Weekend Guide: November 19 – 21

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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 on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

BMS “On The Road” at Gemstones – Lowell on Friday: We’re bringing a few gems to Gemstones at the Blue Shamrock in Lowell as we continue our “On the Road” series. See The Alternate Routes, The Kin and Mission Hill for just $10.

Bob Dylan at the Tsongas Center on Saturday
: A man who needs no introduction. See an icon for the affordable price of $47.50.

The Allman Brothers Band at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday and Saturday: Catch these midnight riders as the legendary southern rock group makes a stop in town for a few nights. Bostonians be happy you don’t have to trek to Mansfield this time! That is, if you got tickets for this sold out show. The band plays on Saturday too.

Our Music Picks


Furthur at the DCU Center: There’ll be plenty of jammin’ goin’ on down in Worcester as well with Grateful Dead vets Phil Lesh and Bob Weir on hand for yet another Furthur show in New England. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $59.50.

Boyz II Men at Showcase Live: The most successful group of the 90’s play their hits, and other people’s as well, off their 2009 covers album Love. Not surprisingly, tickets for this intimate show are sold out.

Bring Me The Horizon at the House of Blues: It’s gonna get loud on Lansdowne tonight with this Brit metal group in town to support their new album, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret. Tickets are available for $17 and $27. August Burns Red will open the show.

The New Mastersounds at the Paradise Rock Club
: In with the new at the Paradise tonight as The New Mastersounds will be joined by The New Majority. Tickets are $15.

Runner and the Thermodynamics at TT the Bear’s Place: Marc Pinansky of Township gets his old band back for the first time in five years for a one night only reunion. Making the show even more worthy of the $10 cover are sets from The Lights Out and The Organ Beats. Minor Stars will start off the night.

Roman Traffic at Church: The local favorites make their live debut with their new frontman Christoper Mongillo. Also on the bill are The Luxury, Grass Is Green, The Year Million and Dreamtigers. Tickets are $10.

Aimme Mann at Nock Auditorium: The former Bostonian returns to the area for a show at the Newburyport middle school. We hear she’s working on a musical and may include some new tunes for this set. Check it out for $40.

Barenaked Ladies at the Springfield Symphony Hall: Despite the recent departure of founding member Steven Page, BNL is still doing just fine thanks to their positively received new album, All in Good Time. Tickets range in price from $34 to $64.


Medeski Martin & Wood at the House of Blues: The acclaimed jazz trio end a brief run of East Coast dates with a show in Boston. Join them by picking up tickets for $23 or $35.

EOTO at the Paradise Rock Club: Look no further than EOTO for the best beats in town this weekend as these electro wizards rock a set at the Paradise. Tickets are $16.50.

Jimi Jamison at the House of Blues Foundation Room: Anybody who ever bought the “Rocky” soundtrack should get themselves to this show, and of course if you dig the “Baywatch” theme as well (who doesn’t?). Tickets are $20 for this show with the former Survivor frontman in the House of Blues Foundation Room. Partial proceeds go to the International House of Blues Foundation.

Straight No Chaser at the Citi Wang Theatre: Get your holiday fix early via this highly successful a cappella group, who have released two holiday albums in the past three years. Tickets range in price from $35 to $49.50.

Edwin McCain at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Edwin McCain is quite the road warrior and he’s making yet another welcome stop here in MA. Catch him and his rockin’ band for $20.

Delorean at the Middle East Downstairs: The Central Square hot spot will be even hotter this weekend with this dance group getting bodies movin’. Lemonade and Light Pollution will get the festivities started. Tickets are $14.

The Fab Faux at the Colonial Theatre: This Beatles tribute band is one of the best and features guitarist Jimmy Vivino of Conan O’Brien fame and bassist Will Lee of David Letterman fame. For this show, they will focus on The Original Singles: 1962-1970. Tickets range in price from $42 to $97.

Dala at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine hit Massachusetts as they tour in support of Girls From the North Country. Tickets are $20.

Darlingside at Johnny D’s: This “string-rock” quintet from Northampton is building up a great reputation. Find out why when they play in Somerville with help from Tall Heights, Sam Otis Hill and Ten feet Deep. Tickets are #10.

Scissormen at the Lizard Lounge: Ted Drozdowski returns home to Boston with his Nashville-based blues rock outfit. Peter Parcek opens the show. Tickets are $10


Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats at the House of Blues: Two great bands from the “third wave” of Ska. You can keep riding that wave for $25.

Wiz Khalifa, Big Krit at the Paradise Rock Club: You know what kind of crowd is gonna show up for the “Waken Baken” tour and with two shows they can make a day of it. Don’t worry, the first show isn’t until 5pm so you won’t have to wake that early. Tickets are $17.50.

Cinnamon Fuzz at TT the Bear’s Place: One of our new local favorites, these guys are certainly worth checking out on a Sunday evening. Joining them will be Victorease and Mountain Doom. Tickets are $10.

Dan Zanes and Friends at the Zeiterion Theatre
: Something for the kids this weekend! Joining Zanes and friends on Sunday will be the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tickets are $25.

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