Music for your weekend

, Staff

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 Picks

The Pill 15th Anniversary party at Great Scott on Friday: DJs Ken and Michael V celebrate the 15th milestone of Boston’s premier indie dance party. Tickets for a night that never disappoints are just $5.

Dispatch at the Agganis Arena on Saturday: After three shows at the Garden last summer, Boston’s own Dispatch takes on the more intimate confines of the Agganis Arena as they celebrate the release of Circles Around The Sun, the band’s first full length studio album since 2000. A limited amount of tickets remain for $44.

HONK! Festival in Davis Square – All Weekend: Described as a “revolutionary street spectacle of never-before-seen proportions”, this festival of activists street bands takes over Davis Square in Somerville for the seventh time. Get all the details here.

Our Music Picks

Friday   

Morrissey at the Citi Wang Theatre: With no new album to promote, fans can expect the former frontman for The Smiths to perform a set packed with greatest hits from his legendary catalog. Tickets range in price from $19.50 to $103.75. Kristeen Young will open the show.

Ben Harper at the Boston Opera House: The veteran rocker hits Boston as part of his first ever acoustic tour. Take in this rare treat for $40 to $75.

Alabama Shakes at the House of Blues: They rocked the Paradise in April and then turned heads at the Newport Folk Festival in July. Not surprisingly, the Alabama Shakes return to New England has been highly anticipated and tickets are long gone.

Polica at the Paradise Rock Club: There has been a lot of buzz surrounding these indie rockers from Minneapolis and their debut album, Give You the Ghost. See them with Gardens and Villa for $15.

Jovanotti at Royale: The Italian singer-songwriter and rapper makes a rare stop in Boston. Take advantage and see him with Diego Garcia for $28.

Medeski, Martin and Wood at Jordan Hall: The jazz-funk trio go unplugged on their latest tour, which stops in Boston for a night at the New England Conservatory. Tickets are $30.

Township, Mallet Brothers Band at the Brighton Music Hall: One of Boston’s best teams up with one of Portland’s best, with the added bonus of Coyote Kolb and Fancy Trash. Tickets are $13.

BoDeans at Showcase Live: They’ll probably always be remembered for “Closer To Free” (the theme song for “Party of Five”) but the Wisconsin native are still going strong as evidenced by their brand new album, American Made. Tickets are $30.

Ben Taylor at The Center for Arts in Natick: The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon has carved out a solid career of his own with the release of his fourth album, Listening. Tickets are $20.

Regina Spektor at the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI): The Russian-American singer-songwriter and pianist continues to tour in support of her new album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. A few seats are still available for $39.50 to $49.50.

Saturday   

Los Lonely Boys at the Wilbur Theatre: The three brothers from San Angelo, Texas bring their signature brand of Tex-Mex blues rock to Boston for a late show (10 p.m. after Bob Newhart) at the Wilbur Theatre. Tickets range in price from $29.50 to $34.50.

Crystal Castles at the House of Blues: The duo from Toronto will release their third album next month but expect to hear a few new tunes what is sure to be one big dance party on Lansdowne Street. Tickets are priced at $30 and 40.

Jens Lekman at Royale: The Swedish singer-songwriter stops in Boston as part of his stateside tour in support of his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Taken By Trees, are available for $20.

Frightened Rabbit at the Brighton Music Hall: We’ve been praising these Scottish indie rockers for a few years now and have enjoyed watching their steady rise. The band just released a new EP called State Hospital for Atlantic Records and will deliver it live at this intimate sold out gig. Flashlights will open the show.

White Dynomite at Great Scott: When it comes to local rock, this is the can’t miss show of the weekend. White Dynomite celebrate the release of their brand new album with fellow local standouts Mellow Bravo, Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck and Murcielago. Tickets are just $10.

The Acacia Strain at The Palladium: The pride of Chicopee celebrate the release of their brand new album, Death is the Only Mortal, which hits stores on Tuesday. Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For An Autopsy, No Bragging Rights, Rude Awakening and Dysentery will also perform. Tickets are $15.

3OH!3 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): The electro-pop duo from Boulder, Colorado hits Rhode Island as they gear up for the release of their forthcoming album, Omens. Unfortunately, local favorite Sammy Adams has dropped off the bill but DJ Silas and Class of 92 will still perform. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Heart at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): With a new album called Fanatic on the way, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are back on the road. They’ll be in Boston on Tuesday but if you can’t wait for that, see them in Connecticut for $45 to $65.

Eddie Money at the Mohegan Sun Casino (CT): Enjoy a day at the casino and then hold on for two tickets to paradise with this free show the longtime rocker.

Sunday

The Raveonettes at the Paradise Rock Club: The Danish pop duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo hit Boston in support of their brand new album, Observator.  Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Melody’s Echo Chamber, are available for $16.50.

How To Dress Well at the Brighton Music Hall: Tom Krell just released his sophomore effort, Total Loss. We don’t expect this show to be one for $12. o F F Love, and Fens will also perform.

Kool Keith at the Middle East Downstairs: The veteran hip-hop artists is back with a new album in Love & Danger. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown at TT the Bear’s Place: At just 21, this local guitar prodigy has toured with Jeff Beck and Aerosmith. See what Boston’s next great export for just $10 in advance or $12 on the day of. The Life Electric and Brooks Young Band will also perform.

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