Weekend Guide: November 18 – 20

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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

Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel on Sunday: Moufy, Viva Viva, Freezepop, Roomfull of Blues, The Wandas, Gentlemen Hall and so much more. No matter what genre of music is your favorite there will be something for you at the Liberty Hotel on Sunday. Plus, you get the chance to hear something you may never have come across before. All for $20 with proceeds benefiting Music Drives Us.

Our Music Picks


Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers at Royale: Warning – this sold out show starts early so make sure you’re on time! The Felice Brothers kick things off at 6, while Deer Tick celebrate the release of their new album, Divine Providence, at 7.

Straight No Chaser at the Citi Wang Theatre: The group everyone on NBC’s The Sing Off aspires to be. Check out the king of a cappella groups as the close out a week of shows in New England by playing the Hub. Tickets range in price from $35 to $55.

Tinariwen at the Paradise Rock Club: Tinariwen hail from the Sahara Desert in Mali. See how warm their sound is for $20. Sophie Hunger opens.

Anais Mitchell at the Somerville Theatre: You can always count on those Vermont girls to deliver the goods. Tickets are $24 with Hadestown opening.

Supersuckers at the Middle East Downstairs: You’d be a sucker not to catch this show, which includes Nashville Pussy and Sasquatch and the Sickibillies, for $15.

Sam Roberts Band at the Brighton Music Hall: This band has won Juno awards, that’s like a Canadian Grammy! See these award winners for $15 with Zeus.

John Waite at the Blue Ocean Music Hall:
You don’t want to miss “Missing You”. Tickets to see the veteran English rocker touring in support of Rough & Tumble are $20.

Hank III at The Palladium: His dad may have gotten himself into a bit of trouble lately but Hank III is still cool with us. Tickets are $20.

Dennis DeYoung of Styx at the Zeiterion Theatre: The voice of Styx does his shtick in New Bedford. Tickets range in price from $42 to $68.

Social Distortion at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): They rocked the Garden opening for Foo Fighters the other night, now see them grab more of the spotlight for $31. Suedehead and Chuck Ragan open.

Watch The Throne: Jay-Z & Kanye West at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): The Boston gig unfortunately falls on a Monday so why not head down to Connecticut for some weekend fun with this illustrious duo. Tickets are $145 to $250.


The Airborne Toxic Event at the Orpheum Theatre: Supporting one of the year’s best albums, All at Once, TATE hits town with The Drowning Men and Mona for $23.50.

The Kooks at the House of Blues
: Boston may be one of the Kooks strongest fanbases the way they sold out the HOB so easily.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Somerville Theatre
: You might not hear any of your favorite old Black Crowes stuff but Chris always puts on a good show. Tickets are $24.

Phantogram at Royale: They have a new EP out called Nightlife. Make them part of your nightlife for $17. Exitmusic opens the show.

Bell X1 at the Brighton Music Hall: Some of Ireland’s favorite sons playing with Favourite Sons for $15.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at the Middle East Downstairs
: GPGDS brought a squad with them as The Green and Cas Haley perform sets as well. Tickets for this reggae fest are $15.

Goo Goo Dolls at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): “Slide” on up to New Hampshire and see these 90’s stars for $39. Another star, Ryan Star that is, opens the show.


Judas Priest at the Tsongas Center: It’s the farewell tour for these metal greats. Grab your leather and head to Lowell where you can grab tickets for $47 to $127. Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy will open the show.

M83 at the House of Blues: Touring behind their recently released album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, see this underrated French group do their thing for just $20

The New Mastersounds, Soul Rebels Brass Band at Royale: The English funk rockers bring Breaks From The Border to the Boston, while the New Orleans outfit is on the road to preview Unlock Your Mind. This should be quite the co-headliner with Fox Street Allstars rounding out the bill. Tickets are $19.

Dashboard Confessional at the Paradise Rock Club
: See if Chris Carrabba has anything new to offer during his solo acoustic show for $30.

Hot Rod Circuit at the Middle East Downstairs
: With Cartel, The Appreciation Post, and Smoke Signals on board, this is simply a real full bill for just $17.

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