Weekend Guide: October 15 – 17
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
BMS Friday Night Spotlight at Hard Rock Cafe: We hate tooting our own horn but to be honest it’s going to be hard to beat our deal of four great bands for just $10. Come out and see Leaders Led, Grey Sanford Band, Jacob Heal, and Barricades in Boston tonight! Tickets are available at the door or through TicketLeap.net.
T Bone Burnett Presents the Speaking Clock Revue at Citi Wang Theater on Saturday: What is the Speaking Clock Revue you ask? Just a performance featuring the likes of Elton John, Elvis Costello, John Mellancamp, Greg Allman, and others to benefit music education in public schools. With a lineup like that it makes it easy to get behind any cause. Tickets are $45-$125.
Our Music Picks
Belle & Sebastian at Citi Wang Theatre: Catch these indie faves as they tour behind their new album, Belle & Sebastian Write About Love. Wonder what that’s about? Dean Wareham opens the show playing the music of his old band Galaxie 500. Tickets are $35-$49.50
Nick Lowe and His Band at Somerville Theatre: Into Britpop? Get over to Somerville for Nick Lowe on Friday and catch Elvis Costello and Elton John at T. Bone’s show on Saturday. Make a weekend of it! Tickets are $47.20
Jimmy Eat World at House of Blues: Catch “The Sweetness” that is Jimmy Eat World as they make a return with a new album in tow. Tickets are $30 and $40
Coby Grant at All Asia Club: This Australian singer/songwriter has sold out shows in her homeland but now she looks to conquer Boston (where she recorded her latest EP) with three shows in four days. See her at the Burren on Sunday or Lizard Lounge on Monday if you can’t make it tonight!
America at Calvin Theater: See these classic soft rockers play all their hits as they tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Tickets are $35-$55
Gwar at the Palladium: It’s almost Halloween so head out to this freakfest in Worcester. Grab combo tickets to the show and Horror Convention at the DCU Center for $35
Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper at DCU Center: The “Gruesome Twosome” rolls into Providence with a frightfully awesome show. However, there’s nothing scary about tickets for $47 and $57.
Carolina Chocolate Drops at Paradise Rock Club: There are plenty of reasons to see this talented bluegrass trio. We like their cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style” in particular. See them with David Wax Museum for $26.50.
Blood, Sweat, Tears at Berklee Performance Center: This group has gone through an array of lineup changes over their 40+ year career but they still have that same classic jazzy sound. Tickets are $24-$50.
Deerhunter at Royale: Deerhunter are well known for their intense live shows so you may have to do some hunting yourself for tickets, which are $20 and available to 16+ so you youngins can enjoy the show as well.
Pepper, Brother Ali at the Met (Pawtucket): Take in some jams with these reggae rockers accompanied by the always-interesting Brother Ali. Tickets are $20
Mayday Parade at Paradise Rock Club: Mayday Parade highlight a parade of acts including Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Go Radio, and Artist Vs. Poet. This all ages show is $23.50
The Henry Clay People at T.T. The Bear’s: Named after the great Senator/Speaker of the House, let’s see if this group can live up to Clay’s name. Tickets are $10