5 Live Music Musts: Friday, August 23rd
Friday, August 23, 2013
Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger
Manchester 65 is a new concert venue in West Warwick. And yes, it is OK to take a moment to pause… It’s the first concert venue in the town to open since the Station Fire ten years ago. A major star shines there tonight; the great Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger. He wrote many of The Doors hits including “Touch Me,” “Light My Fire,” and “Love Her Madly.” The Rock Hall of Fame member is touring as Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen – comprised of musicians who have played with Frank Zappa, Chick Corea and Neil Diamond. Tickets are $20 – show is at 9:00. RI bands Soma Nova and David Tessier Band open.
We previewed the Newport Celtic Rock Festival on Wednesday and it arrives tomorrow. Five great bands appear – Celtica, Screaming Orphans, The Town Pants, Eileen Ivers, and Dropkick Murphys. As in past years, the Festival promises to be a tremendous day of music. Tickets are still only $35.00 - $45 day of show. Kids under 12 are free. The music gets underway at 12:30. Click here for a full preview.
Also Saturday night, the Met has a great show celebrating Cape Verdean in America. The show features a record release party for Chachi Carvalho and the International Players, a Providence hip-hop band. The show is being taped for an episode of the new PBS series “Meet Me at the Met,” scheduled to air this fall. The all-ages event begins with several opening acts at 9:00 and tickets are $10.
Saturday night’s world music theme continues at The Spot, where the “ass shakin’ Latin Roots Rock” band Santa Mamba headlines a great night of music. Also appearing is the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, a jazz fusion band featuring steel drums. These artists are true originals – great examples of what the Spot does every night. The music starts are 8:30 – tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
The Narrows Center
Our final “Must” this week goes out to the Narrows Center in Fall River which has two great shows – The Pousette Dart Band tonight and Leon Redbone tomorrow. The Pousette-Dart Band was a college campus mainstay in the late 70s and their songs still resonate today. Leon Redbone is known for his unique take on early 20th century pop/jazz/ragtime – he was “retro” before anyone knew what “retro” really meant! The venue continues to bring impressive artists to the Spindle City and this weekend is no exception. Look for more Narrows reviews this fall!
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