Weekend Guide: January 22 – 24

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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


Best Picks

A Benefit for the Victims of the Haiti Earthquake at The Middle East Downstairs on Friday: While the big stars are planning a massive telethon, some of our favorite local acts are coming together for a last-minute benefit concert. The Gobshites, Force the Fallen, Forgetful Jones, The Doom Buggies, Sherman Burns and Van Burens will all rock for Haiti in Cambridge. Tickets are just $10. Support a awesome cause and enjoy great local music.

Adam Ezra Group at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: These local favorites have always been a socially conscious band looking to help wherever there is need. The band had already planned to rock their CD release party for View From the Root at the ‘dise on Saturday but have now decided to make their show with Girls Guns & Glory a benefit concert for the the relief effort in Haiti. Tickets are $15. 

Music Picks 

Friday

The Everyday Visuals at TT the Bear’s Place: These guys made our year-end lists for both Local Bands to Watch in 2010 and Favorite Local Albums. Needless to say, we really like them… and you probably will, too, if you go check them out with MeAndJoanCollins and Thick As Thieves for just $10.

Midatlantic, The Lights Out at the Middle East Upstairs: With these two BMS favorites alongside Muy Cansado and Leo Blais, this is a lot of rock for one little room. We’re no linguists but we believe the term to describe this scene is “Bumpin’!”. Tickets are $10.

Jaju at the Olivers Nightclub: You may remember Hello Mahalo, won our first ever Battle of the Bands. Well, Jared Pizzaro and Justin Joyce have gone on to form Jaju, a band that have a similar great sound. Catch them at the Olivers, who celebrate their 2nd anniversary, for $10. Also on the bill are Bargains, Doctors of Flight, Comanchero, and Vanessa Kafka.

Eddie Money at the Tupelo Music Hall: If you don’t go to this show the 80’s are going to be so ashamed of you. Get your two tickets (or more!) to paradise (in Salisbury) for $40.
      
Saturday 

Winter’pop 2010 at Great Scott: Vanyaland brings an awesome mix of indie rock and electro pop to Allston for one big party. On the bill are Freezepop, BM Linx, Twin Berlin, DJ Michael V. and DJ Vadum Rankin. Get in on tthe mayhem and dance it up for just $12.

Brendan Boogie & the Best Intentions at the Lizard Lounge: Brendan Boogie & co. have plenty of fresh tunes to deliver as their most recent album just dropped last month. Get down to the new stuff be sure to catch openers Oranjuly and The Motion Sick. With tickets at just $10, now we know why they’re called “the best intentions”
 
Re Up, Love in Stockholm at the Middle East Downstairs: Head over to Cambridge on Saturday where Re Up and Love in Stockholm will warmly welcome you to get funked up. Feel the grooves for $10. The Phix and Joy Daniels round out the bill.   

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Somerville Theatre: As they used to say on Monty Python, “and now for something completely different”: Looking for some good fiddle action this weekend? Of course you are, so check out Carolina Chocolate Drops as they bring some rare out-of-town flavor to the city this weekend.   
      
Sunday

Nouvelle Vague at the Somerville Theatre: For a safe bet check out Nouvelle Vague in Somerville as they’ll be playing songs you already love with any of their countless badass punk and new wave covers. Tickets are $24.  

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