Music for your weekend

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Our Best Pick

Primus at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday: Led by mastermind Les Claypool, the veteran rockers bring their ambitious 3D tour to New England this weekend. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience the groundbreaking visual and audio performance. Tickets for what is sure to be a memorable night range inn price from $35 to $47.50. The tour also stops at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence on Sunday.

Our Music Picks

Friday

3LAU at the House of Blues: The progressive house producer hosts a dance party on Lansdowne Street with help from friends Paris & Simo and Aylen. Tickets are $25.

The Walkmen at Royale: The veteran indie rockers return to Boston in support of their new album, Heaven. See if they take their show to the next level for $25. Coke Weed will open the show.

GZA at the Paradise Rock Club: The founding member of Wu-Tang Clan goes solo and delivers his acclaimed 1995 release Liquid Swords in its entirety. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Killer Mike and Bear Hands, are available for $20.

Alan Jackson at the Tsongas Center: The county music icon hits Massachusetts in support of his latest album, Thirty Miles West. We’re sure he’ll throw in some of his 50+ top ten hits too. Tickets range in price from $49 to $69. Kristen Kelly will open the show.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at Showcase Live: The pride of New Jersey never fails when it comes to live performances. Tickets for what is sure to be a fun night in Foxboro for $40.

Loudon Wainwright III at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The legendary singer-songwriter is touring in support of his new album, Older Than My Old Man Now. Tickets are $35.

Slightly Stoopid at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): The San Diego-based reggae rockers are back with their first album in four years, Top of the World. Find out how it sounds live with some old favorites for $30. Karl Denson, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and The Agents will also perform.

Saturday

Ryan Bingham at Royale: The Grammy Award and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter hits the Theatre District behind new album, Tomorrowland. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The White Buffalo, are available for $25 in advance or $27 on the day of.

The Presets at the House of Blues: The Australian electronic music duo stops in Boston in support of their brand new album, Pacifica. Join the party with openers Yacht for $20.

Conspirator at the Paradise Rock Club: Backed by an impressive live show, this project featuring members of Disco Biscuits, Lotus and The New Deal have built a name of their own. Find out why for $20.

The Sea and Cake at the Brighton Music Hall: The Chicago based rockers hit Boston in support of their brand new album, Runner. Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces will open the show. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 on the day of.

Three Days Grace at Patriot Place: If you are short on cash, you can still catch some live music this weekend. After rocking an intimate sold-out gig at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday, the Canadian rockers will deliver a free show in Foxboro from 6 to 7 p.m.

Johnny Winter at Showcase Live: At 68-years of age, the blues-rocker is still going strong. See him in Foxboro for $27.50 in advance or $30 on the day of.

Rodney Crowell at The Center for Arts in Natick: The country legend teamed up with New York Times Best Selling author Mary Karr to release a new album called Kin earlier this year. Expect to hear a couple of new tunes with plenty of classics for $35.

Kathleen Edwards Trio at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Joined by friends Jim Bryson and Gord Tough, the veteran singer-songwriter delivers an intimate performance in Fall River. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 on the day of.

George Benson at the Twin River Event Center (RI): The ten time Grammy Award winner continues to promote his latest release, 2011’s Guitar Man. See the legendary guitarist in Lincoln, Rhode Island for $45 to $100.

Sunday

Melissa Etheridge at the Orpheum Theatre: The veteran singer-songwriter stops in Boston to promote her brand new album, 4th Street Feeling. Tickets for the show range in price from $36.25 to $101.25.

Boyz II Men at the Wilbur Theatre: Expect to hear plenty of their classics when the legendary R&B group makes their way to Boston. Tickets range in price from $40.00 to $47.50.

Electric Guest at the Paradise Rock Club: Touring in support of their debut album Mondo, the rising Los Angeles-based duo hits the ‘dise. See them with NO and Line & Circle for $15.

Dum Dum Girls at the Brighton Music Hall: The buzz-worthy indie pop rockers from California just released a new EP called End of Daze. See what all they hype is about for $15 when the band headlines the latest Fenway Recording Sessions show with help from Bent Shapes and Velah.

OFF! at the Middle East Downstairs: The Los Angeles-based hardcore punk rock favorites return to Massachusetts in support of the self-titled second album. The Spits and Double Negative will open the show. Tickets are $15.

Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson at the Verizon Wireless Arena (NH): The “Twins of Evil” hits New England this weekend. See the heavy metal/shock rock duo in Manchester, New Hampshire for $39.50 and $49.50.

Gladys Knight at The Music Hall in Portsmouth (NH): The eight-time Grammy winning R&B icon, who will perform the sold out Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock Gala in Boston on Saturday, heads to New Hampshire. Tickets are $75.

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