Weekend Guide: May 11 – 13

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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

Dom at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The Worcester party rockers hit the big city with Filligar and The Needy Vision on in support. Join the party for $16.

Erik Brown “Eddie Bones of Skitzofreniks” Memorial Fundraiser at the Middle East Downstairs on Friday: The Boston hip-hop community comes together to honor Eddie Bones of Skitzofreniks, who passed away in February. The show will feature Checkmark of Skitzofreniks, Slaine, Reks, Akrobatik, 7L & Esoteric, N.B.S., Jaysaun, Alias of OVM, Gee-Spin and Blak Madeen. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go to the family Erik Brown.

The Nields at Club Passim on Sunday: Sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields celebrate the release their 16th album, The Full Catastrophe, with a pair of shows at Club Passim. Check out the family show at 3:30 for $12 or the adult show at 7 for $20.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Neon Indian at the Paradise Rock Club: Touring behind Era Extrañ, their highest charting album thus far, catch Neon Indian with Lemonade and Silent Diane for $20.

The Cranberries at the House of Blues: These 90’s Irish rockers are experiencing a bit of a revival, with a new album out and now a sold out gig here in Boston. Welcome back! Vintage Trouble will open the show.

Lynch Mob at Showcase Live: Dokken guitarist George Lynch leads Lynch Mob back to Massachusetts. The band is reportedly working on a new album, so expect a couple new songs to hit the setlist. Tickets are $20.

Tall Heights & Connor Garvey at Club Passim: The stellar Boston folk-rock duo and funky folk-rocker from Maine join forces in Harvard Square. Tickets are $15.

California Transit Authority at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Led by Chicago drummer and founding member Danny Seraphine, CTA will deliver a set of early Chicago classics, originals and other rock standards. Tickets are $35.

Walter Trout and the Radicals at the Bull Run Restaurant: The veteran blues rocker is back on the road to promote his brand new album, Blues For The Modern Daze. Tickets for this show are sold out.

Flogging Molly at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: The veteran Irish punk rockers have spent much of the year on the road as they continue to promote 2011’s Speed of Darkness. See them in Providence for $28 or $32.50. The Devil Makes Three and Brothers of Brazil will open the show.

Florence & The Machine at the Mohegan Sun Arena: They’ll be back with a show at the Comcast Center in September but can you really wait that long? See them in Connecticut for $49.50. Blood Orange will open the show.

Saturday

Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeroes at the Orpheum Theatre: After catching on with “Home”, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeroes look to impress with material off their upcoming sophomore release for $29.50 to $39.50. Fool’s Gold opens.

The Feelies at teh Paradise Rock Club: The New Jersey rockers have been on and off for decades, but it’s on again this Saturday as they hit town behind new album, Here Before. Tickets are $20.

Active Child, Balam Acab at the Brighton Music Hall: Two buzzing artists bring their show to Allston Rock City. Superhumanoids round out the bill. Tickets are $12.

We Are Serenades at TT the Bear’s Place: Consisting of members of Shout Out Louds and Laasko, We Are Serenades will be showing off their impressive harmonies for $12. Local standouts Art Decade will open the show.

Mark Sultan at PA’s Lounge: A long-time fixture in the garage rock scene, Sultan just released a new live album, The War On Rock’n’Roll. See the real thing for $10. Girlfriends, Banditas, The New Highway Hymnal and The BF’s round out this impressive bill.

Rusted Root at the Bull Run Restaurant: The Bull Run has been pulling in some solid acts in the past few weeks, and this may be the best so far with Rusted Root selling out this Shirley establishment.

Sunday

The Go-Go’s at the Wilbur Theatre: Get the beat from the 80’s gals for $39.50 to $49.50.

Mark Lanegan Band at the Paradise Rock Club: The Screaming Trees frontman hits Boston in support of his latest solo release, Blues Funeral. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss, are $20.

Never Shout Never at the Brighton Music Hall: Their new album has yet to be released but this Missouri band has made enough buzz to sell out BMH. Bearcat, Kurt Travis, and Koji are all in as well.

The Alan Evans Trio at TT the Bear’s Place: The Soulive drummer brings his side project to Cambridge. Tickets are $12 and be sure to arrive in time for the opening set from local favorites Project Blue Book.

The Beach Boys at the Mohegan Sun Arena: The American icons are finally reunited. Surfs up, so head down to Connecticut and for their second of two shows. A limited amount of tickets remain for $55 and $75.

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