Weekend Guide: March 25 – 27

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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

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at the House of Blues on Friday: One of the leading ladies of New England, we’re happy to have Grace and co. back in town as they continue to tour behind their 2010 self-titled release. Not surprisingly, this show is sold out.

Jeff Beck, Imelda May at the Citi Wang Theatre on Saturday: Looking for a party on Saturday night? Look no further than Jeff Beck’s “Rock & Roll Party” with the talented Miss Imelda May. Tickets are still available and range in price from $40 to $95.

Tres Mts. at the Paradise Rock Club on Sunday: While Pearl Jam takes a break bassist Jeff Ament is hitting the road with his new side project featuring Dug Pinnick of King’s X and Richard Stuverud of The Fastbacks with Gull and help from PJ guitarist Mike McCready. Tickets are $20.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Glassjaw at the Paradise Rock Club: Glassjaw always bring the intensity, and they’ll be bringing new songs as well, touring behind their new EP Coloring Book. These People and Tidal Arms open. Tickets are $20.

Here Come the Mummies at the Royale: Nobody knows who the Mummies actually are but, who cares, they rock. Tickets are $20.

Over The Rhine at the Café 939: OTR released their new album The Long Surrender last month. We recommend surrendering your $25 for this one. Daniel Harper opens.

George Winston at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Catch one of the most interesting pianists around for $42. Only a few tickets remain.

Aztec Two Step at the Narrows Center for the Arts: These guys have been two-steppin’ for a long, long time. Join them for their 40th anniversary show for $27.

Mavis Staples at The Music Hall in Portsmouth: Unfortunately Billy Bragg lost his mother recently and will not be performing tonight, but rest assured, Mavis Staples is more than enough to make your Friday night. Tickets range in price from $38 to $50.

Bret Michaels at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Michaels is calling this the “Get Your Rock On” tour, as if you needed to be told. Tickets range in price from $30 to $50.

Saturday

Queens of the Stone Age at the House of Blues: It’s been awhile since QOTSA came around but they’re back and taking a break from the studio for a quick tour. Go with the flow for $30 or $39.50.

Matt Wertz at the Royale: Wertz just released his latest album Weights & Wings last week but knowing his fans, we’re sure they’ll know every word. Tickets are $13.

Devotchka at the Paradise Rock Club: Devotchka just released their newest album 100 Lovers earlier this month. Show them some love for $25.

The Grownup Noise at the Middle East Downstairs: The Grownup Noise are throwing a CD release party with guests Kingsley Flood, Spouse, and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons. Tickets are just $10.

J. Mascis at the Brighton Music Hall: The Dinosaur Jr. guitar hero just released his latest solo album, Several Shades of Why. See what he’s got to offer for $15.

Stryper at Showcase Live: These Christian rockers just released a new covers album. If you’ve got $25 then you got this one covered.

Keller Williams at The Met: The one man jam band will have fans flocking to Pawtucket this weekend. Tickets are $22.

Vanilla Fudge at the Regent Theatre: Say goodbye to regional favorites Vanilla Fudge for $25.50.

Sunday

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at the Middle East Downstairs: BJL and co. are back with their latest release, Scandalous. Tickets are $16 for what is sure to be a good show.

Todd Rundgren at the Berklee Performance Center: Catch this renaissance man for $35 to $95.

The Wailin’ Jennys at the Somerville Theatre: Wail on with these Canadian ladies, whose recent release hit #1 on the Bluegrass charts, for $25.

Ronan Tynan at the Wilbur Theatre: If you caught Ronan at the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast last weekend, then we’re sure you were checking out tickets for this one. Get yours for $32 to $55.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Zeiterion Theatre: The classic Canadian songwriter graces New Bedford for an evening with his band. Tickets range in price from $38 to $45

Gaelic Storm at The Music Hall in Portsmouth: St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but here’s a show for the folks who just can’t let it go. Tickets range in price from $23 to $34.

Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Can’t wait to catch them in Boston? Head down to Mohegan Sun for a night with these legendary stars. Tickets are still available for $125 and $175.

Our Non Music Picks

New England Revolution vs. D.C. United at Gillette Stadium on Saturday: It’s opening day for the Revs as they take on rival D.C. United featuring New Hampshire native/BC alum/US National Team forward Charlie Davies. Kick off is set for 4 p.m.

moe.’s Snoe.down Festival in Vermont: Okay, so it’s still music related and its a road trip but if you need to get away, we suggest you make your way to Vermont for moe.’s Snoe.down Festival this weekend. moe. will headline concerts on Friday and Saturday night at Spartan Arena with one-man-band Keller Williams opening Friday’s show and live instrumental dance rockers Lotus joining on Saturday night. On Saturday afternoon, moe. will perform at the base of Killington Resort’s Bear Mountain, along with the Ryan Montbleau Band. Of course, you can also ski or snowboard all weekend. For more information on the Snoe.down Festival, go here.

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