Weekend Guide: February 26 – 28

, Staff

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

BMS Friday Night Spotlight Showcase at Copperfields on Friday: Your hardest decision on what to do Friday night should be, “upstairs or downstairs?”. With Shadwell, Aux, People with Instruments and The Vital Might performing upstairs and Drew English, Barricades, Tommy Viera and Trailer 4 rocking the downstairs room at Copperfields, you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy great music all night. Tickets for the 21+  show will be available at the door for $10. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm

New England Americana Fest at Church on Friday & Saturday
: The Olympics got you gleaming with American pride? Then why not take in some good ole America music this weekend at Church where you can see acts like Three Day Threshold, Girls Guns & Glory, and Highway Ghost, Autumn Hollow and more. Tickets are $10 for each night.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Black Eyed Peas at the TD Garden: We “gotta feeling” that this show is going to be something to see. Along with LMFAO and Ludacris, The Black Eyed Peas are sure to deliver the goods, we’re sure they won’t phunk with your heart. Not surprisingly, this dance party is sold out.

Umphrey’s McGee at the House of Blues: Touring behind last year’s Mantis, Chicago’s Umphrey’s McGee will prey on Boston this weekend ready ready to jam like they can. Tickets are $25.

The English Beat, Fishbone at Showcase Live: Got $25? Don’t “save if for later”, get your tickets for the English Beat and Fishbone and enjoy some money well spent thanks to these two ska legends.

Spiritial Rez, Gentlemen Hall at the Middle East Downstairs: Head to the Middle East for some funky hometown jams with Spiritial Rez and Gentlemen Hall. Buffalo Soul rounds out the bill. Tickets are $15.

The Appreciation Post at TT the Bear’s Place
: The Appreciation Post will be celebrating the release of their new EP and you can celebrate too because you can download it for free. Get in on the celebration – which includes local standouts The Organ Beats, The Bynars and Art Decade –  for $10.

Saturday

Flogging Molly at the House of Blues: St. Patrick’s Day is less than three weeks away but if you can’t wait that long, then get your fix early with the one of the West Coasts most badass bands. This show is sold out.

Citizen Cope at the Paradise Rock Club: Turn off the TV (where you’ve probably heard a lot of Cope’s tunes over the year) and go see the man live as he features some new songs off his upcoming album, The Rainwater LP. Hopefully you already got tickets though because his three-night stand at the ‘dise is sold out.

Black Joe Lewis at Great Scott: One of the best new blues bands around makes a stop in Allston where you’ll be feeling blue if you didn’t already get tickets because this one is sold out as well.

The Who’s That Pack at Club Passim
: Get to know The Who’s That Pack – featuring regional singer-songwriter favorites Chad Perrone, Tim Blane, Todd Martin, Syd and Patrick Thomas – at either one of their two shows at Club Passim on Saturday (or both!). Tickets are $18

Cure For Static, The Lights Out at the Middle East Downstairs: Cure for Static and The Lights Out, a pair of bands that rocked BMS showcases last year, lead a lineup bursting with local talent including Midatlantic, Thick As Thieves, and Beneath the Sheets. Tickets are $12 for this awesome local show.

Sunday

Legends of Rock and Blues Benefit at the House of Blues: Catch some local legends – including Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford along with Barry Goudreau, Johnny A, James Montgomery Band and more with Blues Borther Jim Belushi as they deliver the sounds that were meant to be heard at the HOB.  Tickets are still available for $30 through Ticketmaster. Learn more about the show here.

Howie Day at the Paradise Rock Club: For something a little lighter catch one of the ladies’ favorites, Howie Day, as he tours in support of his recent release, Sound the Alarm. Tickets are $20.

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