Weekend Guide: November 4 – 6

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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

The Brew at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday: The New England veterans celebrate the release of their new album, Garden In The Snow. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of the new album!

Age Rings at Radio on Saturday: The Boston standouts are celebrating the re-release of their new album, Black Honey, with help from fellow local favorites Guillermo Sexo, The Future Everybody and Marconi. Admission is just $5. At $1.25 a band, you will not find a better deal in town!

Our Music Picks

Friday

Mat Kearney at the House of Blues: Feel that “Young Love” with this Nashville-based singer-songwriter for $20 to $30. And before you head out to the show, be sure to check out our interview with him.

Brandi Carlile at the Berklee Performance Center: Back in town after thrilling at Life is Good festival, catch this little lady with the big voice perform a solo acoustic set for $29.50. Be sure to arrive early and check out the opening set from rising country duo The Secret Sisters.

Everlast at the Middle East Downstairs: The veteran is back in town supporting a new album, Songs of the Ungrateful Living. Get your tickets for $19 and “then you really might know what it’s like”.

Ian Hunter at the Paradise Rock Club: All you young dudes (and ladies to) go check out this former Mott the Hoople man. You might learn something. Tickets are $25.

St. Vincent at Royale: Annie Clark has built quite the resume in just a few years working with the likes of Arcade Fire and Death Cab. See her solo as St. Vincent for $19.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Over 20 years and still going strong. Go Daddy-O for these swing revivalists for $25.

The Tubes at Showcase Live: Tune into these classic rockers from San Francisco for $25.

Lucinda Williams at the Capital Center for the Arts: Touring behind her recent album, Blessed, the veteran singer-songwriter makes her way to New Hampshire. Get your tickets for $29.50 to $49.50.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at The Music Hall in Portsmouth: Having just released their latest album, Soul Time!, the Brooklyn-based soul/funk outfit hit New England. Take in some funky old soul as the for $38 to $48.

Saturday

Noah and the Whale at the Paradise Rock Club: “L-I-F-E-G-O-E-S-O-N” and Noah and the Whale are G-O-O-D so go on and see ’em for $17. Nikki Lane will open the show.

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at Café 939: Whether everything’s bigger in Texas or not this band is out to prove that their sound is. Tickets are are just $10 for a band that is certainly on the rise and well worth seeing. The Happen-Ins and Eric French will open the show.

Meat Puppets at the Middle East Downstairs: They’ll always be known for their Nirvana Unplugged appearance but you will learn so much more from these Arizona rockers for $15.

Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy at the Berklee Performance Center: Not sure if some fiddle and step-dancing was in your plans this weekend but they could be for $30 to $42.

Amy Black at Club Passim: Club Passim welcomes another local gal for a special matinee performance. Make your way to Harvard Square and enjoy this show for $15.

Rosanne Cash at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Greatness runs in the family. With no new album to support, the acclaimed singer-songwriter hits New Bedford as the Narrows continues its 10th anniversary celebration. Tickets are $75. Jeffrey Foucault will open the show.

Sunday

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at the Brighton Music Hall: RJA is touring behind a new album, Am I the Enemy, and they brought along Egypt Central and Burn Halo along for the ride. Tickets are $15.

Furthur at the Mullins Center: Members of the Dead in western Mass… things could get weird. Find out for $39.50 to $59.50.

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