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Weekend picks by Amy Nachbar

Do you want to dance or do you want to rock? This weekend brings us a wide variety of great bands.

Donnie Noyes, Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band
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Trombone Shorty
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At House of Blues on Saturday the 18th it's Troy Andrews known as Trombone Shorty with Orleans Ave. Andrews was a featured member of Lenny Kravitz's horn section in a world tour that shared billing with acts including Aerosmith. Andrews also performed in a 2012 PBS presentation "In Performance at the White House:Red, White and Blues" as part of the Black History Month presentation. We can't forget he performed the National Anthem before the start of the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons. (But then again we're New England Patriot's fans in this neck of the woods).

Ticket Info: House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston (617)693-2583

Harp playing blues legend, James Montgomery will be performing with Bruce Marshall of the Bruce Marshall Band and Joe Martins of the Triple Threat Band at Louie's in Quincy, MA. on Saturday the 18th.

More info: Louie's, 1269 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 481-1980

The Hip Socket Band will be at the Can Tab Lounge Saturday the 18th. Do you want to dance? This band brings together seasoned musicians who play an eclectic array of styles from Etta James to Amy Winehouse to Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. They also have their own line of original tunes that keep people out on the dance floor.

More Info: Can Tab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. (781)828-6960

Six Strings Down, a Tribute To The Music And Memory Of Stevie Ray Vaughan, is headed by Donnie Noyes a talented Boston guitarist. They will be playing at Pete's Bar and Grill in Quincy on Saturday the 18th. Spanning the entire SRV catalog, from his earliest club days, to his recorded works in the 1980's. Six Strings Down faithfully recreates the thundering yet dynamic sound that catapulted Stevie Ray to international stardom.

More Info: Pete's Bar and Grill, 540 South Street, Quincy, MA. (617)471-9714

And for a little country, head on down to Toby Keith's in Foxboro where "Dalton and the Sheriff's" will be playing on Saturday, the 18th. This Boston based band has several original recordings available on itunes including "Cheap Guitars" which mentions everything from House of Blues, Lansdowne Street and everything Boston. Check it out!

More Info: Toby Keith's, 275 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA. (508) 543-8629

Attention bands! Email me here at Examiner.com: amynachbar@gmail with anything newsworthy and upcoming dates.

Have a great weekend!