Weekend Guide: November 25 – 27

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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 Pick

Buffalo Tom at the Brighton Music Hall – All Weekend: One of Boston’s all-time best (and most underrated) bands celebrates their 25th anniversary with a three-night stand at the intimate Brighton Music Hall. Joining Buffalo Tom will be a variety of special guests with J Mascis, Ted Leo and Eugene Mirman on Friday, Mean Creek, Bob Weston and Hilken Mancini on Saturday and Tanya Donelly and Thalia Zedek Band on Sunday. Friday’s show is sold out but a limited amount of tickets remain for Saturday and Sunday at $22.

Our Music Picks


Cassavettes at the Paradise Rock Club: Just eleven months ago, these Boston via Texas rockers called it quits. Tonight, they’ll reunite for a special one-off concert at the Paradise Rock Club. Big East, Bearfight, The Autumn Hollow Band and Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! will open the show. Tickets are $13 with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester.

Guns N Roses at the DCU Center: Axl Rose leads his new-look Guns N Roses back to Massachusetts for a show at the DCU Center. Expect to hear plenty of old favorites along with their latest release, Chinese Democracy. Of course, don’t expect the band to hit the stage till around 11. Tickets range in rice from $45 to $75. The Pretty Reckless will open the show.

Simple Plan at The Palladium: The Canadian pop-punk rockers hit Worcester in support their latest album, Get Your Heart On!. Also on the bill are Forever The Sickest Kids, The Cab and Marianas Trench. Tickets are $21.

Staind at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT): Screw the malls, hit the casino for Black Friday. Then stick around to catch Staind rock the arena in support of their recently released self-titled seventh studio album. Tickets are $30.

Andre Rieu at the Verizon Wireless Arena (NH): The legendary Dutch violinist is on a Stateside tour with his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Catch their only show in New England when they stop in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tickets range in price from $47 to $141.


Jesse Dee, Dwight & Nicole at the Paradise Rock Club: A co-headliner featuring two of Boston’s best soul bands take over the Paradise. Join the party on Comm. Ave. for $15.

Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish at The Palladium
: After a successful summer outing, the ska and punk favorites are back on the road together. Catch them at The Palladium in Worcester with Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love for $21.

Sarah Borges at the Narrows Center for the Arts: One of New England’s finest is back for her annual Post Thanksgiving blowout. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 on the day of. Amy Black will open the show.

The Fools at the Blue Ocean Music
: It’s always a night fun out with these Boston veterans, so make your way to Salisbury Beach and enjoy the show for $20 in advance or $25 on the day of. Aerochix, an all female tribute to Aerosmith, will open the show.

Clutch Grabwell at the River Club Music Hall: Looking for a good night out on the South Shore, you won’t find much better than local standouts Clutch Grabwell with Sun Jones in Scituate for just $10.

The Midtown Men at the Zeiterion Theatre: The original cast of Jersey Boys – Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Richard and J.Robert Spencer – hit New Bedford as The Midtown Men for a performance filled with hits from the 60’s. Tickets range in price from $35 to $50.

Bob Seger at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT)
: After rocking the TD Garden earlier this year, Bob Seger returns to New England with the Silver Bullett Band. Grab tickets for $75 or $95 and make your way to Uncasville, Connecticut for what is sure to be a good show.

Beirut at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI)
: Led by Zach Condon, these indie rockers are touring in support of their third studio album, The Rip Tide. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 on the day of. Perfume Genius will open the show.

Smokey Robinson at the Twin River Event Center (RI)
: The legendary singer from Motown hits Rhode Island for a special performance at the Twin River Event Center. Tickets range in price from $40 to $100.

Gillian Welch at The Music Hall in Portsmouth (NH): The singer-songwriter and her guitarist David Rawlings hit New Hampshire in support of The Harrow & The Harvest, her first studio album in eight years. Tickets are $32.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the TD Garden: Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just a month away. Get in the holiday spirit with a group that rocks like Metallica with the Boston Pops and boasts a stage show that channels Pink Floyd. Take in the afternoon matinee at 3 p.m. or the night show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $31.50 to $69.50. You can also catch them in Providence at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Friday.

Javier Colon at the Berklee Performance Center
: The Stratford, Connecticut native and winner of NBC’s “The Voice” hits Boston to celebrate the release his brand new album, Come Through For You.

The Wailers at the Wilbur Theatre: The veteran reggae group love being on the road and return to Boston for a show at the Wilbur Theatre. See with HR from Bad Brains and Duane Stephenson for $25. You can also them at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence on Friday.

Cave In at Great Scott: Catch the local hardcore legends in Allston Rock City for $15. Pigs and Deleted Arrows will open the show.

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