Weekend Guide: May 7 – 9

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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 –   Our Music Picks –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Picks

Ozomatli with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on Friday & Saturday : As if Ozomatli’s sound didn’t cover enough genres already, now you can add classical to their eclectic repertoire as the L.A. groove troup plays with our world famous Pops as part of the orchestra’s 125th anniversary season. Tickets are still available and rang in price from $20 to $89.

Rubblebucket at Church on Friday & Saturday: Speaking of orchestras and eclectic sound, catch an orchestra of a different color in Rubblebucket as they aim to fill the cozy confines of Church with their genre-defying sound. Tickets are $12.

Our Music Picks


OK Go at the House of Blues : You don’t need YouTube this weekend as these video stars will bring their energetic set to the roomy House of Blues instead of the Paradise as was originally intended. Tickets are $20.

Korn at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The freaks will be off their leash for this one. It’s been a long time waiting for Korn fans wishing to see them play live again, no surprise that this show is sold out.

Mighty Mystic at the Paradise Rock Club: Jamaican-born/Boston-based Mighty Mystic celebrated the release of his new album, Wake Up the World, with a range of guests including Nomad-I. Tickets are $15.

Little Feat at the Narrows Center For The Arts: Any fan knows that there’s nothing little about Little Feat’s sound. There will be nothing little about the audience either because this show is sold out.

Dierks Bentley at the Portsmouth Music Hall: Bentley is gearing up for the summertime release of his bluegrass-influenced album called, Up on the Ridge. Hear the his new sound as well as your favorite old tunes in a new format for $33 or $38.50.


EOTO at the Paradise Rock Club : The best thing about EOTO is that even they couldn’t tell you what they’ll play before they take the stage. Their live set is 100% improvised and 100% awesome. Tickets are $16.50.

The Receiving End Of Sirens at The Palladium: Head to Worcester for Boston’s own The Receiving End of Sirens as they headline SkateFest 2010 with a boisterous group of rock and punk acts that also includes hometown favorites The Deer Hunter. Tickets are $25.

Local Natives at Great Scott: You may not know these guys yet seeing as their debut just came out last fall but with the reviews they’re receiving you will soon. With this show being sold out, it looks like some people may have known before you.

Shelby Lynne at Johnny D’s: The veteran country singer-songwriter is touring behind her latest effort, Tears, Lies & Alibis. Sounds juicy! Tickets are $25.

The Mudhens at the Hard Rock Café: Reunited and it feels so good. Catch the reformed Boston outfit for $15.

Drug Rug at the House of Blues Front Room: The folks over at the House of Blues recently announced that they’re opening up the front room to local bands for free shows. It doesn’t get much better than a free show from Boston-based standouts Drug Rug, who will play with Man Alive!

Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Come sail away with Dennis DeYoung as he rocks hits from his solo career and of course plenty of legendary Styx numbers. Tickets range in price from $26 to $41.


Cobra Starship, 3OH!3 at the House of Blues : Try not to look as goofy as one of these Warped Tour alums videos while they have you dancing to their synthy poprock, the young ones in attendance will laugh at and probably tweet you. Tickets are available for $25 and $35.

David Barnes at the Paradise Rock Club: The Tennessee singer-songwriter released his newest album, What We Want, What We Get, last month. If David Barnes is what you want, he’s what you’ll get for $13.

As Tall As Lions at the Middle East Downstairs
: Things are starting to take off for ATAL, leading to this headlining tour. See them with Bear Hands and Boston’s own Mean Creek for $14.

Public Image Limited at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: After reuniting last year, John Lydon & co. are back to rock the states again. If you missed their shows in Boston earlier this week, head down to Providence and pick up tickets for $30 or $35.

Daryl Hall & John Oates at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino
: Last but not least is the incomparable Hall & Oates, a duo that needs no introduction. They’ll make your “dreams come true” for $40 to $65.

Our Non Music Picks

Boston Sports on Friday: Make your way to your local pub and check out good ole playoff hockey courtesy of the Bruins and playoff basketball courtesy of the Celtics. Oh, and how could we forget about the Red Sox taking on the Yankees.

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