Weekend Guide: January 15 – 17

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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 Pick   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Pick

Mission of Burma at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday & Saturday: The Boston legends rock the ‘dise in support of the new album, The Sound the Speed the Light. These guys always deliver a great show so we’re not sure how tickets are still available. This probably won’t be the case for much longer so if you haven’t got your $20 tickets yet you should do so before it becomes a mission impossible.

Our Music Picks
 
Friday

Johnny Winter at Mechanics Hall: Winter mostly stays away from his rock tunes during his live shows these days but when you can play the blues like he does that’s really all one could ask for. He’ll team up with the James Montgomery Band in Worcester for what should be a great show thanks to special guests including Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Boston’s Barry Goudreau, Johnny A and Ayla Brown. Tickets range in price from $39 to $59.

Hot Day At The Zoo at the Lizard Lounge: Hot Day At The Zoo will be celebrating both their 7 year reunion and the release of their new live album, Zoograss, this weekend in Somerville. With tickets for just $10 there’s reason for you to celebrate as well. Read more on the band here.

Rakim at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: Hip Hop fans head down to Providence and catch one of the true masters of the craft as he tours in support of his latest album, The Seventh Seal. Tickets are $25.

Rascal Flatts & Darius Rucker at the Mohegan Sun Arena: You don’t have to wait until the summer to catch a great country show. Head down to the casino where you can cure your winter blues and focus on red or black instead. Tickets are $85 to $115.
 
Saturday

Anvil at the House of Blues: This isn’t just an Anvil show- it’s the “Anvil Experience”. You get to watch the acclaimed documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” as well as the Canadian rockers do their thing live. Get experienced for just $20.

Greg Allman at the Zeiterion Theatre: The legendary southern rocker was in the area just a few weeks back for a New Year’s show but we’re glad to see him come around again. If you ask us, Allman was away for far too long. Tickets are still available and range in price from $48 to $68.

Jars of Clay at Showcase Live: It’s been awhile since the Christian rock veterans have been in Massachusetts. That will end on Saturday when the band hits Foxboro in support of their new album, The Long Fall Back To Earth. Tickets are $25.
 
The Wrens at the Middle East Downstairs: The Wrens haven’t put anything new out since 2003 but we hear they’re working on new material. See if they throw any sneak peaks in at the Middle East for just $15.

Endway at the Middle East Upstairs: They’ll be local action upstairs as Boston’s own Endway will rock the hometown crowd for the first time in months. Tickets are $12 and also get you in for openers Your Vegas, Defeo and Ok Captain.
 
Sunday

The Cribs at the Paradise Rock Club: The Cribs have always been known for spectacular live performances and now that they’ve enlisted Johnny Marr’s services their reputation can only improve. The band is supporting their new album, Ignore The Ignorant. Tickets are $17.50.

Cracker & Camper van Beethoven at the Middle East Downstairs: For a double-dose of David Lowery head over to Cambridge on Sunday night as he’ll be performing with both of his bands. Tickets are $20.

Spacehog at Harpers Ferry: The 90’s rockers are back and like all reunited bands, we suggest that you catch them while you can because you don’t know how long it will last. In the meantime, pick up your tickets in advance for $15.

Our Non Music Picks

Beer Summit Winter Jubilee

 

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