Weekend Guide: March 5 – 7

, 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 Picks   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Picks

Muse at the TD Garden on Saturday: A band that always makes the cut as one of the “Best Live Band”s overseas, the acclaimed British trio hits town in support of last September’s The Resistance. With the Silversun Pickups alongside, there surely won’t be any resistance here, especially with tickets starting at just $40.50.

Dear Leader at Great Scott on Friday & Saturday: A double-serving of one of our favorite local acts is music to our ears, and it could be to yours as well if you grab your tickets for just $10. Friday’s show is part of the weekly dance party, The Pill, while fellow local acts Arletta and the Hush Now round out the bill on Saturday.

Our Music Picks 


Pat Green at the House of Blues: Pat Green’s latest album, What I’m For, has been out for a little over a year and still going strong. Tickets are $25 and $35 and also get you in for openers Wade Bowen and Jordan Tarrant.

Dave Mason at Showcase Live: The man behind many of Traffic’s hits visits town all the way from Worcester (nope, not that Worcester). With an aftershow featuring the British Yankees on top of that it’s no surprise this show is sold out.

Cage The Elephant at the Paradise Rock Club: Cage The Elephant was one of the hottest bands of the summer and now they’re here to warm up your winter. Go see what they have to offer besides “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”. However, with As Tall As Lions sharing the bill, tickets are long gone.

Session Americana at the Lizard Lounge: Session Americana and The Lizard Lounge go hand-in-hand. It’s no wonder they chose to kick their tour off where they feel home. Catch them for $15 before they head out of town.

Tigercity at Harpers Ferry: Northampton’s Tigercity may call Brooklyn home these days but they’re always welcome around here. See them in Allston for $12 but act fast because they’re always a hot ticket in this town.


Jamie Cullum at the House of Blues: With Cullum’s new album, The Pursuit, just released this week in the U.S. there’ll be a lot of buzz around this show. Opening the show is Imelda May, who you may remember from her performance at this year’s Grammy Awards with Jeff Beck. Tickets are still available for $29 and $39.

Copeland at the Middle East Downstairs
: Copeland are calling it quits and will be making an early stop at the Middle East on their farewell tour. Yup, you guessed it- this show is certainly sold out.

Blue Oyster Cult at Showcase Live: You want more cowbell?! You got it! Get over to Showcase Live! and “burn out the night” with BOC. Tickets are $27.50.

Brendan Boogie’s Cover Up Boston at the Lizard Lounge: It’s “Ladies Night” at Brendan Boogie’s Cover Up series with featuring Jordan Valentine as Janis Joplin, Andrea Gillis as Tina Turner, The Ho-Ho’s as The Go-Go’s, Jillian Santella as Cyndi Lauper and much more. Tickets are just $12 for what is always a good time.

Jesse Dee at the Paradise Rock Club: Teaming up with one of Boston’s hardest working guitarists, Tim Gearan, Mr. Dee will be delivering the goods from his latest album Bittersweet Batch with support from some friends. Tickets are $13.


Hothouse Flowers at the Tupelo Hall (Salisbury): As we inch closer and closer to St. Patrick’s Day the area is sure to be flooded with Irish bands. This one definitely deserves a look as they have the ability to do both pop and traditional songs like pros. Tickets are $30.

Mayer Hawthorne & The Country at the Paradise Rock Club: If you dug Jesse Dee on Saturday, head back to the ‘Dise on Sunday for fellow soulman Mayer Hawthorne as he showcased tunes off his debut album, A Strange Arrangement. Tickets are $15.


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