Weekend Guide: November 5 – 7

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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

International Pop Overthrow – All Weekend at PA’s Lounge: Now in its eight year here in Boston, the IPO festival kicked off on Wednesday and continues through Sunday. Loads of greats music at just $10 a night. Get more info here.

The Gram National on Friday and Saturday at Precinct: Boston welcomes the 3rd annual Gram National festival to Massachusetts this weekend. The annual event commemorates the legacy of Americana music pioneer Gram Parsons with like-minded bands that have been influenced by his timeless sound. Tickets are $10 per night or $15 for both. Get more info here.

Our Music Picks

Friday, November 5

Guided By Voices, Blitzen Trapper at the Paradise Rock Club: The classic lineup of Guided By Voices is back together so, if you are lucky enough to have tickets to this sold out show, guide yourself over to the ‘Dise where they’ll be joined indie rock favorites Blitzen Trapper. Tickets are $30

Les Savy Fav at Royale: Catch these RISD alums as they hit town behind their new album, Root For Ruin. be sure to get there early for BMS favorites Bodega Girls. Tickets are $18.

Pretty Lights at the House of Blues: The dance party is at the House of Blues thanks to Pretty Lights’ stop in town. Get your groove on for $25 to $35. Chali 2na and Michal Menert round out the bill.

James Cotton at the Regent Theatre: Grab a deep dish of blues with the Superharp legend, who is celebrating 66 years in the biz. Tickets are available for $25 and $40.

Mondo Gecko at TT the Bear’s Place: Take part in the milestone as Mondo Gecko plays their 100th show with “special goodies in store”. They’ll be joined by Blue Mountain Bustdown, Superfrog and Dirty Paris. Tickets are $10.

Michael Franti & Spearhead at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Michael Franti has really been showing his softer side lately with “Sound of Sunshine” and “Hey Hey Hey” and we think may be his best side. Tickets are $25.

Al Green at the MGM Grand theatre at Foxwoods Casino: The Reverend’s got some soul for ya. Head down to Connecticut and get together for $30 to $55.

Saturday, November 6

Carrie Underwood at the Verizon Wireless Arena: The reigning and two-time A.C.M. Entertainer of the Year brings the “Play On” tour to New England for one last show. Not surprisingly, this show is sold out. If you have tickets, be sure to check out openers Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia.

NeedToBreathe at the House of Blues: The South Carolina-based band may be touring behind their new album, The Outsiders, but you can make them feel at home for $21. The Daylights will open the show.

Dawes at Royale: Touring behind their debut album and already rocking one of Boston’s hottest clubs. This should definitely be worth checking out. Vetiver and Peter Wolf Crier open. Tickets are $15.

Sarah Harmer at the Paradise Rock Club: The Canadian singer-songwriter makes her way to Boston as she tours in support of her new album, Oh Little Fire. Tickets are $15. Hey Rosetta and John Shade will open the show.

Statik Selektah & Termanology, Slaine at the Middle East Downstairs: Get your local hip-hop fix for $15 in advance/$20 day of the show and pick up new releases from these local standouts at the same time. Also on the bill are The Problemaddicts and Chilla Jones.

Eddie From Ohio at the Somerville Theatre: These guys always put on an entertaining show so grab your tickets fast because this one is close to selling out. Get yours for $27.

Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Tickets are $29 for this pop-punk rock show which also includes Saves The Day and A Great Big Pile of Leaves. If you can’t make it to Providence, they’ll be in Boston at the House of Blues on Monday night.

Sunday, November 7

The Script at the House of Blues: The Irish pop-rockers plan to close out their stateside tour with a bang when they hit Boston on Sunday. Fans can also expect to hear a few new tunes off their new album, Science & Faith. Tickets are available for $25 or $35, which also gets you in for Joshua Radin’s opening set.

Experience Hendrix Tour at the Orpheum Theatre
: It’s an all-star cast celebrating the music of the guitar’s biggest star. Enjoy the likes of Billy Cox, Steve Vai, Brad Whitford and Susan Tedeschi amongst others. Tickets range in price from $40 to $80.

The Weepies at the Royale: If you didn’t get tickets already you’ll be weeping as well because this show with Greg Tannen is sold out.

Bedouin Soundclash at the Middle East Downstairs: The “clash” comes from the combo of reggae and ska, although we see it as more of a beautiful blend than a clash. Tickets are $15. Moneybrother and local standouts Destroy Babylon will open the show.

AfroCubism at the Berklee Performance Center: This group of musicians from Cuba and Mali was Nick Gold’s original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club. Expand your horizons with some outstanding world music for $30 to $60.

Matt & Kim at the The Met: Did you miss their show at the House of Blues last night? Then, be sure to check the dance duo as they continue their in support of Sidewalks in Rhode Island. Tickets are $18. The show, which is part of WBRU 95.5’s Birthday Bash, also features Javelin and Fletcher C. Johnson.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Verizon Wireless Arena: It’s never too early for a little Christmas music. Catch these guys early because tickets next month will be hard to get your hands on. Tickets range in price from $26 to $66.

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