Weekend Guide: March 19 – 21

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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 

Michael Buble at the DCU Center on Friday: Here’s a safe bet: You won’t hear anything smoother than the sound of Michael Buble this weekend. Let’s put it this way, if there were an NCAA-style tournament of voices, Buble would be a #1 seed. Tickets are still available and range from $51.50 to $91.50.

Carrie Underwood at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday and DCU Center on Sunday: Underwood was just in our weekend picks a few weeks ago and we’re glad to have her back so soon. Tickets for the Connecticut show are sold out but you can still catch the former Idol champion and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year for $35 to $55 in Worcester as she continues to “Play On”.

Our Music Picks

Friday    

Disco Biscuits at the House of Blues: Michael Buble may have the smoothest, but The Disco Biscuits will surely have the most interesting sounds in the area on Friday. On tour supporting their new album, Planet Anthem, these funky Phillies will surely impress. Tickets are $25.

David Nail at Showcase Live: David Nail got his first Top Ten Country hit – “Red Light” – this past Summer and with talent like this we expect many more to come. There are still some standing room tickets available for $18. And stick around for a free post show from the local country cover band Digger Dawg.

Big D and the Kids Table at the Paradise Rock Club: Definitely one of our favorites, if you’re looking for a party on Friday night then look no further than these hometown veterans. Best part is everyone is invited as tickets are just $15 for this rare all ages show at the Paradise.

The Feelies at the Middle East Downstairs: The Feelies are back and that has us feeling great. You could be too if you spend your $20 on a good time with the Jersey rockers in Cambridge.

Art Garfunkel at the Portsmouth Music Hall
: This man has packed places as expansive as Central Park, but he can be “intimately yours” this Friday. Hear the voice, see the hair for $65 to $75.

Saturday

Air at the Berklee Performance Center: Air released their sixth studio, Love 2, last September. We’d love to be there at Berklee to hear it. Unfortunately, this show is sold out.

Daughtry, Lifehouse at the Agganis Arena: Daughtry and Lifehouse bring some rock to the block on Comm. Ave. this Saturday, both boasting new songs, including the collaborative effort on “Had Enough”. Not surprisingly, the show is sold out.

House of Pain, La Coka Nostra at the Palladium: St. Patrick’s Day may have passed but there’s still plenty of shenanigans to be had this weekend in Worcester with Everlast & co. Get your tickets now for $27 before they “pack it up, pack it in”.

Rustic Overtones at the Paradise Rock Club: The men from Maine head south once again with fresh tunes off last November’s The New Way Out. Go see our neighbors from the north for $20.

Ryan Montbleau Band at Showcase Live: One Boston’s best acts, Montbleau and his band team up with fellow locals The Brew for what is bound to be a great time. Check it out for just $15.

Brothers Past at the Middle East Downstairs: Another Philly band makes their way up to our neck of the woods. Show them some brotherly love and see them for $24.

A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn at the Sanders Theatre: WGHB’s Brian O’Donovan is back at it with another edition of his Celtic Sojourn series. The St. Patrick’s Day show, now in its fifth year, is a great mix of traditional and contemporary Irish music, song and dance. This year’s lineup consists of legendary fiddler, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, guitarist Tony McManus, harpist/singer Maeve Gilchrist with Darol Anger and more. Tickets range in price from $25 to $45.

Sunday

Robert Cray Band at the Tupelo Hall – Salisbury: It looks like a quiet Sunday in Boston this weekend, but it doesn’t have to be for you if you go see Robert Cray bust out some blues. Tickets are $50.

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