Weekend Guide: October 1 – 3

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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

Roger Waters at the TD Garden on Friday & Sunday: Though Pink Floyd may never reunite for a tour, Roger Waters has taken it upon himself to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their legendary album The Wall. Take in the spectacle for $68.75 to $268.15

Miranda Lambert at The Big E on Friday: The Big E boasts plenty to see but we highly recommend checking out Miranda Lambert’s set this weekend. It would be shameful to go all the way out to Springfield and not see this country sweetheart. Hope you got your tickets beforehand, though, because this one is sold out.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Built to Spill at the Paradise Rock Club: If you haven’t been back to the ‘Dise since it reopened then now’s the perfect time with these indie rock icons in town. Tickets are $33.

Ra Ra Riot at Royale: The Boston area has been like a second home for this group from Syracuse. Give them the usual warm welcome as they hit town behind their new album, The Orchard. Tickets are $20.

Buddy Guy at the House of Blues: There’s a few reasons why HOB was named after the blues, and artists like Buddy Guy are on the list. Tickets are $40.

The Tallest Man on Earth at the Somerville Theatre: Well, Kristian Matsson may not actually be the tallest man on earth, but he’s certainly a giant talent. Big enough to sell this show out.

Young @ Heart Chorus at the Berklee Performance Center: Any stereotype of old people you have will certainly be forgotten after this show. Tickets are $36 to $61

Saturday
Ed Kowalczyk at Royale
: Kowalczyk may not be in Live anymore but his career is certainly “Alive” as he tours behind his recent solo album of the same name. Tickets are $25

Boys Like Girls at The Big E: They should call this one The Big Free since this talented local group will be performing free of charge

Shooter Jennings at the Middle East Downstairs: This legacy continues to work on his own legacy, touring in support of his recent release, Black Ribbons. Tickets are just $17

Gayngs at the Paradise Rock Club: This indie group with a soft rock sound is quickly gaining steam. Catch them for $26.50

Sunday
at the Orpheum Theatre
: The Mercury Prize may not mean much to Americans but in this group’s native UK it’s kind of a big deal. See these winners for $32.70

Richard Marx at the Center for the Arts in Natick: Forget the movies, take your sweetheart to see this master of the love ballad. Tickets are $50, probably about as much as the movies these days, right?

Gordon Lightfoot at the Capitol Center for the Arts: Bob Dylan once said he wished Gordon Lightfoot’s songs would last forever. This show won’t go on that long, but at least you get to spend an evening with him. Tickets are $38 to $58.

Tom Tom Club at the Paradise Rock Club: This is one club always worth checking out. See these new wave wonders with Caravan of Themes and Tony Castles for $26.50.

One Comment

  1. Busy weekend! I was heading out for the night with my friends, we were planning on going to ZuZu in central square, but when we got there, there was a huge line! Luckily the room right next store had a live band playing and it was totally free! The band was Otis Grove and they were awesome, really funky danceable music. We had a great time for free and didn’t have to wait in any lines (except for the bathroom!) Has anybody heard that band before? Do you know if they play there often?

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