Weekend Guide: May 13 – 15

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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

Count Zero on Friday and The Rationales on Saturday at the Lizard Lounge on Saturday: A pair of great local bands celebrate the release of their new albums with shows at the always awesome Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. On Friday, Count Zero celebrate the release of Never Be Yourself with help from Cathrode Rays and The Ward Eights. On Saturday, it’s The Rationales celebrating The Distance In Between with The Future Everybody and OldJack. Tickets for each of the shows are just $10.

Adele at House of Blues on Sunday: Adele has been dominating the charts since the release of her sophomore album 21 and her success continues on the road as she’s sold out this gig at the House of Blues. If you can find a way into the show, make it happen.

Our Music Picks


Blue October at House of Blues: After just releasing a new live album this week, Blue October have plans for a new studio effort later this summer. See what they’ve been up to and take in this special acoustic show for $25 or $35.

Donald Glover/Childish Gambino at Paradise Rock Club: One half comedy show, one half chic-y nerd rap make a fun combination with this “Community” star. This one is sold out.

Warren Haynes at Orpheum Theatre: A man of many bands, Warren Haynes rides into town behind his just released new album Man In Motion. Tickets are available for $29.50 and $35.

Nate Wilson Group, Township at Brighton Music Hall: The last time these two local standouts got together they sold the place out. Get your tickets fast for $10.

Tommy Emmanuel at Showcase Live: To celebrate his 50th year as a performer, the acclaimed Australian guitarist brings his all-star Aussie band to Foxboro. Tickets are $25.

Garage Dogs with Gordon Gano at the Midway Cafe:
The local punk veterans celebrate the 13th anniversary of the debut album with help from the Violent Femmes frontman. Boe Berrenger and Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band round out the bill.


UFO at Showcase Live: UFO are currently working on their twentieth album, which means you’ll be getting some new stuff mixed in with all your favorites. Tickets are $20 for this show which also includes Mindflow and Last Perfect Thing.

Bruce Cockburn at Berklee Performance Center: His songs have been covered by countless artists but there’s nothing like the original. Tickets are $36.50 for Bruce’s Berklee showcase.

The Feelies at Middle East Downstairs: Nearly 20 years after their last album The Feelies are back with Here Before. Tickets are $20.

Face to Face at Paradise Rock Club: The vetran punk rockers from California hit Massachusetts in support of their Laugh Now, Laugh Later, their first new album in nine years. The $20 admission also includes sets from Strung Out, Cerebal Ballzy, Black Lungs, and The Darlings.

Rods and Cones at the Brighton Music Hall
: The local 80’s favorites are back! Opening the reunion show will be The Lights Out and Cinnamon Fuzz. Tickets are $12.


Social Distortion at Lupo’s Heratbreak Hotel: After an 8-year wait between albums, fans can relish the fact that Social D seem to have a whole new energy. Tickets are $30 and $35 for the veteran punk rockers Providence gig.

John Vanderslice at the Brighton Music Hall: The Florida rocker hits Allston in support of his new album, White Wilderness. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Damien Jurado, are $13.

Young@Heart Chorus at Mechanics Hall: Something you need to see to believe. A chorus of senior citizens singing rock favorites from The Clash to Radiohead. Again, something you need to see live – but trust us, it’s good. Tickets for the Worcester show, which will benefit the Jewish Family Services, $27.50 to $102.50.

Our Non Music Picks

Hot Dog Safari at Suffolk Downs on Saturday: All you can eat hot dogs (and more) for $10 to benefit The Joey Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Now, that’s a win-win.

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