Weekend Guide: October 22 -24

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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.

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The Black Crowes at the House of Blues on Friday and Saturday: Before taking time off for another extended hiatus, the Robinson brothers and co. are embarking on the “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” Tour. The tour stops in Boston for what should be a very special two night stand at the House of Blues. Of course, both nights are sold out but if you can find a way in, make it happen. The band also plays a sold out show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday.

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Phish at the Dunkin Donuts Center: The legendary Vermont-based jam band are certainly making up for the time they lost while on hiatus. The band are back on the road and have trio of sold out New England gigs this weekend. Before a two-night stand at UMass Amherst, the band will play Providence on Friday and by know, you should know what to expect at each.

Senses Fail, Bayside at Royale: The two bands hit Boston as part of their co-headlining “Out With The In Crowd” Tour. Senses Fail are touring in support of their fourth studio album, The Fire, while Bayside is currently working on a new album due early next year. Opening the show will be Title Fight and Balance and Composure. Tickets are $16.50.

Gary Numan at the Paradise Rock Club: The electronic pop music pioneer is on the road for a special tour to celebrate the re-issue and 30th anniversary of his seminal album The Pleasure Principle. He’ll perform the classic album in its entirety, along with material from all across Numan’s career, as well as tracks from his upcoming album, Splinter. Tickets are $25.

Kevin Eubanks at the Berklee Performance Center: The former band leader of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno returns to his alma mater to do what he does best, play guitar. To make the night even more special, he’ll perform some music specifically composed for this event with a group of Berklee students. Tickets are just $10.

Paul Brady at the Somerville Theatre: The acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter hits Boston in support of his first new album in five years, Hooba Dooba. A few tickets remain for $27.


Local Natives at the Paradise Rock Club: The indie rockers from Los Angeles having been riding a wave of buzz that brings them back to Boston for their biggest show yet. Check them out with The Ruby Suns and Union Line for $16.

3OH!3 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Colorado’s 3OH!3 make their way to Rhode Island in support of the new album, Streets of Gold. Joining them will be Hellogoodbye and Down with Webster. Tickets are $20.

Buika at the Berklee Performance Center: Hailed as the “Flamenco Queen,” Buika is Spain’s hottest new singing sensation. Her latest album, El Ultimo Trago (The Last Drink), a homage to the Mexican singing legend Chavela Vargas, was just nominated for two Latin Grammy Awards. Thanks to the the folks at World Music/CRASHarts, she’ll perform in Boston on Saturday. Tickets range in price from $30 to $37.

Kesha at the Mohegan Sun Arena: After opening for Rihanna over the summer, the young pop star is on the road for a headlining tour of her own. Head down to Connecticut for some fun at the casino and stay for her show at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets are $25. Francis and the Lights will open the show.


The Neighborhoods at the Paradise Rock Club: The local garage rock legends celebrate the release of the new double live album, The Last Rat, 18 years to the date after the show was recorded. They will be joined by Crocodiles, Golden Triangle and Dirty Beaches. Tickets are $10.

The Hold Steady at The Met: Did you miss The Hold Steady’s show at Royale earlier this month? If so, don’t miss the always entertaining New York rockers play this brand new and more intimate venue in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Tickets are $20 and be sure to catch openers The Figgs.

Jimmie Vaughan at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Looking for some blues to end your weekend? Head down to Fall River and catch Jimmie Vaughan as he tours in support of his latest album, Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites. Only a few tickets remain for $40.

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