Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

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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

Local Halloween Shows – All Weekend at Various Venues: Halloween is upon us again and some of Boston’s best acts are keeping up the tradition of performing as famous artists this weekend. From The Lights Out taking on Michael Jackson, Missing Ships performing as Amy Winehouse, Sidewalk Driver channeling Spinal Tap and OldJack rocking as Stereophonics, just to name a few, there’s a wide array of worthy and interesting tributes taking place this weekend. Get the full list here.

Big D and the Kids Table at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: In what has become an annual treat around Halloween, the Boston’s favorite ska group play a homecoming show on Comm. Ave. Also on the bill are local standouts Have Nots. Tickets are just $15.

Our Music Picks


Duran Duran at the Citi Wang Theatre: A nice mix of alt rock of the past and present with Neon Trees on in support. Tickets range in price from $47 to $125.

G. Love & Special Sauce at the House of Blues: Back to where they started. Get a helping of the special sauce for $25 to $35.

Blitzen Trapper, Dawes at Royale
: A triple threat of the alt country, folky sound with these co-headliners and openers The Bell Brigade. Tickets are $20.

We Were Promised Jetpacks at the Paradise Rock Club: And we promise this will be a great show, with Royal Bangs and Bear Hands on in support. Tickets are $18.

The Civil Wars at the Berklee Performance Center
: After performing at Berklee’s Cafe 939 earlier this year, the buzzworthy duo are back in town for a more expansive show at the Performance Center. However, unlike last time, this show is already sold out.

Evanescence at The Palladium: A little goth rock for your Halloween weekend. Led by frontwoman Amy Lee, the rockers are in Worcester to support their recently released self-titled #1 album. The Pretty Reckless and Rival Sons open. Tickets are $35.

“Guitar Masters” at Showcase Live
: Your masters of ceremony will be Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett, and Antoine Dufour. Tickets are $30.

Catherine MacLellan at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Check out this Canadian folk artist promoting her latest release, Silhouette, for just $17. You’ll be happy you did.


Tanya Donelly at the Brattle Theatre: Another artist familiar to these parts. Catch this Rhode Island indie rocker for $25.

The Rhythm Room at Showcase Live:
They got rhythm, they got music. You got it for $25.

Zucchero at the Berklee Performance Center: Your rare taste of Italian rock for $30 to $45.

Hed Pe, Slaine at The Palladium: Both coasts unite for this hip-hop two-for in Worcester. Get in for $20.

Panic at the Disco at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
: They don’t even need the ! in their name, we’re sure there’ll be plenty of excitement. Tickets are $20.


Yellowcard at the Paradise Rock Club: You’ll hear “Ocean Avenue” and you’ll also see Every Avenue, who share grab an opening slot along with Go Radio. Tickets are $20.

Between The Buried And Me at the House of Blues: These rockers from North Carolina lead a metal fest alongside Cave In, Animals as Leaders, The Red Chord, TesseracT. Tickets are available for $20 and $35.

The Sounds at Royale: The Swedish rockers hit Boston in support of their new album, Something to Die For. For $20, you can also hear the sounds of Natalia Kills and Kids At The Bar.

Siobhan Magnus at the Wilbur Theatre
: This local gal loves Halloween and has gone all out for her biggest Boston show yet. Join the fun for $20.

Pixies at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: It’s the Pixies only stop in New England on their latest leg of the Lost Cities Doolittle tour, so of course this is sold out.

Chris Brown at the Mohegan Sun Arena: The hip-hop star will bring his “F.A.M.E.” tour to Connecticut for its only New England show. He’ll have you dancin’, but probably not as well as him. Tickets are $59.50.

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