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What do you have going on this weekend? Probably nothing, right? The Superbowl is long gone, either you got some on Valentine's Day last week or you didn't, and you probably wasted last Saturday watching the most boring NBA dunk contest in years. So how about you go out this weekend and catch some real live audio? No matter what city you're in, there's always some shows going on. We got Freeway in Boston and he's bringing the noise, Will Ferrell is in LA and he's bringing his friends, and as always Erykah Badu is bringing all that jazz. This weekend, there's plenty to see in New York, Oakland, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Boston. See for yourself below...

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DIRTY PROJECTORS in NEW YORK
WHEN? Friday, 2/19
WHERE? Lincoln Center
WHY? Dirty Projectors will be performing alongside contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound and they'll be performing most of their 2005 album, The Getty Address. They promise to close the show with songs from Bitte Orca, but seeing as how we named that album the #24 Best Album of 2009 we're hoping they play on just a little bit longer.

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ERYKAH BADU in OAKLAND
WHEN? Friday, 2/19
WHERE? Fox Theater
WHY? As Andre 3000's Common's The D.O.C.'s Jay Electronica's wifey preps the release of her upcoming New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), we'll be looking out for the trademark raw emotion Ms. Badu has been known to deliver during her live shows. Add that to the fact that Ms. Badu has enough bangers in her catalog to make us jump in the air and stay there.

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FREEWAY in BOSTON
WHEN? Friday, 2/19
WHERE? Middle East Downstairs
WHY? Fresh off the release of The Stimulus Package--his collaborative album with Jake One--Freeway is looking to go on a Boston-styled massacre and shut the city down. Look out for cameos by underground favorites like Jake One and Termanology. However, we're hoping Free doesn't bring his good friend Beanie "I Will Shamelessly Diss You For Attention" Sigel.

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JOHN MAYER in WASHINGTON DC
WHEN? Saturday, 2/20
WHERE? Verizon Center
WHY? First and foremost, by NO MEANS do we approve of listening to John Mayer's music. However, we wholeheartedly support the idea of going to people's shows just to heckle the shit out of them. Let's face it people, Mayer's apology was as awful as Tiger's. So be sure to bring your tomatoes, oranges, and John Mayer as Joker posters. Basically, we need to turn the crowd into a bizzaro-Tea Party rally.

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WILL FERRELL & FRIENDS in LOS ANGELES
WHEN? Saturday, 2/20
WHERE? Nokia Theatre
WHY? Will Ferrell has a lot of friends. His upcoming live show, Make It Better, will feature the likes of Dimitri Martin, Tim & Eric, Tenacious D , Aubrey Plaza, Nick Swardson and Rob Riggle. Best of all, all the proceeds go to A Better LA--an organization committed to stopping violence in LA. If you're wondering what this has to do with music, reread that guest list. Tenacious D son! Jack Black's singing > auto tune crooning.

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