Weekend Guide: November 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

Adam Ezra Group at Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The longtime New England favorites celebrate the release of their brand new album, Ragtop Angel. Be sure to get your camera ready too as the band is asking fans to help shoot “Basement Song” for use in a fan created video. Only a few tickets remain at $15 with proceeds benefiting the family of Navy SEAL Kevin A. Houston.

Noel Gallagher’s Flying Birds at the Citi Wang Theatre on Saturday: Forget whether you’re on Team Liam or Team Noel, no matter what you’ll enjoy this show. Expect to heary plenty of Oasis classics, along with material off his brand new solo release. Tickets are $35 to $75.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Fitz and The Tantrums at the House of Blues: Grab your money so you can hear “Moneygrabber” and more. Tickets are $22.

Buddy Guy at the Wilbur Theatre: Hear one of the greatest to ever strap on a guitar for $39.50 to $65.

Jedi Mind Tricks at the Paradise Rock Club: The force is strong with this hip-hop duo from Philly. Tickets are $23

Enter The Haggis at the Middle East Downstairs
: Our favorite Canadian folk-rockers are back in town. See them in Cambridge with Scythian for $15.

Will Hoge at Johnny D’s: The Nashville-based singer-songwriter is back on the road in support of his brand new album, Number Seven. Tickets are $15.

Anthrax, Testament at The Palladium
: The metal world is declaring 11-11-11 as metal day and you waon’t find a better combo than these two fvaorites. Tickets are $30. Death Angel opens.

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at the Zeiterion Theatre: The cream of the crop for bluegrass. Hear some of the best for $35 to $55.

Saturday

Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter at the House of Blues: The Atlanta rockers continue to tour in support of their latest album, Simple Math. They’ll be joined by special guests and hometown favorites The Dear Hunter. Two for the money with White Denim opening for $20.

Plaid at the Paradise Rock Club
: Quite the appropriate title for a show in the Allston/Brighton area. The London-based duo across the pond to promote Scintilli. Tickets are $17.

Tower of Power at the Wilbur Theatre: This tower has built quite the base with over 40 years of touring. Tickets are $35 to $65.

Alloy Orchestra at the Somerville Theatre: Cambridge’s own silent film connoisseurs are at it again for $24.

Roomful of Blues at Showcase Live: Rhode Island’s greatest contribution for the blues playing with Bruce Marshall for $28.

Les Sampou at Club Passim: A local favorite for years, the folk singer returns to Havard Square in support of her latest release, Lonesomeville. The show will be anything but that so get your tickets now for $20.

3 Doors Down at the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI)
: We had a great chat with 3 Doors Down this week and we’re sure their show will be even better. Tickets are $32.50 to $63. Theory of a Deadman will open the show.

Mike Gordon at The Music Hall in Portsmouth (NH): The Phish bassist moves one state over for solo show in support of his latest solo album, Moss. Tickets are available for $24 and $28.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Get in the Christmas spirit early with TSO for $41 to $51. Shows are scheduled for 3 and 8 p.m.

Sunday

Steven Wilson at the Berklee Performance Center: The founder and guitarist of progressive rockers Porcupine Tree will hit Boston and deliver a performance in support of his brand new album, Grace for Drowning. Tickets ranke in price from $27.50 to $45.

Mary Mary at the Wilbur Theatre
: With Mary Mary, don’t be buggin’. Check out the veteran Gospel/R&B duo for $30 to $42.50.

Girl In A Coma at TT the Bear’s Place: The San Antonio-based trio hit Boston in support of Exits & All The Rest. Also on the bill are Brothers of Brazil and The Coathangers. Take in the whole show for just $10.

Ryan Schmidt at Radio: The new Somerville hotspot continues to book great shows. Close out you weekend by checking out this local singer-songwriter, who celebrates the release of his new EP. Also on the bill are Rhianna LaRocque and Micah

Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandra at The Palladium: Originally scheduled for the Tsongas Center in Lowell, the “World War III” will now hit the more intimate confines of The Palladium in Worcester. Also on the bill are Borgor, We Came as Romans, and D.R.U.G.S. Tickets are $25.

The English Beat at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Don’t save it for later, see The English Beat for $25 this Sunday.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: His website says it all: “there are two types of folk music: quite folk music and loud folk music. I play both.” See how for $28. You can also catch the roots veteran at Johnny D’s on Saturday.

Ani DiFranco at the Capital Center for the Arts: Ani is always busy on the road and we’re glad to see she’s back in the area. She also just announced plans for a new album in 2012. Take in some classics and maybe a few new tunes for $30 to $42.50.

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