Weekend Guide: May 4 – 6

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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

Mellow Bravo at the Middle East Downstairs on Friday: One of Boston’s best rock bands will celebrate the release of their highly anticipated self-titled sophomore record. Joining in on the celebration will be Movers & Shakers, Roadsaw and J/Q. Tickets for what is sure to be a great show are $12.

“Cinco de Mustache” at Great Scott on Saturday: Five mustache-clad local rock bands will take over Great Scott on Cinco de Mayo to rock in support of the Animal Rescue League of
Boston. The music – courtesy of Fifth Freedom, The Vital Might, Preamble, Monkey Knife Fight and Mongrel – will only be half the fun, as there will be contests throughout the night for attendees with the best mustaches. Tickets are $10 or $5 for those with mustaches.

Our Music Picks

Friday

The Shins at the Citi Wang Theatre: The new album – Port of Morrow – sounds great and we’re sure they will, too. See James Mercer and company at the Wang for $29.50 to $45. Opening the show will be Real Estate.

Colin Hay at Berklee Performance Center: The man from Men At Work will get to work at Berklee to promote his latest album, Gathering Mercury. Tickets range in price from $28 to $37.

Shpongle at the House of Blues: Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram perform a DJ set entitled “Shpongle presents The Masquerade”. Join the party for $25 or $35.

Rubblebucket at the Paradise Rock Club: No strangers to the Boston area, Rubblebucket’s main members were once in John Brown’s Body. Welcome them back for $17.

School of Seven Bells at the Brighton Music Hall: Catch this indie duo touring in support of their recent release, Ghostory. Tickets are $15.

Dierks Bentley at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Skip out of work early and make your way to Connecticut as Bentley hits New England. Making the show extra worthy of the drive is openers Eli Young Band and Will Hoge. Tickets range in price from $35 to $55.

Seth Glier, Liz Longley at the Center for the Arts in Natick: A pair of talented singer-songwriters with local roots join forces in Natick. Tickets are $20.

Saturday

Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker at DCU Center: Joined by special guest Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum hits Worcester in support of Own The Night. Tickets for this fantastic Country combo, which also includes openers Thompson Square, are long gone.

Jewell with the Boston Pops at the Matthews Arena: Northeastern plays host to the Boston Pops with special guest pop/country singer-songwriter Jewell. Tickets for this special show range in price from $38 to $100.

Lori McKenna at Showcase Live: The Stoughton native headlines a special benefit concert for Children’s Hospital Boston Downs Syndrome Program, and we’re happy report it’s already sold out.

Horse Feathers, Brown Bird at the Brighton Music Hall: From the indie hotbed of Portland, Oregon, Horse Feathers hit town behind their new album, Cynic’s New Year. They’ll be joined by Rhode Island standouts Brown Bird. Tickets for this great double bill are $15.

Xiu Xiu at the Middle East Downstairs: The veteran avant-garde group hits Cambridge in support of their new album, Always. Also on the bill are Dirty Beaches and Father Murphy. Tickets are $15.

Young @ Heart Chorus at the Zeiterion Theatre: If you’re amongst the very young at heart head down to New Bedford and hear the old folks do some new songs for $35.

Danny Klein’s Full House at the Bull Run Restaurant: Danny and his band do all your favorite J. Geils’ hits and more for $15 in Shirely.

Rick Springfield at the Twin River Event Center: Hit the slots and then sing along to “Jessie’s Girl” and more for $30 to $75 in Rhode Island.

Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: After being eliminated from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” earlier this month, the “Empress of Soul” is back doing what she does best. See her perform with special guest Brian McBride in Connecticut for $35 to $55.

Sunday

Andrew Bird at the House of Blues: The pride of Chicago hits Boston behind his brand new album Break It Yourself. Patrick Watson opens this sold out show.

Eleanor Friedberger at Great Scott: One half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, Friedberger hits Allston to do her solo thing. Hospitality and Doe Paoro will also perform. Tickets are $15.

Dar Williams at the Bull Run Restaurant: This former Boston resident is back with a new album titled In the Time of Gods. Tickets are $38.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The guitar virtuoso returns to Massachusetts for a show in support of his new album, Dune. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 on the day of.

Caravan of Thieves at Tupelo Music Hall: Get swinging with this group that will surely make the drive up to New Hampshire worth it. Tickets are $15.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Mohegan Sun Arena: It may not be Christmastime but Trans-Siberian Orchestra are on the road anyways for a tour celebrating the group’s first non-Holiday release, 2000’s Beethoven’s Last Night. Tickets are $31.

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