Weekend Guide: January 29 – 31

, 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 Pick   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks
 
 
Our Best Picks
 
BMS Saturday Night Spotlight Series at Copperfields on Saturday
: Join us for a night of great live music at Copperfields on Brookline Ave. All of the Animals, Moe Pope, Candace Brooks Band and Highway Ghosts will all perform Upstairs while Black Text, Leaders Led, 25 Pearl and Three Stories will rock the Downstairs. Doors open at 8 p.m, show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets for this 21+ show with 8 bands are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance online through TicketLeap.com
 
Rodfest 8 at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday: Some great music for a great cause here and one stacked out lineup. Walk down the “Rod” carpet into the ‘Dise to the sweet sounds of Three Day Threshold, Cassavettes, Quixote, Death and the Dance Machine, Sam Reid and The Riot Act, Chatham Sessions, and Colin Toomey & Kevin McDevitt. Tickets are $15 and support a great cause.
Our Music Picks
 
Friday
 
moe. at the House of Blues: Get your jam on Friday night with the hottest thing to come out of Buffalo since the wings. Tickets are still available for $29.50 and $39.50
 
Mascara at the Middle East Upstairs: You have probably seen Chris Mascara perform, though you may not know it. He modeled moves for all lead singer avatars in Rock Band (1 and 2) and toured the world in Blue Man Group’s “How To Be a Megastar” band. Now, he’s back home with his brand new band called Mascara to celebrate the release of their debut album, Fountain Of Tears. Also on the bill are Ho-ag, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Super 400. Tickets are $10.
 
Michael Bernier & The Uprising at the Paradise Rock Club: HearNowLive hosts a local music showcase that should get the legendary club moving with hometwon favorites Michael Bernier & The Uprising. Richard James, Roots of Creation and Aux round out the bill. Tickets are $15.
 
The Pietasters at Showcase Live: There’s only $15 standing room tickets available for this show but that’s all you need when you got a rockin’ ska band like this. No need for a seat when you’re movin’ your feet!
 
Dr. Dog at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel: We love Dr. Dog’s contemporary take on the classic rock sound and with a new album coming out in April
and we have a feeling they’ll be throwing in some sneak peaks of it at this show. As if that wasn’t enticing enough, tickets are just $25.
 
The Guess Who at Twin River Events Center: Grab your American Woman and head down to Rhode Island to catch these legendary Canucks. Tickets range in price from $30.50 to $38.50.
 
Saturday
 
Mariah Carey at the Citi Wang Theatre: She’ll always be our baby… although it’s just a sweet, sweet fantasy. Anyways, you can see everybody’s favorite diva for $59.75 to $250.75.
 
Cheap Trick at the House of Blues: If classic rock is more your thing, get yourself to Lansdowne for Cheap Trick as they rock Boston with the help of local favorites Dear Leader. Tickets are available for $29.50 and $39.50.
 
Ani DiFranco at Showcase Live: Perhaps the most interesting woman in music; the best thing about Ani is you never know what she’s going to play or say. Find out what she’ll do in Foxboro for $30.
 
Martina McBride, Trace Adkins at the DCU Center: Get your “honkey tonk badonkadonk” to the Woo and catch Martina McBride and Trace Adkins’ only Massachusetts stop on their “Shine All Night” tour. Tickets are $44.75 and $59.75.
 
TAB the Band at the Middle East Upstairs: Arguably the busiest and hardest working band in Boston, Tab The Band are back with another new album, Zoo Noisies. They’ll celebrate the occasion with help from Gold Star Morning, Edison and Trucker Mouth. Tickets for the 18+ show are $12.
 
BMS All Ages Showcase at the Middle East Upstairs (Afternoon show): You can spend the afternoon with BMS as well with our early all-ages show in Cambridge. Performing will be Johnny Stranger, Knowledge, Taste and Blind Assumption. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., show starts at 1 p.m.
 
Sunday
 
Theory of a Deadman at the House of Blues: The Canadian rockers continue to tour in support of 2008’s Scars and Souvenirs. Halestorm, Adelita`s Way and Taking Dawn provide support. Tickets are $20.
 
La Roux, Yes Giantless at the Paradise Rock Club: This show was supposed to occur at the end of October before being rescheduled and trust us – it will be worth the wait. The English electropop band has been receiving loads of praise lately and Yes Giantless are bound to be one of Boston’s next biggest exports. Not surprisingly, the show is sold out.
Our Non Music Picks
 
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy at the TD Garden on Friday: You might be a redneck if you check out this show. You might also laugh very hard for a few hours thanks to these three stand-up veterans. Tickets are still available for $65.

 

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