Weekend Guide: October 14 – 16

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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

Deadmau5 at the House of Blues on Friday: He’s been there almost all week but this will definitely be the biggest show of his 4-night stand on Lansdowne Street. As you may have suspected, this show is quite sold out, though. If you can fund a way in, make it happen. Otherwise, make your way out to Amherst on Saturday and catch him at the Mullins Center.

Crooked Still at the Somerville Theatre on Friday & Saturday: Celebrate 10 great years of bluegrass with one of Boston’s best, Crooked Still. Tickets are $27 and be sure to pick up a copy of Friends of Fall, the band’s new 7-song EP.

Our Music Picks


Steve Miller Band at the Orpheum Theatre: The classic rock favorites hit the Hub in support of their latest release, Let Your Hair Down. Tickets range in price from $49 to $69.

Boyce Avenue at Royale: Harvard grad Daniel Manzano is back in town and ready to rock with brothers Alejandro and Fabian. Catch YouTube sensations Boyce Avenue on Tremont Street for $20. Green River Ordinance and Deleasa will open the show, which will take place again on Saturday.

Wild Flag at the Paradise Rock Club: This female supergroup stops off in the Hub ready to share tracks off their self-titled debut. Tickets are $15 and be sure to check out opener Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces, who is support her solo debut, Last Summer.

Jars of Clay at Showcase Live: The well-traveled Christian rock group hits Foxboro as part of their special “Sing & Tell”. Expect a VH1 Storytellers-like show for $30. Opening the show will be Dave Barnes, who penned Blake Shelton’s latest hit “God Gave Me You”.

Vance Gilbert at the Arlington Town Hall: Presented by the good folks at Club Passim, the Arlington native will celebrate his brand new album, Old White Men, in his hometown. Making the show extra unique, Gilbert will perfom a completely unplugged set without any sound system. Tickets are $25.

Barefoot Truth at the Brighton Music Hall: The Connecticut favorites won over a bunch of new fans at the Life is good festival last month. Find out why when they rock Allston for $13 with Brothers McCann and Pete Miller.

Dar Williams at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: No stranger to the local folk scene, don’t be a stranger yourself and go see Dar in Salisbury for $27.50 to $32.50.

Johnny A at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Another great local talent. Have A good time with this Malden guitarist for $25.

Dixie Bee-Liners at the Bull Run Restaurant: Make a bee line to Shirley and check out these bluegrass favorites for just $18.

Andrew Bird at the Capital Center for the Arts: The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist recently scored the soundtrack for the forthcoming film “Norman”. Join him in New Hampshire for $33.

Sugarland at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Your last chance to catch the country favorites in New England as they bring their two-year “Incredible Machine” tour to a close. Tickets are available for $56 and $76, which also get you in for opener Sara Bareilles. And if you lose cash at the tables, you can always check out Boyz II Men for free in the Wold Den.


Bush, Chevelle, Filter at the House of Blues: A triple threat of alt-rock favorites hit town with new tunes and of course, plenty of greatest hits for this sold out show.

Indigo Girls at the Paradise Rock Club: The veteran folk-rock duo are back with new tunes and still packin’ ’em in. This show is sold out. The Shadowboxers will open the show.

Spin Doctors at the Brighton Music Hall: The New York rockers deliver their 1991 debut Pocket Full of Kryptonite in its entirety. Tickets are $15 and come complete with sing-alongs of “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”.

John Hiatt & The Combo at the Wilbur Theatre: Currently touring behind Hiatt’s new album, Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns. Tickets range in price from $35 to $60.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium: One of the best blues bands around right now. Check them out for $39 to $67.

Jonathan Richman at the Middle East Upstairs: The hometown favorite closes out his three night stand in Central Square with longtime friend Tommy Larkins on the drums. Tickets are $15.

The New Alibis, The Men at Great Scott: A pair of local favorites reunite for one night only in Allston Rock City. Tickets are $10 and The Acro-brats will open the show.

Insane Clown Posse at The Palladium: Gather’round all you clowns. Tickets to see the Detroit duo, who are working on a new album, are $30. Twiztid, Blaze and Wolfpac round out the bill.

Creole Choir of Cuba at the Zeiterion Theatre: The acclaimed singing group performs a special benefit concert to help wipe out cholera in Haiti. Enjoy a special night and help a great cause for $33.50.


Minus the Bear at Royale: Minus the Bear would probably make a great addition to your weekend. Join them as they celebrate their tenth anniversary for $25. The Velvet Teen will open the show.

Four Year Strong at the House of Blues: The Worcester boys headline the AP tour and hit town previewing songs from their upcoming release,  In Some Way, Shape, or Form. Tickets are $15 to $25. Gallows, Title Fight, The Swellers and Sharks round out the bill.

Jackie Greene at the Paradise Rock Club: Often the opener or sidekick, see Jackie get to do his own thing for $18.50. Truth & Salvage Co. will open the show.

Peter Wolf at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The Wolfa Goofa sells out another one.

Method Man at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Get out your dollah dollah bills ya’ll. $25 to $35 to be exact.

Dick Dale at the Middle East Downstairs: The King of the Surf guitar brings the sound of California to the East Coast for $20. Trabants will open the show.

Nurses, Dominant Legs at Great Scott: The latest show in the Fenway Recordings Sessions brings a talented pairing of West Coast groups to Boston. Tickets are $10.

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