5 Live Music Musts: Friday, September 27th
Friday, September 27, 2013
First off, head to the Columbus Theatre in Providence for a great line up of weekend shows. On Friday, check out Jolie Holland. A member of the Be Good Tanya’s, Holland’s solo work merges potent lyrics and stark arrangements with delicate country-folk vocals reminiscent of the Carter Family. Arch Cape opens the show at 8PM – tickets are $15. On Saturday, it’s an acoustic set from Providence country soul band Boo City. Sarah Azriel and The Smoking Flowers open at 8PM – tickets are $10.
The Knickerbocker Café in Westerly has two nights of great music. Tonight, its local legend The Duke Robillard Band, with Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice opening. Show begins at 8PM – Tickets are $20. Saturday night, it’s the 2013 New England Band of the Year, the Adam Ezra Group from Boston. The Roots-Rock band recently produced a viral YouTube video “The Devil Came Up to Boston.” Check it out on their website – but be warned, Boston street language abounds. Show is at 8PM – tix are $12.
Things will be loudest at Dusk with two big nights of screaming sounds in Providence. Friday, check out Churchburn, Sangus, Nightbitch, andVenomizer. On Saturday, head over to hear Ask the Dead, No Ocean, Tenants, and Sun Bears. That’s 8 bands over two nights! Shows both nights start at 9PM.
The Narrows Center has two well known acts starting Friday. Zappa fans unite as the Grandmothers of Invention, a group made up of Zappa band alums is in town. They’re presenting the “One Size Fits All” album as well as other Zappa hits. Check the Narrows site for details. Singer Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky appears Saturday, on the heels of her latest release, Reunion. Tickets are $22 in advance – show is at 8PM.
Finally, a triple shot at three popular coffeehouse venues that open for the season this weekend. The ever popular Stone Soup Coffeehouse is back with a “Fall Sampler” preview. Saturday’s concert feature four artists - Alastair Moock, Danielle Miraglia, Shun Ng, and The Rolling Roots Revue appear. The concert runs from 2PM – 6PM. The Common Fence Community Coffeehouse in Portsmouth has singer songwriter for the stars Lori McKenna on Saturday. And in Bristol, the Stone Church Coffeehouse has a night of Irish music and step dancing with Mike Carrolland the The Miller Family. Check the web sites for times and prices.