Weekend Guide: February 12 – 14

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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   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Picks
Yes, Giantess at the Middle East Upstairs on Friday
: There’ll be beats aplenty at the Middle East on Friday as The New England Electronic Music Festival supplies you with Boston’s own Yes, Giantess with support from Body Language and Damien Paul. Get your body movin’ for and check out Boston’s next big thing for only $10.

Brendan Boogie Cover Up – Neil Young at the Lizard Lounge: Neil Young was just treated to a ceremony in his honor before the Grammys and Brendan Boogie has organized a similar tribute, except Mr. Young most likely won’t be attending this one. Pay your $12 to see a slew of local talent including Blizzard of 78, Cassavettes, and Will Dailey.

Our Music Picks

Trey Anastasio at the House of Blues
: The man said it himself when he said, “you enjoy myself” because that you most certainly will when you hear Trey play. If you haven’t seen him live before consider yourself a bad New Englander. Not surprisingly, this show is sold out.

Kings of Convenience at the Paradise Rock Club:  Although you may not be able to pronounce these Norwegians’ names (Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambæk Bøe ), we know you can sing along to their songs. See the duo for $35. **Update – This show has been postponed to June 2; refunds are available at the point of purchase**

The Blanks – aka Ted’s Band from Scrubs – at the Wilbur Theatre: From “Scrubs” to the Hub- you’ve heard their sweet a cappella sound grace the halls of Sacred Heart Hospital, now you can hear them in person. Tickets are $17 to $23.

Norwood Rocks! at the Vegas Lounge – Norwood: Nothing like some good old rock in the suburbs. Cousin Johnny, Full-Time Dreamers and Death by Fame team up to rock their hometown. Admission is $7 and maybe you can challenge someone to a game of pool inbetween sets.

Steve Winwood at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: Get “back in the high life again” at Foxwoods where you can “roll with it” on the tables or with Steve Winwood as the rock legend brings his classic tunes to the casino. Tickets are just $30 to $50, which will leave you with plenty of coinage for the slots.

Tegan and Sara at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday:
The holy sisters of indie rock, Tegan and Sara, continue to tour in support of last October’s Sainthood. The $33 admission price guarantees you both great music and whatever quips and stories they have for us this time around. Not a bad deal at all. Holly Miranda opens the show is worth checking out as well.

Jackie Greene at the Paradise Rock Club: Greene has floated around with some fantastic artists the past couple of years, including Phil Lesh and Friends and Gov’t Mule. See the guitarist do his own thing on Comm Ave. for $15.

Green River Ordinance at Harpers Ferry: Green River Ordinance – best know for their hit single “Come On” – often get compared to classic 90’s pop-rock acts like Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind but if they keep going like this it won’t be long before others are compared to them. Tickets are $12.

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg at Tupelo Hall – Salisbury: Gabba Gabba Hey! The Ramone’s drummer is currently touring the country boasting an extensive set of Ramones classics with the help of former Misfit’s singer Michale Graves. Tickets are $30.
Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf at the Tsongas Center: Other than the 3-for of talent on display at this show, the best thing about Breaking Benjamin and co. is that they won’t break the bank with tickets at $39.75.

Kid Rock at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Each time Kid Rock has come around here in recent years we’ve become more and more impressed with him. If you still have that 1999 image of him see how far he’s come for $66 or $86.


Winter Campfire Festival at Club Passim: Spend the evening in Cambridge with a heavy dose of folk starting at 4 pm and rocking through the night. You’ll see thirteen different artists including some local talent in the likes of Margaret Glaspy and Zack Hickman. Tickets are $15.
Tony Bennett at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Still searching for that perfect Valentine’s gift? Take your sweetheart to see Tony Bennett and you’ll definitely score some points. Tickets are $51.
BB King & Buddy Guy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: With tickets in the $40 to $60 range this show is really two legends for the price of one. That’s an offer you can’t refuse.

Our Non Music Picks

Valentine’s Day: Guys – just a reminder that Valentine’s Day is Sunday. Get the flowers, chocolates, or whatever for the special someone in your life. Or maybe checkout the new move of the same name, which features country/pop star Taylor Swift.


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