Weekend Guide: March 26 – 28

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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

Spoon at the House of Blues on Saturday: After many Boston bands flooded into Austin for SXSW last week, we get a sort of unofficial exchange as one of Austin’s finest treasures heads our way. Ironically enough, Spoon are touring behind their most recent album entitled Transference. No surprise this show is sold out, especially with Deerhunter and Strange Boys rounding out the lineup.

Our Music Picks

Keller Williams at the Paradise Rock Club
: If you smell something funky on Comm Ave. tonight (well, funkier than usual) don’t worry, it’s just Keller’s legion of hippies heading into the ‘Dise. See the barefooted one for $24.50.
Jack Ingram at Showcase Live: Ingram is touring in support of his most recent album Big Dreams & High Hopes. Check out one of country’s hottest new stars for just $15.
BMS Local Spotlight Live Series at Olivers Nightclub: BMS host an eclectic mix of local up and comers at Olivers. For just $10, check out Weldon Hill, Tester, Purple Myrtle, Mindset X, A Raven’s Sorrow and Erik Hartley Band.

Ryan Cabrera at Café 939: When he’s not slaying the ladies, Cabrera also writes music in his spare time. We hear he has a new album coming out later this year. See if any new cuts sneak into the setlist. Tickets are $12.

Emily Osment at the Somerville Theatre: Disney has made a fortune in recent years pumping out some of the industry’s biggest stars and look out because here comes another in Osment. What we like most about her is that unlike her pop counterparts at Disney she actually has a bit of a rock side to her. Tickets are $19.
Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun Arena: Bon Jovi may be going in more of a country direction as of late but you diehards have no fear- there’s always time for “Livin’ On A Prayer”. Tickets are a bit pricey at $125 and $195 but you can win it all back at the Craps table. The band also plays there on Saturday.
The Big Pink at the Paradise Rock Club
: This London electro-duo is looking to give you “A Brief History of Love”. New York’s A Place to Bury Strangers and locals Magic Magic will be along for the lovefest. Tickets are $15.

Rhett Miller (of The Old 97s) at the Regattabar
: Another Austin to Boston exchange here, Miller however will be bringing more of a country sound up from the south and that’s fine with us. Tickets are $20 for either of Miller’s two sets Saturday night.
Static of the Gods at the TT the Bear’s Place: Having just released their new album, The Knowledge Machine, this week Static of the Gods return home to celebrate with their biggest fans of all. Also on the bill are BMS favorites The New Collisions & headliners You Say Party! We Say Die!, who will bring their brand of new wave down from Canada. Tickets are $12.

The Main Drag at the Middle East Downstairs: Another great local group will be right next store as The Main Drag rocks the main event. If you like what you hear, check out the Rock Band Network and you can play their songs over and over again. In fact, that’s something you can do with all the bands at this Harmonix-sponosred show. So, get there early because your $10 will also get you in to see a favorable lineup of openers in Anarchy Club, The Konks, That Handsome Devil and Death of the Cool.

Beach House at the Paradise Rock Club: Beach House just released a new album called Teen Dream, in reference to their “dream pop” style of playing. Didn’t get tickets? Well then dream on because this show is sold out
HIM at the House of Blues: The metal rockers are Bam Margera’s favorite band… but don’t hold that against them. There are still some tickets left for $26.
Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame Concert at Symphony Hall: Some of the gengre’s biggest names will be on hand for the 10th annual induction ceremony, including The Coasters, The Cadets, and Shirley Reeves of The Shirelles. Tickets range in price from $52 to $74.

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