradise Rock Club: The reunited indie rockers are in town for a sold out show at the Paradise. The Forms and Certainly, sir will open the show.

Snoop Dogg at the Tsongas Center: Mr. D-O-Double-G is in the area and will likely be previewing some tracks off his upcoming album, Doggumentary Music. Get in on the action for $42.

The Fools, The Stompers at Showcase Live: A glimpse of Boston rock history with this pairing of Hub icons. Take a walk down memory lane for $25.

Sucka Brown at the Middle East Downstairs: Sucka Brown reuniting with a cast of talented characters? You’d be a sucka to miss this show with Herra Terra, Midatlantic, Vary Lumar and The Luxury rounding out the bill. Tickets are $12.

East Coast Review at Club Passim: Upon further review, this East Coast Review looks awesome. Tickets are $18 for this collaborative effort featuring The Brew, Will Dailey and Audrey Ryan.

The Cinnamon Fuzz, RIBS at TT the Bear’s Place: Spice up your night with two great new local bands in the Cinnamon Fuzz and RIBS. Check out openers Bridges & Powerlines and Fan-Tan while you’re at it. Tickets are $10.

Korn, Disturbed at the Mohegan Sun Arena: This show is dubbed “Music as a Weapon” and there’s certainly some heavy artillery involved with Korn, Disturbed, Sevendust, and In This Moment. Tickets are $39.50

Robert Plant at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: Did you miss his show at the House of Blues earlier this week? Then head down to Connecticut and put some joy in your life and let Robert Plant wow you with his “Band of Joy”. Tickets range in price from $50 to $75 to see this music legend.

Saturday, January 29

Lissie at the Paradise Rock Club: Originally scheduled for TT’s, we’re sure a talent like Lissie won’t have any trouble packing them in at the Paradise.  Tickets are $15 and be sure to arrive in time for opener Dylan LeBlanc.

Mean Creek at the Brighton Music Hall: The Brighton Music Hall continues their hot run with this fantastic lineup of local talent. See Mean Creek, who just released a fantastic new EP as a free download, alongside Taxpayer, Girlfriends and Dirty Dishes for just $10.

Oranjuly at the Lizard Lounge: Oranjuly released one of favorite albums of 2010.  Find out why when they hit Cambridge with fellow local standouts This Blue Heaven, Aloud and One Happy Island, who will celebrate their release of the new EP. Tickets are $10.

The Konks at Great Scott: This will be the band’s final show so you Konks fans better mark your calendars. The Tampoffs, Tunnel of Love, and Triple Thick open. Tickets are $9.

The Russians at Precinct: No need to “crash the party”, just get your tickets for $10 and take in Sodafrog and The Painted Lights as well.

Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick at Club Passim: Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick hit the intimate Havard Square club to celebrate their 35th anniversary show. Tickets are $25.

Sunday

Banditas at Great Scott: One the city’s most promising acts, this alt-country/garage-rock outfit features the stellar harmonies of Hayley Thompson-King and Molly Maltezo. Check em out with Walking Lights, Bunny’s A Swine and Mr. Sister for just $8.

Eva Ayllon & Peru Negro at the Berklee Performance Center: Get cultured on the sounds of Peru this Sunday with this world music event at Berklee. Enjoy this showcase of music and dance for $25 to $35.

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